1 Samuel 14:15
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English Standard Version
And there was a panic in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and even the raiders trembled, the earth quaked, and it became a very great panic.

King James Bible
And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.

American Standard Version
And there was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and the earth quaked: so there was an exceeding great trembling.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was a miracle in the camp, through the fields: yea and all the people of their garrison, who had gone out to plunder, were amazed, and the earth trembled: and it happened as a miracle from God.

English Revised Version
And there was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled: and the earth quaked; so there was an exceeding great trembling.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Behold, we go over to the people and show ourselves to them. If they say to us, Wait (דּמּוּ, keep quiet) till we come to you, we will stand still in our place, and not go up to them; but if they say thus, Come up unto us, then we will go up, for Jehovah hath (in that case) delivered them into our hand." The sign was well chosen. If the Philistines said, "Wait till we come," they would show some courage; but if they said, "Come up to us," it would be a sign that they were cowardly, and had not courage enough to leave their position and attack the Hebrews. It was not tempting God for Jonathan to fix upon such a sign by which to determine the success of his enterprise; for he did it in the exercise of his calling, when fighting not for personal objects, but for the kingdom of God, which the uncircumcised were threatening to annihilate, and in the most confident belief that the Lord would deliver and preserve His people. Such faith as this God would not put to shame.

1 Samuel 14:15 Parallel Commentaries

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there was trembling

Joshua 2:9 And she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen on us...

Judges 7:21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host...

Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Psalm 14:5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

the spoilers

1 Samuel 13:17,23 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned to the way that leads to Ophrah...

the earth quaked

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire...

Matthew 24:6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass...

Matthew 27:50,51 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost...

very great trembling [heb] trembling of God

Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was on the cities that were round about them...

Leviticus 26:36,37 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

2 Samuel 5:24 And let it be, when you hear the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall bestir yourself...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

God will in some way or other direct the steps of those who acknowledge him in all their ways, and seek unto him for direction with full purpose of heart. Sometimes we find most comfort in that which is least our own doing, and into which we have been led by the unexpected, but well observed, turns of Providence.

Cross References
Genesis 35:5
And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were around them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

1 Samuel 7:10
As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. But the LORD thundered with a mighty sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel.

1 Samuel 13:17
And raiders came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies. One company turned toward Ophrah, to the land of Shual;

1 Samuel 13:18
another company turned toward Beth-horon; and another company turned toward the border that looks down on the Valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

1 Samuel 14:14
And that first strike, which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made, killed about twenty men within as it were half a furrow's length in an acre of land.

1 Samuel 14:16
And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude was dispersing here and there.

2 Kings 7:6
For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians hear the sound of chariots and of horses, 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 Egypt to come against us."

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