ravin
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 35:18
With her last breath-- for she was dying-- she named him Ben-oni, but his father called him Benjamin.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_1 46:21
Benjamin's sons: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 33:12
He said about Benjamin: The LORD's beloved rests securely on Him. He shields him all day long, and he rests on His shoulders.
a wolf
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 23:24
A people rise up like a lioness; They rouse themselves like a lion. They will not lie down until they devour the prey and drink the blood of the slain.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_7 3:15-29
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Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and He raised up Ehud son of Gera, a left-handed Benjaminite, as a deliverer for them. The Israelites sent him to Eglon king of Moab with tribute [money].
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Ehud made himself a double-edged sword 18 inches long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his clothes
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and brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was an extremely fat man.
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When Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he dismissed the people who had carried it.
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At the carved images near Gilgal he returned and said, "King [Eglon], I have a secret message for you." The king called for silence, and all his attendants left him.
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Then Ehud approached him while he was sitting alone in his room upstairs [where it was] cool. Ehud said, "I have a word from God for you," and the king stood up from his throne.
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Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon's belly.
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Even the handle went in after the blade, and Eglon's fat closed in over it, so that Ehud did not withdraw the sword from his belly. And Eglon's insides came out.
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Ehud escaped by way of the porch, closing and locking the doors of the upstairs room behind him.
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Ehud was gone when Eglon's servants came in. They looked and found the doors of the upstairs room locked and thought he was relieving himself in the cool room.
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The servants waited until they became worried and saw that he had still not opened the doors of the upstairs room. So they took the key and opened the doors-- and there was their lord lying dead on the floor!
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Ehud escaped while the servants waited. He crossed over [the Jordan] near the carved images and reached Seirah.
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After he arrived, he sounded the ram's horn throughout the hill country of Ephraim. The Israelites came down with him from the hill country, and he became their leader.
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He told them, "Follow me, because the LORD has handed over your enemies, the Moabites, to you." So they followed him, captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Moab, and did not allow anyone to cross over.
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At that time they struck down about 10,000 Moabites, all strong and able-bodied men. Not one of them escaped.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_7 20:21
The Benjaminites came out of Gibeah and slaughtered 22,000 men of Israel on the field that day.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_7 20:25
That same day the Benjaminites came out from Gibeah to meet them and slaughtered an additional 18,000 Israelites on the field; all were armed men.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_9 11:4-11
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When the messengers came to Gibeah, Saul's [hometown], and told the terms to the people, all wept aloud.
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Just then Saul was coming in from the field behind his oxen. "What's the matter with the people? Why are they weeping?" Saul inquired, and they repeated to him the words of the men from Jabesh.
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When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly took control of him, and his anger burned furiously.
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He took a team of oxen, cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the land of Israel by messengers who said, "This is what will be done to the ox of anyone who doesn't march behind Saul and Samuel."As a result, the terror of the LORD fell on the people, and they went out united.
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Saul counted them at Bezek. There were 300,000 Israelites and 30,000 men from Judah.
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He told the messengers who had come, "Tell this to the men of Jabesh-gilead: 'Deliverance will be yours tomorrow by the time the sun is hot.' " So the messengers told the men of Jabesh, and they rejoiced.
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Then the men of Jabesh said to [Nahash], "Tomorrow we will come out, and you can do whatever you want to us."
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The next day Saul organized the troops into three divisions. During the morning watch, they invaded the Ammonite camp and slaughtered them until the heat of the day. There were survivors, but they were so scattered that no two of them were left together.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_9 14:1-15
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That same day Saul's son Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, "Come on, let's cross over to the Philistine garrison on the other side." However, he did not tell his father.
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Saul was staying under the pomegranate tree in Migron on the outskirts of Gibeah. The troops with him numbered about 600.
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Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod, [was also there]. He was the son of Ahitub, the brother of Ichabod son of Phinehas, son of Eli the LORD's priest at Shiloh. But the troops did not know that Jonathan had left.
