1 Kings 2:6
New International Version
Deal with him according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to the grave in peace.

New Living Translation
Do with him what you think best, but don’t let him grow old and go to his grave in peace.

English Standard Version
Act therefore according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.

Berean Study Bible
So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.

New American Standard Bible
"So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to Sheol in peace.

New King James Version
Therefore do according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to the grave in peace.

King James Bible
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

Christian Standard Bible
Act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head descend to Sheol in peace.

Contemporary English Version
in the way you think best. Whatever you do, don't let him die peacefully in his old age.

Good News Translation
You know what to do; you must not let him die a natural death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head descend to Sheol in peace."

International Standard Version
So act consistently with your wisdom, and don't let him die as a peaceful old man.

NET Bible
Do to him what you think is appropriate, but don't let him live long and die a peaceful death.

New Heart English Bible
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Use your wisdom. Don't let that gray-haired, old man go to his grave peacefully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

New American Standard 1977
“So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to Sheol in peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do, therefore, according to thy wisdom and let not his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.

King James 2000 Bible
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and let not his gray head go down to the grave in peace.

American King James Version
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

American Standard Version
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore thou shalt deal with him according to thy wisdom, and thou shalt not bring down his grey hairs in peace to the grave.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoary head go down to hell in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt do according to thy wisdom, and not let his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.

English Revised Version
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoary head go down to the grave in peace.

World English Bible
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and don't let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast done according to thy wisdom, and dost not let his old age go down in peace to Sheol.
Study Bible
David Instructs Solomon
5Moreover, you know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me—what he did to Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether, the two commanders of the armies of Israel. He killed them in peacetime to avenge the blood of war. He stained with the blood of war the belt around his waist and the sandals on his feet. 6So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace. 7But show loving devotion to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, because they stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom.…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:9
Now therefore, do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man. You know what you ought to do to him to bring his gray head down to Sheol in blood."

1 Kings 2:7
But show loving devotion to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, because they stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom.

Treasury of Scripture

Do therefore according to your wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

according

1 Kings 2:9
Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

Proverbs 20:26
A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

let

1 Kings 2:23-34
Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life…

Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Numbers 35:33
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

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Genesis 42:38
And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

2 Kings 22:20
Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

Psalm 37:37
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.







Lexicon
So act
וְעָשִׂ֖יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

according to your wisdom,
כְּחָכְמָתֶ֑ךָ (kə·ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

and do not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

let his gray head
שֵׂיבָת֛וֹ (śê·ḇā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7872: Hoary head, old age

go down
תוֹרֵ֧ד (ṯō·w·rêḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Sheol
שְׁאֹֽל׃ (šə·’ōl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

in peace.
בְּשָׁלֹ֖ם (bə·šā·lōm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace
Verse 6. - Do therefore according to thy wisdom [cf. Proverbs 20:26. It needed great discretion in exacting the punishment of death in the case of one who was so powerful, who had such influence with the army and the people, whose crimes had been passed over for so long a time, to whom David was so much indebted - Joab had partly won and had twice preserved for him his crown - and to whom he was allied by ties of blood. To act precipitately or unwisely might provoke a revolution], and let not his hoar head [see on ver. 9. Joab, though David's nephew, could not have been much his junior, and David was now seventy] go down to the grave in peace. [He must die a violent, not a natural death, as Corn. a Lap. This expression, no doubt, looks vindictive, but that is solely because we forget the character of the Old Testament dispensation (as one of temporal rewards and punishments. See the "Expositor," vol. 3. p. 114), the position of David as king (as the authorized dispenser of punishments, and as responsible to God for dispensing them without fear or favour), and the principles of the Mosaic code (as a lex talionis, demanding blood for blood, and requiring the magistrates and people to purge themselves of the guilt of blood by demanding "the blood of him that shed it"). Let these considerations be borne in mind, and there is absolutely no warrant for charging David with malevolence. Wordsworth lays stress on the fact that Joab had not repented of his crimes. But we need have recourse to no such suppositions. The Jewish law afforded no place of repentance to the murderer. No amount of contrition would cleanse the land of blood. The temporal penalty must be paid. In the case of David himself, it was only commuted by special revelation (2 Samuel 12:10, 13, 14), not remitted. 2:5-11 These dying counsels concerning Joab and Shimei, did not come from personal anger, but for the security of Solomon's throne, which was the murders he had committed, but would readily repeat them to carry any purpose; though long reprieved, he shall be reckoned with at last. Time does not wear out the guilt of any sin, particularly of murder. Concerning Shimei, Hold him not guiltless; do not think him any true friend to thee, or thy government, or fit to be trusted; he has no less malice now than he had then. David's dying sentiments are recorded, as delivered under the influence of the Holy Ghost,
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