Which best represents the problem with the comment? The woman whose son had died switched her dead baby with the baby of the other woman as she slept. The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. 2 Samuel 11:2-4One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. When King David summoned Bathsheba, she had no choice but to go to him. And king Solomon answered, and said vnto his mother, And why doest thou aske Abishag the Shunammite for Adoniiah? Take the kingdom for him in addition, for he is my older brother, and Abiathar the priest and Joab, the son of Zeruiah, are on his side.- Basic English BibleAnd king Solomon answered and said to his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? - Webster's BibleKing Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Solomon revealed their true feelings and relationship to the child by suggesting to cut the baby in two, with each woman to receive half. “And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.” King James Version (KJV) ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.” They argued back and forth in front of Solomon. “And king Solomon answered, and said vnto his mother, And why doest thou aske Abishag the Shunammite for Adoniiah? God so loved Solomon that Nathan the prophet called him Jedidiah, which means "beloved of Jehovah. Calling for a sword, Solomon declared his judgment: the baby would be cut in two, each woman to receive half. But Uriah, who considered himself still on active duty, refused to go home. King David knew that his son Solomon would be Israel’s next king. The LORD loved him; (NIV), Jack Zavada is a writer who covers the Bible, theology, and other Christianity topics. “Please, my lord,” she said, “give her the living baby. 24Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. 19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. ", The name Bathsheba (pronounced bath-SHEE-buh) means “daughter of the oath,” “daughter of abundance,” or “seven.”. 1 Kings 2:22 Context. One of the babies had died, and each claimed the remaining boy as her own. Your son is dead and mine is alive.’ ”. Despite being wronged and mistreated by him, Bathsheba later became David's loyal wife and protective mother of King Solomon, the wisest ruler of Israel. 20 Then while I was still asleep, she got up and took my son out of my bed. So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. ", The king declared the second woman the true mother, as a mother would even give up her baby if that was necessary to save its life. In a dream Solomon prays to God, asking for “an understanding heart to judge thy people.” God answers, “You could have asked for long life or riches, or for the death of your enemies. Salem Media Group. King James Version (KJV) < Previous Verse. Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. Bible Verses like 1 Kings 2:22 | View 1611 Bible Scan, Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread. After David had her husband murdered, she had no choice when David took her for his wife. 21And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. of When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice. During the night, one of the infants was smothered and died. Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!”, Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. They realized that God had given him wisdom to judge fairly. "- New American Standard Version (1995)And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.” During the night, one of the infants was smothered and died. He ordered Uriah to be sent to the front lines of battle and abandoned by his fellow soldiers. And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? One mother did not contest the ruling, declaring that if she could not have the baby then neither of them could, but the other begged Solomon, "Give the baby to her, just don't kill him! At that point, David devised a plot to have Uriah murdered. The dead one is yours; the living one is mine.” And so they argued before the king. Then David sent messengers to get her. Two mothers living in the same house, each the mother of an infant son, came to Solomon. When she became pregnant, David tried to trick Uriah into sleeping with her so it would look like the child was Uriah's. Solomon Becomes King (1 Kings 2:10-12) Solomon Asks God for Wisdom (I Kings 3:5-15) Solomon Makes A Wise Decision for Two Women (1 Kings 3:16-28) A Description of Solomon’s Wisdom (1 Kings 4:29-34) David was King for forty years. 19 One night while we were all asleep, she rolled over on her baby, and he died. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay. Aske for him the kingdome also (for he is mine elder brother) euen for him, and for Abiathar the Priest, & for Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah.” After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.