1 Samuel 14:15
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New International Version
Then panic struck the whole army--those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties--and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God.

King James Bible
And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the ravagers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked; for it was a trembling [from] God.

World English Bible
There was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and the earth quaked: so there was an exceeding great trembling.

Young's Literal Translation
and there is a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people, the station and the destroyers have trembled -- even they, and the earth shaketh, and it becometh a trembling of God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There was trembling in the host - They were terrified and panic-struck; the people in general round about, those in the garrison, the spoilers, and the whole country, were struck with terror; the commotion was universal and most extraordinary. The trembling of the earth is probably not to be taken literally, but as a metaphor for a great commotion in the country, though God might have interposed in an extraordinary manner, and produced a real earthquake; but their being panic-struck was sufficient to produce all the requisite confusion and dismay.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

there was trembling

Joshua 2:9 And she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen on us...

Judges 7:21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host...

Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Psalm 14:5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

the spoilers

1 Samuel 13:17,23 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned to the way that leads to Ophrah...

the earth quaked

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire...

Matthew 24:6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass...

Matthew 27:50,51 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost...

very great trembling [heb] trembling of God

Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was on the cities that were round about them...

Leviticus 26:36,37 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

2 Samuel 5:24 And let it be, when you hear the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall bestir yourself...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

God will in some way or other direct the steps of those who acknowledge him in all their ways, and seek unto him for direction with full purpose of heart. Sometimes we find most comfort in that which is least our own doing, and into which we have been led by the unexpected, but well observed, turns of Providence.

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The Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
[Sidenote: 1139] 33. (20). It seemed to him, however, that one could not go on doing these things with sufficient security without the authority of the Apostolic See; and for that reason he determined to set out for Rome, and most of all because the metropolitan see still lacked, and from the beginning had lacked, the use of the pall, which is the fullness of honour.[507] And it seemed good in his eyes[508] that the church for which he had laboured so much[509] should acquire, by his zeal and labour,
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

A Divine Cordial
We know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans viii. 28. Introduction IF the whole Scripture be the feast of the soul, as Ambrose said, then Romans 8 may be a dish at that feast, and with its sweet variety may very much refresh and animate the hearts of Gods people. In the preceding verses the apostle had been wading through the great doctrines of justification and adoption, mysteries so arduous and profound, that
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Genesis 35:5
Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.

1 Samuel 7:10
While Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to engage Israel in battle. But that day the LORD thundered with loud thunder against the Philistines and threw them into such a panic that they were routed before the Israelites.

1 Samuel 13:17
Raiding parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward Ophrah in the vicinity of Shual,

1 Samuel 13:18
another toward Beth Horon, and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboyim facing the wilderness.

1 Samuel 14:14
In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.

1 Samuel 14:16
Saul's lookouts at Gibeah in Benjamin saw the army melting away in all directions.

2 Kings 7:6
for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!"

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