"How terrible it will be for those who are heroes at drinking wine, and champions in mixing strong drink,
The Nephilim were on the earth at that time (and also immediately afterward), when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.
As for the saints that are in the land, they are noble, and all my delight is in them.
They will be like mighty soldiers who trample mud in the streets during battle. They will fight because the LORD is with them, and the opposing horsemen will be confused.
"How can you say, "We're strong warriors, and soldiers ready for battle'?
Next to him Azbuk's son Nehemiah, ruling official of half of the Beth-zur district, carried on repairs as far as the tombs of David, then to the artificial pool that had been installed there, and then as far as the military barracks.
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and told him, "The LORD is with you, you valiant warrior!"
2 Samuel 1:27
How the valiant have fallen! How the weapons of war are destroyed!"
the mighty man and the warrior, the judge and the prophet, the fortune-teller and the elder,
Remember your leaders, those who have spoken God's word to you. Think about the impact of their lives, and imitate their faith.
I myself have commanded my consecrated ones; I have also summoned my warriors, those who rejoice in my triumph, to carry out my angry judgments.
Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.
All these people died having faith. They did not receive the things that were promised, yet they saw them in the distant future and welcomed them, acknowledging that they were strangers and foreigners on earth.
Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city.
which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race.
The LORD marches out like a warrior; he stirs up his rage like a man of war; he makes his anger heard; he shouts aloud; he declares his mastery over his enemies:
1 Samuel 17:51
David ran and stood over the Philistine. He took the Philistine's sword, pulled it from its sheath, killed him, and then he cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.
1 Chronicles 11:22
Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.
As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so also are children born during one's youth.
"Declare this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Wake up your elite forces! Let all the soldiers draw near! Call them up!
People will no longer call a fool noble, nor will a bad person be declared honorable.
Jesus answered, "The most important is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,
But when Herod's birthday celebration was held, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests. She pleased Herod
"Listen! Their brave men cry out in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.
Rather, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
He added, "I tell all of you with certainty, a prophet is not accepted in his hometown.
put out raging fires, escaped death by the sword, found strength in weakness, became powerful in battle, and routed foreign armies.
I considered and observed on earth the following: The race doesn't go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the smart, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them all.
Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves.
"How terrible it will be for those who rise at dawn in order to grab a stiff drink, for those who stay up late at night as wine inflames them!
All these people won approval for their faith but they did not receive what was promised,
Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
Jesus had been telling them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own home."
And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets.
2 Samuel 23:1
This was David's last composition: The oracle of David, son of Jesse, an oracle by the valiant one who was exalted anointed by the God of Jacob, the contented psalm writer of Israel.