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1 As David's life drew to its close he laid this charge on his son Solomon,
Gen 47:29  Deut 31:14  1Tim 1:18  1Tim 6:13  2Pet 1:13-15  2Tim 4:1  2Tim 4:6 

2 'I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong and show yourself a man.
Josh 1:6-7  Josh 23:14  Eph 6:10  1Chr 28:20  1Cor 16:13  1Kgs 3:7  1Tim 4:12 

3 Observe the injunctions of Yahweh your God, following his ways and keeping his laws, his commandments, his ordinances and his decrees, as stands written in the Law of Moses, so that you may be successful in everything you do and undertake,
Deut 29:9  1Chr 22:12-13  Deut 17:18-20  1Chr 28:8-9  1Chr 29:19  1Sam 18:5  1Sam 18:14 

4 and that Yahweh may fulfil the promise which he made me, "If your sons are careful how they behave, and walk loyally before me with all their heart and soul, you will never want for a man on the throne of Israel."
1Kgs 8:25  2Kgs 20:3  2Sam 7:25  1Chr 17:11-15  1Chr 22:9-11  1Chr 28:5-7  1Chr 28:9 

5 'You know too what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two commanders of the army of Israel, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether; how he murdered them, shedding the blood of war in time of peace and staining the belt round my waist and the sandals on my feet with the blood of war.
2Sam 3:27  2Sam 20:10  2Sam 18:5  2Sam 18:12  2Sam 3:39  2Sam 18:14  1Kgs 1:7 

6 You will be wise not to let his grey head go down to Sheol in peace.
1Kgs 2:9  Eccl 8:11  Isa 48:22  Isa 57:21  Ps 37:37  Prov 20:26  Prov 28:17 

7 As regards the sons of Barzillai of Gilead, treat them with faithful love, let them be among those who eat at your table, for they were as kind to me when I was fleeing from your brother Absalom.
2Sam 9:7  2Sam 9:10  2Sam 17:27-29  2Sam 15:13-15  2Sam 19:28  2Sam 19:31-40  Luke 12:37 

8 You also have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim. He called down a terrible curse on me the day I left for Mahanaim, but he came down to meet me at the Jordan and I swore to him by Yahweh that I would not put him to death.
2Sam 16:5-8  1Kgs 2:36-46  2Sam 19:16-23  Jer 4:2 

9 But you, you must not let him go unpunished; you are a wise man and will know how to deal with him, to bring his grey head down to Sheol in blood.'
1Kgs 2:6  Gen 42:38  Gen 44:31  1Kgs 3:12  1Kgs 3:28  Exod 20:7  Exod 22:28 

10 So David fell asleep with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David.
1Kgs 3:1  2Sam 5:7  1Kgs 1:21  Acts 2:29  Acts 13:36  1Chr 11:7  1Chr 29:28 

11 David was king of Israel for a period of forty years: he reigned at Hebron for seven years, and in Jerusalem for thirty-three.
1Chr 29:26-27  2Sam 5:4-5 

12 Solomon then sat on the throne of David, and his sovereignty was securely established.
2Chr 1:1  1Chr 29:23-25  1Kgs 1:46  2Sam 7:12-13  2Sam 7:29  Ps 72:8-20  Ps 89:36-37 

13 Adonijah son of Haggith went to Bathsheba mother of Solomon. 'Do you bring peace?' she asked. He replied, 'Yes, peace.'
1Chr 12:17-18  1Kgs 1:5-10  1Kgs 1:50-53  1Sam 16:4-5  2Kgs 9:18-22  Luke 10:5-6 

14 Then he said, 'I have something to say to you.' 'Say on,' she replied.
2Sam 14:12  Luke 7:40 

15 'You know', he said, 'that the kingdom should have come to me, and that all Israel expected me to be king; but the crown eluded me and fell to my brother, since it came to him from Yahweh.
1Chr 22:9-10  1Chr 28:5-7  1Kgs 1:5  1Kgs 1:25  2Sam 7:12  2Sam 12:24  2Sam 15:6 

