5 Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.6 His father had never [a]crossed him at any time by asking, “Why have you done so?” And he was also a very handsome man, and [b]he was born after Absalom.7 [c]He had conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah they helped him.8 But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
9 Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings by the [d]stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel; and he invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah, the king’s servants.10 But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the mighty men, and Solomon his brother.
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