Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Bible References

Sharp, etc

Psalm 57:4
I am surrounded by lions;
I lie down with those who devour men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their tongues are sharp swords.
Psalm 59:7
Look, they spew from their mouths—
sharp words from their lips.
“For who,” they say, “will hear?”
Proverbs 11:9
With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,
but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
Proverbs 16:27
A worthless man digs up evil,
and his speech is like a scorching fire.
Proverbs 18:8
A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.
James 3:5
So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites.

General references

Genesis 39:17
Then she told him the same story: “The Hebrew slave you brought to us came to make a fool of me,
Proverbs 25:18
A man giving false testimony against his neighbor
is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.
Proverbs 26:21
As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

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