and Jehozabad led 180,000 trained warriors.
So the soldiers released the captives and the plunder before the officials and the entire assembly.
In your distress you called out and I rescued you. I answered you from a dark thundercloud. 1 I tested you at the waters of Meribah. 2 (Selah)
Yes, 1 Lord, 2 you rescued my life from death, and kept my feet from stumbling.
For the music director; a psalm of David. O Lord, rescue me from wicked men! 2 Protect me from violent men, 3
Although they bring their flocks and herds 1 to seek 2 the favor of the Lord, 3 They will not find him – he has withdrawn himself from them!
then the priest is to command that the stones that had the infection in them be pulled and thrown 1 outside the city 2 into an unclean place.
“If the infection returns and breaks out in the house after he has pulled out the stones, scraped the house, and it is replastered, 1
So Moses spoke to the people: “Arm 1 men from among you for the war, to attack the Midianites and to execute 2 the Lord’s vengeance on Midian.
Then Moses replied, 1 “If you will do this thing, and if you will arm yourselves for battle before the Lord,
and if all your armed men cross the Jordan before the Lord until he drives out his enemies from his presence
Armed troops marched ahead of the priests blowing the horns, while the rear guard followed along behind the ark blowing rams’ horns.
The following is a record of the armed warriors who came with their leaders and joined David in Hebron in order to make David king in Saul’s place, in accordance with the Lord’s decree: 1
From Judah came 6,800 trained warriors carrying shields and spears. 1
He met 1 with the people and appointed musicians to play before the Lord and praise his majestic splendor. As they marched ahead of the warriors they said: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his loyal love endures.” 2
The people of 1 Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz. For this reason Moab’s soldiers shout in distress; their courage wavers. 2
The Lord will continually lead you; he will feed you even in parched regions. 1 He will give you renewed strength, 2 and you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water.
ג (Gimel) Even the jackals 1 nurse their young at their breast, 2 but my people 3 are cruel, like ostriches 4 in the desert.
but we will maintain ourselves in armed readiness 1 and go before the Israelites until whenever we have brought them to their place. Our descendants will be living in fortified towns as a protection against 2 the inhabitants of the land.
Moses said to them: “If the Gadites and the Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, each one equipped for battle in the Lord’s presence, and you conquer the land, 1 then you must allot them the territory of Gilead as their possession.