He pelted David and all the king’s officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left. As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel! The Lord has repaid you for all the blood you shed in the household of Saul, in whose place you have reigned.(A) The Lord has given the kingdom into the hands of your son Absalom. You have come to ruin because you are a murderer!”(B)

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from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.(A)

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The enemy pursues me,
    he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness(A)
    like those long dead.(B)

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