Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
And LORD raised up judges who saved them out of the hand of those who despoiled them.
1 Samuel 12:9
But they forgot LORD their God; and he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings, and the plague broke in upon them.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.
They chose new gods, then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
For they came up with their cattle and their tents. They came in as locusts for multitude. Both they and their camels were without number, and they came into the land to destroy it.
1 Samuel 13:19
Now there was no blacksmith found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make for them swords or spears,
And LORD said to Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a standard. And it shall come to pass, that everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.
So LORD gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers, and they possessed it, and dwelt in it.
For though he causes grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.