2 Samuel 16:6
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New International Version
He pelted David and all the king's officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David's right and left.

King James Bible
And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.

Darby Bible Translation
and cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David; and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.

World English Bible
He cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.

Young's Literal Translation
and he stoneth David with stones, and all the servants of king David, and all the people, and all the mighty men on his right and on his left.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

David came to Bahurim - This place lay northward of Jerusalem, in the tribe of Benjamin. It is called Almon, Joshua 21:18; and Alemeth, 1 Chronicles 6:60. Bahurim signifies youths, and Almuth youth; so the names are of the same import.

Cursed still as he came - Used imprecations and execrations.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 16:5 When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came.

2 Samuel 16:7 Thus Shimei said when he cursed, "Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow!

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But Although Patience be a virtue of the Mind...
8. But although patience be a virtue of the mind, yet partly the mind exercises it in the mind itself, partly in the body. In itself it exercises patience, when, the body remaining unhurt and untouched, the mind is goaded by any adversities or filthinesses of things or words, to do or to say something that is not expedient or not becoming, and patiently bears all evils that it may not itself commit any evil in work or word. By this patience we bear, even while we be sound in body, that in the midst
St. Augustine—On Patience

The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
I proceed now to the second aphorism or conclusion, that the godly are in some sense already blessed. The saints are blessed not only when they are apprehended by God, but while they are travellers to glory. They are blessed before they are crowned. This seems a paradox to flesh and blood. What, reproached and maligned, yet blessed! A man that looks upon the children of God with a carnal eye and sees how they are afflicted, and like the ship in the gospel which was covered with waves' (Matthew 8:24),
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
2 Samuel 16:5
As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul's family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out.

2 Samuel 16:7
As he cursed, Shimei said, "Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel!

2 Samuel 19:19
and said to him, "May my lord not hold me guilty. Do not remember how your servant did wrong on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. May the king put it out of his mind.

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