Daily Word OT

September 18, 2019

2 SAMUEL 19:23-40

19:23 And the king said to Shimei, You will not die. And the king swore so to him.
19:24 Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king. Now he had neither taken care of his feet nor trimmed his beard nor washed his clothes from the day the king left until the day he came back in peace.
19:25 And when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him, Why did you not come with me, Mephibosheth?
19:26 And he said, O my lord the king, my servant deceived me; for your servant said, I will saddle myself a donkey that I may ride on it and go with the king. For your servant is lame.
19:27 And Ziba slandered your servant before my lord the king. But my lord the king is like an angel of God; therefore do what is good in your sight.
19:28 For all my father’s house were but men worthy of death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right then do I have to cry out more to the king?
19:29 And the king said to him, Why speak any more of your affairs? I say that you and Ziba shall divide the land.
19:30 And Mephibosheth said to the king, Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has arrived at his house in peace.
19:31 Then Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and he crossed over the Jordan with the king, to escort him through the Jordan.
19:32 And Barzillai was very old, eighty years of age; and he had provided the king with food while he remained in Mahanaim, for he was a very great man.
19:33 And the king said to Barzillai, Cross over with me, and I will provide you with food in Jerusalem at my side.
19:34 But Barzillai said to the king, How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?
19:35 I am eighty years old today. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat and what I drink? Can I hear any more the voice of singing men and women? Why then should your servant be a further burden to my lord the king?
19:36 Your servant would just cross a little way over the Jordan with the king. Why then should the king reward me with such a reward?
19:37 Let your servant return that I may die in my city near the grave of my father and my mother. But here is your servant Chimham, let him cross over with my lord the king; and do with him what is good in your sight.
19:38 And the king said, Chimham shall cross over with me, and I will do with him what is good in your sight; and whatever you wish for me to do, I will do for you.
19:39 And all the people crossed over the Jordan, and the king crossed over. And the king kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his own place.
19:40 So the king crossed over to Gilgal, and Chimham crossed over with him. And all the people of Judah, and half the people of Israel as well, brought the king over.