Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Nevertheless, the LORD raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
1 Samuel 12:9
And when they forgot the LORD their God, he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host 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 inventions; and the plague broke in upon them.
Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.
So I gave them up unto the hardness of their heart, and they walked in their own counsels.
When they chose new gods, the war was at the gates. Was there a shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?
For they would come up with their livestock and their tents in a great multitude like locusts, for there was no number in them nor in their camels, and they would enter into the land destroying it.
1 Samuel 13:19
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines had said, Lest peradventure the Hebrews make swords or spears.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent and lift it up as a banner, and it shall be that anyone that is bitten and looks upon it shall live.
Thus the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he swore to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it and dwelt therein.
Caph But though he causes grief, yet he will also have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.