2 Samuel 16

  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 thine eyes, H113 my sovereign, 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 given H4410 the kingdom H3027 into the hand H53 of Absalom H1121 thy son: H7451 and, behold, thou art taken in thy evil, 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 sovereign 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 mine own bowels, 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 languished, 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 mercy 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 face H1121 of his son? H5647 [H8804] as I have served H1 in thy father's H6440 face, H6440 so will I be in thy face.
  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 odious H1 to 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 eyes H3478 of all Israel.
  23 H6098 And the counsel H302 of Ahithophel, H3289 [H8804] which he counselled H3117 in those days, H376 was as if a man H7592 [H8799] had enquired H1697 at the oracle H430 of God: H6098 so was all the counsel H302 of Ahithophel H1732 both with David H53 and with Absalom.