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
And the men of Israel saw that they were in a tight place (for the people were distressed). And the people hid themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.
1 Kings 20:15
And he numbered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty-two. And after them he numbered all the people, all the sons of Israel, seven thousand.
Now then, please exchange pledges 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 for you.
2 Kings 8:12
And Hazael said, Why does my lord weep? And he answered, Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel. You will set their strongholds on fire, and you will kill their young men with the sword, and will dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
2 Kings 10:32
In those days Jehovah began to cut Israel short. And Hazael struck them in all the border of Israel,
Like the dust
Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like the dirt in the streets.
Who raised up the righteous one from the east, called him to His foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision!
In the multitude of people is the king's honor, but in the lack of people is the ruin of the prince.