Many years later,
David's son Absalom said to the king, David.
"I would like to go to Hebron
to offer a sacrifice to God."
David told Absalom,
"All right, go."
However, while he was there,
he sent secret notes to every part of Israel to
start a rebellion against the king.
Soon many joined Absalom against the king David.
David found out about the conspiracy his son Absalom planned.
David's advisers urged him to flee at once.
Then king and his people set out on foot.
As David and his people passed the town called Bahurim,
a man named Shimei came out and cursed them.
"Get out of here, you murderer!
you stole Saul's throne, and now
your son Absalom is doing the same to you,
hope you taste the same pain you caused Saul!"
David's general wanted to kill Shimei,
but David stopped him and said,
"Leave him alone,
Maybe God gave him those words to him for me,
or God will see that I am being wronged,
and will bless me because of these curses."
David and his people continued on.
and Shimei kept throwing stones at David.