The Philistines went up and invaded 1 Judah. They arrayed themselves for battle 2 in Lehi.
Now the Philistines had arrived and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.
He abandoned 1 the sanctuary at Shiloh, the tent where he lived among men.
You didn’t even allow me to kiss my daughters and my grandchildren 1 good-bye. You have acted foolishly!
The Philistines again came up and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.
Certainly 1 the Lord does not forsake his people; he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 2
Listen, 1 my child, 2 to the instruction 3 from 4 your father, and do not forsake the teaching 5 from 6 your mother.
My child, guard the commands of your father and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.
Starting a quarrel 1 is like letting out water; 2 stop it before strife breaks out! 3
But Jeshurun 1 became fat and kicked, you 2 got fat, thick, and stuffed! Then he deserted the God who made him, and treated the Rock who saved him with contempt.
May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he not abandon us or leave us.
I will abandon this last remaining tribe among my people 1 and hand them over to their enemies; they will be plundered and robbed by all their enemies, 2
“I will abandon my nation. 1 I will forsake the people I call my own. 2 I will turn my beloved people 3 over to the power 4 of their enemies.
But Ephraim bitterly 1 provoked him to anger; so he will hold him accountable for the blood he has shed, 2 his Lord 3 will repay him for the contempt he has shown. 4
“The virgin 1 Israel has fallen down and will not get up again. She is abandoned on her own land with no one to help her get up.” 2
Foreigners from the most terrifying nations have cut it down and left it to lie there on the mountains. In all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs lie broken in the ravines of the land. All the peoples of the land 1 have departed 2 from its shade and left it.
But in the seventh year 1 you must let it lie fallow and leave it alone so that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave any animal in the field 2 may eat; you must do likewise with your vineyard and your olive grove.
The Philistines arranged their forces to fight 1 Israel. As the battle spread out, 2 Israel was defeated by 3 the Philistines, who 4 killed about four thousand men in the battle line in the field.
The Lord will not abandon his people because he wants to uphold his great reputation. 1 The Lord was pleased to make you his own people.
After David had entrusted his cargo to the care of the supply officer, 1 he ran to the battlefront. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were doing.