'Adversary' in the Bible
But if you diligently obey him and do all that I command, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will be an adversary to your adversaries.
If you go to war in your land against an adversary who opposes you, then you must sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.
But the leaders of the Philistines became angry with him and said to him, "Send the man back! Let him return to the place that you assigned him! Don't let him go down with us into the battle, for he might become our adversary in the battle. What better way to please his lord than with the heads of these men?
But now the Lord my God has made me secure on all fronts; there is no adversary or dangerous threat.
An adversary opposed Israel, inciting David to count how many warriors Israel had.
On that same day King Ahasuerus gave the estate of Haman, that adversary of the Jews, to Queen Esther. Now Mordecai had come before the king, for Esther had revealed how he was related to her.
His anger has torn me and persecuted me; he has gnashed at me with his teeth; my adversary locks his eyes on me.
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unrighteous.
How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
You turn back his sword from the adversary, and have not sustained him in battle.
Indeed," says the Lord, "captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children.
There was also a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'
So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us.
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