Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelled! add you year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
We seem warranted in concluding that, its having been made eminent by the piety of the servants of God, by their zeal for God, and by their earnestness in preserving the purity of their worship, entails a weighty responsibility on a city or country; so that if, in any after time, that city or country degenerate in godliness, and become, by its sins, obnoxious to vengeance, it will be one of the heaviest items in the charge brought against it, that it was dwelt in by saints so distinguished.
(H. Melvill, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.