2 Samuel 16:7

“And thus said Shimei when hee cursed, Come out, come out thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:”

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Other Translations

And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
- King James Version

Thus Shimei said when he cursed, "Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Begone, begone, thou man of blood, and base fellow:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Shimei said, with curses, Be gone, be gone, you man of blood, you good-for-nothing:
- Basic English Bible

And thus said Shimei as he cursed: Away, away, thou man of blood and man of Belial!
- Darby Bible

And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
- Webster's Bible

Shimei said when he cursed, "Be gone, be gone, you man of blood, and base fellow!
- World English Bible

And thus said Shimei in his reviling, `Go out, go out, O man of blood, and man of worthlessness!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thus said Shimei when he cursed: 'Begone, begone, thou man of blood, and base fellow;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Samuel 16

  • Biblefan
    Absalom seems as sleazy as Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay. The Bible doesn't seem so far fetched when u compare with the wantoness and lust of today's dictators (and elected officials for that matter). We all know what happened to Absalom, Uday, and Qusay. - this particular chapter isn't for kids to read. I've read in the orthodox community - they wait til 30 yr age to read certain texts.
  • Carlos Angel Rey
    Could this be considered a civil war in Israel?
  • April
    I hope we all can learn from David,he made some mistakes,yes,but he OWNED them and didn't blame GOD for His own ACTIONS and choices,GOD doesn't just follow through with things bc we pray and ask,he also follows through with HIS words,and when we stray from this path,we stray from the straight and narrow,GOD will put us where he wants us,either u can go willgly or struggle and have hardship,U PICK.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    What a hard time for David. It is prophesy fulfilled: 2 Samuel 12: 11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
  • Eaglesrock
    David was reaping what he had sown by killing an innocent man and committing adaultry.
  • Fletcher for verse 12
    King David was very wise and learned because of his great suffering. King David loved God when he went through adversity and considered his ways! He was sensitive to God 's Spirit.

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