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Exodus 17:13

So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Joshua 11:10-12

Then Joshua turned back at that time, and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all these kingdoms. They struck every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was no one left who breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire. Joshua captured all the cities of these kings, and all their kings, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.

Joshua 19:47

The territory of the sons of Dan proceeded beyond them; for the sons of Dan went up and fought with Leshem and captured it Then they struck it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan after the name of Dan their father.

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Judges 20:17

Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were numbered, 400,000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war.

2 Samuel 24:9

And Joab gave the number of the registration of the people to the king; and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

2 Samuel 23:10

He arose and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip the slain.

1 Samuel 21:8-9

David said to Ahimelech, "Now is there not a spear or a sword on hand? For I brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's matter was urgent." Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."

2 Samuel 23:12

But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.

2 Samuel 1:14-16

Then David said to him, "How is it you were not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?" And David called one of the young men and said, "Go, cut him down." So he struck him and he died. David said to him, "Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD'S anointed.'"

1 Samuel 15:33

But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.

1 Samuel 17:51

Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.

1 Samuel 22:18-19

Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn around and attack the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword.

1 Kings 19:1

Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

2 Kings 19:37

It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat And Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.

Joshua 6:21

They utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

1 Kings 2:34

Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and fell upon him and put him to death, and he was buried at his own house in the wilderness.

1 Samuel 31:4-6

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me " But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid So Saul took his sword and fell on it. When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him. Thus Saul died with his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men on that day together.

1 Chronicles 10:4

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and abuse me." But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword and fell on it.

Acts 16:27

When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Genesis 3:24

So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

Numbers 22:21-23

So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab. But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him. When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.

Deuteronomy 33:29

"Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places."

Leviticus 26:6-8

'I shall also grant peace in the land, so that you may lie down with no one making you tremble I shall also eliminate harmful beasts from the land, and no sword will pass through your land. 'But you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword; five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

Ezekiel 32:11-12

For thus says the Lord GOD, "The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you. "By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are tyrants of the nations, And they will devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.

Psalm 45:3

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!

Micah 5:6

They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, The land of Nimrod at its entrances; And He will deliver us from the Assyrian When he attacks our land And when he tramples our territory.

Exodus 5:3

Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, otherwise He will fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword."

Matthew 10:34

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

2 Chronicles 20:9

'Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.'

Psalm 7:12

If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Isaiah 31:8

And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man, And a sword not of man will devour him So he will not escape the sword, And his young men will become forced laborers.

Jeremiah 50:35-37

"A sword against the Chaldeans," declares the LORD, "And against the inhabitants of Babylon And against her officials and her wise men! "A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become fools! A sword against her mighty men, and they will be shattered! "A sword against their horses and against their chariots And against all the foreigners who are in the midst of her, And they will become women! A sword against her treasures, and they will be plundered!

Ezekiel 11:8-10

"You have feared a sword; so I will bring a sword upon you," the Lord GOD declares. "And I will bring you out of the midst of the city and deliver you into the hands of strangers and execute judgments against you. "You will fall by the sword I will judge you to the border of Israel; so you shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:3

and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 33:2

"Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman,

Revelation 2:12

"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:

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Judgments » Different kinds of » Swords

Exodus 22:24

and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

Jeremiah 19:7

"I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.

Swords » Figurative » Of judgments

Zechariah 13:7

"Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,

Hosea 11:6

The sword will whirl against their cities, And will demolish their gate bars And consume them because of their counsels.

Swords » Symbolical

Genesis 3:24

So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

Joshua 5:13

Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"

Swords » Two-edged

Revelation 2:12

"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:

Swords » used by » Peter

John 18:10

Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave's name was Malchus.

Matthew 26:51

And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.

Swords » Figurative » Of the malicious tongue

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Swords » To be beaten into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Micah 4:3

And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war.

Swords » Figurative » Of war

Genesis 27:40

"By your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck."

Swords » used by » Goliath

1 Samuel 21:9

Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."

Swords » David's army equipped with

1 Chronicles 21:5

Joab gave the number of the census of all the people to David. And all Israel were 1,100,000 men who drew the sword; and Judah was 470,000 men who drew the sword.

Swords » Made of plowshares

Joel 3:10

Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."

Swords » used by » gideon

Judges 7:20

When the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing, and cried, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Swords » Suspended from the girdle

Nehemiah 4:18

As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me.

1 Samuel 17:39

David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. So David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them." And David took them off.

Psalm 45:3

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!

2 Samuel 20:8

When they were at the large stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came to meet them. Now Joab was dressed in his military attire, and over it was a belt with a sword in its sheath fastened at his waist; and as he went forward, it fell out.

Swords » Carried in a sheath or scabbard

1 Chronicles 21:27

The LORD commanded the angel, and he put his sword back in its sheath.

