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    1:1     “it came to pass that YHWH spoke to Joshua the son of Nun”
    1:5     “as I was with Moses, so I will be with you, I will not leave you nor forsake you”
    1:11    “for within three days you will cross over this Jordan to go in to possess the land
               which YHWH your God is giving you to possess”
    2:10    “we have heard how YHWH dried up the water of the Red Sea for you”
    2:11    “YHWH your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath”
    3:10    “by this you shall know that the living God is among you”
    3:10    “He will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites and the Hittites and
               the Hivites and the Perizzites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Jebusites”
    4:23    “YHWH your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed
               over, as YHWH your God did to the Red Sea”
    6:2     “I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor”
    6:16    “Shout, for YHWH has given you the city”
    6:17    “the city shall be doomed by YHWH to destruction, it and all who are in it”
    6:27    “so YHWH was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout all the country”
    8:1     “I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land”
    10:10  “YHWH routed them before Israel”
    10:11  “YHWH cast down large hailstones from heaven . . . and they died”
    10:12  “when YHWH delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel”
    10:14  “YHWH fought for Israel”
    10:32  “YHWH delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel”
    10:42  “YHWH God of Israel fought for Israel”
    11:8    “YHWH delivered them into the hand of Israel”
    11:20  “it was of YHWH to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel
               in battle, that He might utterly destroy them, and that they might receive no mercy,
               but that He might destroy them”
    23:3    “You have seen all that YHWH your God has done to all these nations
               because of you, for YHWH your God is He who has fought for you”
    23:9    “YHWH has driven out from before you great and strong nations”
    23:10  “for YHWH your God is He who fights for you”
    24:13  “I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not
               build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you
               did not plant”


    1:2     “YHWH said, ‘Judah shall go up . . . I have delivered the land into his hand’”
    1:19    “YHWH was with Judah”
    1:22    “the house of Joseph also went up against Bethel, and YHWH was with them”
    2:14    “the anger of YHWH was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands
               of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies
               all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies”
    2:15    “wherever they went out, the hand of YHWH was against them for calamity”
    2:16    “YHWH raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered
    2:18    “YHWH was with the judge and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the
               days of the judge”
    2:20    “the anger of YHWH was hot against Israel”
    3:10    “the Spirit of YHWH came upon him”
    3:12    “YHWH strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel”
    4:2     “YHWH sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan”
    4:15    “YHWH routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword
               before Barak”
    6:1     “YHWH delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years”
    6:7     “YHWH sent a prophet to the children of Israel”
    6:14    “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites.
               Have I not sent you?”
    6:16    “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man”
    7:9     “Arise, go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand”
    8:23    “YHWH shall rule over you”
    9:23    “God sent a spirit of ill will between Abimelech and the men of Shechem”
    9:56    “Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech”
    10:7    “He sold them into the hands of the Philistines”
    11:21  “YHWH God delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel”
    11:24  “whatever YHWH our God takes possession of before us, we will possess”
    11:29  “the Spirit of YHWH came upon Jephthah”
    11:32  “YHWH delivered them into his hands”
    13:2    “YHWH delivered them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years”
    13:3    “the Angel of YHWH . . . said to her . . . you shall conceive and bear a son”
    13:24  “the child grew, and YHWH blessed him”
    14:4    “his father and mother did not know that it was of YHWH”
    14:6    “the Spirit of YHWH came mightily upon him”
    14:19  “the Spirit of YHWH came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon
               and killed thirty of their men”
    15:19  “God split the hollow place that is in Lehi, and water came out and he drank”
    16:20  “he did not know that YHWH had departed from him”
    20:18  “which of us shall go up first to battle . . . YHWH said, ‘Judah’”
    20:35  “YHWH defeated Benjamin before Israel”
    21:15   “YHWH had made a void in the tribes of Israel”


    1:6     “she had heard . . . that YHWH had visited His people by giving them bread”
    1:13    “the hand of YHWH has gone out against me”
    1:20    “the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me”
    1:21    “the Almighty has afflicted me”
    2:12    “YHWH repay your work, and a full reward be given you by YHWH God of Israel,
               under whose wings you have come for refuge”
    4:13    “YHWH gave her conception, and she bore a son”


