اَلْمُلُوكِ ٱلْأَوَّلُ 1

وَشَاخَ ٱلْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ. تَقَدَّمَ فِي ٱلْأَيَّامِ. وَكَانُوا يُدَثِّرُونَهُ بِٱلثِّيَابِ فَلَمْ يَدْفَأْ. ١ 1
When King David was old and advanced in years, they covered him with blankets, but he could not keep warm.
فَقَالَ لَهُ عَبِيدُهُ: «لِيُفَتِّشُوا لِسَيِّدِنَا ٱلْمَلِكِ عَلَى فَتَاةٍ عَذْرَاءَ، فَلْتَقِفْ أَمَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَلْتَكُنْ لَهُ حَاضِنَةً وَلْتَضْطَجِعْ فِي حِضْنِكَ فَيَدْفَأَ سَيِّدُنَا ٱلْمَلِكُ». ٢ 2
So his servants said to him, “Let us look for a young virgin for our master the king. Let her serve the king and take care of him. Let her lie in his arms so that our master the king may keep warm.”
فَفَتَّشُوا عَلَى فَتَاةٍ جَمِيلَةٍ فِي جَمِيعِ تُخُومِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَوَجَدُوا أَبِيشَجَ ٱلشُّونَمِيَّةَ، فَجَاءُوا بِهَا إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ. ٣ 3
So they searched for a beautiful girl within all the borders of Israel. They found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.
وَكَانَتِ ٱلْفَتَاةُ جَمِيلَةً جِدًّا، فَكَانَتْ حَاضِنَةَ ٱلْمَلِكِ. وَكَانَتْ تَخْدِمُهُ، وَلَكِنَّ ٱلْمَلِكَ لَمْ يَعْرِفْهَا. ٤ 4
The girl was very beautiful. She served the king and took care of him, but the king did not have sexual relations with her.
ثُمَّ إِنَّ أَدُونِيَّا ٱبْنَ حَجِّيثَ تَرَفَّعَ قَائِلًا: «أَنَا أَمْلِكُ». وَعَدَّ لِنَفْسِهِ عَجَلَاتٍ وَفُرْسَانًا وَخَمْسِينَ رَجُلًا يَجْرُونَ أَمَامَهُ. ٥ 5
At that time, Adonijah son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run ahead of him.
وَلَمْ يُغْضِبْهُ أَبُوهُ قَطُّ قَائِلًا: «لِمَاذَا فَعَلْتَ هَكَذَا؟» وَهُوَ أَيْضًا جَمِيلُ ٱلصُّورَةِ جِدًّا، وَقَدْ وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ بَعْدَ أَبْشَالُومَ. ٦ 6
His father had never troubled him, saying, “Why have you done this or that?” Adonijah was also a very handsome man, born next after Absalom.
وَكَانَ كَلَامُهُ مَعَ يُوآبَ ٱبْنِ صَرُويَةَ، وَمَعَ أَبِيَاثَارَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ، فَأَعَانَا أَدُونِيَّا. ٧ 7
He conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. They followed Adonijah and helped him.
وَأَمَّا صَادُوقُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ وَبَنَايَاهُو بْنُ يَهُويَادَاعَ وَنَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ وَشِمْعِي وَرِيعِي وَٱلْجَبَابِرَةُ ٱلَّذِينَ لِدَاوُدَ فَلَمْ يَكُونُوا مَعَ أَدُونِيَّا. ٨ 8
But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David did not follow Adonijah.
فَذَبَحَ أَدُونِيَّا غَنَمًا وَبَقَرًا وَمَعْلُوفَاتٍ عِنْدَ حَجَرِ ٱلزَّاحِفَةِ ٱلَّذِي بِجَانِبِ عَيْنِ رُوجَلَ، وَدَعَا جَمِيعَ إِخْوَتِهِ بَنِي ٱلْمَلِكِ وَجَمِيعَ رِجَالِ يَهُوذَا عَبِيدِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، ٩ 9
Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened calves by the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah, the king's servants.
وَأَمَّا نَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ وَبَنَايَاهُو وَٱلْجَبَابِرَةُ وَسُلَيْمَانُ أَخُوهُ فَلَمْ يَدْعُهُمْ. ١٠ 10
But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the mighty men, or his brother Solomon.
