Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us; it was a chance that happened to us.
Not his hand
If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
calamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?
1 Samuel 6:3
They said, “If you send away the ark of the God of Israel,
do not send it empty; but you shall surely return to Him a guilt offering. Then you will be healed and it will be known to you why His hand is not removed from you.”
Not his hand
O Lord, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it. They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame;
fire will devour Your enemies.
2 Samuel 1:6
The young man who told him said, “By chance I happened to be on
Mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul was leaning on his spear. And behold, the chariots and the horsemen pursued him closely.
I again saw under the sun that the
race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.
And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.