He returns no more to his house, nor does his place of residence 1 know him 2 any more.
In Jerusalem 1 David married 2 more wives and fathered more sons and daughters.
I will rebuild you, my dear children Israel, 1 so that you will once again be built up. Once again you will take up the tambourine and join in the happy throng of dancers. 2
You are still exalting 1 yourself against my people by 2 not releasing them.
The Philistines again raided the valley.
when the Almighty 1 was still with me and my children were 2 around me;
They were not yet filled up, 1 their food was still in their mouths,
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God as long as I exist! 1
If I tried to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Even if I finished counting them, I would still have to contend with you. 1
I will praise the Lord as long as I live! I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist!
The Lord spoke to me again:
Speak up again with the message of the Lord who rules over all: ‘My cities will once more overflow with prosperity, and once more the Lord will comfort Zion and validate his choice of Jerusalem.’”
He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, 1 but it did not return to him this time. 2
I confirm 1 my covenant with you: Never again will all living things 2 be wiped out 3 by the waters of a flood; 4 never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
So they inquired again of the Lord, “Has the man arrived here yet?” The Lord said, “He has hidden himself among the equipment.” 1
Then Joab blew the ram’s horn and all the people stopped in their tracks. 1 They stopped chasing Israel and ceased fighting. 2
David married more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he arrived from Hebron. Even more sons and daughters were born to David.
When the containers were full, she said to one of her sons, 1 “Bring me another container.” But he answered her, “There are no more.” Then the olive oil stopped flowing.
He was still talking to them when 1 the messenger approached 2 and said, “Look, the Lord is responsible for this disaster! 3 Why should I continue to wait for the Lord to help?”
I will prepare for them a healthy 1 planting. They will no longer be victims 2 of famine in the land and will no longer bear the insults of the nations.