    See: Sovereignty in First Samuel


    2:1     “David said, ‘Where shall I go up?’ And He said, ‘To Hebron’”
    3:18    “by the hand of My servant David, I will save My people Israel from the hand of the
               Philistines and the hand of all their enemies”
    3:39    “YHWH shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness”
    5:21    “YHWH said to David, ‘Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines
               into your hand’”
    5:24    “YHWH will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines”
    6:11    “YHWH blessed Obed-Edom and all his household”
    7:8     “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people,
               over Israel”
    7:9     “I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies
               from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men
               who are on the earth”
    7:12    “I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish
               his kingdom”
    7:21    “For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done
               all these  things, to make Your servant know them”
    8:14    “YHWH preserved David wherever he went”
    10:12  “may YHWH do what is good in His sight”
    12:11  “I will raise up adversity against you from your own house”
    12:15  “YHWH struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill”
    16:10  “let him curse, because YHWH has said to him, ‘Curse David’ ”
    22:18  “He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me”
    22:28  “Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down”
    22:35  “He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze”
    22:40  “You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those
               who rose against me”
    22:48  “it is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me”
    24:1    “the anger of YHWH was aroused against Israel, and He moved David against them
               to say, ‘Go, number Israel and Judah’ ”


    3:5     “At Gibeon YHWH appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ‘Ask!
               What shall I give you’”
    3:12    “I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone
               like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you”
    4:29    “God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness
              of heart like the sand on the seashore”
    5:12    “YHWH gave Solomon wisdom as He had promised him”
    10:24  “all the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put
               in his heart”
    11:14  “YHWH raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite”
    11:23  “God raised up another adversary against him”
    12:15  “the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events was from YHWH”
    17:4    “I have commanded the ravens to feed you there”
    18:38  “Then the fire of YHWH fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the
               stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench”
    22:19  “I saw YHWH sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by”
    22:21  “a spirit came forward and stood before YHWH and said, ‘I will persuade him’”
    22:22  “And YHWH said, ‘You shall persuade him and also prevail. Go out and do so’”
    22:23  “YHWH has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours”
    22:23  “YHWH has declared disaster against you”


    1:17    “to the word of YHWH which Elijah had spoken”
    8:10    “YHWH has shown me that he will really die”
    8:13    “YHWH has shown me that you will become king over Syria”
    10:32  “in those days YHWH began to cut off parts of Israel”
    13:5    “then YHWH gave Israel a deliverer, so that they escaped from the hand of
               the Syrians”
    13:23  “YHWH was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and regarded them,
               because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not yet
               destroy them or cast them from His presence”
    15:5    “YHWH struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death”
    15:37  “in those days YHWH began to send Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son
               of Remaliah against Judah”
    17:23  “until YHWH removed Israel out of His sight”
    18:7    “YHWH was with him; he prospered wherever he went”
    19:7    “I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land;
               and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land”
    19:28  “I will put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back
               by the way which you came”
    19:32  “thus says YHWH concerning the king of Assyria: ‘He shall not come into this city,
               nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor build a siege mound
               against it’”
    19:33  “‘by the way that he came, by the same shall he return; and he shall not come
               into this city’ says YHWH”
    19:34  “for I will defend this city, to save it for My own sake and for MY servant David’s sake”
    20:6    “I will add to your days fifteen years”
    21:12  “I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it,
               both his ears will tingle”
    23:27  “I will also remove Judah from My sight, as I have removed Israel”


    2:3     “and He put him to death”
    4:10    “And God granted what he asked”
    5:20    “they cried to God in the battle, and He granted their urgent plea”
    5:25    “whom God had destroyed before them”
    5:26    “God stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria”
    10:14  “he did not inquire of YHWH; therefore He killed him, and turned the kingdom over
               to David the son of Jesse”
    12:18  “then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the captains”
    13:10  “Then the anger of YHWH was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because
               he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God”
    14:14  “God said to him ‘You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon
               them in front of the mulberry trees”
    14:17  “YHWH brought fear of him upon all nations”
    16:31  “Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; and let them say among
               the nations, ‘YHWH reigns.’”
    29:11  “Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all”
    29:12  “Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all”


