God chose new leaders(A)
    when war came to the city gates,(B)
but not a shield or spear(C) was seen
    among forty thousand in Israel.

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19 Not a blacksmith(A) could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!(B)

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22 So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan(A) had a sword or spear(B) in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.

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28 So they shouted louder and slashed(A) themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed.

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Brandish spear(A) and javelin[a](B)
    against those who pursue me.
Say to me,
    “I am your salvation.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 35:3 Or and block the way

He makes wars(A) cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow(B) and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[a] with fire.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 46:9 Or chariots

10 Beat your plowshares into swords
    and your pruning hooks(A) into spears.(B)
Let the weakling(C) say,
    “I am strong!”(D)

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He will judge between many peoples
    and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.(A)
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.(B)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war(C) anymore.(D)

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