Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

General references

Bible References

Fifty horsemen

1 Samuel 13:6
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits.
1 Kings 20:15
Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000.
Isaiah 36:8
Now therefore, come make a bargain with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.

The king

2 Kings 8:12
Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” Then he answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up.”
2 Kings 10:32
In those days the Lord began to cut off portions from Israel; and Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:

Like the dust

Psalm 18:42
Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind;
I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.
Isaiah 41:2
Who has aroused one from the east
Whom He calls in righteousness to His feet?
He delivers up nations before him
And subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
As the wind-driven chaff with his bow.
Joel 3:14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

General references

Proverbs 14:28
In a multitude of people is a king’s glory,
But in the dearth of people is a prince’s ruin.