1 Samuel 4:10

And the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Footmen. They had no cavalry, (Calmet) as God seemed to discourage any. (Haydock) Even after Solomon's time, they had not many horsemen. (Calmet) The Israelites had before lost 4,000: now when they were full of confidence, and fought with valour, they behold 30,000 fall. The ark proved thus fatal to them. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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