Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. 1 Let them do this 2 with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you.
he sent his son Hadoram 1 to King David to extend his best wishes 2 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Tou had been at war with Hadadezer. 3 He also sent various items made of gold, silver, and bronze. 4
Therefore do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons, and do not take their daughters in marriage for your sons. Do not ever seek their peace or welfare, so that you may be strong and may eat the good of the land and may leave it as an inheritance for your children 1 forever.’