Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.
Were they in great fear
I will set my face against you. You will be struck down before your enemies, those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when there is no one pursuing you.
Among those nations you will have no rest nor will there be a place of peaceful rest for the soles of your feet, for there the Lord will give you an anxious heart, failing eyesight, and a spirit of despair.
1 Samuel 14:15
Then fear overwhelmed those who were in the camp, those who were in the field, all the army in the garrison, and the raiding bands. They trembled and the ground shook. This fear was caused by God.
2 Kings 7:6
The Lord had caused the Syrian camp to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a large army. Then they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has paid the kings of the Hittites and Egypt to attack us!"
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; in a time of peace marauders attack him.
The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion.
Were they in great fear
They are absolutely terrified, for God defends the godly.
As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
I will place the corpses of the people of Israel in front of their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars.
The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and placed me in the midst of the valley, and it was full of bones.
May those who seek my life be embarrassed and humiliated! May those who plan to harm me be turned back and ashamed!
May those who are trying to snatch away my life be totally embarrassed and ashamed! May those who want to harm me be turned back and ashamed!
Cover their faces with shame, so they might seek you, O Lord.
The one enthroned in heaven laughs in disgust; the Lord taunts them.
They are like a dream after one wakes up. O Lord, when you awake you will despise them.
this is what the Lord says about him: "The virgin daughter Zion despises you -- she makes fun of you; daughter Jerusalem shakes her head after you.
They are regarded as 'rejected silver' because the Lord rejects them."
(Vav) He destroyed his temple as if it were a vineyard; he destroyed his appointed meeting place. The Lord has made those in Zion forget both the festivals and the Sabbaths. In his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.
And the Moabites were greatly afraid of the people, because they were so numerous. The Moabites were sick with fear because of the Israelites.
The Lord says to Edom, "I will certainly make you small among nations. I will make you despised by all humankind.