Biblical Concept: Divine Confusion Of The Enemy In War
NAS Deuteronomy 7:23 "But the
LORD your God shall deliver them before you, and
will throw them into great confusion until they are destroyed.
NAS 2 Samuel 5:23 And when David
inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not
go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam
trees. 24 "And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the
balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out
before you to strike the army of the Philistines." 25 Then David did so, just as the
LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as
NAS 2 Kings 7:5 And they arose at
twilight to go to the camp of the Arameans; when
they came to the outskirts of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no one
there. 6 For the Lord had caused the army of the Arameans to hear a sound of
chariots and a sound of horses, even the sound of a great army, so that they said to
one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites
and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us." 7 Therefore they arose and fled in
the twilight, and left their tents and their horses and their donkeys, even the camp just
as it was, and fled for their life.
NAS Exodus 23:27 "I will send My
terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all
the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs
NAS 1 Samuel 7:10 Now Samuel was
offering up the burnt offering, and the
Philistines drew near to battle against
thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were
anymore within the border of
Philistines all the days of Samuel.
Compare Rahabís deception of the king
of Jerico, as she hid the Hebrew spies: Joshua
2:1-6, James 2:25, and Hebrews 11:31.
Compare the Hebrew midwivesí
deception of the King of Egypt, thwarting his plan of
infanticide: Exodus 1:15-21.
Compare Jesusí deception, in relation
to those who were trying to kill Him, in John