Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are fearless at mixing beer,
The Nephilim were on the earth both in those days and afterwards, when the sons of God came to the daughters of man, who bore children to them. They were the powerful men of old, the famous men.
As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.
they will be like warriors in battle trampling down the mud of the streets. They will fight because the Lord is with them, and they will put horsemen to shame.
How can you say, We are warriors- mighty men [ready] for battle?
After him Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler over half the district of Beth-zur, made repairs up to [a point] opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Warriors.
Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said: "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior."
2 Samuel 1:27
How the mighty have fallen and the weapons of war have perished!
the hero and warrior, the judge and prophet, the fortune-teller and elder,
Remember your leaders who have spoken God's word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.
I have commanded My chosen ones; I have also called My warriors, who exult in My triumph, to execute My wrath.
Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant.
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.
Patience is better than power, and controlling one's temper, than capturing a city.
It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course.
The Lord advances like a warrior; He stirs up His zeal like a soldier. He shouts, He roars aloud, He prevails over His enemies.
1 Samuel 17:51
David ran and stood over him. He grabbed the Philistine's sword, pulled it from its sheath, and used it to kill him. Then he cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they ran.
1 Chronicles 11:22
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was the son of a brave man from Kabzeel, a man of many exploits. Benaiah killed two [sons of] Ariel of Moab, and he went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one's youth.
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for holy war; rouse the warriors; let all the men of war advance and attack!
A fool will no longer be called a noble, nor a scoundrel said to be important.
"This is the most important," Jesus answered: Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One.
But when Herod's birthday celebration came, Herodias' daughter danced before them and pleased Herod.
Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets; the messengers of peace weep bitterly.
They will serve the Lord their God and I will raise up David their king for them."
He also said, "I assure you: No prophet is accepted in his hometown.
quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.
Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.
But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening, inflamed by wine.
All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised,
Women received their dead raised to life again. Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection,
Then Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his household."
And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,
2 Samuel 23:1
These are the last words of David: The proclamation of David son of Jesse, the proclamation of the man raised on high, the one anointed by the God of Jacob, the favorite singer of Israel: