'Adversaries' in the Bible
But if you will indeed listen to and obey His voice and all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
Bless, O Lord, [Levi's] substance, and accept the work of his hands; crush the loins of his adversaries, and of those who hate him, that they arise no more.
When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are you for us or for our adversaries?
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king (King) and exalt the power of His anointed (Anointed His Christ).
And [these Israelites] took away their adversaries' herds: of their camels 50,000, and of sheep 250,000, and of donkeys 2,000, and of the lives of men 100,000.
David went out to meet them and said to them, If you have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart shall be knit to you; but if you have come to betray me to my adversaries, although there is no violence or wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look upon and rebuke you.
Now when [the Samaritans] the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles from the captivity were building a temple to the Lord, the God of Israel,
He has also kindled His wrath against me, and He counts me as one of His adversaries.
After it His voice roars; He thunders with the voice of His majesty, and He restrains not [His lightnings against His adversaries] when His voice is heard.
From the wicked who despoil and oppress me, my deadly adversaries who surround me.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me; they breathe out cruelty and violence.
They also that render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow the thing that is good.
Through God we shall do valiantly, for He it is Who shall tread down our adversaries.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; my adversaries are all before You [fully known to You].
Let them be put to shame and consumed who are adversaries to my life; let them be covered with reproach, scorn, and dishonor who seek and require my hurt.
Do not forget the [clamoring] voices of Your adversaries, the tumult of those who rise up against You, which ascends continually.
And He smote His adversaries in the back [as they fled]; He put them to lasting shame and reproach.
Speedily then I would subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their adversaries.
For behold, Your adversaries, O Lord, for behold, Your enemies shall perish; all the evildoers shall be scattered.
Fire goes before Him and burns up His adversaries round about.
My adversaries taunt and reproach me all the day; and they who are angry with me use my name as a curse.
And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.
Through and with God we shall do valiantly, for He it is Who shall tread down our adversaries.
In return for my love they are my adversaries, but I resort to prayer.
Let this be the reward of my adversaries from the Lord, and of those who speak evil against my life.
Let them curse, but do You bless. When adversaries arise, let them be put to shame, but let Your servant rejoice.
Let my adversaries be clothed with shame and dishonor, and let them cover themselves with their own disgrace and confusion as with a robe.
The Lord (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool.
His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries.
My zeal has consumed me and cut me off, because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, yet I do not swerve from Your testimonies.
Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city's] gate.
Therefore says the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will appease Myself on My adversaries and avenge Myself on My enemies.
Therefore the Lord has stirred up the adversaries [the Assyrians] of Rezin [king of Syria] against [Ephraim], and He will stir up their enemies and arm and join them together,
According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation.
Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary but a little while; our adversaries have trodden it down.
As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil -- "to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!
Give heed to me, Lord; listen to [what] my adversaries [are plotting to do to me -- "and intercede].
Therefore all who devour you will be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity. And they who despoil you will become a spoil, and all who prey upon you will I give for a prey.
But that day is a day of the Lord, the Lord of hosts -- "a day of vengeance, that He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. And the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiated and shall drink its fill of their blood; for the Lord, the Lord of hosts has a sacrifice [like that of a great sin offering] in the north country by the river Euphrates.
All who found them devoured them; and their adversaries said, We are not guilty, because they have sinned against the Lord [and are no longer holy to Him], their true habitation of righteousness and justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.
Her adversaries have become the head; her enemies prosper. For the Lord has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions; her young children have gone into captivity before the enemy.
Zion stretches forth her hands, but there is no comforter for her. The Lord has commanded concerning and against Jacob that his neighbors should be his adversaries; Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them [an object of contempt].
And [your adversaries] shall make a spoil of your riches and make booty of your merchandise. And they shall break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and they shall lay the stones and the timber and the very dust from your demolished city out in the midst of the water [between the island and the mainland city site to make a causeway].
And I will set fire to Egypt; Pelusium shall have great anguish and No or Thebes shall be torn open and Noph or Memphis shall have adversaries in the daytime and all the day long.
Your hand will be lifted up above your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.
The Lord is a jealous God and avenging; the Lord avenges and He is full of wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries and reserves wrath for His enemies.
For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries.
And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.