1 Kings 2:6
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New International Version
Deal with him according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to the grave in peace.

King James Bible
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt do according to thy wisdom, and not let his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.

World English Bible
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and don't let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast done according to thy wisdom, and dost not let his old age go down in peace to Sheol.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace - It would have been an insult to justice not to have taken the life of Joab. David was culpable in delaying it so long; but probably the circumstances of his government would not admit of his doing it sooner. According to the law of God, Joab, having murdered Abner and Amasa, should die. And had not David commanded Solomon to perform this act of justice, he could not have died in the approbation of his Maker.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him...

Proverbs 20:26 A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the wheel over them.


1 Kings 2:23-34 Then king Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also...

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles the land...

Proverbs 28:17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days...


Genesis 42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone...

2 Kings 22:20 Behold therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered into your grave in peace...

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, said the LORD, to the wicked.

Isaiah 57:2,21 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness...

The Horns of the Altar
WE MUST tell you the story. Solomon was to be the king after David, but his elder brother, Adonijah, was preferred by Joab, the captain of the host, and by Abiathar, the priest; and, therefore, they got together, and tried to steal a march upon dying David, and set up Adonijah. They utterly failed in this; and when Solomn came to the throne Adonijah was afraid for his life, and fled to the horns of the altar at the tabernacle for shelter. Solomn permitted him to find sanctuary there, and forgave
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 31: 1885

Whether the Angels have Bodies Naturally United to Them?
Objection 1: It would seem that angels have bodies naturally united to them. For Origen says (Peri Archon i): "It is God's attribute alone---that is, it belongs to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, as a property of nature, that He is understood to exist without any material substance and without any companionship of corporeal addition." Bernard likewise says (Hom. vi. super Cant.): "Let us assign incorporeity to God alone even as we do immortality, whose nature alone, neither for its own sake
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Pride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 2:9
But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his gray head down to the grave in blood."

1 Kings 2:7
"But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table. They stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom.

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