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But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
For we will
For we will
The LORD will signal for nations far away, whistling for them to come from the ends of the earth. Look how quickly and how swiftly they come!
"The Assyrian commander has come upon Aiath and has passed through Migron; he stores his supplies at Michmash.
"How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the chariot, because there are so many, and in charioteers, because they are so strong but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek the LORD!
"The LORD will cause you to be defeated by your enemies. You'll go out against them in one direction, but you'll flee from them in seven directions. Consequently, you'll be in a state of great terror throughout all the kingdoms of the earth.
2 Kings 25:5
but the Chaldean army pursued the king and overtook him in the Jericho plains, where his entire army was scattered.
It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver.
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
The wall of the city was broken through, and all the soldiers fled, leaving the city at night through the gate between the two walls next to the king's garden, even though the Chaldeans were all around the city. They went in the direction of the Arabah.
So the swift runner will not escape, the valiant will not fortify his strength, and the mighty warrior will not save his life.
I saw the Lord standing beside the altar as he was saying, "Strike the doorposts so that the thresholds tremble, bringing them down on the heads of all of them. Those who survive I will kill with the sword. Those who flee will not escape. There will be no deliverance for the fugitives.
"You inhabitants of Lachish, harness your chariot to your swiftest steed the daughter of Zion has begun to sin because within you the transgressions of Israel were revealed.
"The LORD will raise a distant nation against you from the other side of the earth. Swooping down like a vulture,
Look, he comes up like clouds, and his chariots are like a whirlwind. His horses are as swift as eagles. Woe to us we're destroyed!
Our pursuers were swifter than soaring eagles; they pursued us over the mountains, lying in wait for us in the wilderness.
Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.
There is only loathsome destruction through a people that cannot benefit them, who bring neither help nor profit, but only shame and disgrace."
The Chaldean army went after the king, overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho, and all his troops were scattered from him.
You've feared the sword, but I'm bringing violent death in your direction," declares the Lord GOD.