And the king said unto Ziba, what meanest thou by
&c.] Are they to be said, or are they presents?
and Ziba said, the asses [be] for the king's household to
for himself, his wives, and children, his courtiers, and the principal officers of his house; it being usual in those times and countries for great personages to ride on asses, see ( Judges 5:10 ) ;
and the bread and summer fruits for the young men to
the king's menial servants, his guards and his soldiers:
and the wine, that such as be faint in the wilderness may
where no water was to be had, that their fainting spirits might be revived, and they be able whether to fight or march.