فَكَلَّمَ نَاثَانُ بَثْشَبَعَ أُمِّ سُلَيْمَانَ قَائِلًا: «أَمَا سَمِعْتِ أَنَّ أَدُونِيَّا ٱبْنَ حَجِّيثَ قَدْ مَلَكَ، وَسَيِّدُنَا دَاوُدُ لَا يَعْلَمُ؟ ١١ 11
Then Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, “Have you not heard that Adonijah son of Haggith has become king, and David our master does not know it?
فَٱلْآنَ تَعَالَيْ أُشِيرُ عَلَيْكِ مَشُورَةً فَتُنَجِّي نَفْسَكِ وَنَفْسَ ٱبْنِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ. ١٢ 12
Now therefore let me give you advice, so that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.
اِذْهَبِي وَٱدْخُلِي إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ دَاوُدَ وَقُولِي لَهُ: أَمَا حَلَفْتَ أَنْتَ يَا سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ لِأَمَتِكَ قَائِلًا: إِنَّ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱبْنَكِ يَمْلِكُ بَعْدِي، وَهُوَ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّي؟ فَلِمَاذَا مَلَكَ أَدُونِيَّا؟ ١٣ 13
Go to King David; say to him, 'My master the king, did you not swear to your servant, saying, “Surely Solomon your son will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne?” Why then is Adonijah reigning?'
وَفِيمَا أَنْتِ مُتَكَلِّمَةٌ هُنَاكَ مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ، أَدْخُلُ أَنَا وَرَاءَكِ وَأُكَمِّلُ كَلَامَكِ». ١٤ 14
While you are there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.”
فَدَخَلَتْ بَثْشَبَعُ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ إِلَى ٱلْمِخْدَعِ. وَكَانَ ٱلْمَلِكُ قَدْ شَاخَ جِدًّا وَكَانَتْ أَبِيشَجُ ٱلشُّونَمِيَّةُ تَخْدِمُ ٱلْمَلِكَ. ١٥ 15
So Bathsheba went into the king's room. The king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was serving the king.
فَخَرَّتْ بَثْشَبَعُ وَسَجَدَتْ لِلْمَلِكِ، فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «مَا لَكِ؟» ١٦ 16
Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself before the king. Then the king said, “What do you desire?”
فَقَالَتْ لَهُ «أَنْتَ يَا سَيِّدِي حَلَفْتَ بِٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكَ لِأَمَتِكَ قَائِلًا: إِنَّ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱبْنَكِ يَمْلِكُ بَعْدِي وَهُوَ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّي. ١٧ 17
She said to him, “My master, you swore to your servant by Yahweh your God, saying, 'Surely Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.'
وَٱلْآنَ هُوَذَا أَدُونِيَّا قَدْ مَلَكَ. وَٱلْآنَ أَنْتَ يَاسَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ لَا تَعْلَمُ ذَلِكَ. ١٨ 18
Now, see, Adonijah is king, and you, my master the king, do not know it.
وَقَدْ ذَبَحَ ثِيرَانًا وَمَعْلُوفَاتٍ وَغَنَمًا بِكَثْرَةٍ، وَدَعَا جَمِيعَ بَنِي ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَأَبِيَاثَارَ ٱلْكَاهِنَ وَيُوآبَ رَئِيسَ ٱلْجَيْشِ، وَلَمْ يَدْعُ سُلَيْمَانَ عَبْدَكَ. ١٩ 19
He has sacrificed oxen, fatted calves, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the sons of the king, Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant.
وَأَنْتَ يَا سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ أَعْيُنُ جَمِيعِ إِسْرَائِيلَ نَحْوَكَ لِكَيْ تُخْبِرَهُمْ مَنْ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ بَعْدَهُ. ٢٠ 20
As for you, my master the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, waiting for you to tell them who will sit on the throne after you, my master.
فَيَكُونُ إِذَا ٱضْطَجَعَ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ مَعَ آبَائِهِ أَنِّي أَنَا وَٱبْنِي سُلَيْمَانَ نُحْسَبُ مُذْنِبَيْنِ». ٢١ 21
Otherwise it will happen, when my master the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be regarded as criminals.”
وَبَيْنَمَا هِيَ مُتَكَلِّمَةٌ مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ، إِذَا نَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ دَاخِلٌ. ٢٢ 22
While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet came in.
