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1 Kings 2:36

    1 Kings 2:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, Build you an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth there any where.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee a house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee a house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.

    World English Bible

    The king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, "Build yourself a house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and don't go out from there anywhere.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 2:36

    Thence - There; that place.
    Whither - Where; which place.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 2:36

    Build thee a house - Thus he gave him the whole city for a prison, and this certainly could have reduced him to no hardships.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 2:36

    The object, apparently, was to keep Shimei under the immediate eye of the government. Shimei's old home, Bahurim, lay east of Jerusalem, on the road to Jericho, 2 Samuel 17:18, and could only be reached by crossing the Kedron valley. Solomon assumes, that, if he quits the city, it will probably be in this direction 1 Kings 2:37.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 2:36

    2:36 Go not forth - This Solomon ordered, both for his own security; and as a penalty for his former wickedness.