Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
1 Samuel 13:6
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in coverts, and in pits.
1 Kings 20:15
Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty-two. And after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, being seven thousand.
Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
2 Kings 8:12
And Hazael said, Why do thou weep my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds thou will set on fire, and their young men thou will kill with the sword, and will dash
2 Kings 10:32
In those days LORD began to cut off from Israel. And Hazael smote them in all the borders of Israel,
Like the dust
Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the mire of the streets.
Who raised up the righteous [man] from the east. He calls him to his foot? He gives nations before him, and makes him rule over kings. He gives them as the dust to his sword, as the driven stubble to his bow.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of LORD is near in the valley of decision.
In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.