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1 Kings 1:7

    1 Kings 1:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he had talk with Joab, the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest; and they were on his side and gave him their support.

    Webster's Revision

    And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

    World English Bible

    He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 1:7

    And he conferred with Joab - Joab well knew, if he made the new king, he would necessarily be continued in the command of the army, and so govern him.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 1:7

    Joab's defection on this occasion, after his faithful adherence to David during the troubles caused by Absalom 2 Samuel 18:2-17, may be accounted for by his fear that Solomon would be a "man of rest" 1 Chronicles 22:9 and by his preference for the character of Adonijah. He may also have thought that Adonijah, as the eldest son 1 Kings 1:5, had almost a right to succeed.

    Abiathar's defection is still more surprising than Joab's. For his history, see 1 Samuel 22:20 note. Hereto, David and he had been the firmest of friends. It has been conjectured that he had grown jealous of Zadok, and feared being supplanted by him.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 1:7

    1:7 They helped - Either because they thought the right of the crown was his: or to secure and advance their own interest. It seems God left them to themselves, to correct them for former miscarriages, with a rod of their own making.