The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
KI1 1:27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not
shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the
king after him?
KI1 1:28 Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she
came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.
KI1 1:29 And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath
redeemed my soul out of all distress,
KI1 1:30 Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying,
Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my
throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.
KI1 1:31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did
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