Better to have a little with righteousness
I will greatly multiply your descendants,” the Lord’s angel added,
“Because you have not served the Lord your God joyfully and wholeheartedly with the abundance of everything you have,
Solomon left all these items unweighed; there were so many of them they did not weigh the bronze.
Damascus was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods and of all your wealth: wine from Helbon, white wool from Zahar,
These wineskins we filled were brand new, but look how they have ripped. Our clothes and sandals have worn out because it has been a very long journey.”
Don’t consider your servant a wicked woman,
The sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malki-Shua.
When the time came for Merab, Saul’s daughter, to be given to David, she instead was given in marriage to Adriel, who was from Meholah.
Your servant stands
Now King Solomon and all the Israelites who had assembled with him went on ahead of the ark and sacrificed more sheep and cattle than could be counted or numbered.
From the abundance of milk they produce,
By the multitude of your iniquities, through the sinfulness of your trade, you desecrated your sanctuaries. So I drew fire out from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth before the eyes of all who saw you.
and said to him, “Hurry, speak to this young man
Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says, ‘Old men and women will once more live in the plazas of Jerusalem, each one leaning on a cane because of advanced age.