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23 The king said to Shimei, ‘You shall not die.’ And the king gave him his oath.

David and Mephibosheth Meet

24 Mephibosheth[a] grandson of Saul came down to meet the king; he had not taken care of his feet, or trimmed his beard, or washed his clothes, from the day the king left until the day he came back in safety. 25 When he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him, ‘Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?’[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 19:24 Or Merib-baal: See 4.4 note
  2. 2 Samuel 19:25 Or Merib-baal: See 4.4 note

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