2 Samuel 19:23
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New International Version
So the king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." And the king promised him on oath.

King James Bible
Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king swore to him.

World English Bible
The king said to Shimei, "You shall not die." The king swore to him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto Shimei, 'Thou dost not die;' and the king sweareth to him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For thy servant doth know that I have sinned - This was all he could do; his subsequent conduct alone could prove his sincerity. On such an avowal as this David could not but grant him his life.

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Thou shalt

1 Kings 2:8,9,37,46 And, behold, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim...


1 Samuel 28:10 And Saul swore to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD lives, there shall no punishment happen to you for this thing.

1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him, Can you bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear to me by God, that you will neither kill me...

Hebrews 6:16 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

National Sorrows and National Lessons
On the illness or the Prince of Wales. Chapel Royal, St James's, December 17th, 1871. 2 Sam. xix. 14. "He bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man." No circumstances can be more different, thank God, than those under which the heart of the men of Judah was bowed when their king commander appealed to them, and those which have, in the last few days, bowed the heart of this nation as the heart of one man. But the feeling called out in each case was the same--Loyalty,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Cross References
1 Kings 2:8
"And remember, you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD: 'I will not put you to death by the sword.'

2 Samuel 19:24
Mephibosheth, Saul's grandson, also went down to meet the king. He had not taken care of his feet or trimmed his mustache or washed his clothes from the day the king left until the day he returned safely.

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