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1 Kings 2:37

    1 Kings 2:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For it shall be, that on the day you go out, and pass over the brook Kidron, you shall know for certain that you shall surely die: your blood shall be on your own head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, know thou for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For be certain that on the day when you go out and go over the stream Kidron, death will overtake you: and your blood will be on your head.

    Webster's Revision

    For on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, know thou for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

    World English Bible

    For on the day you go out, and pass over the brook Kidron, know for certain that you shall surely die: your blood shall be on your own head."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, know thou for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 2:37

    Thy blood shall be upon thine own head - Thou knowest what to expect; if thou disobey my orders thou shalt certainly be slain, and then thou shalt be considered as a self-murderer; thou alone shalt be answerable for thy own death. Solomon knew that Shimei was a seditious man, and he chose to keep him under his own eye; for such a man at large, in favorable circumstances, might do much evil. His bitter revilings of David were a sufficient proof.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 2:37

    2:37 Kidron - A brook nigh Jerusalem, which he particularly names, because that was the way to Bahurim, his former habitation: but this is not all, for the restraint was general, that he should not go forth thence any whither. Thy blood - The blame and guilt of thy blood shall lie upon thyself only.