33 The king also said to them, (A)“Take with you the servants of your lord, and have Solomon my son ride on my own (B)mule, and take him down to (C)Gihon.[a] 34 There let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet (D)anoint him king over Israel; and (E)blow the horn, and say, [b]Long live King Solomon!’ 35 Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, and he shall be king in my place. For I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”

36 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, (F)“Amen! May the Lord God of my lord the king say so too. 37 (G)As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so may He be with Solomon, and (H)make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.”

38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, (I)Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the (J)Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and took him to Gihon. 39 Then Zadok the priest took a horn of (K)oil from the tabernacle and (L)anointed Solomon. And they blew the horn, (M)and all the people said, [c]Long live King Solomon!” 40 And all the people went up after him; and the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth seemed to split with their sound.

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  1. 1 Kings 1:33 A spring east of Jerusalem in the Kidron Valley
  2. 1 Kings 1:34 Lit. Let King Solomon live
  3. 1 Kings 1:39 Lit. Let King Solomon live

However the Lord God of Israel (A)chose me above all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, for He has chosen (B)Judah to be the ruler. And of the house of Judah, (C)the house of my father, and (D)among the sons of my father, He was pleased with me to make me king over all Israel.

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(A)And of all my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons) (B)He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel.

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