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kings 2

Posted on by John Chiarello


https://youtu.be/gytcZLQSk_Y Kings 2


1Kings 2:2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

1Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:


.Ferris Wheel

.Wait- = Love

.Mysterious ways?


.Solomon paranoid?

.Joab in terror!

.He runs to the altar

.Death penalty or life without parole- your choice

.The day you leave the city- you die

.He left- and died

.When its time to die- die

.See the Lexington

NEW [Past posts- verses below]

I’ll comment briefly on the chapter- and add my past teaching below.

Solomon ascends to the throne of his father David- and is ‘ruthless’ in his purging of those who wronged his father.

David himself gave him the orders-

1Kings 2:5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

1Kings 2:6 Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

1Kings 2:8 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.

1Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

Solomon banishes Abiathar- the priest who joined in the rebellion with Adonijah-

1Kings 2:26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the LORD God before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

1Kings 2:27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

He tells Shimei [the man who also wronged David] ‘go- live in Jerusalem- and never leave’.

He lives 3 years in Jerusalem- and one day wanders out to get his slaves that ran away.

Solomon puts him to death for breaking the vow-

1Kings 2:42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.

1Kings 2:43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

1Kings 2:44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;

1Kings 2:45 And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.

1Kings 2:46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

Joab [who also was unfaithful to King David at times] hears of the brutal purging of the new King-

The King that Joab himself tried to prevent from taking the throne of his father.

And Joab runs to the Tent of meeting [the holy place- a type of sanctuary]-

And grabs hold of the horns of the altar- [overblog-see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/03/29/kings-2/ ]

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