1 H1732 And when David H4592 was a little H5674 past H7218 the top H2009 of the hill, behold, H6717 Ziba H5288 the servant H4648 of Mephibosheth H7122 met H6776 him, with a couple H2543 of asses H2280 saddled, H3967 and on them two hundred H3899 loaves of bread, H3967 and an hundred H6778 bunches H6778 of raisins, H3967 and an hundred H7019 of summer H5035 fruits, and a bottle H3196 of wine.
2 H4428 And the king H559 said H6717 to Ziba, H4100 What H428 mean you by these? H6717 And Ziba H559 said, H2543 The asses H4428 be for the king’s H1004 household H7392 to ride H3899 on; and the bread H7019 and summer H5288 fruit for the young H398 men to eat; H3196 and the wine, H3287 that such as be faint H4057 in the wilderness H8354 may drink.
3 H4428 And the king H559 said, H346 And where H113 is your master’s H1121 son? H6717 And Ziba H559 said H4428 to the king, H2009 Behold, H3427 he stays H3389 at Jerusalem: H559 for he said, H3117 To day H1004 shall the house H3478 of Israel H7725 restore H4468 me the kingdom H1 of my father.
4 H559 Then said H4428 the king H6717 to Ziba, H2009 Behold, H3605 your are all H4648 that pertained to Mephibosheth. H6717 And Ziba H559 said, H7812 I humbly H4672 beseech you that I may find H2580 grace H5869 in your sight, H113 my lord, H4428 O king.
5 H4428 And when king H1732 David H935 came H980 to Bahurim, H2009 behold, H8033 there H3318 came H376 out a man H4940 of the family H1004 of the house H7586 of Saul, H8034 whose name H8096 was Shimei, H1121 the son H1617 of Gera: H3318 he came H3318 forth, H7043 and cursed H3318 still as he came.
6 H5619 And he cast H68 stones H1732 at David, H3605 and at all H5650 the servants H4428 of king H1732 David: H3605 and all H5971 the people H3605 and all H1368 the mighty H3225 men were on his right H3225 hand H8040 and on his left.
7 H3541 And thus H559 said H8096 Shimei H7043 when he cursed, H3318 Come H3318 out, come H1818 out, you bloody H376 man, H376 and you man H1100 of Belial:
8 H3068 The LORD H7725 has returned H3605 on you all H1818 the blood H1004 of the house H7586 of Saul, H834 in whose H8478 stead H4427 you have reigned; H3068 and the LORD H5414 has delivered H4410 the kingdom H3027 into the hand H53 of Absalom H1121 your son: H2009 and, behold, H7451 you are taken in your mischief, H3588 because H1818 you are a bloody H376 man.
9 H559 Then said H52 Abishai H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H4428 to the king, H4100 Why H2088 should this H4191 dead H3611 dog H7043 curse H113 my lord H4428 the king? H5674 let me go H5674 over, H4994 I pray H5493 you, and take H7218 off his head.
10 H4428 And the king H559 said, H4100 What H1121 have I to do with you, you sons H6870 of Zeruiah? H3588 so H7043 let him curse, H3588 because H3068 the LORD H559 has said H7043 to him, Curse H1732 David. H4310 Who H559 shall then say, H4069 Why H6213 have you done H3651 so?
11 H1732 And David H559 said H52 to Abishai, H3605 and to all H5650 his servants, H2009 Behold, H1121 my son, H834 which H3318 came H3318 forth H4578 of my bowels, H1245 seeks H5315 my life: H637 how H637 much H6258 more now H1145 may this Benjamite H3240 do it? let H3240 him alone, and let H7043 him curse; H3068 for the LORD H559 has bidden him.
12 H3068 It may be that the LORD H7200 will look H5869 on my affliction, H3068 and that the LORD H7725 will requite H2896 me good H7045 for his cursing H2088 this H3117 day.
13 H1732 And as David H582 and his men H3212 went H1870 by the way, H8096 Shimei H1980 went H2022 along on the hill’s H6763 side H5980 over H5980 against H7043 him, and cursed H1980 as he went, H5619 and threw H68 stones H5980 at H6080 him, and cast H6083 dust.
14 H4428 And the king, H3605 and all H5971 the people H935 that were with him, came H5889 weary, H5314 and refreshed H8033 themselves there.
15 H53 And Absalom, H3605 and all H5971 the people H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H935 came H3389 to Jerusalem, H302 and Ahithophel with him.
16 H1961 And it came H834 to pass, when H2365 Hushai H757 the Archite, H1732 David’s H7463 friend, H935 was come H53 to Absalom, H2365 that Hushai H559 said H53 to Absalom, H2421 God save H4428 the king, H2421 God save H4428 the king.
17 H53 And Absalom H559 said H2365 to Hushai, H2088 Is this H2617 your kindness H7453 to your friend? H4100 why H1980 went H7453 you not with your friend?
18 H2365 And Hushai H559 said H53 to Absalom, H3808 No; H834 but whom H3068 the LORD, H2088 and this H5971 people, H3605 and all H376 the men H3478 of Israel, H977 choose, H3427 his will I be, and with him will I abide.
19 H8145 And again, H4310 whom H5647 should I serve? H5647 should I not serve H6440 in the presence H1121 of his son? H5647 as I have served H1 in your father’s H6440 presence, H3651 so H6440 will I be in your presence.
20 H559 Then said H53 Absalom H302 to Ahithophel, H3051 Give H6098 counsel H4100 among you what H6213 we shall do.
21 H302 And Ahithophel H559 said H53 to Absalom, H935 Go H1 in to your father’s H6370 concubines, H834 which H5117 he has left H8104 to keep H1004 the house; H3605 and all H3478 Israel H8085 shall hear H887 that you are abhorred H1 of your father: H3027 then shall the hands H3605 of all H2388 that are with you be strong.
22 H5186 So they spread H53 Absalom H168 a tent H1406 on the top H1004 of the house; H53 and Absalom H935 went H1 in to his father’s H6370 concubines H5869 in the sight H3605 of all H3478 Israel.