1 Kings 2:43
New International Version
Why then did you not keep your oath to the LORD and obey the command I gave you?"

New Living Translation
Then why haven't you kept your oath to the LORD and obeyed my command?"

English Standard Version
Why then have you not kept your oath to the LORD and the commandment with which I commanded you?”

Berean Study Bible
So why have you not kept your oath to the LORD and the command that I gave you?”

New American Standard Bible
"Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the command which I have laid on you?"

King James Bible
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

Christian Standard Bible
So why have you not kept the LORD's oath and the command that I gave you?"

Contemporary English Version
You have disobeyed me and have broken the promise you made to the LORD.

Good News Translation
Why, then, have you broken your promise and disobeyed my command?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So why have you not kept the LORD's oath and the command that I gave you?"

International Standard Version
So why haven't you kept the oath you made to the LORD, and why didn't you obey my personal order to you?"

NET Bible
Why then have you broken the oath you made before the LORD and disobeyed the order I gave you?"

New Heart English Bible
Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have instructed you with?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why didn't you keep your oath to the LORD and obey the command I gave you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?'

New American Standard 1977
“Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the command which I have laid on you?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

King James 2000 Bible
Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged you with?

American King James Version
Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged you with?

American Standard Version
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of Jehovah, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And why hast thou not kept the oath of the Lord, and the commandment which I commanded thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the Lord, and the commandment that I laid upon thee?

Darby Bible Translation
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of Jehovah, and the commandment that I charged thee with?

English Revised Version
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

World English Bible
Why then have you not kept the oath of Yahweh, and the commandment that I have instructed you with?"

Young's Literal Translation
and wherefore hast thou not kept the oath of Jehovah, and the charge that I charged upon thee?'
Study Bible
The Execution of Shimei
42the king summoned Shimei and said to him, “Did I not make you swear by the LORD and warn you, ‘On the day you leave and go elsewhere, know for sure that you will die’? And you told me, ‘The sentence is fair; I will comply.’ 43So why have you not kept your oath to the LORD and the command that I gave you?” 44The king also said, “You know in your heart all the evil that you did to my father David. Therefore the LORD will bring your evil back upon your head.…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:42
the king summoned Shimei and said to him, "Did I not make you swear by the LORD and warn you, 'On the day you leave and go elsewhere, know for sure that you will die'? And you told me, 'The sentence is fair; I will comply.'

1 Kings 2:44
The king also said, "You know in your heart all the evil that you did to my father David. Therefore the LORD will bring your evil back upon your head.

Treasury of Scripture

Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged you with?

Why

2 Samuel 21:2
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

Ezekiel 17:18,19
Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he shall not escape…

commandment

2 Chronicles 30:12
Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 8:2
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

Romans 13:5
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.







Lexicon
So why
וּמַדּ֕וּעַ (ū·mad·dū·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4069: Why? for what reason?

have you not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

kept
שָׁמַ֔רְתָּ (šā·mar·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

your oath
שְׁבֻעַ֣ת (šə·ḇu·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7621: Something sworn, an oath

to the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the command
הַמִּצְוָ֖ה (ham·miṣ·wāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I gave you?”
צִוִּ֥יתִי (ṣiw·wî·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order
Verse 43. ? Why them halt thou not kept the oath of the Lord and the commandment that I have charged [Heb. commanded] thee with. ["Shimei ought to have been warned against trifling with Solomon's forbearance by the punishment already inflicted on Adonijah and Joab." Wordsworth.] 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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