2 Samuel 16:19
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English Standard Version
And again, whom should I serve? Should it not be his son? As I have served your father, so I will serve you.”

King James Bible
And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.

American Standard Version
And again, whom should I serve?'should I not'serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Besides this, whom shall I serve? is it not the king's son? as I have served thy father, so will I serve thee also.

English Revised Version
And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.

Webster's Bible Translation
And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.

2 Samuel 16:19 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"So David went with his men on the way, whilst Shimei went on the slope of the hill opposite to him, cursing continually, and pelted with stones over against him, and with earth." לעמּתו means over against him in both instances. It is not expressly stated that Shimei threw stones and earth at David, but this is implied in the context.

2 Samuel 16:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

should I not serve

2 Samuel 15:34 But if you return to the city, and say to Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant till now...

1 Samuel 28:2 And David said to Achish, Surely you shall know what your servant can do. And Achish said to David...

1 Samuel 29:8 And David said to Achish, But what have I done? and what have you found in your servant so long as I have been with you to this day...

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Galatians 2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; so that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

Cross References
2 Samuel 15:34
But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, 'I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in time past, so now I will be your servant,' then you will defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.

2 Samuel 16:18
And Hushai said to Absalom, "No, for whom the LORD and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.

2 Samuel 16:20
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give your counsel. What shall we do?"

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