You complained among yourselves privately 1 and said, “Because the Lord hates us he brought us from Egypt to deliver us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us!
When the Lord raised up leaders for them, the Lord was with each leader and delivered the people 1 from their enemies while the leader remained alive. The Lord felt sorry for them 2 when they cried out in agony because of what their harsh oppressors did to them. 3
So David asked the Lord, “Should I march up against the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The Lord said to David, “March up, for I will indeed 1 hand the Philistines over to you.”
David asked God, “Should I march up against the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The Lord said to him, “March up! I will hand them over to you!”
Are you not aware of what I and my predecessors 1 have done to all the nations of the surrounding lands? Have the gods of the surrounding lands actually been able to rescue their lands from my power? 2
Just as no one has power over the wind to restrain it, 1 so no one has power over the day of his 2 death. Just as no one can be discharged during the battle, 3 so wickedness cannot rescue the wicked. 4
They will discard their silver in the streets, and their gold will be treated like filth. 1 Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord’s fury. 2 They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs because their wealth 3 was the obstacle leading to their iniquity. 4
As he approached the den, he called out to Daniel in a worried voice, 1 “Daniel, servant of the living God, was your God whom you continually serve able to rescue you from the lions?”
This is what the Lord says: “Because Tyre has committed three crimes 1 – make that four! 2 – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 They sold 4 a whole community 5 to Edom; they failed to observe 6 a treaty of brotherhood. 7
They will rule 1 the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod 2 with a drawn sword. 3 Our king 4 will rescue us from the Assyrians should they attempt to invade our land and try to set foot in our territory.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s angry judgment. The whole earth 1 will be consumed by his fiery wrath. 2 Indeed, 3 he will bring terrifying destruction 4 on all who live on the earth.” 5
“Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and experts in the law. 1 They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles.
For the Lord your God walks about in the middle of your camp to deliver you and defeat 1 your enemies for you. Therefore your camp should be holy, so that he does not see anything indecent 2 among you and turn away from you.
Samuel said to all the people of Israel, “If you are really turning to the Lord with all your hearts, remove from among you the foreign gods and the images of Ashtoreth. 1 Give your hearts to the Lord and serve only him. Then he will deliver you 2 from the hand of the Philistines.”