1 Kings 1:21
New International Version
Otherwise, as soon as my lord the king is laid to rest with his ancestors, I and my son Solomon will be treated as criminals."

New Living Translation
If you do not act, my son Solomon and I will be treated as criminals as soon as my lord the king has died."

English Standard Version
Otherwise it will come to pass, when my lord the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be counted offenders.”

Berean Study Bible
Otherwise, when my lord the king rests with his fathers, I and my son Solomon will be counted as criminals.”

New American Standard Bible
"Otherwise it will come about, as soon as my lord the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered offenders."

King James Bible
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, when my lord the king rests with his fathers, I and my son Solomon will be regarded as criminals."

Contemporary English Version
If you don't, they will say that Solomon and I have rebelled. They will treat us like criminals and kill us as soon as you die.

Good News Translation
If you don't, as soon as you are dead, my son Solomon and I will be treated as traitors."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, when my lord the king rests with his fathers, I and my son Solomon will be regarded as criminals."

International Standard Version
Otherwise, as soon as your majesty is laid to rest with his ancestors, my son Solomon and I will be branded as traitors."

NET Bible
If a decision is not made, when my master the king is buried with his ancestors, my son Solomon and I will be considered state criminals."

New Heart English Bible
Otherwise it will happen, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered criminals."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Otherwise, my son Solomon and I will be treated like criminals when you lie down in death with your ancestors."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Otherwise it will come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.'

New American Standard 1977
“Otherwise it will come about, as soon as my lord the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered offenders.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Otherwise, it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers that I and my son Solomon shall be counted as sinners.

King James 2000 Bible
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

American King James Version
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

American Standard Version
Otherwise it will come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and Solomon my son shall be offenders.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king sleepeth with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

Darby Bible Translation
Otherwise it shall come to pass when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be counted offenders.

English Revised Version
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

Webster's Bible Translation
Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

World English Bible
Otherwise it will happen, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders."

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been, when my lord the king lieth with his fathers, that I have been, I and my son Solomon -- reckoned sinners.'
Study Bible
Nathan and Bathsheba Before David
20And as for you, my lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are upon you to tell them who will sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21Otherwise, when my lord the king rests with his fathers, I and my son Solomon will be counted as criminals.” 22And just then, while Bathsheba was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:16
And the LORD said to Moses, "You will soon rest with your fathers, and these people will rise up and prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake Me and break the covenant I have made with them.

2 Samuel 7:12
And when your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 1:20
And as for you, my lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are upon you to tell them who will sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.

1 Kings 1:22
And just then, while Bathsheba was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived.

1 Kings 2:10
Then David rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David.

Treasury of Scripture

Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

sleep

1 Kings 2:10
So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

Genesis 15:15
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

Deuteronomy 31:16
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

offenders [heb] sinners

1 Kings 2:15,22-24
And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it was his from the LORD…







Lexicon
Otherwise, when my lord
אֲדֹנִֽי־ (’ă·ḏō·nî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

rests
כִּשְׁכַ֥ב (kiš·ḵaḇ)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

his fathers,
אֲבֹתָ֑יו (’ă·ḇō·ṯāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

I
אֲנִ֛י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

and my son
וּבְנִ֥י (ū·ḇə·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹ֖ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

will be counted
וְהָיָ֕ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

as criminals.”
חַטָּאִֽים׃ (ḥaṭ·ṭā·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2400: A criminal, one accounted guilty
(21) Shall sleep with his fathers.--Here this phrase, so constantly used in the record of the death of the kings, occurs in these books for the first time. (It is also found in the message of promise by Nathan. 2Samuel 7:12, relating to the succession of the son who should build the Temple.) We find corresponding expressions in Genesis 15:15; Deuteronomy 31:16. Without connecting with the use of this phrase anything like the fulness of meaning which in the New Testament attaches to "the sleep" of the departed servants of God (as known to be a "sleep in Jesus"), it seems not unreasonable to recognise in it, at least, a rudimentary belief in death as rest and not extinction. The addition, "with his fathers," has probably a reference to "the tombs of the kings;" especially as we find that it is not adopted in the cases of Jehoram (2Chronicles 21:20) and Joash. (2Chronicles 24:25), who were not buried therein.

Verse 21. - Otherwise [there is no corresponding word in the Hebrews] it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep [strictly, "lie down:" see on 1 Kings 2:10] with his fathers [this phrase, so common in the books of Kings and Chronicles, only occurs "once in the Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 31:16) and once in the historical books before Kings" (Rawlinson). It was evidently the product of an age when the nation was settled, and men had their family sepulchres] that I and my son Solomon shall be counted [Hebrews be] offenders [Hebrews as marg., sinners. The primary meaning of חָטָא is "to miss the mark." Like ἁμαρτάνειν, it came to be used of all erring and transgression. Bathsheba and Solomon would be obnoxious to Adonijah, as representing a rival cause; possibly also as guilty of high treason (Clericus, Bahr, al.) 1:11-31 Observe Nathan's address to Bathsheba. Let me give thee counsel how to save thy own life, and the life of thy son. Such as this is the counsel Christ's ministers give us in his name, to give all diligence, not only that no man take our crown, Re 3:11, but that we save our lives, even the lives of our souls. David made a solemn declaration of his firm cleaving to his former resolution, that Solomon should be his successor. Even the recollection of the distresses from which the Lord redeemed him, increased his comfort, inspired his hopes, and animated him to his duty, under the decays of nature and the approach of death.
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