The cattle numbered 1 36,000; the Lord’s tribute was 72.
But Jacob 1 said to him, “My lord knows that the children are young, 2 and that I have to look after the sheep and cattle that are nursing their young. 3 If they are driven too hard for even a single day, all the animals will die.
Saul said, “They were brought 1 from the Amalekites; the army spared the best of the flocks and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord our God. But everything else we slaughtered.”
David took all the flocks and herds and drove them in front of the rest of the animals. People were saying, “This is David’s plunder!”
The vision of the evenings and mornings that was told to you is correct. 1 But you should seal up the vision, for it refers to a time many days from now.”
No one is to come up with you; do not let anyone be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks or the herds may graze in front of that mountain.”
However, Saul and the army spared Agag, along with the best of the flock, the cattle, the fatlings, 1 and the lambs, as well as everything else that was of value. 2 They were not willing to slaughter them. But they did slaughter everything that was despised 3 and worthless.
The bronze of the items that King Solomon made for the Lord’s temple (including the two pillars, the large bronze basin called “The Sea,” the twelve bronze bulls under “The Sea,” and the movable stands 1 ) was too heavy to be weighed.