7 Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 1:7

Commentary on 1 Kings 1:5-10

(Read 1 Kings 1:5-10)

Indulgent parents are often chastised with disobedient children, who are anxious to possess their estates. No worldly wisdom, nor experience, nor sacredness of character, can insure the continuance in any former course of those who remain under the power of self-love. But we may well wonder by what arts Joab and Abiathar could be drawn aside.