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1 Kings 1:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Adonijah’s Bid for Power

Adonijah son of Haggith kept exalting himself, saying, “I will be king!” He prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 men to run ahead of him.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Kings 1:5 Heralds announcing his procession

1 Kings 1:7-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He conspired[a] with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. They supported Adonijah, but Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and David’s warriors did not side with Adonijah.

Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened cattle near the stone of Zoheleth, which is next to En-rogel. He invited all his royal brothers and all the men of Judah, the servants of the king, 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the warriors, or his brother Solomon.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Kings 1:7 Lit His words were

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