See now that I alone am He;
there is no God but Me.
I bring death and I give life;
I wound and I heal.
No one can rescue anyone from My hand.
1 Samuel 2:6
The Lord brings death and gives life;
He sends some to Sheol, and He raises others up.
2 Kings 5:7
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, “Am I God, killing and giving life that this man expects me to cure a man of his skin disease? Think it over and you will see that he is only picking a fight with me.”
For the Lord will execute judgment
on all flesh with His fiery sword,
and many will be slain by the Lord.
My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.
You end their lives; they sleep.
They are like grass that grows in the morning—
It is all the same. Therefore I say,
“He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.”
Since I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will therefore come out of its sheath against everyone from the south to the north.
Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won’t the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”
Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw people into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!
The tumult reaches to the ends of the earth
because the Lord brings a case against the nations.
He enters into judgment with all flesh.
As for the wicked, He hands them over to the sword—
this is the Lord’s declaration.
Surely God crushes the heads of His enemies,
the hairy head of one who goes on in his guilty acts.
But bring here these enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in my presence.’”
God, if only You would kill the wicked—
you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me—
but He will judge the poor righteously
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with discipline from His mouth,
and He will kill the wicked
with a command from His lips.
The one who keeps commands preserves himself;
one who disregards his ways will die.
Those slain by the Lord on that day will be spread from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned, gathered, or buried. They will be like manure on the surface of the ground.
The king was enraged, so he sent out his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned down their city.
I will destroy among his people anyone who does any work on this same day.
Why should you and your people die by the sword, famine, or plague as the Lord has threatened against any nation that does not serve the king of Babylon?
You will leave your name behind
as a curse for My chosen ones,
and the Lord God will kill you;
but He will give His servants another name.
Even if He kills me, I will hope in Him.
I will still defend my ways before Him.