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The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
the children. Some think this refers to a defeat of the Ephraimites mentioned in
1 Chronicles 7:20-22 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son...
; but it probably refers to the conduct and defeat of the ten tribes of which Ephraim was the head. Nothing is recorded in the history of Israel concerning the cowardice of the Ephraimites, as distinct from that of the other tribes: some therefore think, that the children of Ephraim is put by a figure of speech for the nation in general.
Deuteronomy 1:41-44 Then you answered and said to me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight...
Joshua 17:16-18 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us...
1 Samuel 4:10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter...
1 Samuel 31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
carrying. Heb. throwing forth.
Judges 9:28,38-40 And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is not he the son of Jerubbaal...
Luke 22:33 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death.
Strong's ConcordanceThe children of Ephraim, [being] armed, [and] carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
Topical BibleArchers Armed Battle Bearers Bow Bowmen Bows Carrying Conflict Ephraim E'phraimites Equipped Fight Handling Sons Though Yet
Psalms Chapter 78 Verse 9
Alphabetical: archers armed back battle bows day Ephraim equipped in men of on sons The they though turned were with Yet
OT Poetry: Psalm 78:9 The children of Ephraim being armed (Psalm Ps Psa.)