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.
Those who make waste have come on all the open hilltops in the waste land; for the sword of the Lord sends destruction from one end of the land to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace.
And I will put over them four divisions, says the Lord: the sword causing death, dogs pulling the dead bodies about, and the birds of heaven, and the beasts of the earth to take their bodies for food and put an end to them.
And you are to say to them, This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said: Take of this cup and be overcome, and let it come out again from your lips, and from your fall you will never be lifted up again, because of the sword which I will send among you.
You are my fighting axe and my instrument of war: with you the nations will be broken; with you kingdoms will be broken;
If I make sharp my shining sword, and my hand is outstretched for judging, I will give punishment to those who are against me, and their right reward to my haters.
Ho! Assyrian, the rod of my wrath, the instrument of my punishment!
Or if I send a sword against that land, and say, Sword, go through the land, cutting off from it man and beast:
And say to the land of Israel, These are the words of the Lord: See, I am against you, and I will take my sword out of its cover, cutting off from you the upright and the evil.
How long will I go on seeing the flag and hearing the sound of the war-horn?
How long will the land have grief, and the plants of all the land be dry? because of the sins of the people living in it, destruction has overtaken the beasts and the birds; because they said, God does not see our ways.
2 Samuel 2:26
Then crying out to Joab, Abner said, Are fighting and destruction to go on for ever? do you not see that the end will only be bitter? how long will it be before you send the people back and make them give up attacking their countrymen?
1 Chronicles 21:27
Then the Lord gave orders to the angel, and he put back his sword into its cover.
Go back into your cover. In the place where you were made, in the land from which you were taken, I will be your judge.
Then Jesus said to Peter, Put back your sword: am I not to take the cup which my Father has given to me?
What was wrong with you, O sea, that you went in flight? O Jordan, that you were turned back?