2 Samuel 19:23

“Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Samuel 19:23

Therfore the king said vnto Shimei, Thou shalt not die: and the King sware vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die. Thus the king swore to him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the king said to Shimei, You will not be put to death. And the king gave him his oath.
- Basic English Bible

And the king said to Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king swore to him.
- Darby Bible

Therefore the king said to Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king swore to him.
- Webster's Bible

The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." The king swore to him.
- World English Bible

And the king saith unto Shimei, `Thou dost not die;' and the king sweareth to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(19:24) And the king said unto Shimei: 'Thou shalt not die.' And the king swore unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Samuel 19:23

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 19:23


19:22 Adversaries - That is, that you put me upon things unfit for me to do, and contrary to my interest; for it was David's interest at this time to appease the people, and reconcile them to him, and not to give them any new distaste by acts of severity: for this would make others jealous, that he would watch an opportunity to be revenged on them. King - Is not my kingdom, which was in a manner wholly lost, just now restored and assured to me? And when God hath been so merciful to me in forgiving my sin, shall I shew myself revengeful to Shemei? Shall I sully the publick joy and glory of this day, with an act of such severity? Or, shall I alienate the hearts of my people from me, now they are returning to me?

19:24 The son - That is, the grandson, #2Sam 6:3|,6. His feet - By washing his feet, which was usual in those hot climates, and very refreshing; and therefore now neglected, as becoming a mourner. Beard - But suffered it to grow very long, and disorderly, as was usual with persons in a forlorn, or mournful state. Clothes - His linen cloathes. This and the former were signs, that he was a true and obstinate mourner, and evidences of the falsehood of Ziba's relation concerning him, chap.#16:3|.

19:25 Jerusalem - Probably he had continued near Jerusalem, because he could not go to meet him, as others did.


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