1 Kings 2:40
New International Version
At this, he saddled his donkey and went to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves. So Shimei went away and brought the slaves back from Gath.

New Living Translation
he saddled his donkey and went to Gath to search for them. When he found them, he brought them back to Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
Shimei arose and saddled a donkey and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants. Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.

Berean Study Bible
So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves, and he brought them back from Gath.

New American Standard Bible
Then Shimei arose and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to look for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.

New King James Version
So Shimei arose, saddled his donkey, and went to Achish at Gath to seek his slaves. And Shimei went and brought his slaves from Gath.

King James Bible
And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

Christian Standard Bible
So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath to search for his slaves. He went and brought them back from Gath.

Contemporary English Version
he saddled his donkey and went after them. He found them and brought them back to Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
he saddled his donkey and went to King Achish in Gath, to find his slaves. He found them and brought them back home.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath to search for his slaves. He went and brought them back from Gath.

International Standard Version
So Shimei got up, saddled a donkey, and traveled to Gath to find his servants. He found them and brought them back from Gath.

NET Bible
So Shimei got up, saddled his donkey, and went to Achish at Gath to find his servants; Shimei went and brought back his servants from Gath.

New Heart English Bible
Shimei arose, and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish, to seek his servants; and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so he saddled his donkey and went to Achish in Gath to search for his slaves. Shimei went to Gath and got his slaves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish, to seek his servants; and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

New American Standard 1977
Then Shimei arose and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to look for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Shimei arose and saddled his ass and went to Gath to Achish to seek his slaves. Shimei went, therefore, and brought his slaves from Gath.

King James 2000 Bible
And Shimei arose, and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

American King James Version
And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

American Standard Version
And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish, to seek his servants; and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Semei rose up, and saddled his ass, and went to Geth to Anchus to seek out his servants: and Semei went, and brought his servants out of Geth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Semei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Achis to Geth to seek his servants, and he brought them out of Geth.

Darby Bible Translation
Then Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath, to Achish, to seek his servants; and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

English Revised Version
And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish, to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.

World English Bible
Shimei arose, and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish, to seek his servants; and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

Young's Literal Translation
and Shimei riseth, and saddleth his ass, and goeth to Gath, unto Achish, to seek his servants, and Shimei goeth and bringeth his servants from Gath.
Study Bible
The Execution of Shimei
39After three years, however, two of Shimei’s slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And Shimei was told, “Look, your slaves are in Gath.” 40So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves, and he brought them back from Gath. 41When it was reported to Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned,…
Cross References
Genesis 22:3
So Abraham got up early the next morning, saddled his donkey, and took along two of his servants and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had designated.

1 Kings 2:39
After three years, however, two of Shimei's slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And Shimei was told, "Behold, your slaves are in Gath."

1 Kings 2:41
When it was reported to Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned,

Treasury of Scripture

And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

arose

Proverbs 15:27
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Luke 12:15
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.







Lexicon
So Shimei
שִׁמְעִ֗י (šim·‘î)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8096: Shimei -- the name of a number of Israelites

saddled
וַֽיַּחֲבֹשׁ֙ (way·ya·ḥă·ḇōš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2280: To wrap firmly, to stop, to rule

his donkey
חֲמֹר֔וֹ (ḥă·mō·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

and set out
וַיֵּ֤לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Achish
אָכִ֔ישׁ (’ā·ḵîš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 397: Achish -- king of Gath

at Gath
גַּ֙תָה֙ (ga·ṯāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city

in search of
לְבַקֵּ֖שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

his slaves,
עֲבָדָ֑יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

and he brought them
עֲבָדָ֖יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

back
וַיָּבֵ֥א (way·yā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from Gath.
מִגַּֽת׃ (mig·gaṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city
Verse 40. - And Shimei arose and saddled his ass [not necessarily himself. Qui facit per alium, facit per se. Matthew Henry thinks Shimei did it himself for the sake of secresy. Many expositors also think that he went by night. The text rather suggests the idea that both the going and the return were perfectly open and undisguised] and went to Gath. [It is impossible to avoid the question, What can have led to this infatuated disregard of his oath and life? Now his perversity may of course have been judicial - quos Dens vult perdere, prius de-mentat - but as to the means which led to this issue, it is enough if we may believe he had been dared to it either by his servants or others. The fierce Benjamite would naturally be galled to the quick by the thought that his slaves could thus openly set him at defiance; he may have heard from those who came from Gath that they were exulting over him; and he may have resolved at all hazards to teach them a lesson. He cannot have forgotten either Solomon's explicit warning or his own solemn oath (ver. 42); he must have gone to Gath with his eyes open, and nothing but a great provocation, such as mockery and defiance, will account for his going.] And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath. 2:35-46 The old malignity remains in the unconverted heart, and a watchful eye should be kept on those who, like Shimei, have manifested their enmity, but have given no evidence of repentance. No engagements or dangers will restrain worldly men; they go on, though they forfeit their lives and souls. Let us remember, God will not accommodate his judgment to us. His eye is over us; and let us strive to walk as in his presence. Let our every act, word, and thought, be governed by this great truth, that the hour is quickly coming when the smallest circumstances of our lives shall be brought to light, and our eternal state be fixed by a righteous and unerring God. Thus Solomon's throne was established in peace, as the type of the Redeemer's kingdom of peace and righteousness. And it is a comfort, in reference to the enmity of the church's enemies, that, how much soever they rage, it is a vain thing they imagine. Christ's throne is established, and they cannot shake it.
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