When the time of mourning passed, David had her brought to his palace.
The palace where he lived was constructed in a similar way.
Shall we once again break your commandments and intermarry with these abominable peoples? Would you not be so angered by us that you would wipe us out, with no survivor or remnant?
And on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced, for God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard from far away.
The Lord asked,
For the land is full of people unfaithful to him.
The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this:
Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God?
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
He sent letters throughout all the royal provinces, to each province according to its own script and to each people according to its own language,
The king thereby allowed the Jews who were in every city to assemble and to stand up for themselves – to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any army of whatever people or province that should become their adversaries, including their women and children,
But she is unique!
But I see the prophets of Jerusalem
The women added,
I will not punish your daughters when they commit prostitution, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery. For the men consort with harlots, they sacrifice with temple prostitutes. It is true: