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David’s Mercy to Shimei
Now Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king when he had crossed the Jordan. 19 Then he said to the king, v“Do not let my lord 5impute iniquity to me, or remember what wwrong your servant did on the day that my lord the king left Jerusalem, that the king should xtake it to heart. 20 For I, your servant, know that I have sinned. Therefore here I am, the first to come today of all ythe house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.”
22 And David said, b“What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should be adversaries to me today? cShall any man be put to death today in Israel? For do I not know that today I am king over Israel?” 23 Therefore dthe king said to Shimei, “You shall not die.” And the king swore to him.
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