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King David growing old, Abisag a Sunamitess is brought to him. Adonias pretending to reign, Nathan and Bethsabee obtain that Solomon should be declared and anointed king.

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11Now king David was old, and advanced in years: and when he was covered with clothes he was not warm.et rex David senuerat habebatque aetatis plurimos dies cumque operiretur vestibus non calefiebat
12His servants therefore, said to him: Let us seek for our Lord the king, a young virgin, and let her stand before the king, and cherish him, and sleep in his bosom and warm our lord the king.dixerunt ergo ei servi sui quaeramus domino nostro regi adulescentulam virginem et stet coram rege et foveat eum dormiatque in sinu tuo et calefaciat dominum nostrum regem
13So they sought a beautiful young woman, in all the coasts of Israel and they found Abisag, a Sunamitess, and brought her to the king.quaesierunt igitur adulescentulam speciosam in omnibus finibus Israhel et invenerunt Abisag Sunamitin et adduxerunt eam ad regem
14And the damsel was exceedingly beautiful, and she slept with the king, and served him, but the king did not know her.erat autem puella pulchra nimis dormiebatque cum rege et ministrabat ei rex vero non cognovit eam
15And Adonias, the son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying: I will be king. And he made himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.Adonias autem filius Aggith elevabatur dicens ego regnabo fecitque sibi currum et equites et quinquaginta viros qui ante eum currerent
16Neither did his father rebuke him at any time, saying: Why hast thou done this? And he also was very beautiful, the next in birth after Absalom.nec corripuit eum pater suus aliquando dicens quare hoc fecisti erat autem et ipse pulcher valde secundus natu post Absalom
17And he conferred with Joab, the son of Sarvia, and with Abiathar, the priest, who furthered Adonias's side.et sermo ei cum Ioab filio Sarviae et cum Abiathar sacerdote qui adiuvabant partes Adoniae
18But Sadoc, the priest, and Banaias, the son of Joiada, and Nathan, the prophet, and Semei, and Rei, and the strength of David's army, was not with Adonias.Sadoc vero sacerdos et Banaias filius Ioiadae et Nathan propheta et Semei et Rhei et robur exercitus David non erat cum Adonia
19And Adonias having slain rams and calves, and all fat cattle, by the stone of Zoheleth, which was near the fountain Rogel, invited all his brethren, the king's sons, and all the men of Juda, the king's servants:immolatis ergo Adonias arietibus et vitulis et universis pinguibus iuxta lapidem Zoheleth qui erat vicinus fonti Rogel vocavit universos fratres suos filios regis et omnes viros Iuda servos regis
110But Nathan, the prophet, and Banaias, and all the valiant men, and Solomon, his brother, he invited not.Nathan autem prophetam et Banaiam et robustos quosque et Salomonem fratrem suum non vocavit
111And Nathan said to Bethsabee, the mother of Solomon: Hast thou not heard that Adonias, the son of Haggith, reigneth, and our lord David knoweth it not?dixit itaque Nathan ad Bethsabee matrem Salomonis num audisti quod regnaverit Adonias filius Aggith et dominus noster David hoc ignorat
112Now then, come, take my counsel, and save thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon.nunc ergo veni accipe a me consilium et salva animam tuam filiique tui Salomonis
113Go, and get thee in to king David, and say to him: Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear to me, thy handmaid, saying: Solomon, thy son, shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne? why then doth Adonias reign?vade et ingredere ad regem David et dic ei nonne tu domine mi rex iurasti mihi ancillae tuae dicens quod Salomon filius tuus regnabit post me et ipse sedebit in solio meo quare ergo regnavit Adonias
114And while thou art yet speaking there with the king, I will come in after thee, and will fill up thy words.et adhuc ibi te loquente cum rege ego veniam post te et conplebo sermones tuos
115So Bethsabee went in to the king into the chamber. Now the king was very old, and Abisag, the Sunamitess, ministered to him.ingressa est itaque Bethsabee ad regem in cubiculo rex autem senuerat nimis et Abisag Sunamitis ministrabat ei
116Bethsabee bowed herself, and worshipped the king. And the king said to her: What is thy will?inclinavit se Bethsabee et adoravit regem ad quam rex quid tibi inquit vis
117She answered, and said: My lord, thou didst swear to thy handmaid, by the Lord thy God, saying: Solomon, thy son, shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.quae respondens ait domine mi tu iurasti per Dominum Deum tuum ancillae tuae Salomon filius tuus regnabit post me et ipse sedebit in solio meo
