You have lived indulgently and luxuriously on the earth. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 1
Those who carried the ark of the Lord took six steps and then David 1 sacrificed an ox and a fatling calf.
ten calves fattened in the stall, 1 twenty calves from the pasture, and a hundred sheep, not to mention rams, gazelles, deer, and well-fed birds.
Adonijah sacrificed sheep, cattle, and fattened steers at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, 1 as well as all the men of Judah, the king’s servants.
Why are you 1 scorning my sacrifice and my offering that I commanded for my dwelling place? 2 You have honored your sons more than you have me by having made yourselves fat from the best parts of all the offerings of my people Israel.’
He has sacrificed many cattle, steers, and sheep and has invited all the king’s sons, Abiathar the priest, and Joab, the commander of the army, but he has not invited your servant Solomon.
Even her mercenaries 1 will prove to be like pampered, 2 well-fed calves. For they too will turn and run away. They will not stand their ground when 3 the time for them to be destroyed comes, the time for them to be punished.
For today he has gone down and sacrificed many cattle, steers, and sheep and has invited all the king’s sons, the army commanders, and Abiathar the priest. At this moment 1 they are having a feast 2 in his presence, and they have declared, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 3
I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices, along with the smell of sacrificial rams. I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)
You will eat the flesh of warriors 1 and drink the blood of the princes of the earth – the rams, lambs, goats, and bulls, all of them fattened animals of Bashan.
Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Look! The feast I have prepared for you is ready. 1 My oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.”’
butter from the herd and milk from the flock, along with the fat of lambs, rams and goats of Bashan, along with the best of the kernels of wheat; and from the juice of grapes you drank wine.
They lie around on beds decorated with ivory, 1 and sprawl out on their couches. They eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the middle of the pen.