The people of Judah and Israel were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore; they had plenty to eat and drink and were happy.
Now the day 2 came when Job’s 3 sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,
They spent three days feasting 1 there with David, for their relatives had given them provisions.
While this one was still speaking another messenger arrived and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,
Your land is devastated, your cities burned with fire. Right before your eyes your crops are being destroyed by foreign invaders. 1 They leave behind devastation and destruction. 2
I gave you a land in 1 which you had not worked hard; you took up residence in cities you did not build and you are eating the produce of 2 vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.’
So he took David 1 down, and they found them spread out over the land. They were eating and drinking and enjoying themselves because of all the loot 2 they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
For today he has gone down and sacrificed many cattle, steers, and sheep and has invited all the king’s sons, the army commanders, and Abiathar the priest. At this moment 1 they are having a feast 2 in his presence, and they have declared, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 3