1 H1732 And when David H4592 was a little H5674 [H8804] past H7218 the top H6717 of the hill, behold, Ziba H5288 the servant H4648 of Mephibosheth H7125 [H8800] met H6776 him, with a couple H2543 of donkeys H2280 [H8803] saddled H3967 , and upon them two hundred H3899 loaves of bread H3967 , and an hundred H6778 bunches of raisins H3967 , and an hundred H7019 of summer fruits H5035 , and a bottle H3196 of wine.
2 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H6717 to Ziba H6717 , What meanest thou by these? And Ziba H559 [H8799] said H2543 , The donkeys H4428 are for the king's H1004 household H7392 [H8800] to ride on H3899 ; and the bread H7019 and summer fruit H5288 for the young men H398 [H8800] to eat H3196 ; and the wine H3287 , that such as are faint H4057 in the wilderness H8354 [H8800] may drink.
3 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H113 , And where is thy master's H1121 son H6717 ? And Ziba H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king H3427 [H8802] , Behold, he abideth H3389 at Jerusalem H559 [H8804] : for he said H3117 , To day H1004 shall the house H3478 of Israel H7725 [H8686] restore H4468 to me the kingdom H1 of my father.
4 H559 [H8799] Then said H4428 the king H6717 to Ziba H4648 , Behold, thine are all that pertained to Mephibosheth H6717 . And Ziba H559 [H8799] said H7812 [H8694] , I humbly H4672 [H8799] beseech thee that I may find H2580 grace H5869 in thy sight H113 , my lord H4428 , O king.
5 H4428 And when king H1732 David H935 [H8804] came H980 to Bahurim H3318 [H8802] , behold, from there came out H376 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 [H8802] : he came forth H7043 [H8764] , and cursed H3318 [H8800] continually as he came.
6 H5619 [H8762] And he cast H68 stones H1732 at David H5650 , and at all the servants H4428 of king H1732 David H5971 : and all the people H1368 and all the mighty men H3225 were on his right hand H8040 and on his left.
7 H559 [H8804] And thus said H8096 Shimei H7043 [H8763] when he cursed H3318 [H8798] , Come out H3318 [H8798] , come out H1818 , thou bloody H376 man H1100 , and thou worthless H376 fellow:
8 H3068 The LORD H7725 [H8689] hath returned H1818 upon thee all the blood H1004 of the house H7586 of Saul H4427 [H8804] , in whose stead thou hast reigned H3068 ; and the LORD H5414 [H8799] hath delivered H4410 the kingdom H3027 into the hand H53 of Absalom H1121 thy son H7451 : and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief H1818 , because thou art a bloody H376 man.
9 H559 [H8799] Then said H52 Abishai H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah H4428 to the king H4191 [H8801] , Why should this dead H3611 dog H7043 [H8762] curse H113 my lord H4428 the king H5674 [H8799] ? let me go over H5493 [H8686] , I pray thee, and take off H7218 his head.
10 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H1121 , What have I to do with you, ye sons H6870 of Zeruiah H7043 [H8762] ? so let him curse H3068 , because the LORD H559 [H8804] hath said H7043 [H8761] to him, Curse H1732 David H559 [H8799] . Who shall then say H6213 [H8804] , Why hast thou done so?
11 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H52 to Abishai H5650 , and to all his servants H1121 , Behold, my son H3318 [H8804] , who came forth H4578 from my own body H1245 [H8764] , seeketh H5315 my life H1145 : how much more now may this Benjamite H3240 [H8685] do it? let him alone H7043 [H8762] , and let him curse H3068 ; for the LORD H559 [H8804] hath bidden him.
12 H3068 It may be that the LORD H7200 [H8799] will look H5869 H6040 [H8675] on my affliction H3068 , and that the LORD H7725 [H8689] will repay H2896 me good H7045 for his cursing H3117 this day.
13 H1732 And as David H582 and his men H3212 [H8799] went H1870 by the way H8096 , Shimei H1980 [H8802] went along H2022 on the hill's H6763 side H5980 opposite H7043 [H8762] him, and cursed H1980 [H8800] as he went H5619 [H8762] , and threw H68 stones H5980 at H6080 [H8765] him, and cast H6083 dust.
14 H4428 And the king H5971 , and all the people H935 [H8799] that were with him, became H5889 weary H5314 [H8735] , and refreshed themselves there.
15 H53 And Absalom H5971 , and all the people H376 the men H3478 of Israel H935 [H8804] , came H3389 to Jerusalem H302 , and Ahithophel with him.
16 H2365 And it came to pass, when Hushai H757 the Archite H1732 , David's H7463 friend H935 [H8804] , had come H53 to Absalom H2365 , that Hushai H559 [H8799] said H53 to Absalom H2421 [H8799] , God save H4428 the king H2421 [H8799] , God save H4428 the king.
17 H53 And Absalom H559 [H8799] said H2365 to Hushai H2617 , Is this thy kindness H7453 to thy friend H1980 [H8804] ? why wentest H7453 thou not with thy friend?
18 H2365 And Hushai H559 [H8799] said H53 to Absalom H3068 , Nay; but whom the LORD H5971 , and this people H376 , and all the men H3478 of Israel H977 [H8804] , choose H3427 [H8799] , his will I be, and with him will I abide.
19 H8145 And again H5647 [H8799] , whom should I serve H6440 ? should I not serve in the presence H1121 of his son H5647 [H8804] ? as I have served H1 in thy father's H6440 presence H6440 , so will I be in thy presence.
20 H559 [H8799] Then said H53 Absalom H302 to Ahithophel H3051 [H8798] , Give H6098 counsel H6213 [H8799] among you what we shall do.
21 H302 And Ahithophel H559 [H8799] said H53 to Absalom H935 [H8798] , Go in H1 to thy father's H6370 concubines H3240 [H8689] , which he hath left H8104 [H8800] to keep H1004 the house H3478 ; and all Israel H8085 [H8804] shall hear H887 [H8738] that thou art abhorred H1 by thy father H3027 : then shall the hands H2388 [H8804] of all that are with thee be strong.
22 H5186 [H8686] So they spread H53 Absalom H168 a tent H1406 upon the top of the house H53 ; and Absalom H935 [H8799] went in H1 to his father's H6370 concubines H5869 in the sight H3478 of all Israel.