'Ambush' in the Bible
If the killer shoved his victim out of hatred, or hurled something at him while waiting in ambush so that he died,
"But if he pushed him suddenly without hatred, or if he hurled something in his direction without waiting in ambush,
Do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, but take its spoil and its livestock as war booty for yourselves. Set an ambush around the city."
telling them, "Pay attention now! You are to set up an ambush around the city. Don't go very far from the city, and all of you remain on alert.
you get up from the ambush and seize the city, because the LORD your God will give it into your control.
So Joshua sent them out, and they set up an ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai.
Taking about 5,000 men, he set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai to the west of the city,
When the king of Ai saw what had happened, he and his army quickly got up early and went out to meet Israel in battle. He and all his people met at the place adjacent to the desert plain. But he didn't know about the ambush that had been set for him on the other side of the city.
As soon as he stretched out his hand, the troops in ambush quickly got up from their place of hiding and attacked. They entered the city, seized it, and immediately set it on fire.
When Joshua and the entire fighting force of Israel observed that the men who had been in ambush had seized the city and that the smoke from the city was rising, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.
The "lords" of Shechem sent out men to ambush him on the mountain tops, and they robbed everyone who came by them along the roads, and this was reported to Abimelech.
So get up at night, take your soldiers with you, and wait in ambush out in the field.
So Abimelech and his entire army got up that night and waited in ambush against Shechem in four separate companies.
Ebed's son Gaal went out and stood in the entrance to the city gate while Abimelech and his army were creeping out of their ambush.
So he took his army, divided it into three separate companies, and laid in ambush out in the field. When Abimelech noticed the people coming out from the city, his army attacked them and killed them.
But the army of Israel told themselves, "Let's draw them away by escaping to the highways from the city." So the entire army of Israel moved from their location and arrayed themselves at Baal-tamer while that part of their army moved from their ambush positions from Maareh-geba.
Then the descendants of Benjamin realized that they had been defeated. The army of Israel pretended to retreat from the army of Benjamin, knowing that they had set some soldiers in ambush near Gibeah.
The soldiers in ambush rushed out to attack Gibeah, deploying in force and executing the entire city with swords.
Meanwhile, the army of Israel had arranged to signal their soldiers who had been hiding in ambush by sending up a cloud of smoke from the city.
Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley.
But Jeroboam had sent an ambush to attack from the rear, so Israel was in front of Judah, with the ambush set in place behind them.
Then we left the Ahava River for Jerusalem on the twelfth day of the first month. Our God's protection was with us, and he delivered us from the enemy's power and from ambush along the way.
when they crouch in their dens and lie in ambush in their lairs?
They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.
Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.
They gather together and hide in ambush. They watch my every step as they lie in wait for my life.
Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD.
If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all.
but these people lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush only themselves.
Lift up the battle standard against Babylon's walls. Strengthen the guard; post watchmen. Set men in position for an ambush. For the LORD will both plan and carry out what he has declared against the inhabitants of Babylon.
For they have stirred up themselves like an oven as they lie in ambush. Their baker sleeps through the night; in the morning, the oven will be blazing like a fire.
But the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, so he came and got into the barracks and told Paul.
Don't believe them, because more than 40 of them are planning to ambush him. They've taken an oath not to eat or drink before they've killed him. They are ready now, just waiting for your consent."