Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

Bible References


Jeremiah 11:20
But, O Lord of armies, judging in righteousness, testing the thoughts and the heart, let me see your punishment come on them: for I have put my cause before you.
Jeremiah 12:3
But you, O Lord, have knowledge of me; you see me, searching and testing how my heart is with you: let them be pulled out like sheep to be put to death, make them ready for the day of death.
Jeremiah 20:1
Now it came to the ears of Pashhur, the son of Immer the priest, who was chief in authority in the house of the Lord, that Jeremiah was saying these things;
Psalm 109:9
Let his children have no father, and his wife be made a widow.
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the copper-worker did me much wrong: the Lord will give him the reward of his works:

Let their wives

Jeremiah 15:2
And it will be, when they say to you, Where are we to go? then you are to say to them, The Lord has said, Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are to be in need of food, to need of food; and such as are to be taken away prisoners, to be taken away.
Jeremiah 16:3
For this is what the Lord has said about the sons and daughters who come to birth in this place, and about their mothers who have given them birth, and about their fathers who have given life to them in this land:
Exodus 22:24
And in the heat of my wrath I will put you to death with the sword, so that your wives will be widows and your children without fathers.
Deuteronomy 32:25
Outside they will be cut off by the sword, and in the inner rooms by fear; death will take the young man and the virgin, the baby at the breast and the grey-haired man.
Lamentations 5:3
We are children without fathers, our mothers are like widows.

Let their young

Jeremiah 9:21
For death has come up into our windows, forcing its way into our great houses; cutting off the children in the streets and the young men in the wide places.
Jeremiah 11:22
So the Lord of armies has said, See, I will send punishment on them: the young men will be put to the sword; their sons and their daughters will come to death through need of food:
2 Chronicles 36:17
So he sent against them the king of the Chaldaeans, who put their young men to death with the sword in the house of their holy place, and had no pity for any, young man or virgin, old man or white-haired: God gave them all into his hands.
Amos 4:10
I have sent disease among you, as it was in Egypt: I have put your young men to the sword, and have taken away your horses; I have made the evil smell from your tents come up to your noses: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord.

General references

Psalm 109:9
Let his children have no father, and his wife be made a widow.
Proverbs 17:13
If anyone gives back evil for good, evil will never go away from his house.
Lamentations 5:3
We are children without fathers, our mothers are like widows.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain