David supplied a large amount of iron for the nails of the doors of the gates and for braces, more bronze than could be weighed,
Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east covered the valley like a swarm of locusts. 1 Their camels could not be counted; they were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.
Jehoshaphat was very wealthy and greatly respected. He made an alliance by marriage with Ahab,
How you have advised the one without wisdom, and abundantly 1 revealed your insight!
When humankind 1 began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born 2 to them, 3
To a larger group you will give a larger inheritance, 1 and to a smaller group you will give a smaller inheritance. 2 To each one its inheritance must be given according to the number of people in it. 3
The Lord your God has increased your population 1 to the point that you are now as numerous as the very stars of the sky. 2
When your ancestors went down to Egypt, they numbered only seventy, but now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of the sky. 1
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.
and more cedar logs than could be counted. (The Sidonians and Tyrians had brought a large amount of cedar logs to David.)
You also have available many workers, including stonecutters, masons, carpenters, 1 and an innumerable array of workers who are skilled
to supply me with large quantities of timber, for I am building a great, magnificent temple.
Solomon made so many of these items they did not weigh the bronze. 1
They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen in charge of the livestock. 1 They carried off many sheep and camels and then returned to Jerusalem. 2
He built the Upper Gate to the Lord’s temple and did a lot of work on the wall in the area known as Ophel. 1
There was a large number of burnt sacrifices, as well as fat from the peace offerings and drink offerings that accompanied the burnt sacrifices. So the service of the Lord’s temple was reinstituted. 1
Do not go out hastily to litigation, 1 or 2 what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Indeed, 1 you had little before I arrived, 2 but now your possessions have increased many times over. 3 The Lord has blessed you wherever I worked. 4 But now, how long must it be before I do something for my own family too?” 5
There will be very few of you left, though at one time you were as numerous as the stars in the sky, 1 because you will have disobeyed 2 the Lord your God.
These kings came out with their armies; they were as numerous as the sand on the seashore and had a large number of horses and chariots. 1