The Lord’s angelic messenger 1 came and sat down under the oak tree in Ophrah owned by Joash the Abiezrite. He arrived while Joash’s son Gideon 2 was threshing 3 wheat in a winepress 4 so he could hide it from the Midianites. 5
David said to Jonathan, “Tomorrow is the new moon, and I am certainly expected to join the king for a meal. 1 You must send me away so I can hide in the field until the third evening from now.
So he took David 1 down, and they found them spread out over the land. They were eating and drinking and enjoying themselves because of all the loot 2 they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
Joab son of Zeruiah and the servants of David also went out and confronted them at the pool of Gibeon. One group stationed themselves on one side of the pool, and the other group on the other side of the pool.
Then follow him up as he comes and sits on my throne. He will be king in my place; I have decreed 1 that he will be ruler over Israel and Judah.”
Now, as certainly as the Lord lives (he who made me secure, allowed me to sit on my father David’s throne, and established a dynasty 1 for me as he promised), Adonijah will be executed today!”
The Lord has kept the promise he made. 1 I have taken my father David’s place and have occupied the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised. I have built this temple for the honor 2 of the Lord God of Israel
May the Lord your God be praised because he favored 1 you by placing you on the throne of Israel! Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he made you king so you could make just and right decisions.” 2
The king 1 sent a captain and his fifty soldiers 2 to retrieve Elijah. 3 The captain 4 went up to him, while he was sitting on the top of a hill. 5 He told him, “Prophet, 6 the king says, ‘Come down!’”
The Lord has kept the promise he made. I have taken my father David’s place and have occupied the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised. I have built this temple for the honor of the Lord God of Israel
I got up during the night, along with a few men who were with me. But I did not tell anyone what my God was putting on my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no animals with me, except for the one 1 I was riding.
The king then said to Haman, “Go quickly! Take the clothing and the horse, just as you have described, and do as you just indicated to Mordecai the Jew who sits at the king’s gate. Don’t neglect 1 a single thing of all that you have said.”
For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 2 a psalm of Asaph. O shepherd of Israel, pay attention, you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep! You who sit enthroned above the winged angels, 3 reveal your splendor! 4