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2 Samuel 19:37

Overview - 2 Samuel 19
Joab causes the king to cease his mourning.
The Israelites are earnest to bring the king back.
11 David sends to the priests to incite them of Judah.
18 Shimei is pardoned;
24 Mephibosheth excused;
32 Barzillai dismissed, and Chimham his son taken into the king's family.
41 The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them.
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2 Samuel 19:37  (King James Version)
Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.
 


Let thy
The whole of this little episode is extremely interesting, and contains an affecting description of the infirmities of old age. The venerable and kind Barzillai was fourscore years old; his ear was become dull of hearing, and his relish for even royal dainties was gone: the evil days had arrived in which he was constrained to say, "I have no pleasure in them." ( Ecclesiastes 12:1 .) As he was too old either to enjoy the pleasures of
a court, or to be of any further service to the king, he finishes his affecting address to the aged monarch with the request, that he would suffer him to enjoy what old men naturally desire, to "die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and mother;" at the same time commending his son Chimham to his kind offices.* I may die.
Ge 48:21 Jos 23:14 Lu 2:29,30 2Ti 4:6 2Pe 1:14

by the grave
Genesis 47:30 ; 49:29-31 50:13 1 Kings 13:22

Chimham
40 ; 1 Kings 2:7 ; Jeremiah 41:17
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