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- shall be counted offenders. And so, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in. And they told the king, saying, behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king he bowed himself before the king with his face to the grounds And Nathan said, my lord, o king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? for he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle, and sheep in abundance,' and hath called all the kings sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and behold, they eat and drink, before him, and say, God save king Adonijah. But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon hath he not called. Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him? then king David answered and said, call me Bath-sheba : and she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. And the king sware, and said, as the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, assuredly, Solomon thy son shall reign after, me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, let my lord king David live for ever.....

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Mawsy Dyvor Adonies. The burden of the word of the Lord to

Ísrael by Malachi. I have loved you, saith the Lord : yet ye say, wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau, Jacob's brother? saith the Lord : yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragonsof the wilderness. Whereas Edom saith, we are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places : thus saith the Lord of hosts, they shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, the border of wickedness, and the people against whom the

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ters וְהָיִיתִי אֲנִי וּבְנִי שְׁלמה חַטָאִים; וְהִנֵּה עוֹדֶנָּה מְדַבֶּרֶת ins עם־הַמֶּלֶךְ וְנָתָן הַנָּבִיא בָּא: וַיַגִידוּ לַמֶּלֶךְ לֵאמֹר הִנֵּה 10 נָתָן הַנָּבִיא וַיָּבֹא לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ לַמֶּלֶךְ עַל־אַפָּיו

אֶרְעָה: וַיֹּאמֶר נָתָן אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ אַתָּה אָמַרְתָּ אֲדָנִיָהוּ מי יִמְלֹךְ אַחֲרֵי וְהוּא יֵשֵׁב עַל־כִּסְאִי: כִּי יָרַד הַיוֹם וַיִּזְבַּח ז' שׁוֹר וּמְרִיא וְצֹאן לָרֹב וַיִּקְרָא לְכָל־בְּנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וּלְשָׂרִי

הַצְבָא וּלְאֶבְיָתָר הַכֹּהֵן וְהִנָּם אֹכְלִים וְשֹׁתִים לְפָנָיו מה וַיֹּאמְרוּ יְהִי הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲדֹנִיָּהוּ; וְלִי אֲנִי־עַבְרֶךְ וּלְצָדוֹק soft הַכֹּהֵן וְלִבְנָיָהוּ בֶן־יְהוֹיָדָע וְלִשְׁלֹמֹה עַבְדְּךָ לֹא קָרָא :

אם מֵאֵת אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ נֶהְיָה הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וְלֹא הוֹדַעְתָּ עבדיד אֶת־עַבְדְּיִךְ מִי־יִשֶׁב עַל־כִּסֵּא אֲדֹנִי־־הַמֶּלֶךְ אַחֲרָיו : ? וַיַּעַן הַמֶּלֶךְ דָּוִד וַיֹּאמֶר קִרְאוּ--לִי לְבַת־שָׁבַע וַתָּבא ift לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וַתַּעֲמֹד לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ: וַיִּשְׁבַע הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיֹּאמַר

חַי־יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר־פָּדָה אֶת־נַפְשִׁי מִכָּל־צָרָה: כִּי כַּאֲשֶׁר שם נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לָךְ בַּיהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר כִּי־־שְׁלֹמֹה dows בְנֵךְ יִמְלֹךְ אַחֲלַי וְהוּא יִשֶׁב עַל־־כִּסְאֵי הַחִתִּי כִּי כֵּן

אעשה הַיוֹם הַזֶּה; וַתִּקד בַּת־־שֶׁבַע אַפַּיִם אֶרֶץ oil וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ לַמֶּלֶךְ וַתֹּאמֶר יְחִי אֲדֹנָי הַמֶּלֶךְ דָּוִד לְעֹלָם:

הפטרת תולדות

במלאכי סימן א י . ; . מַשָׂא דְבַר־יְהוָה אֶל־יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּיַן מַלְאָכִי : אָהַבְתִּי

