He will withhold from all of them his children’s flesh that he is eating (since there is nothing else left), because of the severity of the siege by which your enemy will constrict 1 you in your villages.
Then the Lord will make you return to Egypt by ship, over a route I said to you that you would never see again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”
The sun stood still and the moon stood motionless while the nation took vengeance on its enemies. The event is recorded in the Scroll of the Upright One. 1 The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day. 2
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
May all your enemies perish like this, O Lord! But may those who love you shine like the rising sun at its brightest!” 1 And the land had rest for forty years.
Then they cried out to the Lord and admitted, 1 ‘We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord and have served the Baals and the images of Ashtoreth. 2 Now deliver us from the hand of our enemies so that we may serve you.’ 3
But David said to Achish, “What have I done? What have you found in your servant from the day that I first came into your presence until the present time, that I shouldn’t go and fight the enemies of my lord the king?”
and during the time when I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. Instead, I will give you relief 1 from all your enemies. The Lord declares 2 to you that he himself 3 will build a dynastic house 4 for you.
The king asked the Cushite, “How is the young man Absalom?” The Cushite replied, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who have plotted against you 1 be like that young man!”
All the people throughout all the tribes of Israel were arguing among themselves saying, “The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies. He rescued us from the hand of the Philistines, but now he has fled from the land because of Absalom.
God said to him, “Because you asked for the ability to make wise judicial decisions, and not for long life, or riches, or vengeance on your enemies, 1
“The time will come when 1 your people Israel are defeated by an enemy 2 because they sinned against you. If they come back to you, renew their allegiance to you, 3 and pray for your help 4 in this temple,
“The time will come when the land suffers from a famine, a plague, blight and disease, or a locust 1 invasion, or when their enemy lays siege to the cities of the land, 2 or when some other type of plague or epidemic occurs.