Enquire
Jeremiah 37:3
King Zedeki'ah sent Jehu'cal the son of Shelemi'ah, and Zephani'ah the priest, the son of Ma-asei'ah, to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "Pray for us to the LORD our God."
Jeremiah 37:7
"Thus says the LORD, God of Israel: Thus shall you say to the king of Judah who sent you to me to inquire of me, `Behold, Pharaoh's army which came to help you is about to return to Egypt, to its own land.
Jeremiah 38:14-27
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King Zedeki'ah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and received him at the third entrance of the temple of the LORD. The king said to Jeremiah, "I will ask you a question; hide nothing from me."
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Jeremiah said to Zedeki'ah, "If I tell you, will you not be sure to put me to death? And if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me."
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Then King Zedeki'ah swore secretly to Jeremiah, "As the LORD lives, who made our souls, I will not put you to death or deliver you into the hand of these men who seek your life."
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Then Jeremiah said to Zedeki'ah, "Thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, If you will surrender to the princes of the king of Babylon, then your life shall be spared, and this city shall not be burned with fire, and you and your house shall live.
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But if you do not surrender to the princes of the king of Babylon, then this city shall be given into the hand of the Chalde'ans, and they shall burn it with fire, and you shall not escape from their hand."
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King Zedeki'ah said to Jeremiah, "I am afraid of the Jews who have deserted to the Chalde'ans, lest I be handed over to them and they abuse me."
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Jeremiah said, "You shall not be given to them. Obey now the voice of the LORD in what I say to you, and it shall be well with you, and your life shall be spared.
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But if you refuse to surrender, this is the vision which the LORD has shown to me:
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Behold, all the women left in the house of the king of Judah were being led out to the princes of the king of Babylon and were saying, `Your trusted friends have deceived you and prevailed against you; now that your feet are sunk in the mire, they turn away from you.'
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All your wives and your sons shall be led out to the Chalde'ans, and you yourself shall not escape from their hand, but shall be seized by the king of Babylon; and this city shall be burned with fire."
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Then Zedeki'ah said to Jeremiah, "Let no one know of these words and you shall not die.
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If the princes hear that I have spoken with you and come to you and say to you, `Tell us what you said to the king and what the king said to you; hide nothing from us and we will not put you to death,'
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then you shall say to them, `I made a humble plea to the king that he would not send me back to the house of Jonathan to die there.'"
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Then all the princes came to Jeremiah and asked him, and he answered them as the king had instructed him. So they left off speaking with him, for the conversation had not been overheard.
Jeremiah 42:4-6
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Jeremiah the prophet said to them, "I have heard you; behold, I will pray to the LORD your God according to your request, and whatever the LORD answers you I will tell you; I will keep nothing back from you."
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Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act according to all the word with which the LORD your God sends you to us.
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Whether it is good or evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we are sending you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God."
Judges 20:27
And the people of Israel inquired of the LORD (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,
1 Samuel 10:22
So they inquired again of the LORD, "Did the man come hither?" and the LORD said, "Behold, he has hidden himself among the baggage."
1 Samuel 28:6
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.
1 Samuel 28:15
Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" Saul answered, "I am in great distress; for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams; therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do."
1 Kings 14:2
And Jerobo'am said to his wife, "Arise, and disguise yourself, that it be not known that you are the wife of Jerobo'am, and go to Shiloh; behold, Ahi'jah the prophet is there, who said of me that I should be king over this people.
1 Kings 14:3
Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him; he will tell you what shall happen to the child."
1 Kings 22:3-8
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And the king of Israel said to his servants, "Do you know that Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, and we keep quiet and do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?"
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And he said to Jehosh'aphat, "Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?" And Jehosh'aphat said to the king of Israel, "I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
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And Jehosh'aphat said to the king of Israel, "Inquire first for the word of the LORD."
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Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall I go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I forbear?" And they said, "Go up; for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
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But Jehosh'aphat said, "Is there not here another prophet of the LORD of whom we may inquire?"
