1 KINGS 2:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.”

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1 Kings 2:9 Translation & Meaning

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Now וְעַתָּה֙ At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore hold him not guiltless: תְּנַקֵּ֔הוּ To be (or make) clean (literally or figuratively); by implication (in an adverse sense) to be bare, i.e., extirpated therefore hold not guiltless
for כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
thou אָ֑תָּה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
art (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a wise חָכָ֖ם Wise, (i.e., intelligent, skilful or artful) wise
man, אִ֥ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
and knowest וְיָֽדַעְתָּ֙ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) knowest
what אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc what
thou oughtest to do תַּֽעֲשֶׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application oughtest do
unto him; but his אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) unto him but his
hoar head שֵֽׂיבָת֛וֹ Old age hoar head
bring thou down וְהֽוֹרַדְתָּ֧ 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) bring down
to the grave שְׁאֽוֹל׃ Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
with blood. בְּדָ֖ם Blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood) blood

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  • 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.

  • 9  Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

  • 10  So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

  • 11  And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.




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