Bible: 1 Kings 1:28-35

David Picks Solomon as His Successor

1:28 King David responded, 1 Summon Bathsheba!” 2  She came and stood before the king. 3  1:29 The king swore an oath: “As certainly as the Lord lives (he who has rescued me 4  from every danger), 1:30 I will keep 5  today the oath I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel: ‘Surely Solomon your son will be king after me; he will sit in my place on my throne.’ 1:31 Bathsheba bowed down to the king with her face to the floor 6  and said, “May my master, King David, live forever!

1:32 King David said, “Summon Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, 7  and Benaiah son of Jehoiada.” They came before the king, 1:33 and he 8  told them, “Take your master’s 9  servants with you, put my son Solomon on my mule, and lead him down to Gihon. 10  1:34 There Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet will anoint 11  him king over Israel; then blow the trumpet and declare, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 1:35 Then follow him up as he comes and sits on my throne. He will be king in my place; I have decreed 12  that he will be ruler over Israel and Judah.”

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