118And behold, now Adonias reigneth, and thou, my lord the king, knowest nothing of it.et ecce nunc Adonias regnavit te domine mi rex ignorante
119He hath killed oxen, and all fat cattle, and many rams, and invited all the king's sons, and Abiathar, the priest, and Joab, the general of the army: but Solomon, thy servant, he invited not.mactavit boves et pinguia quaeque et arietes plurimos et vocavit omnes filios regis Abiathar quoque sacerdotem et Ioab principem militiae Salomonem autem servum tuum non vocavit
120And now, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldst tell them, who shall sit on thy throne, my lord the king, after thee.verumtamen domine mi rex in te oculi respiciunt totius Israhel ut indices eis qui sedere debeat in solio tuo domine mi rex post te
121Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king sleepeth with his fathers, that I, and my son, Solomon, shall be accounted offenders.eritque cum dormierit dominus meus rex cum patribus suis erimus ego et filius meus Salomon peccatores
122As she was yet speaking with the king, Nathan, the prophet, came.adhuc illa loquente cum rege Nathan prophetes venit
123And they told the king, saying: Nathan, the prophet, is here. And when he was come in before the king, and had worshipped, bowing down to the ground,et nuntiaverunt regi dicentes adest Nathan propheta cumque introisset ante conspectum regis et adorasset eum pronus in terram
124Nathan said: My lord, O king, hast thou said: Let Adonias reign after me, and let him sit upon my throne?dixit Nathan domine mi rex tu dixisti Adonias regnet post me et ipse sedeat super thronum meum
125Because he is gone down to day, and hath killed oxen, and fatlings, and many rams, and invited all the king's sons, and the captains of the army, and Abiathar the priest: and they are eating and drinking before him, and saying: God save king Adonias:quia descendit hodie et immolavit boves et pinguia et arietes plurimos et vocavit universos filios regis et principes exercitus Abiathar quoque sacerdotem illisque vescentibus et bibentibus coram eo et dicentibus vivat rex Adonias
126But me, thy servant, and Sadoc, the priest, and Banaias, the son of Joiada, and Solomon, thy servant, he hath not invited.me servum tuum et Sadoc sacerdotem et Banaiam filium Ioiadae et Salomonem famulum tuum non vocavit
127Is this word come out from my lord the king, and hast thou not told me, thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?numquid a domino meo rege exivit hoc verbum et mihi non indicasti servo tuo qui sessurus esset super thronum domini mei regis post eum
128And king David answered, and said: Call to me Bethsabee. And when she was come in to the king, and stood before him,et respondit rex David dicens vocate ad me Bethsabee quae cum fuisset ingressa coram rege et stetisset ante eum
129The king swore, and said: As the Lord liveth, who hath delivered my soul out of all distress,iuravit rex et ait vivit Dominus qui eruit animam meam de omni angustia
130Even as I swore to thee, by the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: Solomon thy son, shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead, so will I do this day.quia sicut iuravi tibi per Dominum Deum Israhel dicens Salomon filius tuus regnabit post me et ipse sedebit super solium meum pro me sic faciam hodie
131And Bethsabee, bowing with her face to the earth, worshipped the king, saying: May my lord David live for ever.submissoque Bethsabee in terram vultu adoravit regem dicens vivat dominus meus rex David in aeternum
132King David also said: Call me Sadoc, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, and Banaias, the son of Joiada. And when they were come in before the king,dixit quoque rex David vocate mihi Sadoc sacerdotem et Nathan propheten et Banaiam filium Ioiadae qui cum ingressi fuissent coram rege
133He said to them: Take with you the servants of your lord, and set my son Solomon upon my mule: and bring him to Gihon:dixit ad eos tollite vobiscum servos domini vestri et inponite Salomonem filium meum super mulam meam et ducite eum in Gion
134And let Sadoc, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, anoint him there king over Israel: and you shall sound the trumpet, and shall say: God save king Solomon.et unguat eum ibi Sadoc sacerdos et Nathan propheta in regem super Israhel et canetis bucina atque dicetis vivat rex Salomon
135And you shall come up after him, and he shall come, and shall sit upon my throne, and he shall reign in my stead: and I will appoint him to be ruler over Israel, and over Juda.et ascendetis post eum et veniet et sedebit super solium meum et ipse regnabit pro me illique praecipiam ut sit dux super Israhel et super Iudam
136And Banaias, the son of Joiada, answered the king, saying: Amen: so say the Lord, the God of my lord the king.et respondit Banaias filius Ioiadae regi dicens amen sic loquatur Dominus Deus domini mei regis
