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1 Kings 1 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:1 - And king David is old, entering into days, and they cover him with garments, and he hath no heat,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - and his servants say to him, 'Let them seek for my lord the king a young woman, a virgin, and she hath stood before the king, and is to him a companion, and hath lain in thy bosom, and my lord the king hath heat.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:3 - And they seek a fair young woman in all the border of Israel, and find Abishag the Shunammite, and bring her in to the king,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:4 - and the young woman is very very fair, and she is to the king a companion, and serveth him, and the king hath not known her.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:5 - And Adonijah son of Haggith is lifting himself up, saying, 'I do reign;' and he prepareth for himself a chariot and horsemen, and fifty men running before him,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:6 - and his father hath not grieved him all his days, saying, 'Wherefore thus hast thou done?' and he also is of a very good form, and his mother bare him after Absalom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:7 - And his words are with Joab son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest, and they help after Adonijah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty ones whom David hath, have not been with Adonijah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:9 - And Adonijah sacrificeth sheep and oxen and fatlings near the stone of Zoheleth, that is by En-Rogel, and calleth all his brethren, sons of the king, and for all the men of Judah, servants of the king;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:10 - and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty ones, and Solomon his brother, he hath not called.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:11 - And Nathan speaketh unto Bath-Sheba, mother of Solomon, saying, 'Hast thou not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith hath reigned, and our lord David hath not known?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 - and now, come, let me counsel thee, I pray thee, and deliver thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:13 - go and enter in unto king David, and thou hast said unto him, Hast thou not, my lord, O king, sworn to thy handmaid, saying, Surely Solomon thy son doth reign after me, and he doth sit on my throne? and wherefore hath Adonijah reigned?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:14 - Lo, thou are yet speaking there with the king, and I come in after thee, and have completed thy words.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:15 - And Bath-Sheba cometh in unto the king, to the inner chamber, and the king is very aged, and Abishag the Shunammite is serving the king:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:16 - and Bath-Sheba boweth and doth obeisance to the king, and the king saith, 'What -- to thee?'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:17 - And she saith to him, 'My lord, thou hast sworn by Jehovah thy God to thy handmaid: Surely Solomon thy son doth reign after me, and he doth sit on my throne;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:18 - and now, lo, Adonijah hath reigned, and now, my lord, O king, thou hast not known;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:19 - and he sacrificeth ox, and fatling, and sheep in abundance, and calleth for all the sons of the king, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab head of the host -- and for Solomon thy servant he hath not called.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:20 - And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are on thee, to declare to them who doth sit on the throne of my lord the king after him;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:21 - and it hath been, when my lord the king lieth with his fathers, that I have been, I and my son Solomon -- reckoned sinners.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:22 - And lo, she is yet speaking with the king, and Nathan the prophet hath come in;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:23 - and they declare to the king, saying, 'Lo, Nathan the prophet;' and he cometh in before the king, and boweth himself to the king, on his face to the earth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:24 - And Nathan saith, 'My lord, O king, thou hast said, Adonijah doth reign after me, and he doth sit on my throne;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:25 - for he hath gone down to-day, and doth sacrifice ox, and fatling, and sheep, in abundance, and calleth for all the sons of the king, and for the heads of the host, and for Abiathar the priest, and lo, they are eating and drinking before him, and they say, Let king Adonijah live!

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:26 - 'And for me -- me, thy servant, and for Zadok the priest, and for Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, and for Solomon thy servant, he hath not called;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:27 - if from my lord the king this thing hath been, then thou hast not caused thy servant to know who doth sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:28 - And king David answereth and saith, 'Call for me for Bath-Sheba;' and she cometh in before the king, and standeth before the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:29 - And the king sweareth and saith, 'Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:30 - surely as I sware to thee by Jehovah, God of Israel, saying, Surely Solomon thy son doth reign after me, and he doth sit on my throne in my stead; surely so I do this day.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:31 - And Bath-Sheba boweth -- face to the earth -- and doth obeisance to the king, and saith, 'Let my lord, king David, live to the age.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:32 - And king David saith, 'Call for me for Zadok the priest, and for Nathan the prophet, and for Benaiah son of Jehoiada;' and they come in before the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:33 - And the king saith to them, 'Take with you the servants of your lord, and ye have caused Solomon my son to ride on mine own mule, and caused him to go down unto Gihon,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:34 - and anointed him there hath Zadok the priest -- and Nathan the prophet -- for king over Israel, and ye have blown with a trumpet, and said, Let king Solomon live;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:35 - and ye have come up after him, and he hath come in and hath sat on my throne, and he doth reign in my stead, and him I have appointed to be leader over Israel, and over Judah.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:36 - And Benaiah son of Jehoiada answereth the king, and saith, 'Amen! so doth Jehovah, God of my lord the king, say;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:37 - as Jehovah hath been with my lord the king, so is He with Solomon, and doth make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:38 - And Zadok the priest goeth down, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethite, and the Pelethite, and they cause Solomon to ride on the mule of king David, and cause him to go unto Gihon,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:39 - and Zadok the priest taketh the horn of oil out of the tent, and anointeth Solomon, and they blow with a trumpet, and all the people say, 'Let king Solomon live.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:40 - And all the people come up after him, and the people are piping with pipes, and rejoicing -- great joy, and the earth rendeth with their voice.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:41 - And Adonijah heareth, and all those called, who are with him, and they have finished to eat, and Joab heareth the noise of the trumpet, and saith, 'Wherefore is the noise of the city roaring?'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:42 - He is yet speaking, and lo, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest hath come in, and Adonijah saith, 'Come in, for a man of valour thou art, and thou bearest good tidings.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:43 - And Jonathan answereth and saith to Adonijah, 'Verily our lord king David hath caused Solomon to reign,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:44 - and the king sendeth with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethite, and the Pelethite, and they cause him to ride on the king's mule,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:45 - and they anoint him -- Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet -- for king in Gihon, and are come up thence rejoicing, and the city is moved; it is the noise that ye have heard.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:46 - 'And also Solomon hath sat on the throne of the kingdom,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:47 - and also the servants of the king have come into bless our lord king David, saying, Thy God doth make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and his throne greater than thy throne; and the king boweth himself on the bed,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:48 - and also thus hath the king said, Blessed is Jehovah, God of Israel, who hath given to-day one sitting on my throne, and mine eyes seeing.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:49 - And they tremble, and rise -- all those called who are for Adonijah -- and go, each on his way;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:50 - and Adonijah feareth because of Solomon, and riseth, and goeth, and layeth hold on the horns of the altar.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:51 - And it is declared to Solomon, saying, 'Lo, Adonijah feareth king Solomon, and lo, he hath laid hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear to me as to-day -- he doth not put to death his servant by the sword.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:52 - And Solomon saith, 'If he becometh a virtuous man -- there doth not fall of his hair to the earth, and if evil is found in him -- then he hath died.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:53 - And king Solomon sendeth, and they bring him down from off the altar, and he cometh in and boweth himself to king Solomon, and Solomon saith to him, 'Go to thy house.'

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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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