    5:14    “the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory
               of YHWH filled the house of God”
    7:1     “fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices;
               and the glory of YHWH filled the temple”
    10:15  “the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events was from God”
    12:13  “the city which YHWH had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there”
    13:16  “God delivered them into their hand”
    13:20  “and YHWH struck him, and he died”
    14:12  “YHWH struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled”
    14:13  “they were broken before YHWH and His army”
    14:14  “the fear of YHWH came upon them”
    15:1    “the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Obed”
    15:15  “YHWH gave them rest all around”
    15:9    “the eyes of YHWH run to and fro throughout the whole earth”
    17:3    “YHWH was with Jehoshaphat”
    17:10  “the fear of YHWH fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah”
    18:22  “YHWH has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these prophets of yours, and YHWH
               has declared disaster against you”
    18:31   “YHWH helped him, and God diverted them from him”
    20:22  “YHWH set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had
               come against Judah; and they were defeated”
    20:29  “the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the
               Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel”
    21:16  “YHWH stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and the Arabians who
              were near the Ethiopians”
    21:18  “YHWH struck him in his intestines with an incurable disease”
    22:7    “his going to Joram was God’s occasion for Ahaziah’s downfall . . . Jehu,
               whom YHWH had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab”
    24:20  “the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest”
    24:24  “YHWH delivered a great army into their hand”
    25:8    “God shall make you fall before the enemy”
    25:16  “I know that God has determined to destroy you”
    25:20  “Amaziah would not heed, for it came from God, that He might give them
               into the hand of their enemies”
    26:5    “as long as he sought YHWH, God made him prosper”
    26:20  “he was leprous . . . because YHWH had struck him”
    28:5    “YHWH his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria”
    28:19  “YHWH brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel”
    30:12  “the hand of God was on Judah to give them singleness of heart to obey the command
               of the king and the leaders, at the word of YHWH”
    32:21  “YHWH sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain
               in the camp of the king of Assyria”
    32:22  “YHWH saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem”
    33:11  “YHWH brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria who took
               Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon”
    36:27  “He brought against them the king of the Chaldeans . . . He gave them all into his hand”
    36:22  “YHWH stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia”


    1:1     “YHWH stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia”
    1:5     “with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of YHWH”
    5:5     “the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews”
    6:22    “YHWH made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them,
               to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel”
    7:6     “the Law of Moses, which YHWH God of Israel had given”
    7:27    “Blessed be YHWH God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king’s
               heart, to beautify the house of YHWH which is in Jerusalem”
    7:28    “the hand of YHWH my God was upon me”
    8:18    “by the good hand of our God upon us”
    8:31    “the hand of our God was upon us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy
               and from ambush along the road”


    2:8     “the king granted them to me according to the good hand of my God upon me”
    2:11    “I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem”
    2:20    “the God of heaven Himself will prosper us”
    4:15    “God had brought their plot to nothing”
    4:20    “our God will fight for us”
    6:16    “they perceived that this work was done by our God”
    7:5     “then God put it into my heart”
    9:6     “You have made heaven . . . the earth and everything on it . . . and You preserve
               them all”
    9:7-8  “You are YHWH God who chose Abram . . . and made a covenant with him to
               give the land of  Canaanites”
    9:11    “You divided the sea before them so that they went through the midst of the sea
               on the dry land”
    9:12    “You led them by day with a cloudy pillar and by night with a pillar of fire”
    9:15    “You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought them water
               out of the rock for their thirst”
    9:21    “Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing; their clothes
               did not wear out and their feet did not swell”
    9:22    “You gave them kingdoms and nations”
    9:24    “You subdued before them the inhabitants of the land”
    9:28    “many times You delivered them according to Your mercies”
    9:33    “You are just in all that has befallen us; for You have dealt faithfully, but we have
               done wickedly”
    12:43  “God had made them rejoice with great joy”
    13:2    “our God turned the curse into a blessing”


It is well known that the words “God” and “Lord” are not in Esther, but God’s Sovereignty is still so very obvious in this brief account.

One verse illustrates the unspoken belief in the Sovereignty of God in the words of Mordecai to Esther.

    4:14    “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the
              Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows
              whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

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