20Now there was a troublemaker named Sheʹba+ the son of Bichʹri, a Benʹja·min·ite. He blew the horn+ and said: “We have no share in David, and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesʹse.+ Everyone to his gods,* O Israel!”+
22 At once the wise woman went in to all the people, and they cut off the head of Sheʹba the son of Bichʹri and threw it to Joʹab. At that he blew the horn, and they dispersed from the city, each one to his home;+ and Joʹab returned to Jerusalem to the king.
22 At this King Solʹo·mon answered his mother: “Why are you requesting Abʹi·shag the Shuʹnam·mite for Ad·o·niʹjah? You may as well request the kingship for him,+ for he is my older brother,+ and supporting him are A·biʹa·thar the priest and Joʹab+ the son of Ze·ruʹiah.”+
24 And now, as surely as Jehovah is living, who has firmly established me+ and seated me on the throne of David my father and who made a house* for me,+ just as he promised, Ad·o·niʹjah will be put to death+ today.”