Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

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Bible References

Thou sword

Jeremiah 12:12
Destroyers have come upon all the bare heights in the wilderness. For the sword of LORD devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land. No flesh has peace.
Jeremiah 15:3
And I will appoint over them four kinds, says LORD: the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.
Jeremiah 25:27
And thou shall say to them, Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink ye, and be drunken, and spew, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
Jeremiah 51:20
Thou are my battle-axe and weapons of war. And with thee I will break in pieces the nations, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms,
Deuteronomy 32:41
if I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.
Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, confront him. Cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword,
Isaiah 10:5
Ho, Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation!
Ezekiel 14:17
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land, so that I cut off from it man and beast,
Ezekiel 21:3
And say to the land of Israel, Thus says LORD: Behold, I am against thee. And will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

How long

Jeremiah 12:4
How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of the whole country wither? For the wickedness of those who dwell therein, the beasts are consumed, and the birds, because they said, He shall not see our latter end.
2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? Know thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before thou bid the people return from following their brothers?


1 Chronicles 21:27
And LORD commanded the agent, and he put up his sword again into the sheath of it.
Ezekiel 21:30
Cause it to return into its sheath. In the place where thou were created, in the land of thy birth, I will judge thee.
John 18:11
Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath. The cup that the Father has given me, shall I, no, not drink it?

General references

Psalm 114:5
What ails thee, O thou sea, that thou flee? Thou Jordan, that thou turn back?