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1 Kings 2:23-25


2:23 King Solomon then swore an oath by the Lord, “May God judge me severely, 1  if Adonijah does not pay for this request with his life! 2  2:24 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 3  for me as he promised), Adonijah will be executed today!” 2:25 King Solomon then sent 4  Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he killed Adonijah. 5 

1 tn Heb “So may God do to me, and so may he add.”

2 tn Heb “if with his life Adonijah has not spoken this word.”

3 tn Heb “house.”

4 tn The Hebrew text adds, “by the hand of.”

5 tn Heb “and he struck him and he died.”

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