1 Kings 1:7
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New International Version
Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support.

New Living Translation
Adonijah took Joab son of Zeruiah and Abiathar the priest into his confidence, and they agreed to help him become king.

English Standard Version
He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. And they followed Adonijah and helped him.

New American Standard Bible
He had conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah they helped him.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He conspired with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. They supported Adonijah,

International Standard Version
He had the support of Zeruiah's son Joab and of Abiathar the priest, who followed Adonijah and assisted him,

NET Bible
He collaborated with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they supported him.

New Heart English Bible
And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest. And they followed Adonijah and helped him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Adonijah had discussed his actions with Joab (son of Zeruiah) and with the priest Abiathar, so they supported him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest; and they following Adonijah helped him.

New American Standard 1977
And he had conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah they helped him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he conferred with Joab, the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar, the priest who helped Adonijah.

King James 2000 Bible
And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he conferred with Joab the son of Sarvia, and with Abiathar the priest, who furthered Adonias's side.

Darby Bible Translation
And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest; and they helped Adonijah and followed [him].

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
And his words are with Joab son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest, and they help after Adonijah;
Study Bible
Adonijah Usurps the Kingdom
6His father had never crossed him at any time by asking, "Why have you done so?" And he was also a very handsome man, and he was born after Absalom. 7He had conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah they helped him. 8But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 22:20
But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.

1 Samuel 22:23
"Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are safe with me."

2 Samuel 20:25
and Sheva was scribe, and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

1 Kings 2:22
King Solomon answered and said to his mother, "And why are you asking Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him also the kingdom-- for he is my older brother-- even for him, for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah!"

1 Kings 2:28
Now the news came to Joab, for Joab had followed Adonijah, although he had not followed Absalom. And Joab fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns of the altar.

1 Chronicles 11:6
Now David had said, "Whoever strikes down a Jebusite first shall be chief and commander." Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, so he became chief.

1 Chronicles 27:34
Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel; and Joab was the commander of the king's army.
Treasury of Scripture

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

And he conferred [heb] his words were

2 Samuel 15:12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, …

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Joab

1 Kings 2:28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though …

2 Samuel 8:16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the …

2 Samuel 20:23 Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of …

Abiathar

1 Samuel 22:20-23 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, …

2 Samuel 15:24-29,35 And see Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the …

2 Samuel 20:25 And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

following Adonijah helped him [heb] helped after Adonijah

1 Kings 2:22,26-35 And king Solomon answered and said to his mother, And why do you …

(7) Joab.--The books of Samuel have brought out clearly the career and character of Joab, as being (in some degree like Abner) a professed soldier, raised to a formidable and half-independent power by the incessant wars of Saul and David. He stands out in consistent portraiture throughout, as a bold, hard, and unscrupulous man; in his relations to the king often imperious and disobedient; but nevertheless an absolutely loyal servant, to whom, in great degree, the establishment of David's throne was due, and who, moreover (as is shown by his remonstrance against the numbering of the people, recorded in 2Samuel 24:3; 1Chronicles 21:3; 1Chronicles 21:6), was not without some right instincts of policy and of duty to God.

Abiathar the priest.--Of Abiathar we also know that he had been the companion of all David's adversity, and of his reign at Hebron (1Samuel 22:20; 1Samuel 23:6; 1Samuel 23:9; 1Samuel 30:7; 2Samuel 2:1-4); that he was in-installed (with Zadok) as high priest at Jerusalem, and remained faithful to David in the rebellion of Absalom (2Samuel 8:17; 2Samuel 15:24-29).

The adhesion of these two faithful servants of David, as also of "the king's sons," and "the men of Judah, the king's servants," to the rash usurpation of Adonijah, seems strange at first sight. Probably Joab had never recovered his position in the king's favour since the death of Absalom; and it is possible that the evident growth of despotic power and state in David's latter years may have alienated from him the trusty friends of earlier and simpler days. But the true explanation would seem to be, that the attempt of Adonijah was not viewed as an actual rebellion. Solomon was young; David's designation of him for the succession might be represented as the favouritism of dotage; and the assumption of the crown by the eldest son, a man in the prime of life and of popular qualities, might seem not only justifiable, but even right and expedient.

