New American Standard Bible
The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." Thus the king swore to him.
King James Bible
Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king swore to him.
World English Bible
The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." The king swore to him.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto Shimei, 'Thou dost not die;' and the king sweareth to him.
2 Samuel 19:23 Parallel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Kings 2:8
"Behold, there is with you Shimei the son of Gera the Benjamite, of Bahurim; now it was he who cursed me with a violent curse on the day I went to Mahanaim. But when he came down to me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, saying, 'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
2 Samuel 19:24
Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither cared for his feet, nor trimmed his mustache, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace.
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