| Quote #1
For there is no truth in their mouths;
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
The enemies of the Israelites are really good with words, but what they consider flattery is exactly what will kill them. Not exactly a pretty image.
| Quote #2
If one does not repent, God will whet his sword;
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. (KJV 7:12)
Who's doing the dirty work here? God, the Israelites, or the enemies of the Israelites? Things are getting a little sticky.
| Quote #3
Let ruin come on them unawares.
Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. (KJV 35:8)
If you're an average Israelite, what do you need to do to defeat your enemies? According to this passage, not much. Well, there is that whole "remain loyal to God" thing….