So Bathsheba visited King Solomon to speak to him on Adonijah’s behalf. The king got up to greet 1 her, bowed to her, and then sat on his throne. He ordered a throne to be brought for the king’s mother, 2 and she sat at his right hand.
Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were sitting on their respective thrones, 1 dressed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria. 2 All the prophets were prophesying before them.
May the Lord your God be praised because he favored 1 you by placing you on his throne as the one ruling on his behalf! 2 Because of your God’s love for Israel and his lasting commitment to them, 3 he made you king over them so you could make just and right decisions.” 4
Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were sitting on their respective thrones, dressed in their royal robes, at the threshing floor at 1 the entrance of the gate of Samaria. All the prophets were prophesying before them.
Some time later 1 King Ahasuerus promoted 2 Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, exalting him and setting his position 3 above that of all the officials who were with him.
For I will soon summon all the peoples of the kingdoms of the north,” says the Lord. “They will come and their kings will set up their thrones 1 near the entrances of the gates of Jerusalem. 2 They will attack all the walls surrounding it, and all the towns in Judah. 3
Then 1 tell them, ‘The Lord says, “I will soon fill all the people who live in this land with stupor. 2 I will also fill the kings from David’s dynasty, 3 the priests, the prophets, and the citizens of Jerusalem with stupor. 4
If you are careful to 1 obey these commands, then the kings who follow in David’s succession and ride in chariots or on horses will continue to come through the gates of this palace, as will their officials and their subjects. 2
Then tell them, 1 ‘The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 2 says, “I will bring 3 my servant 4 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will set his throne over these stones which I 5 have buried. He will pitch his royal tent 6 over them.
Solomon replied, “You demonstrated 1 great loyalty to your servant, my father David, as he served 2 you faithfully, properly, and sincerely. 3 You have maintained this great loyalty to this day by allowing his son to sit on his throne. 4