The Simeonites by their families: from Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; from Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; from Jakin, the family of the Jakinites;
Shimei son of Gera the Benjaminite from Bahurim came down quickly with the men of Judah to meet King David.
He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right side and the other on the left. 1 He named the one on the right Jachin, 2 and the one on the left Boaz. 3
When the Israelites cried out for help to the Lord, he 1 raised up a deliverer for them. His name was Ehud son of Gera the Benjaminite, a left-handed man. 2 The Israelites sent him to King Eglon of Moab with their tribute payment. 3
Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “My own son, my very own flesh and blood, 1 is trying to take my life. So also now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone so that he can curse, for the Lord has spoken to him.
“Note well, you still have to contend with Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, 1 who tried to call down upon me a horrible judgment when I went to Mahanaim. 2 He came down and met me at the Jordan, and I solemnly promised 3 him by the Lord, ‘I will not strike you down 4 with the sword.’