فَأَخْبَرُوا ٱلْمَلِكَ قَائِلِينَ: «هُوَذَا نَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ». فَدَخَلَ إِلَى أَمَامِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَسَجَدَ لِلْمَلِكِ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢٣ 23
The servants told the king, “Nathan the prophet is here.” When he came in before the king, he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground.
وَقَالَ نَاثَانُ: «يَا سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكَ، أَأَنْتَ قُلْتَ إِنَّ أَدُونِيَّا يَمْلِكُ بَعْدِي وَهُوَ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّي؟ ٢٤ 24
Nathan said, “My master the king, have you said, 'Adonijah will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne?'
لِأَنَّهُ نَزَلَ ٱلْيَوْمَ وَذَبَحَ ثِيرَانًا وَمَعْلُوفَاتٍ وَغَنَمًا بِكَثْرَةٍ، وَدَعَا جَمِيعَ بَنِي ٱلْمَلِكِ وَرُؤَسَاءَ ٱلْجَيْشِ وَأَبِيَاثَارَ ٱلْكَاهِنَ، وَهَا هُمْ يَأْكُلُونَ وَيَشْرَبُونَ أَمَامَهُ وَيَقُولُونَ: لِيَحْيَ ٱلْمَلِكُ أَدُونِيَّا. ٢٥ 25
For he has gone down today and sacrificed oxen, fatted calves, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king's sons, the captains of the army, and Abiathar the priest. They are eating and drinking before him, and saying, 'Long live King Adonijah!'
وَأَمَّا أَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَصَادُوقُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ وَبَنَايَاهُو بْنُ يَهُويَادَاعَ وَسُلَيْمَانُ عَبْدُكَ فَلَمْ يَدْعُنَا. ٢٦ 26
But as for me, your servant, Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon, he has not invited us.
هَلْ مِنْ قِبَلِ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ كَانَ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرُ، وَلَمْ تُعْلِمْ عَبْدَكَ مَنْ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ بَعْدَهُ؟». ٢٧ 27
Has my master the king done this without telling us, your servants, who should sit on the throne after him?”
فَأَجَابَ ٱلْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ وَقَالَ: «اُدْعُ لِي بَثْشَبَعَ». فَدَخَلَتْ إِلَى أَمَامِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَوَقَفَتْ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ٢٨ 28
Then King David answered and said, “Call Bathsheba back to me.” She came into the king's presence and stood before the king.
فَحَلَفَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَقَالَ: «حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي فَدَى نَفْسِي مِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقَةٍ، ٢٩ 29
The king made an oath and said, “As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed me out of all trouble,
إِنَّهُ كَمَا حَلَفْتُ لَكِ بِٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ قَائِلًا: إِنَّ سُلَيْمَانَ ٱبْنَكِ يَمْلِكُ بَعْدِي، وَهُوَ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّي عِوَضًا عَنِّي، كَذَلِكَ أَفْعَلُ هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمَ». ٣٠ 30
as I vowed to you by Yahweh, the God of Israel, saying, 'Solomon your son will reign after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place,' I will do this today.”
فَخَرَّتْ بَثْشَبَعُ عَلَى وَجْهِهَا إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَسَجَدَتْ لِلْمَلِكِ وَقَالَتْ: «لِيَحْيَ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». ٣١ 31
Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and prostrated herself before the king and said, “May my master King David live forever!”
وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ: «اُدْعُ لِي صَادُوقَ ٱلْكَاهِنَ وَنَاثَانَ ٱلنَّبِيَّ وَبَنَايَاهُوَ بْنَ يَهُويَادَاعَ». فَدَخَلُوا إِلَى أَمَامِ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ٣٢ 32
King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada.” So they came before the king.
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ لَهُمْ: «خُذُوا مَعَكُمْ عَبِيدَ سَيِّدِكُمْ، وَأَرْكِبُوا سُلَيْمَانَ ٱبْنِي عَلَى ٱلْبَغْلَةِ ٱلَّتِي لِي، وَٱنْزِلُوا بِهِ إِلَى جِيحُونَ، ٣٣ 33
The king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your master, and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule and take him down to Gihon.
