Now when David had passed1a littlebeyond the summit, behold, 2Ziba the servant of Mephiboshethmet him 3with a couple of saddleddonkeys, and on them were twohundred loaves of bread, a hundredclusters of raisins, a hundredsummerfruits, and a jug of wine.
The kingsaid to Ziba, "Why do you have these?" And Zibasaid, "4The donkeys are for the king'shousehold to ride, and the bread and summerfruit for the youngmen to eat, and the wine, 5for whoever is faint in the wilderness to drink."
Then the kingsaid, "And where is 6your master'sson?" And 7Zibasaid to the king, "Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said, 'Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.' "
So the kingsaid to Ziba, "Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours." And Zibasaid, "I prostrate myself; let me findfavor in your sight, O my lord, the king!"
When KingDavidcame to 8Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul9whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out 10cursing continually as he came.
He threwstones at David and at all the servants of KingDavid; and all the people and all the mightymen were at his righthand and at his left.
7ThusShimeisaid when he cursed, "Get out, get out, 11you man of bloodshed, and worthlessfellow!
"12The LORD has returned upon you all13the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whoseplace you have reigned; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your sonAbsalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!"
Then 14Abishai the son of Zeruiahsaid to the king, "Why should 15thisdeaddog16curse my lord the king? Let me goovernow and acutoff his head."