16 Now I have one request to make you; do not refuse me.' 'Go on,' she said.
Ps 132:10  Prov 30:7 

17 He went on, 'Please ask King Solomon -- for he will not refuse you -- to give me Abishag of Shunem in marriage.'
1Kgs 1:2-4  2Sam 3:7  2Sam 12:8 

18 'Very well,' Bathsheba replied, 'I shall speak to the king about you.'
Prov 14:15 

19 So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him about Adonijah; the king got up to meet her and bowed before her; he then sat down on his throne; a seat was brought for the king's mother, and she sat down on his right.
Ps 45:9  1Kgs 15:13  Exod 20:12  Lev 19:3  Lev 19:32  Matt 25:33  Ps 110:1 

20 She said, 'I have one small request to make you; do not refuse me.' 'Mother,' the king replied, 'make your request, for I shall not refuse you.'
John 2:3-4  John 14:13-14  John 15:16  Luke 11:9-10  Matt 7:7-11  Matt 10:35-36  Matt 11:24 

21 'Let Abishag of Shunem', she said, 'be given in marriage to your brother Adonijah.'
1Kgs 1:3  2Sam 16:21-22 

22 King Solomon replied to his mother, 'And why do you request Abishag of Shunem for Adonijah? You might as well request the kingdom for him, since he is my elder brother and Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah are on his side.'
1Chr 3:2  1Chr 3:5  1Kgs 1:5-7  1Kgs 1:11  1Kgs 1:24-25  2Sam 12:8  Jas 4:3 

23 And King Solomon swore by Yahweh: 'May God bring unnameable ills on me, and worse ills, too,' he said, 'if Adonijah does not pay for these words of his with his life!
Ruth 1:17  1Kgs 20:10  1Sam 14:44  2Kgs 6:31  2Sam 3:9  2Sam 3:35  2Sam 19:13 

24 As Yahweh lives who has set me securely on the throne of my father David, and who, as he promised, has given him a dynasty, Adonijah shall be put to death this very day.'
1Chr 22:10  1Chr 17:10  1Chr 17:17  1Chr 17:23  1Chr 29:23  1Kgs 1:29  1Kgs 1:52 

25 And King Solomon commissioned Benaiah son of Jehoiada to strike him down, and that was how he died.
2Sam 8:18  1Kgs 2:31  1Kgs 2:34  1Kgs 2:46  1Sam 15:33  2Sam 1:15  2Sam 4:12 

26 As for Abiathar the priest, the king said to him, 'Go to Anathoth to your estate. You deserve to die, but I am not going to put you to death now, since you carried the ark of Yahweh in the presence of my father David and shared all my father's hardships.'
Josh 21:18  1Sam 22:20-23  1Sam 26:16  2Sam 15:24-29  Jer 1:1  Matt 10:42  1Chr 15:11-12 

27 Solomon deprived Abiathar of the priesthood of Yahweh, thus fulfilling the prophecy which Yahweh had uttered against the House of Eli at Shiloh.
1Sam 2:27-36  1Sam 3:12-14  Jer 7:12-14  John 12:38  John 19:24  John 19:28  John 19:36-37 

28 When the news reached Joab -- for Joab had lent his support to Adonijah, though he had not supported Absalom -- he fled to the Tent of Yahweh and clung to the horns of the altar.
1Kgs 1:7  1Kgs 1:50  2Sam 18:2  2Sam 17:25  2Sam 18:14-15  Deut 32:35  Exod 27:2 

29 King Solomon was told, 'Joab has fled to the Tent of Yahweh; he is there beside the altar.' On this, Solomon sent word to Joab, 'What reason did you have for fleeing to the altar?' Joab replied, 'I was afraid of you and fled to Yahweh.' Solomon then sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada. 'Go', he said, 'and strike him down.'
1Kgs 2:25  Exod 21:14  1Kgs 2:31  1Kgs 2:46  1Pet 4:17  Ezek 9:6 

30 Accordingly Benaiah went to the Tent of Yahweh. 'By order of the king,' he said, 'come out!' 'No,' he said, 'I will die here.' So Benaiah brought word back to the king, 'This is what Joab said, and the answer he gave me.'

