We have lived in tents. We have obeyed our ancestor Jonadab and done exactly as he commanded us.
He took the Book of the Covenant
And let the king’s decision which he will enact be disseminated
We and our wives and our sons and daughters have obeyed everything our ancestor Jonadab commanded us. We have never drunk wine.
When we heard the news we lost our courage and no one could even breathe for fear of you.