1 Kings 2:26
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English Standard Version
And to Abiathar the priest the king said, “Go to Anathoth, to your estate, for you deserve death. But I will not at this time put you to death, because you carried the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because you shared in all my father’s affliction.”

King James Bible
And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

American Standard Version
And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord Jehovah before David my father, and because thou wast afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king said also to Abiathar the priest: Go to Anathoth to thy lands, for indeed thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou didst carry the ark of the Lord God before David my father, and hast endured trouble in all the troubles my father endured.

English Revised Version
And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou wast afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

Webster's Bible Translation
And to Abiathar the priest said the king, Depart to Anathoth, to thy own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou didst bear the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all in which my father was afflicted.

1 Kings 2:26 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

To her request, "Let Abishag of Shunem be given to Adonijah thy brother for a wife" (את יתּן, cf. Ges. 143, 1, a.), which she regarded in her womanly simplicity as a very small one (קטנּה), he replied with indignation, detecting at once the intrigues of Adonijah: "And why dost thou ask Abishag of Shunem for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom, for he is my elder brother; and indeed for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah." The repetition of לו in ולו (1 Kings 2:22), for the purpose of linking on another clause, answers entirely to the emotional character of the words. "For him, and for Abiathar and Joab:" Solomon said this, because these two men of high rank had supported Adonijah's rebellion and wished to rule under his name. There is no ground for any such alterations of the text as Thenius proposes. - Although Abishag had been only David's nurse, in the eyes of the people she passed as his concubine; and among the Israelites, just as with the ancient Persians (Herod. iii. 68), taking possession of the harem of a deceased king was equivalent to an establishment of the claim to the throne (see at 2 Samuel 12:8 and 2 Samuel 3:7-8). According to 2 Samuel 16:21, this cannot have been unknown even to Bathsheba; but as Adonijah's wily words had disarmed all suspicion, she may not have thought of this, or may perhaps have thought that Abishag was not to be reckoned as one of David's concubines, because David had not known her (1 Kings 1:4).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Abiathar

1 Kings 2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.

1 Kings 1:7,25 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him...

Anathoth

Joshua 21:18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.

Isaiah 10:30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard to Laish, O poor Anathoth.

Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

worthy of death [heb] a man of death

1 Samuel 26:16 This thing is not good that you have done. As the LORD lives, you are worthy to die, because you have not kept your master...

2 Samuel 12:5 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives...

barest

1 Samuel 22:20-23 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David...

1 Samuel 23:6-9 And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand...

2 Samuel 15:24,29 And see Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God...

1 Chronicles 15:11,12 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel...

hast been

2 Samuel 15:24-29 And see Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God...

Matthew 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you...

Luke 22:28 You are they which have continued with me in my temptations.

Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

Cross References
Joshua 21:18
Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands--four cities.

1 Samuel 2:32
Then in distress you will look with envious eye on all the prosperity that shall be bestowed on Israel, and there shall not be an old man in your house forever.

1 Samuel 22:20
But one of the sons 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. With me you shall be in safekeeping."

1 Samuel 23:6
When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand.

1 Samuel 23:8
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

1 Samuel 23:9
David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

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