אֶתְכֶם אָמַר יְהוָה וַאֲמַרְתֶּם בַּמָּה אֲהַבְתָּנוּ הֲלוֹא־אָח עֵשָׂו לִיַעֲקב נָאָס־יְהוָה וָאֹהַב אֶת־יַעֲקֹב : וְאֶת־עֲשׂוּ שָׂנֵאתִי וָאֶשִׁים אֶת־הָרָיוֹ שְׁמָמָה וְאֶת-נַחֲלָתוֹ לְתַבּוֹר מִדְבָּר: כִּי־תאמַר אֱדוֹם רְשַׁשְׁנוּ וְנָשׁוּב וְנִבְנֶה חָרָבֿוֹת כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת הֵמָּה יִבְנוּ וַאֲנִי אֵחֵרוֹס וְקָרְאוּ לָהֶם גְּבוּל רִשְׁעָה וְהָעָם אֲשֶׁר־זֶעַם יְהוָה עַד־ עוֹלָם: וְעֵינֵיכֶם תִּרְאֶינָה וְאַתֶּם תּאמְרוּ יִגְדַּל יְהוָה

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exalted himself, saying, I will be king; and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to ran before him. And his father had not displeased him at any time, in saying, why hast thou done so ? . and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom, i And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest; and they following Adonijah, helped him. But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah. . And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle, by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by En-rogel, and called all his brethren the kings sons, and all the men of Judah the kings servants." But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother he called not. Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth 'reiga, and David our lord knoweth it not? now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. Go, and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne ? · Why then doth Adonijah reign ? behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I will also come in after thee, and confirm thy words. And Bath-sheba went in unto the king, into the chamber : and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king. And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king: and the king said, what wouldest thou ? and she said unto him, my lord,' thou swarest by the Lord thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, assuredly Solomon thy soo shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne : and now behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now my lord the king, thou knowest it not. And he hath slain oxen, and fat cattle, and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host : but Solomon thy servant hath he not called. And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon

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: בֶן־חַבֵּיתִ: מִתְנַשָׂא לֵאמֹר אֲנִי אֶמְלֶךְ וַיַּעַשׂ לוֹ רֶכֶב

וּפָרָשִׁים וַחֲמִשִׁים אִישׁ רָצִים לְפָנָיו : וְלֹא־עֲצָבוֹ אָבִיו : מִימָיו לֵאמֹר מַדּוּעַ כָּכָה עָשִׂיתָ וְגַם־־הוּא טְוֹב־תְאַר . מְאֹד וְאֹתוֹ יָלְדָה אַחֲרֵי אַבְשָׁלוֹם: וַיִּהְיוּ דְבָרָיו עם

יוֹאָב בֶּן־צְרוּיָה וְעַם אֶבְיָתָר הַכֹּהֵן וַיַעַזְרוּ אַחֲרֵי אֲדָנִיָּה : ו וְנָדַוֹק הַכֹּהֵן וּבְנָיָהוּ בֶן־יְהוֹיָדָע וְנָתָן הַנָּבִיא וְשִׁמְעִי

וְרֵעִי וְהַגְבּוֹרִים אֲשֶׁר לְדָוִד לֹא הָיוּ עִם־אֲדֹנִיָּהוּ: וַיִּזְבַּח

אֲדָנִיָהוּ צֵאן וּבָקָר וּמְרִיא עַס אֶבֶן הַוֹחֶלֶה אֲשֶׁר־אֵצֶל . : עֵין רֹגֵל וַיִּקְרָא אֶת־כָּל־אֶחָיו בְּנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וּלְכָל־אַנְשֵׁי

; יְהוּדָה עַבְדֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ: וְאֶת־נָתָן הַנָּבִיא וּבְנָיָהוּ וְאֶת .ז. הַגִּבּוֹרִים וְאֶת־שְׁלֹמֹה אָחִיו לֹא קָרָא: וַיֹּאמֶר נָתָן אֶל־

