27 “I will send my terror(A) ahead of you and throw into confusion(B) every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.(C)

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10 The Lord threw them into confusion(A) before Israel,(B) so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon.(C) Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon(D) and cut them down all the way to Azekah(E) and Makkedah.(F)

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But after they had moved it, the Lord’s hand was against that city, throwing it into a great panic.(A) He afflicted the people of the city, both young and old, with an outbreak of tumors.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 5:9 Or with tumors in the groin (see Septuagint)

10 While Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to engage Israel in battle. But that day the Lord thundered(A) with loud thunder against the Philistines and threw them into such a panic(B) that they were routed before the Israelites.

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Israel Routs the Philistines

15 Then panic(A) struck the whole army—those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding(B) parties—and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 14:15 Or a terrible panic

24 As soon as you hear the sound(A) of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front(B) of you to strike the Philistine army.”

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for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound(A) of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired(B) the Hittite(C) and Egyptian kings to attack us!”

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Listen! When he hears a certain report,(A) I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.(B)’”

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