وَلْيَمْسَحْهُ هُنَاكَ صَادُوقُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ وَنَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ مَلِكًا عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَٱضْرِبُوا بِٱلْبُوقِ وَقُولُوا: لِيَحْيَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ. ٣٤ 34
Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king over Israel and blow the trumpet and say, 'Long live King Solomon!'
وَتَصْعَدُونَ وَرَاءَهُ، فَيَأْتِي وَيَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّي وَهُوَ يَمْلِكُ عِوَضًا عَنِّي، وَإِيَّاهُ قَدْ أَوْصَيْتُ أَنْ يَكُونَ رَئِيسًا عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا». ٣٥ 35
Then you will come up after him, and he will come and sit on my throne; for he will be king in my place. I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”
فَأَجَابَ بَنَايَاهُو بْنُ يَهُويَادَاعَ ٱلْمَلِكَ وَقَالَ: «آمِينَ. هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ. ٣٦ 36
Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, “So let it be! May Yahweh, the God of my master the king, confirm it.
كَمَا كَانَ ٱلرَّبُّ مَعَ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ كَذَلِكَ لِيَكُنْ مَعَ سُلَيْمَانَ، وَيَجْعَلْ كُرْسِيَّهُ أَعْظَمَ مِنْ كُرْسِيِّ سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكِ دَاوُدَ». ٣٧ 37
As Yahweh has been with my master the king, so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my master King David.”
فَنَزَلَ صَادُوقُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ وَنَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ وَبَنَايَاهُو بْنُ يَهُويَادَاعَ وَٱلْجَلَّادُونَ وَٱلسُّعَاةُ، وَأَرْكَبُوا سُلَيْمَانَ عَلَى بَغْلَةِ ٱلْمَلِكِ دَاوُدَ، وَذَهَبُوا بِهِ إِلَى جِيحُونَ. ٣٨ 38
So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Kerethites and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride upon King David's mule; they brought him to Gihon.
فَأَخَذَ صَادُوقُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ قَرْنَ ٱلدُّهْنِ مِنَ ٱلْخَيْمَةِ وَمَسَحَ سُلَيْمَانَ. وَضَرَبُوا بِٱلْبُوقِ، وَقَالَ جَمِيعُ ٱلشَّعْبِ: «لِيَحْيَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ». ٣٩ 39
Zadok the priest took the horn of oil out of the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!”
وَصَعِدَ جَمِيعُ ٱلشَّعْبِ وَرَاءَهُ. وَكَانَ ٱلشَّعْبُ يَضْرِبُونَ بِٱلنَّايِ وَيَفْرَحُونَ فَرَحًا عَظِيمًا حَتَّى ٱنْشَقَّتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ مِنْ أَصْوَاتِهِمْ. ٤٠ 40
Then all the people went up after him, and the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth shook with their sound.
فَسَمِعَ أَدُونِيَّا وَجَمِيعُ ٱلْمَدْعُوِّينَ ٱلّذِينَ عِنْدهُ بَعْدَمَا ٱنْتَهَوْا مِنَ ٱلْأَكْلِ. وَسَمِعَ يُوآبُ صَوْتَ ٱلْبُوقِ فَقَالَ: «لِمَاذَا صَوْتُ ٱلْقَرْيَةِ مُضْطَرِبٌ؟» ٤١ 41
Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why is there an uproar in the city?”
وَفِيمَا هُوَ يَتَكَلَّمُ إِذَا بِيُونَاثَانَ بْنِ أَبِيَاثَارَ ٱلْكَاهِنِ قَدْ جَاءَ، فَقَالَ أَدُونِيَّا: «تَعَالَ، لِأَنَّكَ ذُو بَأْسٍ وَتُبَشِّرُ بِٱلْخَيْرِ». ٤٢ 42
While he was still speaking, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest came. Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are a worthy man and bring good news.”
فَأَجَابَ يُونَاثَانُ وَقَالَ لِأَدُونِيَّا: «بَلْ سَيِّدُنَا ٱلْمَلِكُ دَاوُدُ قَدْ مَلَّكَ سُلَيْمَانَ. ٤٣ 43
Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, “Our master King David has made Solomon the king,
وَأَرْسَلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ مَعَهُ صَادُوقَ ٱلْكَاهِنَ وَنَاثَانَ ٱلنَّبِيَّ وَبَنَايَاهُوَ بْنَ يَهُويَادَاعَ وَٱلْجَلَّادِينَ وَٱلسُّعَاةَ، وَقَدْ أَرْكَبُوهُ عَلَى بَغْلَةِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، ٤٤ 44
and the king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the Kerethites and the Pelethites. They have had Solomon ride on the king's mule.