Verse 7. - And he conferred [Hebrews "his words were" (2 Samuel 3:17, Hebrews)] with Joab [Joab's share in this conspiracy, despite his hitherto unwavering fidelity to David, is easily accounted for. He must have known that he was under David's displeasure, and he must have feared, too, that he would be an object of dislike and distrust to a successor trained, as Solomon had been, under David's and Nathan's immediate influence. He could hardly be unconscious that under a new reign his position - unless he took measures to assure it - would be a precarious one. He resolved, therefore, to secure himself by helping Adonijah to his throne. It is also highly probable that Adonijah's ambitious character was much more to his liking than that of the pious and pacific Solomon. Adonijah's physical qualities, again, would no doubt commend him to this rough soldier, who may also have sympathised with him as the eldest son. And there may have been other circumstances (such, e.g., as close personal friendship), of which we know nothing] the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar [in 2 Samuel 8:17, we read that "Ahimelech son of Abiathar" was priest. Similarly, 1 Chronicles 24:6. An obvious transposition] the priest. ["Abiathar's defection is still more surprising" than Joab's (Rawlinson). It is certainly remarkable, when we consider the close ties which subsisted between Abiathar and David, ties which were cemented by the blood of eighty-five persons (1 Samuel 22:18), and strengthened by the many afflictions which they had shared in common (ibid. ver. 23 to 1 Kings 28; 2 Samuel 15:24-29), that he should have joined in a plot to defeat David's cherished hopes and plans - plans, too, which he must surely have known, had the sanction of religion (1 Chronicles 28:5), and there must have been some powerful motive to account for this. May we not find one in jealousy of Zadok, who had for some time been associated with him in the priesthood, who is generally mentioned first (2 Samuel 8:17; 2 Samuel 15:29, 35, 36; 2 Samuel 20:25). as if he were the more important and influential, and whose advancement, after the prophecy of 1 Samuel 2:33-36, Abiathar could not contemplate without suspicion and dread. Is it not highly probable that among the "words" Adonijah had with him was a promise to restore the priesthood to his family exclusively, as the reward of his allegiance]: and they following Adonijah helped him (lit., as marg., "helped after Adonijah." It is a pregnant construction, "they aided having followed the side of Adonijah" (Gesenius). And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest,.... About getting the kingdom into his hands: and they were very proper persons to consult with, who, if gained to his interest, might be of great service, the one being the general of the army, and so had a great interest in the soldiery, with whom he could make way for him, and defend him, and the other was the high priest, who might be thought to have a great share in the affections of the people, and whose office it was to anoint the king; and he might the rather apply to them, knowing them to be, on some accounts, discontented persons:

and they following Adonijah, helped him; they took on his side; Joab knowing David's hatred of him on account of his murder of Abner and Amasa, and especially for his slaying his son Absalom, and his insolent behaviour towards him, and perhaps he might fear, or had an him of what he had charged Solomon with concerning him; and Abiathar, who saw plainly that the priesthood in Eli's family was declining, and that Zadok was the favourite priest with David, and in all probability would be with Solomon; all which might influence these two persons to join Adonijah, and who, by so doing, greatly encouraged him, and many others to flock to him, which much helped and served his cause. 7. he conferred with Joab—The anxiety of Adonijah to secure the influence of a leader so bold, enterprising, and popular with the army was natural, and the accession of the hoary commander is easily accounted for from his recent grudge at the king (see on [283]2Sa 19:13).

and with Abiathar the priest—His influence was as great over the priests and Levites—a powerful body in the kingdom—as that of Joab over the troops. It might be that both of them thought the crown belonged to Adonijah by right of primogeniture, from his mature age and the general expectations of the people (1Ki 2:15).1:5-10 Indulgent parents are often chastised with disobedient children, who are anxious to possess their estates. No worldly wisdom, nor experience, nor sacredness of character, can insure the continuance in any former course of those who remain under the power of self-love. But we may well wonder by what arts Joab and Abiathar could be drawn aside.
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