But may the Lord prevent me from extending my hand against the Lord’s chosen one! Now take the spear by Saul’s head and the jug of water, and let’s get out of here!”
Yet another battle occurred with the Philistines in Gob. On that occasion Elhanan the son of Jair 1 the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, 2 the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah, equipped with large shields and spears. He also had 280,000 men from Benjamin who carried small shields and were adept archers; they were all skilled warriors.
He will judge disputes between nations; he will settle cases for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares, 1 and their spears into pruning hooks. 2 Nations will not take up the sword against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.
When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, 1 he got up from among the assembly, took a javelin in his hand,
and Saul threw the spear, thinking, “I’ll nail David to the wall!” But David escaped from him on two different occasions.
The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul and he prophesied within his house. Now David was playing the lyre 1 that day. There was a spear in Saul’s hand,
Some of the Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the desert. They were warriors who were trained for battle; they carried shields and spears. They were as fierce as lions and could run as quickly as gazelles across the hills. 1
So David took the spear and the jug of water by Saul’s head, and they got out of there. No one saw them or was aware of their presence or woke up. All of them were asleep, for the Lord had caused a deep sleep to fall on them.
This failure on your part isn’t good! 1 As surely as the Lord lives, you people who have not protected your lord, the Lord’s chosen one, are as good as dead! 2 Now look where the king’s spear and the jug of water that was by his head are!”
He will arbitrate 1 between many peoples and settle disputes between many 2 distant nations. 3 They will beat their swords into plowshares, 4 and their spears into pruning hooks. 5 Nations will not use weapons 6 against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.
The Lord told Joshua, “Hold out toward Ai the curved sword in your hand, for I am handing the city 1 over to you.” So Joshua held out toward Ai the curved sword in his hand.
Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle to attack you, Daughter Zion.’” 1
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