19:23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not {k} die. And the king sware unto him.

(k) By my hands, or during my life, see 1Ki 2:8,9.

19:16-23 Those who now slight and abuse the Son of David, would be glad to make their peace when he shall come in his glory; but it will be too late. Shimei lost no time. His abuse had been personal, and with the usual right feeling of good men, David could more easily forgive it.