Have your say on the Word of the Day: troop

Today’s word came about by a random word generator. “Troop.” What Bible passage or truth comes forward in your mind with this word? It appears 26 times in the ESV, with only two in the NT.

The first verse I thought of was Psa 18.29, which was my theme verse some years back:

“For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.”

It expresses confidence in the power of God to take on overwhelming odds and win against seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

The NET Bible draws out better the dependence on God’s power, but in the place of troop, uses “army:” “Indeed, with your help I can charge against an army; by my God’s power I can jump over a wall.”

Running against a troop reminds one of any number of films where a small band of soldiers, or even a single fighter, runs head on, with sword raised or guns firing, into a large army and takes the fight to them.

What Bible verse or principle do you have in mind that uses the word “troop”?

(For the etymology of the English word, see here.)


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