Psalm 20:7

Hebrew Bible

5 Then we will shout for joy over your victory; we will rejoice in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. 6 Now I am sure that the Lord will deliver his chosen king; he will intervene for him from his holy, heavenly temple, and display his mighty ability to deliver. 7 Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we depend on the Lord our God. 8 They will fall down, but we will stand firm. 9 The Lord will deliver the king; he will answer us when we call to him for help!

2 Maccabees 8:18


16 But Maccabeus gathered his forces together, to the number six thousand, and exhorted them not to be frightened by the enemy and not to fear the great multitude of Gentiles who were wickedly coming against them, but to fight nobly, 17 keeping before their eyes the lawless outrage that the Gentiles had committed against the holy place, and the torture of the derided city, and besides, the overthrow of their ancestral way of life. 18 "For they trust to arms and acts of daring," he said, "but we trust in the Almighty God, who is able with a single nod to strike down those who are coming against us, and even, if necessary, the whole world." 19 Moreover, he told them of the occasions when help came to their ancestors; how, in the time of Sennacherib, when one hundred eighty-five thousand perished, 20 and the time of the battle against the Galatians that took place in Babylonia, when eight thousand Jews fought along with four thousand Macedonians; yet when the Macedonians were hard pressed, the eight thousand, by the help that came to them from heaven, destroyed one hundred twenty thousand Galatians and took a great amount of booty.

 Notes and References

"... Compare Psalm 20:7, 33:16–22; Isaiah 30:1–5, 31:1–3; Ezekiel 17:11–21; Hosea 10:13 ... 2 Maccabees 8:18–20, 8:24; Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 4.116–117, 4.297, 7.390, 15.127, 15.138 ..."

Reeder, Caryn A. Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke (pp. 26-72) Cambridge University Press, 2019

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