Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast(A) heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they[a] had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear(B) and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.

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who killed about thirty-six(A) of them. They chased the Israelites from the city gate as far as the stone quarries and struck them down on the slopes. At this the hearts of the people melted in fear(B) and became like water.

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Ish-Bosheth Murdered

When Ish-Bosheth son of Saul heard that Abner(A) had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel became alarmed.

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14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.(A)
My heart has turned to wax;(B)
    it has melted(C) within me.

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Because of this, all hands will go limp,(A)
    every heart will melt with fear.(B)

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A Prophecy Against Egypt

19 A prophecy(A) against Egypt:(B)

See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud(C)
    and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
    and the hearts of the Egyptians melt(D) with fear.

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30 Babylon’s warriors(A) have stopped fighting;
    they remain in their strongholds.
Their strength is exhausted;
    they have become weaklings.(B)
Her dwellings are set on fire;(C)
    the bars(D) of her gates are broken.

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10 She is pillaged, plundered, stripped!
    Hearts melt,(A) knees give way,
    bodies tremble, every face grows pale.(B)

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