1 Kings 1:18
New International Version
But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not know about it.

New Living Translation
But instead, Adonijah has made himself king, and my lord the king does not even know about it.

English Standard Version
And now, behold, Adonijah is king, although you, my lord the king, do not know it.

Berean Study Bible
But now, behold, Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, did not know it.

King James Bible
And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:

New King James Version
So now, look! Adonijah has become king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know about it.

New American Standard Bible
But now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it.

NASB 1995
“Now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it.

NASB 1977
“And now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it.

Amplified Bible
But now, behold, Adonijah is [acting as] king; and now [as things stand], my lord the king, you do not know it.

Christian Standard Bible
Now look, Adonijah has become king. And, my lord the king, you didn’t know it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now look, Adonijah has become king. And, my lord the king, you didn’t know it.

American Standard Version
And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and thou, my lord the king, knowest it not:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, behold, Aduniah reigns, and you my Lord King, you have not known it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now, behold, Adonias reigns, and thou, my lord, O king, knowest it not.

Contemporary English Version
But Adonijah has already been made king, and you didn't know anything about it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold now Adonias reigneth, and thou, my lord the king, knowest nothing of it.

English Revised Version
And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and thou, my lord the king, knowest it not:

Good News Translation
But Adonijah has already become king, and you don't know anything about it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But now, you see, Adonijah has become king, and you don't [even] know anything about it, Your Majesty.

International Standard Version
Now look, Adonijah has become king, and your majesty is not aware of it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and thou, my lord the king, knowest it not.

Literal Standard Version
and now, behold, Adonijah has reigned, and now, my lord, O king, you have not known;

NET Bible
But now, look, Adonijah has become king! But you, my master the king, are not even aware of it!

New Heart English Bible
Now, look, Adonijah reigns; and you, my lord the king, do not know it.

World English Bible
Now, behold, Adonijah reigns; and you, my lord the king, don't know it.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, lo, Adonijah hath reigned, and now, my lord, O king, thou hast not known;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nathan and Bathsheba Before David
17“My lord,” she replied, “you yourself swore to your maidservant by the LORD your God: ‘Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne.’ 18But now, behold, Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, did not know it. 19And he has sacrificed an abundance of oxen, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the other sons of the king, as well as Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army. But he did not invite your servant Solomon.…

Cross References
1 Kings 1:17
"My lord," she replied, "you yourself swore to your maidservant by the LORD your God: 'Surely your son Solomon will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne.'

1 Kings 1:19
And he has sacrificed an abundance of oxen, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the other sons of the king, as well as Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army. But he did not invite your servant Solomon.


Treasury of Scripture

And now, behold, Adonijah reigns; and now, my lord the king, you know it not:

Adonijah

1 Kings 1:5,24
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…

2 Samuel 15:10
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.

thou knowest

1 Kings 1:11,24,27
Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not? …

Acts 3:17
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.









Verse 18. - And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now my Lord the king, thou knowest it not.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But now,
וְעַתָּ֕ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

behold,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

Adonijah
אֲדֹנִיָּ֖ה (’ă·ḏō·nî·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 138: Adonijah -- 'my Lord is Yahweh', the name of several Israelites

has become king,
מָלָ֑ךְ (mā·lāḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

and you,
וְעַתָּ֛ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

my lord
אֲדֹנִ֥י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

the king,
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

did not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know it.
יָדָֽעְתָּ׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know


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