“You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me – how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether.
Sound your battle cry
One thousand will scurry at the battle cry of one enemy soldier;
For I will rouse into action and bring against Babylon a host of mighty nations
Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out and prepared for battle. In the Valley of Siddim they met
So God brought the people around by the way of the desert to the Red Sea,
But the Israelites
Then they turned and went up by the road to Bashan. And King Og of Bashan and all his forces
“You must exact
At that time I instructed you as follows: “The Lord your God has given you this land for your possession. You warriors are to cross over before your fellow Israelites
Moreover, the officers are to say to the troops,
Or who among you
Your wives, children and cattle may stay in the land that Moses assigned to you east of the Jordan River. But all you warriors must cross over armed for battle ahead of your brothers.
When you hear the signal from the ram’s horn,
The seventh time around, the priests blew the rams’ horns and Joshua told the army,
The rams’ horns sounded
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.
The Lord’s spirit empowered him
Ten thousand men, well-trained soldiers from all Israel, then made a frontal assault against Gibeah – the battle was fierce.
the Israelites counterattacked.