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
O Jehovah of armies, judging justice and trying the reins and the heart, I shall see thy vengeance from them, for to thee I uncovered my cause.
Jeremiah 12:3
And thou, Jehovah, knew me: thou wilt see me, and thou didst try my heart with thee: pluck them out as sheep for the slaughter, and consecrate them to the day of slaughter.
Jeremiah 20:1
And Pashur, son of Immer the priest, and he appointed overseer of the house of Jehovah, will hear Jeremiah prophesying these words.
Psalm 109:9
His sons shall be orphans, and his wife a widow.
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith showed me much evil: (may the Lord give back to him according to his works:)

Let their wives

Jeremiah 15:2
And it was if they shall say to thee, Whither shall we go forth? And say to them, Thus said Jehovah, Whom for death to death; and whom for the sword to the sword; and whom for famine to famine; and whom for captivity to captivity.
Jeremiah 16:3
For thus said Jehovah concerning the sons, and concerning the daughters born in this place, and concerning their mothers bearing them, and concerning their fathers begetting them in this land:
Exodus 22:24
And my anger kindling, I killed you with the sword; and your wives were widows, and your sons orphans.
Deuteronomy 32:25
The sword shall bereave without, And terror from the chambers, Also the youth, also the virgin, The suckling, with the man of gray hair.
Lamentations 5:3
We were orphans, no father; our mothers as widows.

Let their young

Jeremiah 9:21
For death came up into our windows, it came into our palaces to cut off the child from without, the young men from the streets.
Jeremiah 11:22
For this, thus said Jehovah of armies, Behold me reviewing over them: their young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:
2 Chronicles 36:17
And he will bring against them the king of the Chaldeans, and he will kill their chosen with the sword in the house of the holy place, and he pitied not over young man and virgin, old man and the gray-headed: he gave all into his hand.
Amos 4:10
And I sent death among you in the way of Egypt: and I slew your young men with the sword, with the captivity of your horses; and I will bring up your camps with fire and in your anger, and ye turned not back even to me, says Jehovah.

General references

Psalm 109:9
His sons shall be orphans, and his wife a widow.
Proverbs 17:13
He turning back evil, instead of good, evil shall not move from his house.
Lamentations 5:3
We were orphans, no father; our mothers as widows.