Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Meanwhile, about this time Haggith's son Adonijah began to seek a reputation for himself and decided, "I'm going to be king!" So he prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 soldiers to serve as a security detail to guard him.

New American Standard Bible

Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king " So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.

King James Version

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Holman Bible

Adonijah son of Haggith kept exalting himself, saying, “I will be king!” He prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 men to run ahead of him.

A Conservative Version

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king. And he prepared chariots for him, and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

American Standard Version

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Amplified

Then Adonijah son of [David's wife] Haggith exalted himself, saying, I [the eldest living son] will be king. And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, with fifty men to run before him.

Bible in Basic English

Then Adonijah, the son of Haggith, lifting himself up in pride, said, I will become king; and he made ready his carriages of war and his horsemen, with fifty runners to go before him.

Darby Translation

And Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king; and he provided himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Adonijah, the son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying, I will reign, and he prepared chariots and horsemen for himself and fifty men to run before him.

Julia Smith Translation

And Adonijah, son of Haggith being lifted up, saying, I will reign; and he will make to himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

King James 2000

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now Adonijah the son of Haggith was exalting himself, saying, "I will be king," so he prepared for himself a chariot and horsemen and fifty men running before him.

Modern King James verseion

And Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king. And he prepared himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." And he gat him a chariot and horsemen and fifty men to run before him.

NET Bible

Now Adonijah, son of David and Haggith, was promoting himself, boasting, "I will be king!" He managed to acquire chariots and horsemen, as well as fifty men to serve as his royal guard.

New Heart English Bible

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

The Emphasized Bible

And, Adonijah son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying - I, will be king. Therefore prepared he for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Webster

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

World English Bible

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." Then he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Youngs Literal Translation

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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדניּהוּ אדניּה 
'Adoniyah 
Usage: 26

of Haggith
חגּית 
Chaggiyith 
Usage: 5

מתנשּׂא 
Mithnasse' 
Usage: 2

I will be king
מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

רכב 
Rekeb 
Usage: 119

and horsemen
פּרשׁ 
Parash 
Usage: 57

and fifty
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to run
רוּץ 
Ruwts 
Usage: 103

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Context Readings

Adonijah Seeks David's Throne

4 The young woman was absolutely beautiful. She served the king and was very useful to him. The king was not sexually involved with her. 5 Meanwhile, about this time Haggith's son Adonijah began to seek a reputation for himself and decided, "I'm going to be king!" So he prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 soldiers to serve as a security detail to guard him. 6 His father had never challenged him at any time during his life by asking him, "Why are you acting like this?" Adonijah was very handsome and had been born after Absalom.


Cross References

2 Samuel 3:4

his fourth was Adonijah by Haggith, his fifth was Shephatiah by Abital,

2 Samuel 15:1

Sometime later, Absalom acquired a chariot equipped with horses and recruited 50 men to accompany him.

Exodus 9:17

You are still acting arrogantly against my people by not letting them go.

Deuteronomy 17:15-16

You will certainly set a king over you, whom the LORD your God will choose from among your relatives, but you must not place a foreign king over you who is not from your relatives.

Judges 9:2

"Ask all the "lords" of Shechem, "What's better for you? That 70 men, each of them Jerubbaal's sons, rule over you? Or that one man rule over you?' Keep in mind that I'm like your own close relative."

1 Kings 1:11

"Haven't you heard?" Nathan asked Solomon's mother Bathsheba. "Haggith's son Adonijah has become king and David, our true king, isn't aware of it.

1 Kings 2:24

Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of my father David, and who has established a dynasty, just like he promised, Adonijah will surely be executed today."

1 Chronicles 3:2

Absalom his third born by Maacah daughter of King Talmai of Geshur, Adonijah his fourth born by Haggith,

1 Chronicles 22:5-11

David thought, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced. The temple that will be built for the LORD is to be magnificent, well known, and internationally honored, so I will complete preparations for it." So before his death, David finished providing a great quantity of materials for it.

1 Chronicles 28:5

"Now out of all of my sons (since the LORD has given me many of them), he has selected my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD, ruling over Israel.

1 Chronicles 29:1

Then King David addressed the entire assembly: "My son Solomon, the one whom God alone has chosen, is still young and inexperienced, and the task is great, since this structure will be a citadel to the LORD God and not for human beings.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12

Before a man's downfall, his mind is arrogant, but humility precedes honor.

Isaiah 2:7

Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots.

Luke 14:11

Because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man, rather than the other one, went down to his home justified, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

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