So her young men will fall in her city squares. All her soldiers will be destroyed at that time,” says the Lord. 1
Who ever serves in the army at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not consume its milk?
So the soldiers said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but throw dice 1 to see who will get it.” 2 This took place 3 to fulfill the scripture that says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they threw dice.” 4 So the soldiers did these things.
For her young men will fall in her city squares. All her soldiers will be destroyed at that time,” says the Lord who rules over all. 1
He had many supplies stored in the cities of Judah and an army of skilled warriors stationed in Jerusalem. 1
So the soldiers released the captives and the plunder before the officials and the entire assembly.
The shields of his warriors are dyed red; 1 the mighty soldiers are dressed in scarlet garments. 2 The metal fittings 3 of the chariots 4 shine like 5 fire 6 on the day of battle; 7 the soldiers brandish 8 their spears. 9
When the argument became 1 so great the commanding officer 2 feared that they would tear Paul to pieces, 3 he ordered the detachment 4 to go down, take him away from them by force, 5 and bring him into the barracks. 6
When the Ammonites realized that David was disgusted with them, 1 they 2 sent and hired 20,000 foot soldiers from Aram Beth Rehob and Aram Zobah, 3 in addition to 1,000 men from the king of Maacah and 12,000 men from Ish-tob. 4
I was embarrassed to request soldiers and horsemen from the king to protect us from the enemy 1 along the way, because we had said to the king, “The good hand of our God is on everyone who is seeking him, but his great anger 2 is against everyone who forsakes him.”
You will fill up at my table with horses and charioteers, 1 with warriors and all the soldiers,’ declares the sovereign Lord.
When King Zedekiah of Judah and all his soldiers saw them, they tried to escape. They departed from the city during the night. They took a path through the king’s garden and passed out through the gate between the two walls. 1 Then they headed for the Jordan Valley. 2
So these officials said to the king, “This man must be put to death. For he is demoralizing 1 the soldiers who are left in the city as well as all the other people there by these things he is saying. 2 This 3 man is not seeking to help these people but is trying to harm them.” 4
Divide the plunder into two parts, one for those who took part in the war – who went out to battle – and the other for all the community.