who plan ways to harm me.
These were the nations the Lord permitted to remain so he could use them to test Israel – he wanted to test all those who had not experienced battle against the Canaanites.
But God said to me, ‘You must not build a temple to honor me,
He appointed military officers over the army
He brings an end to wars throughout the earth;
The Lord emerges like a hero, like a warrior he inspires himself for battle;
Please forgive the sin of your servant, for the Lord will certainly establish the house of my lord, because my lord fights the battles of the Lord. May no evil be found in you all your days!
he sent his son Hadoram