And when King David came to Bahurim, a man of Saul's family named Shimei, the son of Gera, came out from there, calling curses after him.
And her husband went with her as far as Bahurim, weeping while he went. Then Abner said to him, Go back. And he went back.
You may not say evil of the judges, or put a curse on the ruler of your people.
Now you have with you Shimei, the son of Gera the Benjamite of Bahurim, who put a bitter curse on me on the day when I went to Mahanaim; but he came down to see me at Jordan, and I gave him my oath by the Lord, saying, I will not put you to death by the sword.
And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come out to me with sticks? And the Philistine put curses on David by all his gods.
But a boy saw them, and gave word of it to Absalom: so the two of them went away quickly, and came to the house of a man in Bahurim who had a water-hole in his garden, and they went down into it.
Then the king sent for Shimei, and said to him, Make a house for yourself in Jerusalem and keep there and go to no other place.
And the king and his people came tired to Jordan, and took their rest there.
And Shimei, the son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, got up quickly and went down with the men of Judah for the purpose of meeting King David;
Because they are cruel to him against whom your hand is turned; they make bitter the grief of him who is wounded by you.
Because he had no mercy, but was cruel to the low and the poor, designing the death of the broken-hearted.
They may give curses but you give blessing; when they come up against me, put them to shame; but let your servant be glad.
As the sparrow in her wandering and the swallow in her flight, so the curse does not come without a cause.
Say not a curse against the king, even in your thoughts; and even secretly say not a curse against the man of wealth; because a bird of the air will take the voice, and that which has wings will give news of it.
And he will go through the land in bitter trouble and in need of food; and when he is unable to get food, he will become angry, cursing his king and his God, and his eyes will be turned to heaven on high;
Happy are you when men give you a bad name, and are cruel to you, and say all evil things against you falsely, because of me.