1 KINGS 1:39



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“And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.”

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1 Kings 1:39 Translation & Meaning

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And Zadok צָד֨וֹק Tsadok, the name of eight or nine Israelites Zadok
the priest הַכֹּהֵ֜ן Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) priest
took וַיִּקַּח֩ To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
an horn קֶ֤רֶן A horn (as projecting); by implication, a flask, cornet; by resemblance. an elephant's tooth (i.e., ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively, power horn
of oil הַשֶּׁ֙מֶן֙ Grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); figuratively, richness oil
out of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses out
the tabernacle, הָאֹ֔הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tabernacle
and anointed וַיִּמְשַׁ֖ח To rub with oil, i.e., to anoint; by implication, to consecrate; also to paint anointed
Solomon. שְׁלֹמֹ֑ה Shelomah, David's successor Solomon
And they blew וַֽיִּתְקְעוּ֙ To clatter, i.e., slap (the hands together), clang (an instrument); by analogy, to drive (a nail or tent-pin, a dart, etc.); by implication, to become bondsman by handclasping) blew
the trumpet; בַּשּׁוֹפָ֔ר A cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved horn trumpet
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the people הָעָ֔ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
said, וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
God save יְחִ֖י To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive God save
king הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ A king king
Solomon. שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃ Shelomah, David's successor Solomon

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  • 37  As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.

  • 38  So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.

  • 39  And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

  • 40  And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

  • 41  And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?


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