وَمَسَحَهُ صَادُوقُ ٱلْكَاهِنُ وَنَاثَانُ ٱلنَّبِيُّ مَلِكًا فِي جِيحُونَ، وَصَعِدُوا مِنْ هُنَاكَ فَرِحِينَ حَتَّى ٱضْطَرَبَتِ ٱلْقَرْيَةُ. هَذَا هُوَ ٱلصَّوْتُ ٱلَّذِي سَمِعْتُمُوهُ. ٤٥ 45
Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon, and have come up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you have heard.
وَأَيْضًا قَدْ جَلَسَ سُلَيْمَانُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ. ٤٦ 46
Also, Solomon is sitting on the throne of the kingdom.
وَأَيْضًا جَاءَ عَبِيدُ ٱلْمَلِكِ لِيُبَارِكُوا سَيِّدَنَا ٱلْمَلِكَ دَاوُدَ قَائِلِينَ: يَجْعَلُ إِلَهُكَ ٱسْمَ سُلَيْمَانَ أَحْسَنَ مِنِ ٱسْمِكَ، وَكُرْسِيَّهُ أَعْظَمَ مِنْ كُرْسِيِّكَ. فَسَجَدَ ٱلْمَلِكُ عَلَى سَرِيرِهِ. ٤٧ 47
Moreover, the king's servants came to bless our master King David, saying, 'May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne.' Then the king bowed down on the bed.
وَأَيْضًا هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: مُبَارَكٌ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ ٱلَّذِي أَعْطَانِيَ ٱلْيَوْمَ مَنْ يَجْلِسُ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّي وَعَيْنَايَ تُبْصِرَانِ». ٤٨ 48
The king also said, 'Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who has given a person to sit on my throne this day, and that my own eyes should see it.'”
فَٱرْتَعَدَ وَقَامَ جَمِيعُ مَدْعُوِّي أَدُونِيَّا، وَذَهَبُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ فِي طَرِيقِهِ. ٤٩ 49
Then all the guests of Adonijah were terrified. They stood up and each man went his way.
وَخَافَ أَدُونِيَّا مِنْ قِبَلِ سُلَيْمَانَ، وَقَامَ وَٱنْطَلَقَ وَتَمَسَّكَ بِقُرُونِ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ. ٥٠ 50
Adonijah was afraid of Solomon and rose up, went, and took hold of the horns of the altar.
فَأُخْبِرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَقِيلَ لَهُ: «هُوَذَا أَدُونِيَّا خَائِفٌ مِنَ ٱلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ، وَهُوَذَا قَدْ تَمَسَّكَ بِقُرُونِ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ قَائِلًا: لِيَحْلِفْ لِي ٱلْيَوْمَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ إِنَّهُ لَا يَقْتُلُ عَبْدَهُ بِٱلسَّيْفِ». ٥١ 51
Then it was told Solomon, saying, “See, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, for he has laid hold on the horns of the altar, saying, 'Let King Solomon swear to me first that he will not kill his servant with the sword.'”
فَقَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ: «إِنْ كَانَ ذَا فَضِيلَةٍ لَا يَسْقُطُ مِنْ شَعْرِهِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَلَكِنْ إِنْ وُجِدَ بِهِ شَرٌّ فَإِنَّهُ يَمُوتُ». ٥٢ 52
Solomon said, “If he will show himself a worthy man, not a hair of his will fall to the earth, but if wickedness is found in him, he will die.”
فَأَرْسَلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ فَأَنْزَلُوهُ عَنِ ٱلْمَذْبَحِ، فَأَتَى وَسَجَدَ لِلْمَلِكِ سُلَيْمَانَ. فَقَالَ لَهُ سُلَيْمَانُ: «ٱذْهَبْ إِلَى بَيْتِكَ». ٥٣ 53
So King Solomon sent men, who brought Adonijah down from the altar. He came and bowed down to King Solomon, and Solomon said to him, “Go to your house.”