David Defeats the Philistines

17 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went down (A)to the stronghold.

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14 David was then (A)in the stronghold, and (B)the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.

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16 David was then in the stronghold, and the (A)garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.

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Philistines Defeated

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went out against them. Now the Philistines had come and (A)made a raid in the (B)Valley of Rephaim.

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The Reign of the Lord's Anointed

(A)Why do (B)the nations rage[a]
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
    and the rulers take counsel together,
    against the Lord and against his (C)Anointed, saying,
“Let us (D)burst their bonds apart
    and cast away their cords from us.”

He who (E)sits in the heavens (F)laughs;
    the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his (G)wrath,
    and terrify them in his fury, saying,

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or nations noisily assemble

The Seventh Trumpet

15 Then (A)the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and (B)there were loud voices in heaven, saying, (C)“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of (D)his Christ, and (E)he shall reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders (F)who sit on their thrones before God (G)fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying,

“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
    (H)who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
    and (I)begun to reign.
18 The nations raged,
    but (J)your wrath came,
    and (K)the time for the dead to be judged,
and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints,
    and (L)those who fear your name,
    both small and great,
and (M)for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”

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