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Midweek - 1 Kings Study Chapter 1 Trying to grab the Crown


(1Ch 28:5) And out of all my sons—for the LORD has given me many sons—He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the LORD's kingdom over Israel.

(1Ch 28:9) "As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

(1Ch 28:20) Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He won't leave you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the LORD's house is finished.

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1Ki 1:5 Adonijah son of Haggith kept exalting himself, saying, "I will be king!" He prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 men to run ahead of him.

1Ki 1:6 But his father had never once reprimanded him by saying, "Why do you act this way?" In addition, he was quite handsome and was born after Absalom.

1Ki 1:7 He conspired with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. They supported Adonijah,

1Ki 1:8 but Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and David's warriors did not side with Adonijah.

1Ki 1:9 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,

1Ki 1:10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the warriors, or his brother Solomon.


1Ki 1:11 Then Nathan said to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, "Have you not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith has become king and our lord David does not know it?

1Ki 1:12 Now please come and let me advise you. Save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

1Ki 1:13 Go, approach King David and say to him, 'My lord the king, did you not swear to your servant: Your son Solomon is to become king after me, and he is the one who is to sit on my throne? So why has Adonijah become king?'

1Ki 1:14 At that moment, while you are still there speaking with the king, I'll come in after you and confirm your words."

1Ki 1:28 King David responded by saying, "Call in Bathsheba for me." So she came into the king's presence and stood before him.

1Ki 1:29 The king swore an oath and said, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from every difficulty,

1Ki 1:30 just as I swore to you by the LORD God of Israel: Your son Solomon is to become king after me, and he is the one who is to sit on my throne in my place, that is exactly what I will do this very day."

1Ki 1:31 Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, paying homage to the king, and said, "May my lord King David live forever!"

1Ki 1:32 King David then said, "Call in Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada for me." So they came into the king's presence.

1Ki 1:33 The king said to them, "Take my servants with you, have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon.

1Ki 1:34 There, Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet are to anoint him as king over Israel. You are to blow the ram's horn and say, 'Long live King Solomon!'


1Ki 1:49 Then all of Adonijah's guests got up trembling and went their separate ways.

1Ki 1:50 Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, so he got up and went to take hold of the horns of the altar.

1Ki 1:41 Adonijah and all the invited guests who were with him heard the noise as they finished eating. Joab heard the sound of the ram's horn and said, "Why is the town in such an uproar?"

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