Shimei Curses David
Now when King David came to f Bahurim, there was a man from the family of the house of Saul, whose name was g Shimei the son of Gera, coming from there. He came out, cursing continuously as he came.
And he threw 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.
Also Shimei said thus when he cursed: "Come out! Come out! You bloodthirsty man, h you rogue!
"The LORD has i brought upon you all j the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom your son. So now you are caught in your own evil, because you are a bloodthirsty man!"
Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this k dead dog l curse my lord the king? Please, let me go over and take off his head!"
But the king said, m "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? So let him curse, because n the LORD has said to him, 'Curse David.' o Who then shall say, 'Why have you done so?' "
And David said to Abishai and all his servants, "See how p my son who q came from my own body seeks my life. How much more now may this Benjamite? Let him alone, and let him curse; for so the LORD has ordered him.
"It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will r repay me with s good for his cursing this day."
And as David and his men went along the road, Shimei went along the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went, threw stones at him and kicked up dust.
Now the king and all the people who were with him became weary; so they refreshed themselves there.
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2 Samuel 19:27
And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king, but my lord the king is like the angel of God. Therefore do what is good in your eyes.
2 Samuel 3:16
Then her husband went along with her to Bahurim, weeping behind her. So Abner said to him, "Go, return!" And he returned.
2 Samuel 19:21
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, "Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD's anointed?
1 Kings 2:8
"And see, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a malicious curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim. But he came down to meet me at the Jordan, and I swore to him by the LORD, saying, 'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
1 Kings 2:9
"Now therefore, do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man and know what you ought to do to him; but bring his gray hair down to the grave with blood."
1 Kings 2:44 - 46
The king said moreover to Shimei, "You know, as your heart acknowledges, all the wickedness that you did to my father David; therefore the LORD will return your wickedness on your own head.
Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods" ' - which you have not known -
That the crime done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might be settled and their blood be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed them, and on the men of Shechem, who aided him in the killing of his brothers.
Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father by killing his seventy brothers.
And all the evil of the men of Shechem God returned on their own heads, and on them came the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal.
1 Kings 2:32
So the LORD will return his blood on his head, because he struck down two men more righteous and better than he, and killed them with the sword - Abner the son of Ner, the commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, the commander of the army of Judah - though my father David did not know it.
1 Kings 2:33
"Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab and upon the head of his descendants forever. But upon David and his descendants, upon his house and his throne, there shall be peace forever from the LORD."
2 Samuel 1:16
So David said to him, "Your blood is on your own head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD's anointed.'
2 Samuel 3:28
Afterward, when David heard it, he said, "My kingdom and I are guiltless before the LORD forever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner.
2 Samuel 3:29
"Let it rest on the head of Joab and on all his father's house; and let there never fail to be in the house of Joab one who has a discharge or is a leper, who leans on a staff or falls by the sword, or who lacks bread."
2 Samuel 4:11
"How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous person in his own house on his bed? Therefore, shall I not now require his blood at your hand and remove you from the earth?"
2 Samuel 4:12
So David commanded his young men, and they executed them, cut off their hands and feet, and hanged them by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth and buried it in the tomb of Abner in Hebron.
1 Samuel 24:14
After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?
2 Samuel 9:8
Then he bowed himself, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I?
You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
2 Samuel 3:39
"And I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too harsh for me. The LORD shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness."
2 Samuel 19:22
And David said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should be adversaries to me today? Shall any man be put to death today in Israel? For do I not know that today I am king over Israel?
1 Peter 2:23
Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.
2 Kings 18:25
"Have I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'"
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That woe and well-being proceed?
But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?
2 Samuel 12:11
Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.
Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you.
Because they had not met the children of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Do not say, "I will recompense evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.