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1. A Benjamite kinsman of Saul, who insulted king David when fleeing before Absalom, and humbled himself on David's return. On both occasions David spared and forgave him; but when dying he cautioned Solomon against a man who knew no restraints but those of fear. Shimei gave his parole never to leave Jerusalem; but broke it by pursuing his fugitive servants to Gath, and was put to death on returning, 2 Samuel 16:5-14; 19:16-23; 1 Kings 2:8,9,36-46.
2. An officer under David, and perhaps under Solomon, 1 Kings 1:8; 4:18.
3. A distinguished family at Jerusalem, Zechariah 12:13.
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