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There were sharp columns of rock on both sides of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine garrison. One was named Bozez and the other Seneh;
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one stood to the north in front of Michmash and the other to the south in front of Geba.
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Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, "Come on, let's cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the LORD will help us. Nothing can keep the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."
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His armor-bearer responded, "Do what is in your heart. You choose. I'm right here with you whatever you decide."
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"All right," Jonathan replied, "we'll cross over to the men and then let them see us.
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If they say, 'Wait until we reach you,' then we will stay where we are and not go up to them.
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But if they say, 'Come on up,' then we'll go up, because the LORD has handed them over to us-- that will be our sign."
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They let themselves be seen by the Philistine garrison, and the Philistines said, "Look, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they've been hiding!"
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The men of the garrison called to Jonathan and his armor-bearer. "Come on up, and we'll teach you a lesson!" they said. "Follow me," Jonathan told his armor-bearer, "for the LORD has handed them over to Israel."
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Jonathan went up using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer behind him. Jonathan cut them down, and his armor-bearer followed and finished them off.
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In that first assault Jonathan and his armor-bearer struck down about 20 men in a half-acre field.
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Terror spread through the [Philistine] camp and the open fields to all the troops. Even the garrison and the raiding parties were terrified. The earth shook, and terror from God spread.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_9 17:1-58
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The Philistines gathered their forces for war at Socoh in Judah and camped between Socoh and Azekah in Ephes-dammim.
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Saul and the men of Israel gathered and camped in the Valley of Elah; then they lined up in battle formation to face the Philistines.
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The Philistines were standing on one hill, and the Israelites were standing on another hill with a ravine between them.
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Then a champion named Goliath, from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was nine feet, nine inches tall
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and wore a bronze helmet and bronze scale armor that weighed 125 pounds.
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There was bronze armor on his shins, and a bronze sword was slung between his shoulders.
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His spear shaft was like a weaver's beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed 15 pounds. In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.
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He stood and shouted to the battle formations: "Why do you come out to line up in battle formation?" He asked them, "Am I not a Philistine and are you not servants of Saul? Choose one of your men and have him come down against me.
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If he wins in a fight against me and kills me, we will be your servants. But if I win against him and kill him, then you will be our servants and serve us."
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Then the Philistine said, "I defy the ranks of Israel today. Send me a man so we can fight each other!"
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When Saul and all Israel heard these words from the Philistine, they lost their courage and were terrified.
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Now David was the son of the Ephrathite from Bethlehem of Judah named Jesse. Jesse had eight sons, and during Saul's reign was [already] an old man.
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Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war, and their names were Eliab, the firstborn, Abinadab, the next, and Shammah, the third,
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and David was the youngest. The three oldest had followed Saul,
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but David kept going back and forth from Saul to tend his father's flock in Bethlehem.
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Every morning and evening for 40 days the Philistine came forward and took his stand.
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[One day], Jesse had told his son David, "Take this half-bushel of roasted grain along with these loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.
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Also, take these 10 portions of cheese to the field commander. Check on the welfare of your brothers and bring a confirmation from them.
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They are with Saul and all the men of Israel are in the Valley of Elah fighting with the Philistines."
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So David got up early in the morning, left the flock with someone to keep it, loaded up, and set out as Jesse had instructed him. He arrived at the perimeter of the camp as the army was marching out to its battle formation shouting their battle cry.
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Israel and the Philistines lined up in battle formation facing each other.
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David left his supplies in the care of the quartermaster and ran to the battle line. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were.
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While he was speaking with them, suddenly the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, came forward from the Philistine battle line and shouted his usual words, which David heard.
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When all the Israelite men saw Goliath, they retreated from him terrified.
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Previously, an Israelite man had declared, "Do you see this man who keeps coming out? He comes to defy Israel. The king will make the man who kills him very rich and will give him his daughter. The king will also make the household of that man's father exempt from paying taxes in Israel."
