4.2 It is interesting how exclusive they were of other people who claimed to worship God. In all deference to those who point out the need for unity, etc., there seems to be a place for saying, "You have nothing to do with us..." sometimes.
4.4 made them afraid
4.5 counselors Like Balam? or what?
14 we eat the salt of the palace Erdwin Yamauchi has some interesting comments on this passage in Expositor's Commentary. This phrase is ripe with food for thought and preaching fodder.