1 Kings 1:15 - 21
So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag
the Shunammite was attending him. Bathsheba bowed low and knelt before the king. 'What
is it you want?' the king asked. She said to him, 'My lord, you yourself swore to me
your servant by the Lord your God: "Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will
sit on my throne." But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not
know about it. He has sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep,
and has invited all the king's sons, Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the
army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant. My lord the king, the eyes of all
Israel are on you, to learn from you who will sit on the throne of my lord the king
after him. Otherwise, as soon as my lord the king is laid to rest with his fathers, I
and my son Solomon will be treated as criminals.'
Bathsheba went to the king and reminded him of his promise to her.
She also informed him of what was happening in his kingdom. Finally, she plead for him
to take action to make his choice of heir to the throne public. She reminds him of his
responsibility and that, if he fails to do so, she and Solomon will probably be