SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:15 Y él dijo: Tú sabes que el reino era mío, y que todo Israel había puesto en mí su rostro, para que yo reinara; mas el reino fue traspasado, y vino a mi hermano; porque por el SEÑOR era suyo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 2:15 Verse 15. Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine] It certainly was his by the right of primogeniture, and it was his by the voice of the people, and the consent of the high priest. But there was a right paramount to all these, the right of God; it was his kingdom; the kings were his lieutenants, and he had a right to give the crown to whomsoever he pleased, and he was pleased to give it to Solomon.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. And he said, thou knowest that the kingdom was mine , etc.] Belonged to him by virtue of his birthright; he was heir to it, being the eldest son: and [that] all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign ; which was not true; for, as Bathsheba says, the body of the people were in suspense, their eyes being on David, waiting to hear whom he would declare his successor; and when Solomon was declared and anointed, vast numbers attended him; unless Adonijah thought that the high priest, and general of the army, with the captains, represented the whole people; however this he observes by way of preface, to show how unhappy he was, being disappointed, and to move the compassion of Bathsheba, that she might be the more easily prevailed upon to seek to obtain so small a favour as he was about to ask: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother’s ; things had taken another turn, and what was his, and he thought himself sure of the other day, was now become his brother’s; such were the uncertainty and vicissitude of human affairs: for it was his from the Lord ; by the appointment of the Lord, by a promise of his, and a prophecy concerning it; which if he knew of, it was both vain and sinful in him to act contrary thereunto; or it was brought about by the overruling providence of God, which he now plainly saw and submitted to; this he said to show that he had laid aside all hopes of the kingdom, and was fully satisfied of the disposition of it in Providence, and so to hide his real design in the petition he was about to make.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 12-25 - Solomon received Bathsheba with all the respect that was owing to mother; but let none be asked for that which they ought not to grant It ill becomes a good man to prefer a bad request, or to appear in bad cause. According to eastern customs it was plain that Adonija sought to be king, by his asking for Abishag as his wife, and Solomo could not be safe while he lived. Ambitious, turbulent spirits commonl prepare death for themselves. Many a head has been lost by catching a a crown.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 את 859 ידעת 3045 כי 3588 לי היתה 1961 המלוכה 4410 ועלי 5921 שׂמו 7760 כל 3605 ישׂראל 3478 פניהם 6440 למלך 4427 ותסב 5437 המלוכה 4410 ותהי 1961 לאחי 251 כי 3588 מיהוה 3068 היתה׃ 1961