New American Standard Bible
And Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
King James Bible
And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
Darby Bible Translation
And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose and went and caught hold of 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and Adonijah feareth because of Solomon, and riseth, and goeth, and layeth hold on the horns of the altar.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
BY REV. ALFRED ROWLAND, D.D., LL.B. It is notorious that the sons of devout men sometimes prove a curse to their parents, and bring dishonour on the cause of God. When Eve rejoiced over her first-born, she little suspected that passions were sleeping within him which would impel him to slay his own brother; and the experience of the first mother has been repeated, though in different forms, in all lands and in all ages. Isaac's heart was rent by the deceit of Jacob, and by the self-will of Esau. …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
"You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze.
"Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year; he shall make atonement on it with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once a year throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."
1 Kings 1:49
Then all the guests of Adonijah were terrified; and they arose and each went on his way.
1 Kings 1:51
Now it was told Solomon, saying, "Behold, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, for behold, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, 'Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.'"
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.
"The altar hearth shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth shall extend upwards four horns.
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