Leviticus 26:8
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New International Version
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

New Living Translation
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath your sword.

English Standard Version
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

New American Standard Bible
five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

King James Bible
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Five of you will pursue 100, and 100 of you will pursue 10,000; your enemies will fall before you by the sword."

International Standard Version
Five of you will chase a hundred, a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

NET Bible
Five of you will pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you will pursue ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Five of you will chase a hundred of them, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand of them. You will defeat your enemies,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And five of you shall chase one hundred, and one hundred of you shall put ten thousands to flight; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

American King James Version
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

American Standard Version
And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Five of yours shall pursue a hundred others, and a hundred of you ten thousand: your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Darby Bible Translation
and five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; and your enemies shall fall beside you by the sword.

English Revised Version
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall chase ten thousand: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

World English Bible
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
and five of you have pursued a hundred, and a hundred of you do pursue a myriad; and your enemies have fallen before you by the sword.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:1-13 This chapter contains a general enforcement of all the laws given by Moses; by promises of reward in case of obedience, on the one hand; and threatenings of punishment for disobedience, on the other. While Israel maintained a national regard to God's worship, sabbaths, and sanctuary, and did not turn aside to idolatry, the Lord engaged to continue to them temporal mercies and religious advantages. These great and precious promises, though they relate chiefly to the life which now is, were typical of the spiritual blessings made sure by the covenant of grace to all believers, through Christ. 1. Plenty and abundance of the fruits of the earth. Every good and perfect gift must be expected from above, from the Father of lights. 2. Peace under the Divine protection. Those dwell in safety, that dwell in God. 3. Victory and success in their wars. It is all one with the Lord to save by many or by few. 4. The increase of their people. The gospel church shall be fruitful. 5. The favour of God, which is the fountain of all Good. 6. Tokens of his presence in and by his ordinances. The way to have God's ordinances fixed among us, is to cleave closely to them. 7. The grace of the covenant. All covenant blessings are summed up in the covenant relation, I will be your God, and ye shall be my people; and they are all grounded upon their redemption. Having purchased them, God would own them, and never cast them off till they cast him off.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - And five of you shall chase an hundred. Cf. Joshua 23:10, "One man of you shall chase a thousand." For examples, see Judges 3:31; Judges 15:15; 1 Samuel 14:6-16; 2 Samuel 23:8.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And five of you shall chase an hundred,.... One man chase twenty:

and an hundred of you put ten thousand to flight; which, had it been in proportion to the other number, should have been two thousand, as in Deuteronomy 32:30; where there is a proportion observed; and Abendana observes, there are some that give the sense of it thus, an hundred of you, an hundred times five, that is, five hundred, and so it comes up to a right computation; but here it seems to be a certain number for an uncertain, and only a proverbial expression, signifying that a very few, under the blessing of divine Providence, should get the advantage over a large number, and oblige them to retire, and pursue them closely: instances we have of large bodies of the enemy being defeated by a small number of Israelites, Judges 7:21; and even many by a single person or two, 1 Samuel 14:13,

and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword; See Gill on Leviticus 26:7.



Leviticus 26:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Blessings of Obedience
7'But you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword; 8five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword. 9'So I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:7
You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.

Deuteronomy 32:30
How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?

Joshua 23:10
One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.

Judges 15:15
Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men.

Esther 9:16
Meanwhile, the remainder of the Jews who were in the king's provinces also assembled to protect themselves and get relief from their enemies. They killed seventy-five thousand of them but did not lay their hands on the plunder.

Zechariah 12:8
On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them.
Treasury of Scripture

And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not you against the LORD, neither fear you the people …

Deuteronomy 28:7 The LORD shall cause your enemies that rise up against you to be …

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, …

Joshua 23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he …

Judges 7:19-21 So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came to the outside …

1 Samuel 14:6-16 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and …

1 Samuel 14:6-16 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and …

1 Samuel 17:45-52 Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, and …

1 Chronicles 11:11,20 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, …

Psalm 81:14,15 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against …

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