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1 Kings 1:50

    1 Kings 1:50 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Adonijah himself was full of fear because of Solomon; and he got up and went to the altar, and put his hands on its horns.

    Webster's Revision

    And Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    World English Bible

    Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 1:50

    Adonijah feared - He knew he had usurped the kingdom, and had not his father's consent; and, as he finds now that Solomon is appointed by David, he knows well that the people will immediately respect that appointment, and that his case is hopeless; he therefore took sanctuary, and, fleeing to the tabernacle, laid hold on one of the horns of the altar, as if appealing to the protection of God against the violence of men. The altar was a privileged place, and it was deemed sacrilege to molest a man who had taken refuge there. See 1 Kings 2:28.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 1:50

    On the "horns" of the altar, see Exodus 27:2 note. The altar to which Adonijah fled was probably in the "tabernacle" already referred to 1 Kings 1:39.