New American Standard Bible
"So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
King James Bible
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
World English Bible
Now therefore come, please let me give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, come, let me counsel thee, I pray thee, and deliver thy life, and the life of thy son Solomon;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It would have been in accordance with general Eastern custom for Solomon to suffer death, if Adonijah had succeeded in his attempt. But to have executed his mother also would have been an unusual severity. Still, such cases sometimes occurred: Cassander put to death Roxana, the widow of Alexander the Great, at the same time with her son, the young Alexander.
BY REV. ALFRED ROWLAND, D.D., LL.B. It is notorious that the sons of devout men sometimes prove a curse to their parents, and bring dishonour on the cause of God. When Eve rejoiced over her first-born, she little suspected that passions were sleeping within him which would impel him to slay his own brother; and the experience of the first mother has been repeated, though in different forms, in all lands and in all ages. Isaac's heart was rent by the deceit of Jacob, and by the self-will of Esau. …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
1 Kings 1:13
"Go at once to King David and say to him, 'Have you not, my lord, O king, sworn to your maidservant, saying, "Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne "? Why then has Adonijah become king?'
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