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30 Bible Verses about Nations Attacking Israel

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Deuteronomy 28:52

They shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your towns throughout all your land which the Lord your God has given you.

1 Kings 8:37

If there is famine in the land or pestilence, blight, mildew, locust, or caterpillar, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

Genesis 49:19

Gad -- "a raiding troop shall raid him, but he shall raid at their heels and assault them [victoriously].

Genesis 49:23

Skilled archers have bitterly attacked and sorely worried him; they have shot at him and persecuted him.

Joel 1:6

For a [heathen and hostile] nation [of locusts, illustrative of a human foe] has invaded My land, mighty and without number; its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the jaw teeth of a lioness.

Micah 5:6

And they shall rule and waste the land of Assyria with the sword and the land of Nimrod within her [Assyria's own] gates. Thus shall He [the Messiah] deliver us from the Assyrian [representing the opposing powers] when he comes into our land and when he treads on our borders.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard and my [whole inner self] trembled; my lips quivered at the sound. Rottenness enters into my bones and under me [down to my feet]; I tremble. I will wait quietly for the day of trouble and distress when there shall come up against [my] people him who is about to invade and oppress them.

Genesis 34:30

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have ruined me, making me infamous and embroiling me with the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites! And we are few in number, and they will gather together against me and attack me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my household.

1 Samuel 11:1

And Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you.

1 Kings 15:20

So Ben-hadad hearkened to king Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.

1 Kings 20:1

Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his army together; thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria, warring against it.

2 Kings 6:24

Afterward, Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered his whole army and went up and besieged Samaria,

2 Kings 17:5

Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years.

1 Kings 20:26

And at the return of the year, Ben-hadad mustered the Syrians and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel.

2 Kings 18:9

In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it.

2 Kings 6:14

So [the Syrian king] sent there horses, chariots, and a great army. They came by night and surrounded the city.

2 Kings 15:19-20

There came against the land Pul king of Assyria, and Menahem gave Pul 1,000 talents of silver, that he might help him to confirm his kingship. Menahem exacted the money from Israel, from all the men of wealth, from each man fifty shekels of silver to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back and did not stay in the land.

Exodus 17:8

Then came Amalek [descendants of Esau] and fought with Israel at Rephidim.

Numbers 21:1

When the Canaanite king of Arad, who dwelt in the South (the Negeb), heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim [the route traveled by the spies sent out by Moses], he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.

Joshua 10:4-5

Come up to me and help me, and let us smite Gibeon, for it has made peace with Joshua and with the Israelites. Then the five kings of the Amorites -- "the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon -- "gathered their forces and went up with all their armies and encamped before Gibeon to fight against it.

2 Kings 18:13

In the fourteenth year of Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them.

Isaiah 36:1

Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them.

1 Samuel 13:17

And raiders came out of the Philistine camp in three companies; one company turned toward Ophrah, to the land of Shual,

Psalm 79:1

O God, the nations have come into [the land of Your people] Your inheritance; Your sacred temple have they defiled; they have made Jerusalem heaps of ruins.

Jeremiah 5:15

Behold, I am bringing a nation upon you from afar, O house of Israel, says the Lord. It is a mighty and enduring nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know, nor can you understand what they say.

Ezekiel 38:8-9

After many days you shall be visited and mustered [for service]; in the latter years you shall go against the land that is restored from the ravages of the sword, where people are gathered out of many nations upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste; but its [people] are brought forth out of the nations and they shall dwell securely, all of them. You shall ascend and come like a storm; you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you and all your hosts and many people with you.

Ezekiel 38:16

And you shall come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. In the latter days I will bring you against My land, that the nations may know, understand, and realize Me when My holiness shall be vindicated through you [vindicated and honored in your overwhelming destruction], O Gog, before their eyes.

Jeremiah 4:16

Warn the [neighboring] nations [that our adversary is coming]; announce to Jerusalem that besiegers are coming from a far country, and they shout against the cities of Judah.

Micah 5:1

Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops; a state of siege has been placed against us. They shall smite the ruler of Israel with a rod (a scepter) on the cheek.

Lamentations 3:5

He has built up [siege mounds] against me and surrounded me with bitterness, tribulation, and anguish.