1 Then Saul said to David, “Here’s my oldest daughter, Merab. I want to give her to you in marriage. Only be a brave warrior 2 for me and fight the battles of the Lord.” For Saul thought, “There’s no need for me to raise my hand against him. Let it be the hand of the Philistines!”
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. 1
Look up at the sky! 1 Who created all these heavenly lights? 2 He is the one who leads out their ranks; 3 he calls them all by name. Because of his absolute power and awesome strength, not one of them is missing.
The sound of a carefree crowd accompanied her, 1 including all kinds of men; 2 even Sabeans 3 were brought from the desert. The sisters 4 put bracelets on their wrists and beautiful crowns on their heads.