1 Kings 2:39
New International Version
But three years later, two of Shimei's slaves ran off to Achish son of Maakah, king of Gath, and Shimei was told, "Your slaves are in Gath."

New Living Translation
But three years later two of Shimei's slaves ran away to King Achish son of Maacah of Gath. When Shimei learned where they were,

English Standard Version
But it happened at the end of three years that two of Shimei’s servants ran away to Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. And when it was told Shimei, “Behold, your servants are in Gath,”

Berean Study Bible
After three years, however, two of Shimei’s slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And Shimei was told, “Behold, your slaves are in Gath.”

New American Standard Bible
But it came about at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants are in Gath."

King James Bible
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath.

Christian Standard Bible
But then, at the end of three years, two of Shimei's slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. Shimei was informed, "Look, your slaves are in Gath."

Contemporary English Version
About three years later, two of Shimei's servants ran off to King Achish in Gath. When Shimei found out where they were,

Good News Translation
Three years later, however, two of Shimei's slaves ran away to the king of Gath, Achish son of Maacah. When Shimei heard that they were in Gath,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But then, at the end of three years, two of Shimei's slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. Shimei was informed, "Look, your slaves are in Gath."

International Standard Version
But three years later, two of Shimei's servants escaped to Maacah's son Achish, the king of Gath. Somebody told Shimei, "Look! Your servants went to Gath!"

NET Bible
Three years later two of Shimei's servants ran away to King Achish son of Maacah of Gath. Shimei was told, "Look, your servants are in Gath."

New Heart English Bible
It happened at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. They told Shimei, saying, "Look, your servants are in Gath."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But after three years, two of Shimei's slaves fled to Gath's King Achish, son of Maacah. Shimei was told that his slaves were in Gath,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying: 'Behold, thy servants are in Gath.'

New American Standard 1977
But it came about at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, “Behold, your servants are in Gath.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But it came to pass at the end of three years that two of the slaves of Shimei ran away unto Achish, son of Maachah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy slaves are in Gath.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, your servants are in Gath.

American King James Version
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, your servants be in Gath.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants are in Gath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass after three years, that the servants of Semei ran away to Achis the son of Maacha the king of Geth: and it was told Semei that his servants were gone to Geth.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two servants of Shimei's ran away to Achish son of Maachah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei saying, Behold, thy servants are in Gath.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying; Behold, thy servants be in Gath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maachah king of Gath: and they told Shimei, saying, behold, thy servants are in Gath.

World English Bible
It happened at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish, son of Maacah, king of Gath. They told Shimei, saying, "Behold, your servants are in Gath."

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of three years, that flee do two of the servants of Shimei unto Achish son of Maachah, king of Gath, and they declare to Shimei, saying, 'Lo, thy servants are in Gath;'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Execution of Shimei
38“The sentence is fair,” Shimei replied. “Your servant will do as my lord the king has spoken.” And Shimei lived in Jerusalem for a long time. 39After three years, however, two of Shimei’s slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And Shimei was told, “Behold, your slaves are in Gath.” 40So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves, and he brought them back from Gath.…
Cross References
Joshua 11:22
No Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites; only in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod did any survive.

1 Samuel 27:2
So David set out with his six hundred men and went to Achish son of Maoch, the king of Gath.

1 Kings 2:38
"The sentence is fair," Shimei replied. "Your servant will do as my lord the king has spoken." And Shimei lived in Jerusalem for a long time.

1 Kings 2:40
So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves, and he brought them back from Gath.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away to Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, your servants be in Gath.

A.M.

1 Samuel 21:10 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish …

1 Samuel 27:2,3 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that …







Lexicon
After
מִקֵּץ֙ (miq·qêṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7093: An extremity, after

three
שָׁלֹ֣שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

years,
שָׁנִ֔ים (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

however,
וַיְהִ֗י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

two
שְׁנֵֽי־ (šə·nê-)
Number - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

of Shimei’s
לְשִׁמְעִ֔י (lə·šim·‘î)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8096: Shimei -- the name of a number of Israelites

slaves
עֲבָדִים֙ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

ran away
וַיִּבְרְח֤וּ (way·yiḇ·rə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Achish
אָכִ֥ישׁ (’ā·ḵîš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 397: Achish -- king of Gath

son
בֶּֽן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Maacah,
מַעֲכָ֖ה (ma·‘ă·ḵāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4601: Maacah -- an Israelite name, also a non-Israelite name, also a region in Syria

king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Gath.
גַּ֑ת (gaṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city

And Shimei
לְשִׁמְעִי֙ (lə·šim·‘î)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8096: Shimei -- the name of a number of Israelites

was told,
וַיַּגִּ֤ידוּ (way·yag·gî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

“Behold,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

your slaves
עֲבָדֶ֖יךָ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

are in Gath.”
בְּגַֽת׃ (bə·ḡaṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city
(39) Achish son of Maachah.--In 1Samuel 27:2 we read of Achish son of Maoch, king of Gath; but chronology makes it most unlikely that the same person should here be referred to. The name may have been hereditary.

Verse 39. - And it came to pass at the of three years that two of the servants of Shimei ran away [it has been thought by some that their flight was preconcerted with their master. But the narrative does not favour this supposition] to Achish, son of Maachah, king of Gath. [This may well have been the "Achish, son of Maoch" (1 Samuel 21:11; 1 Samuel 27:2), to whom David fled fifty years before. Longer reigns than this are not unknown to history. Or it may have been his grandson]. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath. 2:35-46 The old malignity remains in the unconverted heart, and a watchful eye should be kept on those who, like Shimei, have manifested their enmity, but have given no evidence of repentance. No engagements or dangers will restrain worldly men; they go on, though they forfeit their lives and souls. Let us remember, God will not accommodate his judgment to us. His eye is over us; and let us strive to walk as in his presence. Let our every act, word, and thought, be governed by this great truth, that the hour is quickly coming when the smallest circumstances of our lives shall be brought to light, and our eternal state be fixed by a righteous and unerring God. Thus Solomon's throne was established in peace, as the type of the Redeemer's kingdom of peace and righteousness. And it is a comfort, in reference to the enmity of the church's enemies, that, how much soever they rage, it is a vain thing they imagine. Christ's throne is established, and they cannot shake it.
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