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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:12 save thine own life. If Adonijah were really to become king, he would almost certainly have had Solomon and his mother executed, as well as any other potential claimants to the throne. He knew of David’s promise to Solomon and Bathsheba, and thus did not invite them to his planned inaugural banquet, knowing they would vehemently protest.

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