Overall meaning : The Almighty says: Mention to the people, Muhammad, Prophet David and his son, Solomon, when they judged a case presented to them by two disputants. The sheep of one of them strayed into the field of the other at night and destroyed the crops in it. David ruled that the owner of the field should take the sheep in compensation for his wasted crops, as they were of the same value. We were witnesses to their judgements and nothing was hidden from Us. We made Solomon understand the case better and inspired him to give the verdict that was fairer to both parties: He ruled that the sheep be given to the field’s owner to benefit by them and that the field be given to the sheep’s owner to tend until it is returned to its original condition. Then each disputant would return to the other his property: the sheep would be returned to their owner and the field to its owner. We bestowed on both of them wisdom and knowledge, and We caused the mountains and the birds to join David in declaring Our glory and celebrate Our praises. All this We did, for nothing can frustrate Our will. We taught David how to make coats of mail to protect you from your enemy in battle. Will you, then, give thanks to Allah for His favours to you?