137As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, so be he with Solomon, and make his throne higher than the throne of my lord king David.quomodo fuit Dominus cum domino meo rege sic sit cum Salomone et sublimius faciat solium eius a solio domini mei regis David
138So Sadoc, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, went down, and Banaias, the son of Joiada, and the Cerethi, and Phelethi: and they set Solomon upon the mule of king David, and brought him to Gihon.descendit ergo Sadoc sacerdos et Nathan propheta et Banaias filius Ioiadae et Cherethi et Felethi et inposuerunt Salomonem super mulam regis David et adduxerunt eum in Gion
139And Sadoc, the priest, took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon: and they sounded the trumpet, and all the people said: God save king Solomon.sumpsitque Sadoc sacerdos cornu olei de tabernaculo et unxit Salomonem et cecinerunt bucina et dixit omnis populus vivat rex Salomon
140And all the multitude went up after him, and the people played with pipes, and rejoiced with a great joy, and the earth rang with the noise of their cry.et ascendit universa multitudo post eum et populus canentium tibiis et laetantium gaudio magno et insonuit terra ad clamorem eorum
141And Adonias, and all that were invited by him, heard it, and now the feast was at an end. Joab also, hearing the sound of the trumpet, said: What meaneth this noise of the city in an uproar?audivit autem Adonias et omnes qui invitati fuerant ab eo iamque convivium finitum erat sed et Ioab audita voce tubae ait quid sibi vult clamor civitatis tumultuantis
142While he yet spoke, Jonathan, the son of Abiathar, the priest, came: and Adonias said to him: Come in, because thou art a valiant man, and bringest good news.adhuc illo loquente Ionathan filius Abiathar sacerdotis venit cui dixit Adonias ingredere quia vir fortis es et bona nuntians
143And Jonathan answered Adonias: Not so: for our lord, king David, hath appointed Solomon king;responditque Ionathan Adoniae nequaquam dominus enim noster rex David regem constituit Salomonem
144And hath sent with him Sadoc, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, and Banaias, the son of Joiada, and the Cerethi, and the Phelethi, and they have set him upon the king's mule:misitque cum eo Sadoc sacerdotem et Nathan prophetam et Banaiam filium Ioiadae et Cherethi et Felethi et inposuerunt eum super mulam regis
145And Sadoc, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, have anointed him king, in Gihon: and they are gone up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again: this is the noise that you have heard.unxeruntque eum Sadoc sacerdos et Nathan propheta regem in Gion et ascenderunt inde laetantes et insonuit civitas haec est vox quam audistis
146Moreover, Solomon sitteth upon the throne of the kingdom.sed et Salomon sedit super solio regni
147And the king's servants going in, have blessed our lord king David, saying: May God make the name of Solomon greater than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king adored in his bed:et ingressi servi regis benedixerunt domino nostro regi David dicentes amplificet Deus nomen Salomonis super nomen tuum et magnificet thronum eius super thronum tuum et adoravit rex in lectulo suo
148And he said: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who hath given this day one to sit on my throne, my eyes seeing it.insuper et haec locutus est benedictus Dominus Deus Israhel qui dedit hodie sedentem in solio meo videntibus oculis meis
149Then all the guests of Adonias were afraid, and they all arose, and every man went his way.territi sunt ergo et surrexerunt omnes qui invitati fuerant ab Adonia et ivit unusquisque in viam suam
150And Adonias fearing Solomon, arose and went, and took hold of the horn of the altar.Adonias autem timens Salomonem surrexit et abiit tenuitque cornu altaris
151And they told Solomon, saying: Behold Adonias fearing king Solomon, hath taken hold of the horn of the altar, saying: Let king Solomon swear to me this day, that he will not kill his servant with the sword.et nuntiaverunt Salomoni dicentes ecce Adonias timens regem Salomonem tenuit cornu altaris dicens iuret mihi hodie rex Salomon quod non interficiat servum suum gladio
152And Solomon said: If he be a good man, there shall not so much as one hair of his head fall to the ground: but if evil be found in him, he shall die.dixitque Salomon si fuerit vir bonus non cadet ne unus quidem capillus eius in terram sin autem malum inventum fuerit in eo morietur
153Then king Solomon sent, and brought him out from the altar: and going in, he worshipped king Solomon: and Solomon said to him: Go to thy house.misit ergo rex Salomon et eduxit eum ab altari et ingressus adoravit regem Salomonem dixitque ei Salomon vade in domum tuam
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