1 Kings 1:49
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New International Version
At this, all Adonijah's guests rose in alarm and dispersed.

King James Bible
And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

Darby Bible Translation
And all Adonijah's guests were afraid, and rose up and went every man his way.

World English Bible
All the guests of Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and each man went his way.

Young's Literal Translation
And they tremble, and rise -- all those called who are for Adonijah -- and go, each on his way;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Moreover, the king's servants came - The king himself was at this time confined to his own house, and probably to his bed, and could not possibly see these ceremonies; therefore his confidential servants came and told him. We know not how Jonathan, in so short a time, possessed himself of so much information.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 21:4,5 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear to me...

Daniel 5:4-6 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone...

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David Appointing Solomon
'Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 29. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30. Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Prayer Should be Vocal?
Objection 1: It would seem that prayer ought not to be vocal. As stated above [3025](A[4]), prayer is addressed chiefly to God. Now God knows the language of the heart. Therefore it is useless to employ vocal prayer. Objection 2: Further, prayer should lift man's mind to God, as stated above (A[1], ad 2). But words, like other sensible objects, prevent man from ascending to God by contemplation. Therefore we should not use words in our prayers. Objection 3: Further, prayer should be offered to God
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
1 Kings 1:48
and said, 'Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who has allowed my eyes to see a successor on my throne today.'"

1 Kings 1:50
But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.

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