Thus Shimei said when he cursed, Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow! 8
has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD
has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken
in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!
9Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over now and cut off his head. 10But the king said, What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the LORD has told him, Curse David, then who shall say, Why have you done so? 11Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, Behold, my son who came out from me seeks my life; how much more now this Benjamite? Let him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him. 12Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day. 13So David and his men went on the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside parallel with him and as he went he cursed and cast stones and threw dust at him. 14The king and all the people who were with him arrived weary and he refreshed himself there.
Absalom Enters Jerusalem
15Then Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, entered Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. 16Now it came about when Hushai the Archite, Davids friend, came to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, Long live the king! Long live the king! 17Absalom said to Hushai, Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend? 18Then Hushai said to Absalom, No! For whom the LORD, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain. 19Besides, whom should I serve? Should I not serve in the presence of his son? As I have served in your fathers presence, so I will be in your presence.
20Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, Give your advice. What shall we do? 21Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your fathers concubines, whom he has left to keep the house; then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself odious to your father. The hands of all who are with you will also be strengthened. 22So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom went in to his fathers concubines in the sight of all Israel. 23The advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Begone, begone, thou man of blood, and base fellow:
And thus said Semei when he cursed the king: Come out, come out, thou man of blood, and thou man of Belial.
Darby Bible Translation
And thus said Shimei as he cursed: Away, away, thou man of blood and man of Belial!
English Revised Version
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Begone, begone, thou man of blood, and man of Belial:
Webster's Bible Translation
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
World English Bible
Shimei said when he cursed, "Be gone, be gone, you man of blood, and base fellow!
Young's Literal Translation
And thus said Shimei in his reviling, 'Go out, go out, O man of blood, and man of worthlessness!
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