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1Ki 2:9 — Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.
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||"Do not consider him as an innocent man; for, as thou art a wise man, and knowest how to treat such persons, treat him as he deserves; only, as I have sworn to him that I would not put him to death, ""bring not his hoar head down to the grave with blood."" So Solomon understood David; for, after he had commanded Joab to be slain, in obedience to his father, he sent for Shimei, and knowing he ought to be well watched, he confined him to Jerusalem for the rest of his life: and so it appears David should be understood; for the negative particle lo, in the former clause, ""hold him not guiltless,"" should be repeated in the latter clause, though not expressed; instances of which frequently occur in the Hebrew Scriptures. (See Jdg 5:30. 1Sa 2:3. Psa 1:5; 9:18; 38:1; 75:5. Pro 5:16; 24:12, etc.) This is the view taken of the subject by Dr. Kennicott, and it seems the best and most correct mode of interpreting the text. Exd 20:7; Exd 22:28; Job 9:28"|
||1Ki 2:6; Gen 42:38; Gen 44:31|
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