You pardoned 1 the wrongdoing of your people; you forgave 2 all their sin. (Selah)
Then a round lead cover was raised up, revealing a woman sitting inside the basket.
To his father he sent the following: 1 ten donkeys loaded with the best products of Egypt and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, food, and provisions for his father’s journey.
David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that he had elevated 1 his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.
Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing. I said, “I will confess 1 my rebellious acts to the Lord.” And then you forgave my sins. 2 (Selah)
All the men of Judah replied to the men of Israel, “Because the king is our close relative! Why are you so upset about this? Have we eaten at the king’s expense? 1 Or have we misappropriated anything for our own use?”
Along with Hiram’s fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1 that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 2 came into port with cargoes of 3 gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 4
You provided bread from heaven for them in their time of hunger, and you brought forth water from the rock for them in their time of thirst. You told them to enter in order to possess the land that you had sworn 1 to give them.
The king then told Abiathar the priest, “Go back to your property 1 in Anathoth. You deserve to die, 2 but today I will not kill you because you did carry the ark of the sovereign Lord before my father David and you suffered with my father through all his difficult times.” 3
When it became the turn of Esther daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai (who had raised her as if she were his own daughter 1 ) to go to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who was overseer of the women, had recommended. Yet Esther met with the approval of all who saw her.