2 SAMUEL 16:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.”

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2 Samuel 16:13 Translation & Meaning

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And as David דָּוִ֛ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
and his men וַֽאֲנָשָׁ֖יו 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) men
went וַיֵּ֧לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) went
by the way, בַּדָּ֑רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
Shimei וְשִׁמְעִ֡י Shimi, the name of twenty Israelites Shimei
went along הֹלֵךְ֩ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) along
on the hill's הָהָ֜ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) hills
side בְּצֵ֨לַע A rib (as curved), literally (of the body) or figuratively (of a door, i.e., leaf); hence, a side, literally (of a person) or figuratively (of an object or the sky, i.e., quarter); architecturally, a (especially floor or ceiling) timber or plank (single or collective, i.e., a flooring) side
over against לְעֻמָּת֗וֹ Conjunction, i.e., society; mostly adverb or preposition (with prepositional prefix), near, beside, along with against
him, and cursed וַיְקַלֵּ֔ל To be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) cursed
as he went, הָלוֹךְ֙ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) as he went
and threw וַיְסַקֵּ֤ל Properly, to be weighty; but used only in the sense of lapidation or its contrary (as if a delapidation) threw
stones בָּֽאֲבָנִים֙ A stone stones
at לְעֻמָּת֔וֹ Conjunction, i.e., society; mostly adverb or preposition (with prepositional prefix), near, beside, along with at
him, and cast וְעִפַּ֖ר To be dust cast
dust. בֶּֽעָפָֽר׃ Dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud dust

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  • 11  And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.

  • 12  It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.

  • 13  And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.

  • 14  And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.

  • 15  And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.




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