2 Samuel 19:16
New International Version
Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

New Living Translation
Shimei son of Gera, the man from Bahurim in Benjamin, hurried across with the men of Judah to welcome King David.

English Standard Version
And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, from Bahurim, hurried to come down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

Berean Study Bible
Then Shimei son of Gera, a Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David,

King James Bible
And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

New King James Version
And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

New American Standard Bible
Then Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

NASB 1995
Then Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

NASB 1977
Then Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

Amplified Bible
Then Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men [from the tribe] of Judah to meet King David,

Christian Standard Bible
Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Shimei son of Gera, a Benjaminite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

American Standard Version
And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, who was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shemei, son of Gera, son of Benjamin, made haste and he came down with the men of Yehuda to meet King David

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Semei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, of Baurim, hasted and went down with the men of Juda to meet king David.

Contemporary English Version
Shimei the son of Gera was there with them. He had hurried from Bahurim to meet David. Shimei was from the tribe of Benjamin, and

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Semei the son of Gera the son of Jemini of Bahurim, made haste and went down with the men of Juda to meet king David,

English Revised Version
And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

Good News Translation
At the same time the Benjaminite Shimei son of Gera from Bahurim hurried to the Jordan to meet King David.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shimei, Gera's son from the tribe of Benjamin and the town of Bahurim, hurried down with the people of Judah to meet King David.

International Standard Version
while Gera's son Shimei, a descendant of Benjamin from Bahurim, accompanied them to meet King David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, who was of Bahurim, made haste and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

Literal Standard Version
and Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite, who [is] from Bahurim, hurries, and comes down with the men of Judah, to meet King David,

NET Bible
Shimei son of Gera the Benjaminite from Bahurim came down quickly with the men of Judah to meet King David.

New Heart English Bible
And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

World English Bible
Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, who was of Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

Young's Literal Translation
and Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite, who is from Bahurim, hasteth, and cometh down with the men of Judah, to meet king David,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Shimei Pardoned
16Then Shimei son of Gera, a Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David, 17along with a thousand men of Benjamin, as well as Ziba the steward of the house of Saul and his fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed down to the Jordan before the king…

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:16
Her husband followed her, weeping all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, "Go back." So he returned home.

2 Samuel 16:5
As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and as he approached, he kept yelling out curses.

1 Kings 2:8
Keep an eye on Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim who is with you. He called down bitter curses against me on the day I went to Mahanaim, but when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD: 'I will never put you to the sword.'


Treasury of Scripture

And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

2 Samuel 16:5-13
And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came…

1 Kings 2:8,36-46
And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword…

hasted

Job 2:4
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

Proverbs 6:4,5
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids…

Matthew 5:25
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.









(16) Shimei the son of Gera.--See Note on 2Samuel 16:5. It is evident that Shimei was a man of influence and importance, and his accession to David at this juncture was of great value. At the same time, it is plain that Shimei himself was only a time-server, and that he was thoroughly disloyal in his heart, and only came now to David because he saw that his was "the winning cause."

Verse 16. - Shimei the son of Gera. The fact that he came attended by a thousand men of the tribe of Benjamin is a proof, not only that he was a person of influence, but that he had exerted himself to bring over his tribesmen to David's side. His adherence was, therefore, of importance. Ziba had always professed allegiance to David, and as he virtually represented the house of Stud, his presence was also valuable, even if prompted by the desire to keep Mephibosheth's land. For though Absalom seemed to be the nation's choice, yet there would be many legitimists who would consider that the crown belonged to Saul's heirs, and who would watch the course of events for any opportunity favourable to their views. David's victory ruined their hopes, and the public acts of Shimei and Ziba removed all fear of public disturbance on the part of Saul's friends.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Gera,
גֵּרָא֙ (gê·rā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1617: Gera -- the name of several Israelites, also a Benjamite family

a Benjamite
הַיְמִינִ֔י (hay·mî·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1145: Benjamite -- a Benjaminite

from Bahurim,
מִבַּֽחוּרִ֑ים (mib·ba·ḥū·rîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 980: Bahurim -- 'young men's village', a city in Benjamin

hurried
וַיְמַהֵ֗ר (way·ma·hêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

down with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the men
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

to meet
לִקְרַ֖את (liq·raṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

King
הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

David,
דָּוִֽד׃ (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse


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