I will set my face against you. You will be struck down before your enemies, those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when there is no one pursuing you.
The men of Judah attacked the Canaanites living in Hebron. (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba.) They killed Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai.
The Lord annihilated Benjamin before Israel; the Israelites struck down that day 25,100 sword-wielding Benjaminites. 1
During the time of Saul they attacked the Hagrites and defeated them. They took over their territory in the entire eastern region of Gilead. 1
He fought bravely, striking down the Amalekites and delivering Israel from the hand of its enemies. 1
Abishai son of Zeruiah 1 killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
“The Lord will allow you to be struck down before your enemies; you will attack them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions and will become an object of terror 1 to all the kingdoms of the earth.
So they marched against Baal Perazim and David defeated them there. David said, “Using me as his instrument, 1 God has burst out against my enemies like water bursts out.” So that place is called Baal Perazim. 2
It encompassed 1 all the cities of the plain and the whole realm of King Sihon of the Amorites who ruled in Heshbon. Moses defeated him and the Midianite leaders Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba (they were subjects of Sihon and lived in his territory). 2
When the army 1 came back to the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why did the Lord let us be defeated today by 2 the Philistines? Let’s take with us the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Shiloh. When it is with us, it will save us 3 from the hand of our enemies.
he sent his son Hadoram 1 to King David to extend his best wishes 2 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Tou had been at war with Hadadezer. 3 He also sent various items made of gold, silver, and bronze. 4
As Samuel was offering burnt offerings, the Philistines approached to do battle with Israel. 1 But on that day the Lord thundered loudly against the Philistines. He caused them to panic, and they were defeated by 2 Israel.
He defeated 1 10,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley; he captured Sela in battle and renamed it Joktheel, a name it has retained to this very day.