1 Kings 2:39-41

1 Kings 2:39-41 King James Version (KJV)

39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath.

40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.

An American English Bible
With Old Testament based on the Greek Septuagint

39 But after the three years, two of his slaves ran away (to Anchus, the son of MaAcha, the king of Geth). And when Semei was told that his slaves were in Geth, 40 he saddled his burros and went to Anchus in Geth to bring his slaves back. 41 But when Solomon was told that Semei had left JeruSalem and gone to Geth to bring back his slaves,

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His listened to God’s word for a time, following God’s word should never have a time limit but often times when things do not go our way we end up going against God’s word. Gath was part of the Philistines area. Donkeys were commonly used for travel at this time. He would have been better to leave his servants in Gath and listen to the word. Solomon hears the news, he may have regret for what he has to do because of the oath he made to the Lord.