2 Samuel 17:12

Overview - 2 Samuel 17
Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown by Hushai's, according to God's appointment.
15 Secret intelligence is sent unto David.
23 Ahithophel hangs himself.
25 Amasa is made captain.
27 David at Mahanaim is furnished with provisions.
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2 Samuel 17:12  (King James Version)
So shall we come upon him in some place where he shall be found, and we will light upon him as the dew falleth on the ground: and of him and of all the men that are with him there shall not be left so much as one.

in some place
1 Samuel 23:23

we will light
This is a very beautiful and expressive figure. The dew in Palestine, and other warm climates, falls fast, sudden, and heavy; and it falls upon every spot of earth, so that not a blade of grass escapes it. It is therefore no inapt emblem of a numerous and active army; and it was, perhaps, for this reason that the Romans called their light armed forces {rorarii.}
1 Kings 20:10 ; 2 Kings 18:23 ; 19:24 Isaiah 10:13 Isaiah 10:14 ; Obadiah 1:3