Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000541
00:17 Hello, and welcome to His Words are life.
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and we're reading the story of King
00:21 David's reign over Israel, in the book of 2nd Samuel.
00:24 Before we continue, let's pray together.
00:27 Dear God, please come and be with us now in these next few
00:33 minutes as we hear your very words. May they go deep into
00:37 our hearts and be to us, life and light and bear fruit to your
00:41 glory. We love you so much and thank you for loving us. Amen.
00:45 When we left off, the prophet Gad was to be sent to David
00:51 with a message from God. And we pick up now in 2nd Samuel,
00:54 chapter 24, verse 13, and this is the King James Version.
00:59 So Gad came to David and told him, and said unto him,
01:04 Shall 7 years of famine come unto thee in thy land?
01:08 or wilt thou flee 3 months before thine enemies,
01:13 while they pursue thee? or that there be 3 days' pestilence
01:18 in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return
01:23 to him that sent me. And David said unto Gad, I am in a great
01:28 strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord;
01:31 for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand
01:36 of man. So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel
01:40 from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died
01:43 of the people from Dan even to Beersheba 70,000 men.
01:48 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to
01:51 destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the
01:55 angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine
01:59 hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace
02:03 of Araunah, the Jebusite. And David spake unto the Lord
02:07 when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo I have
02:11 sinned, and I have done wickedly but these sheep, what have
02:15 they done? let thine hand I pray thee, be against me, and against
02:19 my father's house. And Gad came that day to David, and said unto
02:24 him, Go up, rear and altar unto the Lord
02:27 in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite. And David,
02:33 according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.
02:37 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on
02:41 toward him: and Araunah went out and bowed himself before the
02:44 king on his face upon the ground and Araunah said, Wherefore
02:49 is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy
02:53 the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the Lord,
02:56 that the plague may be stayed from the people. And Araunah
03:00 said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what
03:04 seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice
03:08 and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen
03:11 for wood. All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto
03:16 the king. And Araunah said unto the king. The Lord thy God
03:20 accept thee. And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will
03:25 surely buy it of thee at a price. neither will I offer
03:28 burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which dost cost me
03:31 nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen
03:35 for 50 shekels of silver. And David built there an altar
03:40 unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.
03:43 So the Lord was entreated for the land, and the plague
03:47 was stayed from Israel. We're continuing now
03:51 with the first book of Kings, chapter 1,
03:53 and this is the King James Version.
03:55 Now king David was old and stricken in years;
03:59 and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
04:02 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought
04:06 for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before
04:10 the king and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy
04:13 bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. So they sought
04:17 for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel,
04:20 and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
04:26 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and
04:29 ministered to him: but the king knew her not. Then Adonijah,
04:34 the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king:
04:38 and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and 50 men
04:42 to run before him. And his father had not displeased him
04:46 at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a
04:49 very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.
04:52 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar
04:57 the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.
05:00 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
05:04 and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty
05:08 men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
05:12 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone
05:18 of Zoheleth which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren
05:22 the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants:
05:25 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men,
05:29 and Solomon his brother, he called not. Wherefore Nathan
05:34 spake unto Bathsheba the other of Solomon, saying,
05:37 Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith
05:41 doth reign, and David our Lord knoweth it not?
05:44 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel,
05:48 that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son
05:52 Solomon. Go and get thee in unto the king David, and say
05:56 unto him, Didst not thou, my Lord, O king, swear unto thine
06:00 handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign
06:05 after me and he shall sit upon my throne?
06:07 why then doth Adonija reign?
06:09 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also
06:14 will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.
06:17 And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber:
06:21 and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite
06:25 ministered unto the king. And Bathsheba bowed and did
06:29 obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?
06:32 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the Lord thy God
06:37 unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall
06:40 reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. And now, behold,
06:45 Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest
06:50 it not: And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep
06:54 in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king,
06:56 and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host:
06:59 but Solomon thy servant hath he not called. And thou, my lord
07:04 O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou
07:08 shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord
07:11 the king after him. Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord
07:17 the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son
07:20 Solomon shall be counted offenders.