Jeremiah 47:6

"Ah, sword of the LORD, How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked. "Because I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore My sword will go forth from its sheath against all flesh from south to north. "Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."'

Swords » Illustrative » Of severe and heavy calamities

Ezekiel 14:17

"Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, 'Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,'

Ezekiel 5:2

"One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the days of the siege are completed Then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword all around the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will unsheathe a sword behind them.

Ezekiel 21:9

"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the LORD.' Say, 'A sword, a sword sharpened And also polished!

Swords » Illustrative » Of the tongue of the wicked

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the justice of God

Zechariah 13:7

"Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

Swords » Often threatened as a punishment

Leviticus 26:33

'You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

Leviticus 26:25

'I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.

Swords » Illustrative » (drawing of,) of war and destruction

Leviticus 26:33

'You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked. "Because I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore My sword will go forth from its sheath against all flesh from south to north. "Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."'

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of Christ

Isaiah 49:2

He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Swords » Described as » Glittering

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

Job 20:25

"It is drawn forth and comes out of his back, Even the glittering point from his gall Terrors come upon him,

Swords » Was used » By the patriarchs

Genesis 48:22

"I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."

Genesis 34:25

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Swords » Was used » By heathen nations

Judges 7:22

When they blew 300 trumpets, the LORD set the sword of one against another even throughout the whole army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the edge of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.

1 Samuel 15:33

But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.

Swords » Was used » For destruction of enemies

Numbers 21:24

Then Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon was Jazer.

Joshua 6:21

They utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

Swords » Was used » By the jews

2 Samuel 24:9

And Joab gave the number of the registration of the people to the king; and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

Judges 20:2

The chiefs of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 foot soldiers who drew the sword.

Swords » Was used » For punishing criminals

1 Samuel 15:33

But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.

Swords » Sharpened and furbished before going to war

Psalm 7:12

If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Ezekiel 21:9

"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the LORD.' Say, 'A sword, a sword sharpened And also polished!

Swords » In time of peace made into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Micah 4:3

And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war.

Swords » Often sent as a punishment

Ezra 9:7

"Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity and to plunder and to open shame, as it is this day.

Psalm 78:62

He also delivered His people to the sword, And was filled with wrath at His inheritance.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the protection of God

Deuteronomy 33:29

"Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places."

Swords » Was used » Sometimes for self-destruction

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me " But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid So Saul took his sword and fell on it. When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

Swords » Illustrative » (not departing from one's house,) of perpetual calamity

2 Samuel 12:10

'Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.'

Swords » Illustrative » Of false witnesses

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Swords » Described as » Oppressive

Jeremiah 46:16

"They have repeatedly stumbled; Indeed, they have fallen one against another Then they said, 'Get up! And let us go back To our own people and our native land Away from the sword of the oppressor.'

Swords » Hebrews early acquainted with making of

1 Samuel 13:19

Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears."

Swords » Illustrative » (putting, into its sheath,) of peace and friendship

Jeremiah 47:6

"Ah, sword of the LORD, How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still.

Swords » Illustrative » (living by,) of rapine

Genesis 27:40

"By your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck."

Swords » Illustrative » Of war and contention

Matthew 10:34

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Swords » Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

'Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.

Swords » Was one of God's four sore judgments

Ezekiel 14:21

For thus says the Lord GOD, "How much more when I send My four severe judgments against Jerusalem: sword, famine, wild beasts and plague to cut off man and beast from it!

Swords » Was brandished over the head

Ezekiel 32:10

"I will make many peoples appalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and they will tremble every moment, every man for his own life, on the day of your fall."

Swords » Was thrust through enemies

Ezekiel 16:40

"They will incite a crowd against you and they will stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.

Swords » Was pointed

Ezekiel 21:15

that their hearts may melt, and many fall at all their gates. I have given the glittering sword. Ah! It is made for striking like lightning, it is wrapped up in readiness for slaughter.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the end of the wicked

Proverbs 5:4

But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.

Swords » Described as » Hurtful

Psalm 144:10

Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.

Swords » Probable origin

Genesis 3:24

So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

Swords » Illustrative » Of persecuting spirit of the wicked

Psalm 37:14

The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.

Swords » Illustrative » Of judicial authority

Romans 13:4

for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the wicked

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,

Swords » Frequently had two edges

Psalm 149:6

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,

Swords » Described as » Sharp

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Swords » Was used » For self-defence

Luke 22:36

And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.

Swords » Illustrative » Of deep mental affliction

Luke 2:35

and a sword will pierce even your own soul--to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."

Swords » Described as » Bright

Nahum 3:3

Horsemen charging, Swords flashing, spears gleaming, Many slain, a mass of corpses, And countless dead bodies-- They stumble over the dead bodies!

Swords » In time of war, plowshares made into

Joel 3:10

Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."



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