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And the king of Israel said to Jehosh'aphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, Micai'ah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but evil." And Jehosh'aphat said, "Let not the king say so."
2 Kings 1:3
But the angel of the LORD said to Eli'jah the Tishbite, "Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Sama'ria, and say to them, `Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Ba'al-ze'bub, the god of Ekron?'
2 Kings 3:11-14
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And Jehosh'aphat said, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, through whom we may inquire of the LORD?" Then one of the king of Israel's servants answered, "Eli'sha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Eli'jah."
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And Jehosh'aphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehosh'aphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
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And Eli'sha said to the king of Israel, "What have I to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." But the king of Israel said to him, "No; it is the LORD who has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab."
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And Eli'sha said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, whom I serve, were it not that I have regard for Jehosh'aphat the king of Judah, I would neither look at you, nor see you.
2 Kings 22:13
"Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found; for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us."
2 Kings 22:14
So Hilki'ah the priest, and Ahi'kam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asai'ah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter); and they talked with her.
Ezekiel 14:3-7
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"Son of man, these men have taken their idols into their hearts, and set the stumbling block of their iniquity before their faces; should I let myself be inquired of at all by them?
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Therefore speak to them, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Any man of the house of Israel who takes his idols into his heart and sets the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to the prophet, I the LORD will answer him myself because of the multitude of his idols,
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that I may lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel, who are all estranged from me through their idols.
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"Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Repent and turn away from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
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For any one of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, who separates himself from me, taking his idols into his heart and putting the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to a prophet to inquire for himself of me, I the LORD will answer him myself;
Ezekiel 20:1-3
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In the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
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And the word of the LORD came to me:
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"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, Is it to inquire of me that you come? As I live, says the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.
for
Jeremiah 32:24
Behold, the siege mounds have come up to the city to take it, and because of sword and famine and pestilence the city is given into the hands of the Chalde'ans who are fighting against it. What thou didst speak has come to pass, and behold, thou seest it.
Jeremiah 39:1
In the ninth year of Zedeki'ah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and besieged it;
Jeremiah 39:2
in the eleventh year of Zedeki'ah, in the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city.
Jeremiah 52:3-6
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Surely because of the anger of the LORD things came to such a pass in Jerusalem and Judah that he cast them out from his presence. And Zedeki'ah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
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And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem, and they laid siege to it and built siegeworks against it round about.
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So the city was besieged till the eleventh year of King Zedeki'ah.
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On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city, that there was no food for the people of the land.
2 Kings 25:1
And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem, and laid siege to it; and they built siegeworks against it round about.
2 Kings 25:2
So the city was besieged till the eleventh year of King Zedeki'ah.
according
Exodus 14:1-15
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Then the LORD said to Moses,
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"Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-ha-hi'roth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Ba'al-ze'phon; you shall encamp over against it, by the sea.
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For Pharaoh will say of the people of Israel, `They are entangled in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.'
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And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
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When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the mind of Pharaoh and his servants was changed toward the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"
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So he made ready his chariot and took his army with him,
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and took six hundred picked chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
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And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the people of Israel as they went forth defiantly.
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The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the sea, by Pi-ha-hi'roth, in front of Ba'al-ze'phon.
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When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were in great fear. And the people of Israel cried out to the LORD;
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and they said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, in bringing us out of Egypt?
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Is not this what we said to you in Egypt, `Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."
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And Moses said to the people, "Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.
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The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be still."
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The LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
Joshua 10:1-11
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When Ado'ni-ze'dek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them,
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he feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.
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So Ado'ni-ze'dek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth, to Japhi'a king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,
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"Come up to me, and help me, and let us smite Gibeon; for it has made peace with Joshua and with the people of Israel."
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Then the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered their forces, and went up with all their armies and encamped against Gibeon, and made war against it.
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And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp in Gilgal, saying, "Do not relax your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us; for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the hill country are gathered against us."
