New Defender's Study Bible Notes
2:7 sons of Barzillai. Despite his advanced age, Barzillai had provided much assistance to David when he had to flee Jerusalem when Absalom rebelled (II Samuel 19:33-39). On the other hand, Shimei had opposed and cursed David at this same time (II Samuel 16:5-13; 19:16). In I Kings 2:8,9, David adjured Solomon to take vengeance on Shimei.