31 'Do as he says,' the king replied. 'Strike him down and bury him, and so rid me and my family today of the innocent blood which Joab has shed.
Deut 21:8-9  Num 35:33  Exod 21:14  2Kgs 9:26  2Sam 3:28  Acts 28:4  Deut 19:12-13 

32 Yahweh will bring his blood down on his own head, because he struck down two more upright and better men than he, and, without my father David's knowledge, put to the sword Abner son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.
2Chr 21:13  Judg 9:24  Judg 9:57  Ps 7:16  1Kgs 2:5  1Kgs 2:44  1Sam 15:28 

33 May their blood come down on the head of Joab and his descendants for ever, but may David, his descendants, his dynasty, his throne, have peace for ever from Yahweh.'
1Kgs 2:32  2Kgs 5:27  2Sam 3:28-29  Isa 9:6-7  Isa 11:1-9  Luke 1:31-33  Luke 2:14 

34 Whereupon Benaiah son of Jehoiada went out, struck Joab down and put him to death; he was buried at his home in the desert.
1Kgs 2:25  Josh 15:61  Matt 3:1  1Kgs 2:31  1Kgs 2:46  2Chr 33:20  2Kgs 21:18 

35 In his place as head of the army the king appointed Benaiah son of Jehoiada and, in place of Abiathar, the priest Zadok.
1Kgs 2:27  1Chr 24:3  1Chr 29:22  1Kgs 4:4  1Chr 6:4-15  1Chr 6:50-53  1Sam 2:35 

36 The king had Shimei summoned to him. 'Build yourself a house in Jerusalem,' he told him. 'You are to live there; do not leave it to go anywhere at all.
1Kgs 1:53  1Kgs 2:8-9  2Sam 14:24  2Sam 14:28  2Sam 16:5-9  Prov 20:8  Prov 20:26 

37 The day you go out and cross the ravine of the Kidron, be sure you will certainly die. Your blood will be on your own head.'
2Sam 1:16  2Sam 15:23  Josh 2:19  2Kgs 23:6  Ezek 18:13  John 18:1  Lev 20:9 

38 'That is a fair demand,' Shimei replied to the king, 'your servant will do as my lord the king orders.' And for a long time Shimei lived in Jerusalem.
1Kgs 20:4  2Kgs 20:19 

39 But when three years had gone by, it happened that two of Shimei's slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath; Shimei was told, 'Your slaves are in Gath.'
1Sam 21:10  1Sam 27:2-3 

40 On this, Shimei got up and saddled his donkey and went to Akish at Gath to find his slaves. He went off and brought his slaves back from Gath.
1Tim 6:10  Luke 12:15  Prov 15:27 

41 Solomon was informed that Shimei had left Jerusalem for Gath and come back again.

42 The king had Shimei summoned to him. 'Did I not make you swear by Yahweh,' he said, 'and did I not warn you, "The day you leave to go anywhere at all, be sure you will certainly die"? To which you replied, "That is a fair demand."
1Kgs 2:36-38  Luke 15:22  Luke 19:22  Ps 15:4 

43 Why did you not keep the oath to Yahweh and the order which I imposed on you?'
2Chr 30:12  2Sam 21:2  Eccl 8:2  Ezek 17:18-19  Rom 13:5 

44 The king then said to Shimei, 'You know well all the evil you did to my father David. Yahweh is about to bring your wickedness down on your own head.
2Sam 16:5-13  1Sam 25:39  Ezek 17:19  Ps 7:16  1John 3:20  1Kgs 2:32-33  Hos 4:9 

45 But may King Solomon be blessed, and may the throne of David be kept secure before Yahweh for ever!'
Prov 25:5  1Kgs 2:24  1Kgs 2:33-34  2Sam 7:13  Isa 9:6-7  Ps 21:6  Ps 72:17 

46 The king gave orders to Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he went out and struck Shimei down; and that was how he died. And now the kingdom was securely in Solomon's hands.
1Kgs 2:12  2Chr 1:1  1Kgs 2:45  Prov 29:4