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And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:5 Bahurim. Bahurim was a town east of Jerusalem, near the Jordan. David and his men were weary and camped there (II Samuel 16:14) until Hushai would later advise them to cross the Jordan (II Samuel 17:16).

16:5 Shimei. Shimei was a Benjamite relative of Saul’s who held David responsible for the death of Saul and his sons (II Samuel 16:8). His curses were not obscenities but rather imprecations, calling on God to bring a curse on David and his followers.

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