2 Samuel 19:19
And said to the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity to me, neither do you remember that which your servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
19:16-23 Those who now slight and abuse the Son of David, would be glad to make their peace when he shall come in his glory; but it will be too late. Shimei lost no time. His abuse had been personal, and with the usual right feeling of good men, David could more easily forgive it.As he was come over Jordan - Render, "when he was crossing," i. e., just embarking for the purpose of crossing. The scene still lies on the east bank. Shimei left nothing undone to soften, if possible, David's resentment. 18. ferry boat—probably rafts, which are still used on that part of the river. i.e. Be affected with it, or excited to revenge it. And said unto the king, let not my lord the king impute iniquity unto me,.... That is, deal with him according to the desert of it, punish him for it, but forgive it: for non-imputation of sin is in effect the pardon of it:

neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day my lord the king went out of Jerusalem: he desires that he would not only forgive, but forget it; he owns it was a perverse action, and aggravated by being done at the time when the king was in great trouble and distress:

that the king should take it to his heart; and determine to avenge himself on him for it.

And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did {h} perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

(h) For in his adversity he was his most cruel enemy, and now in his prosperity, seeks by flattery to creep into favour.







2 Samuel 19:18
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