בַּת־שֶׁבַע אֵם־שְׁלֹמֹה לֵאמֹר הֲלֹא שָׁמַעְתְּ כִּי מָלַךְ אֲדֹנִיָּהוּ

בֶן־חַנִית וַאֲדֹנֵינוּ דָיִךְ לֹא יָדָע: וְעַתָּה לְכֵי אִיעָצֵךְ נָא : עֵצָה וּמַלְטִי אֶת־נַפְשֵׁךְ וְאֶת־נֶפֶשׁ בְּנָךְ שְׁלמה : לְכִי ; וּבְאִי אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ דָּוִד וְאָמַרְתָּ אֵלָיו הֲלֹא־אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי

הַמֶּלֶךְ נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲמָתְךָ לֵאמֹר כִּי־שְׁלֹמֹה בְנֵךְ יִמְלֹךְ

אַחֲרֵי וְהוּא יִשֵׁב עַל־כִּסְאִי וּמַדּוּעַ מָלַךְ אֲדָנִיָּהוּ: הִנֵּה ... עוֹדָךְ מְדַבֶּרֶת שָׁם עַם־־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַאֲנִי אָבוֹא אַחֲרַיִךְ

וּמִלֵּאתִי אֶת־דְּבָרָיִךְ: וַתָּבֹא בַת־שֶׁבַע אֶל־־הַמֶּלֶךְ הַחַדְרָה וְהַמֶּלֶךְ זֶקן מְאֹר וַאֲבִישַׁג הַשׁוּנַמִּית מְשָׁרֵת אֶת־הַמֶּלֶךְ; וַתִּקָּד בַּת־שֶׁבַע וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ לַמֶּלֶךְ וַיֹּאמֶר

הַמֶּלֶךְ מַה־לָּךְ: וַתֹּאמֶר לוֹאֲדֹנִי אַתָּה נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ בַּיהוָה * אֱלֹהֶיךָ לַאֲמָתֶךָ כִּי־־שְׁלֹמֹה בְנֵךְ יִמְלִךְ אַחֲרָי וְהוּא . יִשֶׁב עַל־כִּסְאֵי : וְעַתָּה הִנֵּה אֲדֹנִיָּה מֶלֶךְ וְעַתָּה אֲדֹנִי

הַמֶּלֶךְ לֹא יָדָעתָּ: וִיזְבַּח שׁוֹר וּמְרִיא וצאן לָרב וַיִּקְרָא

לְכָל־בְּנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ וּלְאֶבְיָתָר הַכֹּהֵן וּלִיאָב שַׂר הַצְבָא . וְלִשְׁלֹמֹה עַבְדְּךָ לֹא קָרָא: וְאַתָּה אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ עֵינֵי ; כָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל עָלַיִךְ לְהַגִּיד לָהֶם מִי יִשֶׁב עַל־כִּסֵּא אֲדֹנִי : הַמֶּלֶךְ אַחֲרָיו : וְהָיָה כִּשְׁכַב אֲדֹנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ עַם־אֲבֹתָיו

him by the feet : but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, let her alone, for her soul is vexed within her; and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me. Then she said, did I desire a son from my lord? did I not say, do not deceive me?

then he said to Gehazi, gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine · hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again : and lay my staff upon the face of the child, s And the mother of the child said, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee: and he arose, and followed her. And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child, but there was neither voice, nor hearing : wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, the child is not awaked. And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid apon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands, and he stretched himself upon the child, and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro, and went up, and stretched himself, upon him: and the child 'neesed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. And he called Gehazi, and said, call this Shunammite. So he called her: and when she was come in unto him, he said, take up thy son. Then she went in and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son and went out.

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Dy-au-melech David : Now king David was old, and stricken in : Zokine. years; and they covered him with clothes,

but he gat no heat. Wherefore his seryants said unto him, let there be sought for my lord the king, a young virgin, and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found' Abishag a Shunámmite, and brought her to the king. And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the kiog knew her not. Then Adonijah the son of Haggith

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