2 Samuel 19:29
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English Standard Version
And the king said to him, “Why speak any more of your affairs? I have decided: you and Ziba shall divide the land.”

King James Bible
And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

American Standard Version
And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I say, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the king said to him: Why speakest thou any more? what I have said is determined: thou and Siba divide the possessions.

English Revised Version
And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I say, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king said to him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

2 Samuel 19:29 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"For thy servant knoweth (i.e., I know) that I have sinned, and behold I have come to-day the first of the whole house of Joseph, to go to meet my lord the king." By "the whole house of Joseph" we are to understand the rest of the tribes with the exception of Judah, who are called "all Israel" in 2 Samuel 19:12. There is no reason for the objection taken by Thenius and Bttcher to the expression בּית־יוסף. This rendering of the lxx (παντὸς Ἰσραὴλ καὶ οἴκου Ἰωσήφ) does not prove that כּלישׂראל was the original reading, but only that the translator thought it necessary to explain οἴκου Ἰωσήφ by adding the gloss παντὸς Ἰσραὴλ; and the assertion that it was only in the oratorical style of a later period, when the kingdom had been divided, that Joseph became the party name of all that were not included in Judah, is overthrown by 1 Kings 11:28. The designation of the tribes that opposed Judah by the name of the leading tribe (Joseph: Joshua 16:1) was as old as the jealousy between these tribes and Judah, which did not commence with the division of the kingdom, but was simply confirmed thereby into a permanent distinction. Shimei's prayer for the forgiveness of his sin was no more a proof of sincere repentance than the reason which he adduced in support of his petition, namely that he was the first of all the house of Joseph to come and meet David. Shimei's only desire was to secure impunity for himself. Abishai therefore replied (2 Samuel 19:21), "Shall not Shimei be put to death for this (זאת תּחת, for this, which he has just said and done), because he hath cursed the anointed of Jehovah?" (vid., 2 Samuel 16:5.). But David answered (2 Samuel 19:22), "What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah (cf. 2 Samuel 16:10), for ye become opponents to me to-day?" שׂטן, an opponent, who places obstacles in the way (Numbers 22:22); here it signifies one who would draw away to evil. "Should any one be put to death in Israel to-day? for do I not know that I am this day king over Israel?" The reason assigned by David here for not punishing the blasphemer as he had deserved, by taking away his life, would have been a very laudable one if the king had really forgiven him. But as David when upon his deathbed charged his successor to punish Shimei for this cursing (1 Kings 2:8-9), the favour shown him here was only a sign of David's weakness, which was not worthy of imitation, the more especially as the king swore unto him (2 Samuel 19:24) that he should not die.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why speakest

Job 19:16,17 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth...

Proverbs 18:13 He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

Acts 18:15 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look you to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

thou

Deuteronomy 19:17-19 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges...

Psalm 82:2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Cross References
2 Samuel 9:2
Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant."

2 Samuel 9:9
Then the king called Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson.

2 Samuel 19:28
For all my father's house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?"

2 Samuel 19:30
And Mephibosheth said to the king, "Oh, let him take it all, since my lord the king has come safely home."

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