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Passage Lookup: 1 Kings 2:1-46


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1 Kings 2:1
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As David's time [1] [2] to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying,
1 Kings 2:2
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"I [1] am going the way of all the earth. Be [2] strong, therefore, and show [3] yourself a man.
1 Kings 2:3
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"Keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according [1] to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you [2] may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn,
1 Kings 2:4
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so that the [1] LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, `If [2] your sons are careful of their way, to [3] walk before Me in truth [4] with all their heart and with all their soul, you [5] [6] shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
1 Kings 2:5
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"Now you also know what Joab the son [1] of Zeruiah did to me, what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner [2] the son of Ner, and to Amasa [3] the son of Jether, whom he killed; he also shed [4] the blood of war in peace. And he put the blood of war on his belt about [5] his waist, and on his sandals on [6] his feet.
1 Kings 2:6
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"So [1] act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to Sheol [2] in peace.
1 Kings 2:7
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"But show [1] kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let [2] them be among those who eat at your table; for [3] they assisted [4] me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
1 Kings 2:8
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"Behold, there [1] is with you Shimei the son of Gera the Benjamite, of Bahurim; now it was he who cursed me with a violent [2] curse on the day I went to Mahanaim. But when he [3] came down to me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, saying, `I will not put you to death with the sword.'
1 Kings 2:9
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"Now therefore, do not let him go unpunished, for [1] you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you will bring his gray hair down to Sheol [2] with blood."
1 Kings 2:10
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Then David [1] slept with his fathers and was buried in the [2] city of David.
1 Kings 2:11
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The [1] days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven [2] years he reigned in Hebron and thirty-three years he reigned in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 2:12
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And Solomon [1] sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.
1 Kings 2:13
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Now Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, "Do [1] you come peacefully?" And he said, "Peacefully."
1 Kings 2:14
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Then he said, "I have something to say to you." And she said, "Speak."
1 Kings 2:15
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So he said, "You know that the [1] kingdom was mine and that [2] all Israel expected [3] me to be king; however, [4] the kingdom has turned about and become my brother's, for [5] it was his from the LORD.
1 Kings 2:16
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"Now I am making one request of you; do not refuse [1] me." And she said to him, "Speak."
1 Kings 2:17
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Then he said, "Please speak to Solomon the king, for he will not refuse [1] you, that he may give me Abishag [2] the Shunammite as a wife."
1 Kings 2:18
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Bathsheba said, "Very well; I will speak to the king for you."
1 Kings 2:19
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So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king arose to meet her, bowed before her, and sat on his throne; then he had [1] a throne set for the king's mother, and she [2] sat on his right.
1 Kings 2:20
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Then she said, "I am making one small request of you; do [1] not refuse [2] me." And the king said to her, "Ask, my mother, for I will not refuse [3] you."
1 Kings 2:21
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So she said, "Let [1] Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife."
1 Kings 2:22
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King Solomon answered and said to his mother, "And why are you asking Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask [1] for him also the kingdom--for [2] he is my older brother--even for him, for Abiathar [3] the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah!"
1 Kings 2:23
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Then King Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, "May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has not [1] spoken this word against his own life. [2]
1 Kings 2:24
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"Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and who [1] has made me a house as He promised, surely Adonijah shall be put to death today."
1 Kings 2:25
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So King Solomon sent [1] Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him so that he died.
1 Kings 2:26
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Then to Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go [1] to Anathoth to your own field, for [2] you deserve [3] to die; but I will not put you to death at this time, because you [4] carried the ark of the Lord GOD before my father David, and because you [5] were afflicted in everything with which my father was afflicted."
1 Kings 2:27
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So Solomon dismissed Abiathar from being priest to the LORD, in order to fulfill the [1] word of the LORD, which He had spoken concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
1 Kings 2:28
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Now the news came to Joab, for [1] Joab had followed Adonijah, although [2] he had not followed Absalom. And Joab fled to the tent of the LORD and took [3] hold of the horns of the altar.
1 Kings 2:29
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It was told King Solomon that Joab had fled to the tent of the LORD, and behold, he is beside the altar. Then Solomon sent [1] Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, "Go, [2] fall upon him."
1 Kings 2:30
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So Benaiah came to the tent of the LORD and said to him, "Thus the king has said, `Come out.' " But he said, "No, for I will die here." And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, "Thus spoke Joab, and thus he answered me."
1 Kings 2:31
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The king said to him, "Do [1] as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that [2] you may remove from me and from my father's house the blood which Joab shed without cause.
1 Kings 2:32
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"The [1] LORD will return his blood on his own head, because [2] he fell upon two men more righteous and better than he and killed them with the sword, while my father David did not know it: Abner [3] the son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa [4] the son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.
1 Kings 2:33
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"So [1] shall their blood return on the head of Joab and on the head of his descendants [2] forever; but to David and his descendants and his house and his throne, may there be peace from the LORD forever."
1 Kings 2:34
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Then Benaiah [1] the son of Jehoiada went up and fell upon him and put him to death, and he was buried at his own house in [2] the wilderness.
1 Kings 2:35
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The [1] king appointed Benaiah the son of Jehoiada over the army in his place, and the king appointed Zadok [2] the priest in [3] the place of Abiathar.
1 Kings 2:36
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Now the king sent and called for Shimei [1] and said to him, "Build for yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, and do not go out from there to any place.
1 Kings 2:37
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"For on the day you go out and cross [1] over the brook [2] Kidron, you will know for certain that you shall surely die; your [3] blood shall be on your own head."
1 Kings 2:38
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Shimei then said to the king, "The word is good. As my lord the king has said, so your servant will do." So Shimei lived in Jerusalem many days.
1 Kings 2:39
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But it came about at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to [1] Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants are in Gath."
1 Kings 2:40
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Then Shimei arose and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to look for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.
1 Kings 2:41
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It was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and had returned.
1 Kings 2:42
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So the king sent and called for Shimei and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the LORD and solemnly warn you, saying, `You will know for certain that on the day you depart and go anywhere, you shall surely die'? And you said to me, `The word which I have heard is good.'
1 Kings 2:43
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"Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the command which I have [1] laid on you?"
1 Kings 2:44
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The king also said to Shimei, "You [1] know all the evil which you [2] acknowledge in your heart, which you did to my father David; therefore the [3] LORD shall return your evil on your own head.
1 Kings 2:45
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"But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the [1] throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever."
1 Kings 2:46
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So [1] the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him so that he died. Thus [2] the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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