2 Samuel 16:7-8

A The king (ך ְל מַה (came (ואֹב (unto Bachurim (16:5a)

B Shimei went out cursing (לַלָק (and throwing stones (לַקָס (at David (16:5b–6)

C Shimei curses (לַלָק (David (16:7–8)

D Why should anyone curse the king? (16:9)

C 1 David accepts Shimei’s curse (לַלָק) (16:10–12)

B 1 Shimei was walking along cursing (לַלָק (and throwing stones (לַקָס (at David (16:13)

A 1 The king (ך ְל מַה (and the people with him came (ואֹב) (16:14)

from David Bailey (DAB)

And thus said Shimei when he cursed,

A) Come out, come out, thou bloody man,

B) and thou man of Belial:

C) The LORD hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned;

C) and the LORD hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son:

B) and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief,

A) because thou art a bloody man.

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