Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
2 Samuel 3:1
However, the war was prolonged between the house of Saul and the house of David. David was becoming steadily stronger, while the house of Saul was becoming increasingly weaker.
2 Samuel 5:1
All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron saying, "Look, we are your very flesh and blood!
2 Samuel 18:6
Then the army marched out to the field to fight against Israel. The battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
2 Samuel 19:9
All the people throughout all the tribes of Israel were arguing among themselves saying, "The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies. He rescued us from the hand of the Philistines, but now he has fled from the land because of Absalom.
2 Samuel 20:1
Now a wicked man named Sheba son of Bicri, a Benjaminite, happened to be there. He blew the trumpet and said, "We have no share in David; we have no inheritance in this son of Jesse! Every man go home, O Israel!"
Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail?
You rescue me from a hostile army; you make me a leader of nations; people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects.
who said by the Holy Spirit through your servant David our forefather, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot foolish things?
The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus, whom you seized and killed by hanging him on a tree.
2 Samuel 8:1
Later David defeated the Philistines and subdued them. David took Metheg Ammah from the Philistines.
The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always end up at the top and not at the bottom, if you obey his commandments which I am urging you today to be careful to do.
Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your personal property.
Moab is my washbasin. I will make Edom serve me. I will shout in triumph over Philistia."
May he rule from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth!
He executes judgment against the nations; he fills the valleys with corpses; he shatters their heads over the vast battlefield.
Indeed, nations or kingdoms that do not serve you will perish; such nations will be totally destroyed.
To him was given ruling authority, honor, and sovereignty. All peoples, nations, and language groups were serving him. His authority is eternal and will not pass away. His kingdom will not be destroyed.
And again Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse will come, and the one who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in him will the Gentiles hope."
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."
Look, you will summon nations you did not previously know; nations that did not previously know you will run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he bestows honor on you.
"I made myself available to those who did not ask for me; I appeared to those who did not look for me. I said, 'Here I am! Here I am!' to a nation that did not invoke my name.
Then I will plant her as my own in the land. I will have pity on 'No Pity' (Lo-Ruhamah). I will say to 'Not My People' (Lo-Ammi), 'You are my people!' And he will say, 'You are my God!'"
As he also says in Hosea: "I will call those who were not my people, 'My people,' and I will call her who was unloved, 'My beloved.'"