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So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.
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And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands; there shall not a man of them stand before you."
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So Joshua came upon them suddenly, having marched up all night from Gilgal.
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And the LORD threw them into a panic before Israel, who slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them by the way of the ascent of Beth-hor'on, and smote them as far as Aze'kah and Makke'dah.
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And as they fled before Israel, while they were going down the ascent of Beth-hor'on, the LORD threw down great stones from heaven upon them as far as Aze'kah, and they died; there were more who died because of the hailstones than the men of Israel killed with the sword.
Judges 4:1-5
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And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, after Ehud died.
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And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the commander of his army was Sis'era, who dwelt in Haro'sheth-ha-goiim.
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Then the people of Israel cried to the LORD for help; for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and oppressed the people of Israel cruelly for twenty years.
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Now Deb'orah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapp'idoth, was judging Israel at that time.
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She used to sit under the palm of Deb'orah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of E'phraim; and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.
1 Samuel 7:10-12
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As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel; but the LORD thundered with a mighty voice that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion; and they were routed before Israel.
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And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, as far as below Beth-car.
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Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jesha'nah, and called its name Ebene'zer; for he said, "Hitherto the LORD has helped us."
1 Samuel 14:6-14
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And Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, "Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the LORD will work for us; for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few."
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And his armor-bearer said to him, "Do all that your mind inclines to; behold, I am with you, as is your mind so is mine."
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Then said Jonathan, "Behold, we will cross over to the men, and we will show ourselves to them.
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If they say to us, `Wait until we come to you,' then we will stand still in our place, and we will not go up to them.
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But if they say, `Come up to us,' then we will go up; for the LORD has given them into our hand. And this shall be the sign to us."
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So both of them showed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines; and the Philistines said, "Look, Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hid themselves."
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And the men of the garrison hailed Jonathan and his armor-bearer, and said, "Come up to us, and we will show you a thing." And Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, "Come up after me; for the LORD has given them into the hand of Israel."
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Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, and his armor-bearer after him. And they fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer killed them after him;
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and that first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made, was of about twenty men within as it were half a furrow's length in an acre of land.
1 Samuel 17:45-50
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Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
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This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down, and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel,
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and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD'S and he will give you into our hand."
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When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.
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And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone, and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.
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So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine, and killed him; there was no sword in the hand of David.
2 Chronicles 14:9-13
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Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mare'shah.
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And Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up their lines of battle in the valley of Zeph'athah at Mare'shah.
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And Asa cried to the LORD his God, "O LORD, there is none like thee to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on thee, and in thy name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee."
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So the LORD defeated the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
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Asa and the people that were with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until none remained alive; for they were broken before the LORD and his army. The men of Judah carried away very much booty.
2 Chronicles 20:1-30
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After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Me-u'nites, came against Jehosh'aphat for battle.
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Some men came and told Jehosh'aphat, "A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Haz'azon-ta'mar" (that is, En-ge'di).
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Then Jehosh'aphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
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And Judah assembled to seek help from the LORD; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
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And Jehosh'aphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
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and said, "O LORD, God of our fathers, art thou not God in heaven? Dost thou not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? In thy hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee.
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Didst thou not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and give it for ever to the descendants of Abraham thy friend?
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And they have dwelt in it, and have built thee in it a sanctuary for thy name, saying,
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`If evil comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house, and before thee, for thy name is in this house, and cry to thee in our affliction, and thou wilt hear and save.'
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And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Se'ir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy--
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behold, they reward us by coming to drive us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
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O our God, wilt thou not execute judgment upon them? For we are powerless against this great multitude that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon thee."
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Meanwhile all the men of Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
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And the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jaha'ziel the son of Zechari'ah, son of Benai'ah, son of Je-i'el, son of Mattani'ah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly.
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And he said, "Hearken, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehosh'aphat: Thus says the LORD to you, `Fear not, and be not dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours but God's.
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Tomorrow go down against them; behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz; you will find them at the end of the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeru'el.
