“And remember, you have with you Shimei(A) son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim.(B) When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore(C) to him by the Lord: ‘I will not put you to death by the sword.’

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42 the king summoned Shimei and said to him, “Did I not make you swear by the Lord and warn(A) you, ‘On the day you leave to go anywhere else, you can be sure you will die’? At that time you said to me, ‘What you say is good. I will obey.’

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