For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemies along the road, because we had spoken to the king, saying, “The hand of our God is for good upon all those who seek him, but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him.” Bible see other translations

“the enemies.” The Hebrew word “enemy” is singular, but it is a collective noun; there was more than one enemy.

Commentary for: Ezra 8:22