07:22 And lo, while she yet talked to the king, Nathan the prophet
07:26 also came in. And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan
07:30 the prophet. And when he was come in before the king,
07:33 he bowed himself before the king with his face
07:35 to the ground. And Nathan said, My lord, O king,
07:38 hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit
07:41 upon my throne? For he is gone down this day, and hath slain
07:46 oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all
07:50 the king's sons, and the captains of the host,
07:52 and Abiathar the priest; and behold, they eat and drink
07:55 before him, and say, God save king Adonijah. But me, even me
08:01 thy servant and Zadok the priest and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
08:05 and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called. Is this thing
08:10 done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it
08:13 unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord
08:16 the king after him? Then king David answered and said,
08:20 Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence,
08:23 and stood before the king. And the king sware, and said,
08:27 As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all
08:30 distress, even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel,
08:34 saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me,
08:38 and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I
08:42 certainly do this day. Then Bathsheba bowed with her face
08:48 to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said,
08:50 Let my lord king David live for ever. And king David said,
08:55 Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah
08:58 the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.
09:00 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants
09:04 of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own
09:08 mule, and bring him down to Gihon: and let Zadok the priest
09:12 and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel:
09:16 and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.
09:21 Then he shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon
09:24 my throne; for he shall be king in my stead:
09:28 and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah
09:33 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said,
09:37 Amen: the Lord God of my lord the king say so too.
09:41 As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, even so be he
09:45 with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne
09:48 of my lord king David. So Zadok the priest, and Nathan
09:54 the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the
09:58 Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down, and caused Solomon
10:00 to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
10:04 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the
10:08 tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew
10:11 the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.
10:16 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped
10:19 with pipes, and rejoiced with a great joy, so that the earth
10:22 rent with the sound of them. And Adonijah and all the guests
10:26 that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating.
10:29 And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said,
10:31 Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?
10:35 And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar
10:39 the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in;
10:42 for thou art a valiant man, and briniest good tidings.
10:45 And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord
10:50 king David hath made Solomon king. And the king hath sent
10:55 with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah
10:58 the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites,
11:02 and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule:
11:04 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him
11:08 king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing,
11:12 so that the city rang again. This is the noise ye have heard.
11:15 And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom.
11:18 And moreover the king's servants came to bless
11:21 our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon
11:24 better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy
11:27 throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
11:29 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the Lord God of
11:33 Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day,
11:36 mine eyes even seeing it. And all the guests that were with
11:41 Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
11:46 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went,
11:51 and caught hold on the horns of the altar. And it was told
11:55 Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon:
11:59 for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying,
12:02 Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay
12:05 his servant with the sword. And Solomon said, If he will shew
12:10 himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall
12:13 to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him,
12:16 he shall die. So king Solomon sent, and they brought him
12:21 down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself
12:23 to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house
12:27 We'll continue in the book of 1st Kings, chapter 2,
12:32 This is the King James Version.
12:33 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die:
12:37 and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the
12:41 earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;
12:46 and keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways,
12:50 to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments,
12:53 and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses,
12:56 that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest,
12:59 and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: that the Lord may
13:03 continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying,
13:06 If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me
13:11 in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,
13:15 there shall not fail thee, said he, a man on the throne
13:20 of Israel. Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of
13:25 Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the
13:28 hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa
13:33 the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war
13:37 in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was
13:41 about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
13:44 Do therefore according to thy wisdom and let not his hoar head
13:49 go down to the grave in peace. But shew kindness unto the sons
13:55 of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at
13:59 thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of
14:03 Absalom thy brother. And behold, thou hast with thee Shimei
14:07 the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with
14:11 a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim:
14:14 but he came down to me at Jordan and I sware to him by the Lord,
14:16 saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.
14:20 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise
14:24 man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him;
14:26 but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.
14:30 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city
14:34 of David.