New Living Translation
So King Solomon ordered Benaiah son of Jehoiada to execute him, and Adonijah was put to death.
King James Bible
And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.
Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; who fell on him, that he died.
World English Bible
King Solomon sent by Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell on him, so that he died.
Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon sendeth by the hand of Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he falleth upon him, and he dieth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:25 Benaiah - For the execution of justice was not then committed to obscure persons, as now it is; but to persons of great honour and authority. It is far from clear, that Solomon did right herein, or that Adonijah had any ill design in asking Abishag.
Library"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
And no wonder, for David could appreciate a real man when he saw him, and so does David's Lord. I.--LOYALTY IS PRECIOUS TO THE KING OF KINGS. In the days when the son of Jesse had but few friends, it was a precious thing to be treated in the style Barzillai and his neighbours entertained him (see 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29). They were rich farmers, and had land which brought forth with abundance, so were able to act with princely hospitality to the fugitive monarch. But plenty may live with avarice, and …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
What Manner of Man Ought not to Come to Rule.
Authorship of the Pentateuch.
2 Samuel 8:18
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was captain of the king's bodyguard. And David's sons served as priestly leaders.
2 Samuel 12:10
From this time on, your family will live by the sword because you have despised me by taking Uriah's wife to be your own.
1 Kings 2:29
When this was reported to King Solomon, he sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada to execute him.
1 Kings 2:34
So Benaiah son of Jehoiada returned to the sacred tent and killed Joab, and he was buried at his home in the wilderness.
1 Kings 2:46
Then, at the king's command, Benaiah son of Jehoiada took Shimei outside and killed him. So the kingdom was now firmly in Solomon's grip.
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