1 KINGS 2:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.”

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1 Kings 2:6 Translation & Meaning

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Do וְעָשִׂ֖יתָ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application Do
therefore according to thy wisdom, כְּחָכְמָתֶ֑ךָ Wisdom (in a good sense) therefore according wisdom
and let not וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles let not
his hoar head שֵֽׂיבָת֛וֹ Old age hoar head
go down תוֹרֵ֧ד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) go down
to the grave שְׁאֹֽל׃ Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
in peace. בְּשָׁלֹ֖ם Safe, i.e., (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e., health, prosperity, peace peace

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  • 4  That the Lord may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

  • 5  Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

  • 6  Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

  • 7  But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.

  • 8  And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the Lord, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.




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