Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Is that all of the young men?” Jesse
Also their neighbors, from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, were bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. There were large supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine, olive oil, beef, and lamb,
David said to God, “Was I not the one who decided to number the army? I am the one who sinned and committed this awful deed!
“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds
and one sheep from each flock of two hundred, from the watered places of Israel, for a grain offering, burnt offering, and peace offering, to make atonement for them, declares the sovereign Lord.
then the hand of the Lord will surely bring
As for my sheep, they must eat what you trampled with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet!
Like the sheep for offerings, like the sheep of Jerusalem
So it was annulled that very day, and then the most afflicted of the flock who kept faith with me knew that that was the word of the Lord.
“I tell you the solemn truth,
“‘But if he brings a sheep as his offering, for a sin offering, he must bring a flawless female.
The meadows are clothed with sheep, and the valleys are covered with grain. They shout joyfully, yes, they sing.
Yet he protected
My integrity will testify for me
Now Lot, who was traveling
Then Saul said, “Scatter out among the army and say to them, ‘Each of you bring to me your ox and sheep and slaughter them in this spot and eat. But don’t sin against the Lord by eating the blood.” So that night each one brought his ox and slaughtered it there.