The Israel Defense Forces is one of the strongest, bravest and kindest armies in the world. Faced with the daunting task of protecting the Jewish state, soldiers of the IDF put their lives on the line each and every day to make sure that those enemies who surround Israel cannot succeed.
Here are 10 must-see photos showing the awesomeness that is the IDF.
1. “Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.” (Deuteronomy 33:29)
2. “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17)
3. “Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes.” (Deuteronomy 1:29-30)
4. “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.” (Psalm 144:1)
5. “For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.” (Psalm 91:1-16)
6. “You, O Lord, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.” (Psalm 12:7)
7. “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.” (Psalm 125:2)
8. “As iron sharpens iron, so too does one person sharpen another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
9. “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.” (Psalm 107:19-20)
10. “From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company.” (Numbers 1:3)
All photos from the IDF on Instagram.