Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Then the Lord gave them judges, as their saviours from the hands of those who were cruel to them.
1 Samuel 12:9
But they were false to the Lord their God, and he gave them up into the hands of Sisera, captain of the army of Jabin, king of Hazor, and into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the king of Moab, who made war against them.
So they made him angry by their behaviour; and he sent disease on them.
Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes.
They had no one to make arms, there were no more armed men in the towns; was there a body-cover or a spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?
For they came up regularly with their oxen and their tents; they came like the locusts in number; they and their camels were without number; and they came into the land for its destruction.
1 Samuel 13:19
Now there was no iron-worker in all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, For fear the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears:
And the Lord said to Moses, Make an image of a snake and put it on a rod, and anyone who has been wounded by the snakes, looking on it will be made well.
So the Lord gave to Israel all the land which he gave by oath to their fathers; so it became their heritage and their living-place.
For though he sends grief, still he will have pity in the full measure of his love.