1 Samuel 4:9

Be strong, and conduct yourselves like men, O you Philistines, that you be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: conduct yourselves like men, and fight.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fight. To serve those whom they had lately oppressed, would be doubly afflicting. (Salien) If these people had seriously attended to the instructions, which they might have derived from the fall of others, they would surely never have exposed themselves to fight against the high God. But they looked upon him in no other light than their own contemptible idols. Homer often represents them as wounded, and conquered by mortal men.

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

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