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You will not need to fight in this battle; take your position, stand still, and see the victory of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Fear not, and be not dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you."
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Then Jehosh'aphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.
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And the Levites, of the Ko'hathites and the Kor'ahites, stood up to praise the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
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And they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Teko'a; and as they went out, Jehosh'aphat stood and said, "Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed."
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And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy array, as they went before the army, and say, "Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures for ever."
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And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Se'ir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.
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For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Se'ir, destroying them utterly, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Se'ir, they all helped to destroy one another.
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When Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and behold, they were dead bodies lying on the ground; none had escaped.
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When Jehosh'aphat and his people came to take the spoil from them, they found cattle in great numbers, goods, clothing, and precious things, which they took for themselves until they could carry no more. They were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much.
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On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Bera'cah, for there they blessed the LORD; therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Bera'cah to this day.
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Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehosh'aphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies.
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They came to Jerusalem, with harps and lyres and trumpets, to the house of the LORD.
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And the fear of God came on all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.
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So the realm of Jehosh'aphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest round about.
2 Chronicles 32:21
And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty warriors and commanders and officers in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he came into the house of his god, some of his own sons struck him down there with the sword.
Psalm 44:1-4
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To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.
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We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what deeds thou didst perform in their days, in the days of old:
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thou with thy own hand didst drive out the nations, but them thou didst plant; thou didst afflict the peoples, but them thou didst set free;
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for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm give them victory; but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance; for thou didst delight in them.
Psalm 46:8-11
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The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. [Selah]
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Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has wrought desolations in the earth.
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He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, he burns the chariots with fire!
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"Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!" [ (Psalms 46:12) The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. [Selah] ]
Psalm 48:4-8
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Within her citadels God has shown himself a sure defense.
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For lo, the kings assembled, they came on together.
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As soon as they saw it, they were astounded, they were in panic, they took to flight;
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trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in travail.
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By the east wind thou didst shatter the ships of Tarshish.
Psalm 105:5-45
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Remember the wonderful works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
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O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
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He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
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He is mindful of his covenant for ever, of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
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the covenant which he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,
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which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
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saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance."
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When they were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it,
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wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people,
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he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account,
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saying, "Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!"
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When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread,
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he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
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His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;
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until what he had said came to pass the word of the LORD tested him.
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The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free;
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he made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,
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to instruct his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.
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Then Israel came to Egypt; Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
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And the LORD made his people very fruitful, and made them stronger than their foes.
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He turned their hearts to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.
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He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.
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They wrought his signs among them, and miracles in the land of Ham.
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He sent darkness, and made the land dark; they rebelled against his words.
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He turned their waters into blood, and caused their fish to die.
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Their land swarmed with frogs, even in the chambers of their kings.
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He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.
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He gave them hail for rain, and lightning that flashed through their land.
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He smote their vines and fig trees, and shattered the trees of their country.
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He spoke, and the locusts came, and young locusts without number;
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which devoured all the vegetation in their land, and ate up the fruit of their ground.
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He smote all the first-born in their land, the first issue of all their strength.
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Then he led forth Israel with silver and gold, and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.
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Egypt was glad when they departed, for dread of them had fallen upon it.
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He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night.
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They asked, and he brought quails, and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.
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He opened the rock, and water gushed forth; it flowed through the desert like a river.
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For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
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So he led forth his people with joy, his chosen ones with singing.
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And he gave them the lands of the nations; and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,
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to the end that they should keep his statutes, and observe his laws. Praise the LORD!
Psalm 136:1-26
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O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever.
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O give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures for ever.
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O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who spread out the earth upon the waters, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who smote the first-born of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who divided the Red Sea in sunder, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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to him who smote great kings, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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and slew famous kings, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures for ever.
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It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures for ever;
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he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures for ever.
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O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures for ever.
Isaiah 59:1
Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;
Isaiah 59:2
but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you so that he does not hear.