Now look, God is with us as our leader. His priests are ready to blow the trumpets to signal the attack against you. 1 You Israelites, don’t fight against the Lord God of your ancestors, 2 for you will not win!”
He said: “Pay attention, all you people of Judah, 1 residents of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Don’t be afraid and don’t panic 2 because of this huge army! For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
I have listened to them very carefully, 1 but they do not speak honestly. None of them regrets the evil he has done. None of them says, “I have done wrong!” 2 All of them persist in their own wayward course 3 like a horse charging recklessly into battle.
I will remove 1 the chariot from Ephraim and the warhorse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be removed. Then he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion will be from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River 2 to the ends of the earth.
You must send to the battle a thousand men from every tribe throughout all the tribes of Israel.” 1
So David got up early in the morning and entrusted the flock to someone else who would watch over it. 1 After loading up, he went just as Jesse had instructed him. He arrived at the camp 2 as the army was going out to the battle lines shouting its battle cry.
Then Moses replied, 1 “If you will do this thing, and if you will arm yourselves for battle before the Lord,
He instructed the messenger as follows: “When you finish giving the battle report to the king,
Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle to attack you, Daughter Zion.’” 1
The vision 1 that Obadiah 2 saw. 3 The Lord God 4 says this concerning 5 Edom: 6
When you came to this place King Sihon of Heshbon and King Og of Bashan came out to make war and we defeated them.
The Philistine drew steadily closer to David to attack him, while David quickly ran toward the battle line to attack the Philistine. 1
Later there was another battle with the Philistines, this time in Gob. On that occasion Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of Rapha.
The men of Judah turned around and realized they were being attacked from the front and the rear. 1 So they cried out for help to the Lord. The priests blew their trumpets,