ruler over Israel and over Judah.
 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said,
Amen: the LORD God of my lord the king say so too.
 As the LORD hath been with my lord the king,
even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.
So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites,
and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to
 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And
they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.
 And all the people came up
after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the
sound of them.
 And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an
end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the
city being in an uproar?
 And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest
came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.
And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule:
Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from
thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard.
 And also Solomon
sitteth on the throne of the kingdom.
 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king
David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than
thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the
LORD God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it.
And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the
 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught
hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his
servant with the sword.
 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an
hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.
 So king Solomon
sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and
Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.
 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
 I go
the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;
 And keep the charge of the
LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments,
and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest,
and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning
me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with
all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
 Moreover thou knowest
also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel,
unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war
in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were
on his feet.
 Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in
 But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat
at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.
 And, behold, thou
hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse
in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by
the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.
 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for
thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down
to the grave with blood.
 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty
and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and
his kingdom was established greatly.
 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bath-sheba the mother
of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.
 He said moreover, I