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David spoke to the men who were standing with him: "What will be done for the man who kills that Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Just who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?"
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The people told him about the offer, concluding, "That is what will be done for the man who kills him."
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David's oldest brother Eliab listened as he spoke to the men, and became angry with him. "Why did you come down here?" he asked. "Who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your arrogance and your evil heart-- you came down to see the battle!"
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"What have I done now?" protested David. "It was just a question."
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Then he turned from those beside him to others in front of him and asked about the offer. The people gave him the same answer as before.
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What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, so he had David brought to him.
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David said to Saul, "Don't let anyone be discouraged by him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine!"
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But Saul replied, "You can't go fight this Philistine. You're just a youth, and he's been a warrior since he was young."
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David answered Saul, "Your servant has been tending his father's sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,
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I went after it, struck it down, and rescued [the lamb] from its mouth. If it reared up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it.
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Your servant has killed lions and bears; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God."
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Then David said, "The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and may the LORD be with you."
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Then Saul had his own military clothes put on David. He put a bronze helmet on David's head and had him put on armor.
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David strapped his sword on over the military clothes and tried to walk, but he was not used to them. "I can't walk in these," David said to Saul, "I'm not used to them." So David took them off.
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Instead, he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the wadi and put them in the pouch, in his shepherd's bag. Then, with his sling in his hand, he approached the Philistine.
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The Philistine came closer and closer to David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.
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When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a youth, healthy and handsome.
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He said to David, "Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?" Then he cursed David by his gods.
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"Come here," the Philistine called to David, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts!"
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David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with a dagger, spear, and sword, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel's armies-- you have defied Him.
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Today, the LORD will hand you over to me. Today, I'll strike you down, cut your head off, and give the corpses of the Philistine camp to the birds of the sky and the creatures of the earth. Then all the world will know that Israel has a God,
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and this whole assembly will know that it is not by sword or by spear that the LORD saves, for the battle is the LORD's. He will hand you over to us."
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When the Philistine started forward to attack him, David ran quickly to the battle line to meet the Philistine.
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David put his hand in the bag, took out a stone, slung [it], and hit the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.
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David defeated the Philistine with a sling and a stone. Even though David had no sword, he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
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David ran and stood over him. He grabbed the Philistine's sword, pulled it from its sheath, and used it to kill him. Then he cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they ran.
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The men of Israel and Judah rallied, shouting their battle cry, and chased the Philistines to the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Ekron. Philistine bodies were strewn all along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.
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When the Israelites returned from the pursuit of the Philistines, they plundered their camps.
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David took Goliath's head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put Goliath's weapons in his [own] tent.
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When Saul had seen David going out to confront the Philistine, he asked Abner the commander of the army, "Whose son is this youth, Abner?" "[My] king, as surely as you live, I don't know," Abner replied.
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The king said, "Find out whose son this young man is!"
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When David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine's head still in his hand.
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Saul said to him, "Whose son are you, young man?" "The son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem," David answered.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 8:3
Saul, however, was ravaging the church, and he would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 9:1
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_50 3:5
circumcised the eighth day; of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;
at night
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 5:6
Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down. A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them. A leopard keeps watch over their cities. Anyone who leaves them will be torn to pieces because their rebellious acts are many, their unfaithful deeds numerous.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 22:25
The conspiracy of her prophets within her is like a roaring lion tearing [its] prey: they devour people, seize wealth and valuables, and multiply the widows within her.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 22:27
"Her officials within her are like wolves tearing [their] prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to get unjust gain.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_28 13:7
So I will be like a lion to them; I will lurk like a leopard on the path.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_28 13:8
I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs and tear open the rib cage over their hearts. I will devour them there like a lioness, like a wild beast that would rip them open.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_36 3:3
The princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves of the night, which leave nothing for the morning.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 7:15
"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 10:16
"Look, I'm sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 20:29
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.