'By the Sword' in the Bible
He believes that he will not return out of darkness, and [because of his guilt] he is waited for by the sword [of God's vengeance].
be afraid of the sword, because wrath [brings] punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.
If he has many children, their destiny is to die by the sword, and his descendants won't have enough food.
He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.