250. Come and see, what Shim'i the son of Gera did to him was greater than all the troubles he had until that day, yet David did not answer back anything, for so it became him and thus his iniquities were atoned for.
253. One concerned Shim'i, as written, "And, behold, you have with you Shim'i the son of Gera" (Ibid. 8). What is the meaning of, "with you?" HE ANSWERS, He is always at your disposal, since he was his teacher. This is why he did not say of Joab, 'And, behold, you have Joab with you.' But of Shim'i, who was constantly by him, he said, "And, behold, you have with you."