1 KINGS 1:53



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“So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.”

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1 Kings 1:53 Translation & Meaning

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So king הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ A king king
Solomon שְׁלֹמֹ֗ה Shelomah, David's successor Solomon
sent, וַיִּשְׁלַ֞ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent
and they brought him down וַיֹּרִדֻ֙הוּ֙ To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) brought down
from מֵעַ֣ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications from
the altar. הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
And he came וַיָּבֹ֕א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
and bowed himself וַיִּשְׁתַּ֖חוּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) bowed himself
to king לַמֶּ֣לֶךְ A king king
Solomon: שְׁלֹמֹ֑ה Shelomah, David's successor Solomon
and Solomon שְׁלֹמֹ֖ה Shelomah, David's successor Solomon
said וַיֹּֽאמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto him, Go לֵ֥ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Go
to thine house. לְבֵיתֶֽךָ׃ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) thine house

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  • 51  And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

  • 52  And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

  • 53  So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.


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