The King James Version Bible

1 Kings 1:13-19

  1. Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?

  2. Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.

  3. And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.

  4. And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

  5. And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.

  6. And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:

  7. And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called.