1 When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine. (1Sa 25:18; 2Sa 9:2; 2Sa 15:30; 2Sa 15:32)2 And the king said to Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine for those who faint in the wilderness to drink.” (Jud 5:10; Jud 10:4; 2Sa 16:14; 2Sa 17:29)3 And the king said, “And where is your master’s son?” Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he remains in Jerusalem, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will give me back the kingdom of my father.’” (2Sa 19:26)4 Then the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.” And Ziba said, “I pay homage; let me ever find favor in your sight, my lord the king.”
Shimei Curses David
5 When King David came to Bahurim, there came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera, and as he came he cursed continually. (2Sa 3:16; 2Sa 19:16; 2Sa 19:21; 1Ki 2:8; 1Ki 2:36)6 And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.7 And Shimei said as he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of blood, you worthless man! (2Sa 16:5)8 The Lord has avenged on you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned, and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. See, your evil is on you, for you are a man of blood.” (Jud 9:24; Jud 9:56; 2Sa 1:16; 1Ki 2:32)9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.” (Ex 22:28; 1Sa 24:14; 2Sa 3:8; 2Sa 9:8)10 But the king said, “What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the Lord has said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who then shall say, ‘Why have you done so?’” (1Sa 26:6; 2Sa 19:22)11 And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “Behold, my own son seeks my life; how much more now may this Benjaminite! Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. (2Sa 12:11)12 It may be that the Lord will look on the wrong done to me,
1. Septuagint, Vulgate will look upon my affliction
 and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing today.”13 So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust. (2Sa 19:21)14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan.
15 Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. (2Sa 15:37)16 And when Hushai the Archite, David’s friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, “Long live the king! Long live the king!” (1Sa 10:24; 2Sa 16:15; 1Ki 1:25; 1Ki 1:39; 2Ki 11:12)17 And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?” (2Sa 19:25)18 And Hushai said to Absalom, “No, for whom the Lord and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.19 And again, whom should I serve? Should it not be his son? As I have served your father, so I will serve you.” (2Sa 15:34)20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel. What shall we do?”21 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Go in to your father’s concubines, whom he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened.” (2Sa 2:7; 2Sa 15:16; 2Sa 20:3; Zec 8:9; Zec 8:13)22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof. And Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. (1Sa 9:25; 2Sa 12:11)23 Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel esteemed, both by David and by Absalom. (2Sa 15:12)