Philistines

Philistines

 
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  • Just as Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines arrived for battle. But the LORD spoke with a mighty voice of thunder from heaven, and the Philistines were thrown into such confusion that the Israelites defeated them. - 1 Samuel 7:10


  • So the Philistines were subdued and didn't invade Israel again for a long time. And throughout Samuel's lifetime, the LORD's powerful hand was raised against the Philistines. - 1 Samuel 7:13


  • The Israelite towns near Ekron and Gath that the Philistines had captured were restored to Israel, along with the rest of the territory that the Philistines had taken. And there was also peace between Israel and the Amorites in those days. - 1 Samuel 7:14


  • "About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him to be the leader of my people, Israel. He will rescue them from the Philistines, for I have looked down on my people in mercy and have heard their cry." - 1 Samuel 9:16


  • "When you arrive at Gibeah of God,* where the garrison of the Philistines is located, you will meet a band of prophets coming down from the altar on the hill. They will be playing a harp, a tambourine, a flute, and a lyre, and they will be prophesying.2 - 1 Samuel 10:5


  • But the people soon forgot about the LORD their God, so he let them be conquered by Sisera, the general of Hazor's army, and by the Philistines and the king of Moab. - 1 Samuel 12:9


  • Soon after this, Jonathan attacked and defeated the garrison of Philistines at Geba. The news spread quickly among the Philistines that Israel was in revolt, so Saul sounded the call to arms throughout Israel. - 1 Samuel 13:3


  • He announced that the Philistine garrison at Geba had been destroyed, and he warned the people that the Philistines now hated the Israelites more than ever. So the entire Israelite army mobilized again and met Saul at Gilgal. - 1 Samuel 13:4


  • The Philistines mustered a mighty army of three thousand* chariots, six thousand horsemen, and as many warriors as the grains of sand along the seashore! They camped at Micmash east of Beth-aven.2 - 1 Samuel 13:5


  • but Samuel said, "What is this you have done?" Saul replied, "I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn't arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle. - 1 Samuel 13:11


  • So I said, `The Philistines are ready to march against us, and I haven't even asked for the LORD's help!' So I felt obliged to offer the burnt offering myself before you came." - 1 Samuel 13:12


  • Saul and Jonathan and the troops with them were staying at Geba, near Gibeah, in the land of Benjamin. The Philistines set up their camp at Micmash. - 1 Samuel 13:16


  • Three raiding parties soon left the camp of the Philistines. One went north toward Ophrah in the land of Shual, - 1 Samuel 13:17


  • There were no blacksmiths in the land of Israel in those days. The Philistines wouldn't allow them for fear they would make swords and spears for the Hebrews. - 1 Samuel 13:19


  • One day Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, "Come on, let's go over to where the Philistines have their outpost." But Jonathan did not tell his father what he was doing. - 1 Samuel 14:1


  • When the Philistines saw them coming, they shouted, "Look! The Hebrews are crawling out of their holes!" - 1 Samuel 14:11


  • So they climbed up using both hands and feet, and the Philistines fell back as Jonathan and his armor bearer killed them right and left. - 1 Samuel 14:13
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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