And as David and his men went by the way
In the high road that led to Bahurim, taking no notice of the cursing of Shimei, which made him bolder and more impudent; here is a large pause in the Hebrew text, in the midst of this verse:
Shimei went along on the hill side over against him;
as David and his men walked in the plain, he went on a range of hills that ran along right against them:
and cursed as he went;
continued his curses and imprecations, to which he was the more emboldened by the behaviour of David and his men:
and threw stones at him, and cast dust;
in a way of contempt, though the stones recoiled on his own head, and the dust flew in his own face, as the consequence of things showed; and now David composed and penned the seventh psalm, ( Psalms 7:1-17 ) .