an instrument of war; a light spear. "Fiery darts" (Eph 6:16) are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from the bow while they are on fire or armed with some combustible material. Arrows are compared to lightning (De 32:23,42; Ps 7:13; 120:4).
Arrow, short spear, javelin. 2Sa 18:14; 2Ch 32:5; Job 41:26,29; Pr 7:23. FIERY DARTS signify darts tipped with combustible material which ignite in the projection or percussion and burn as well as pierce. Eph 6:16: cf. Ps 120:4. The Christian needs the shield of faith to quench such darts of the wicked one.