Normally, a space for one animal within a stable or barn, but the Bible sometimes uses the term for what would now be called a pen. In (Amos 6:4) the “calves from the stall” reflects the still-used practice of isolating animals for special preslaughter fattening or “finishing.” (Mal 4:2) reports the typical exuberance of young animals released from their pen into open pasture. More traditional individual stalls may be specified in (1Kgs 4:20), citing Solomon’s forty thousand stalls of horses, but (2Chr 32:28 and Hab 3:17) may refer to group pens.
4Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory,
and lounge on their couches,
and eat lambs from the flock,
and calves from the stall;
2But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
Magnificence of Solomon's Rule
20Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea; they ate and drank and were happy.
28storehouses also for the yield of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds.
Trust and Joy in the Midst of Trouble
17Though the fig tree does not blossom,
and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails
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