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11 Bible Verses about Sharpening

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Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the ax is dull and the man does not whet the edge, he must put forth more strength; but wisdom helps him to succeed.

1 Samuel 13:20

But each of the Israelites had to go down to the Philistines to get his plowshare, mattock, axe, or sickle sharpened.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I whet My lightning sword and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will wreak vengeance on My foes and recompense those who hate Me.

Psalm 7:12

If a man does not turn and repent, [God] will whet His sword; He has strung and bent His [huge] bow and made it ready [by treading it with His foot].

Ezekiel 21:9-10

Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord: Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished; It [the sword of Babylon] is sharpened that it may make a slaughter, polished that it may flash and glitter like lightning! Shall we then rejoice and make mirth [when such a calamity is impending]? But the rod or scepter of My son [Judah] rejects and views with contempt every tree [that is, since God's promise long ago to Judah is certain, he believes Judah's scepter must remain no matter what power arises against it]!

Jeremiah 51:11

Make clean and sharp the arrows, take up the shields or coats of armor [and cover your bodies with them]! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes [who with the Persians will destroy the Babylonian Empire], for His purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it; for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance [upon Babylon for the plundering and destruction] of His temple.

Ezekiel 21:11

And the sword [of Babylon] is given to be polished that it may be put to use; the sword is sharpened and polished to be given into the hand of the slayer.

Ezekiel 21:10

It [the sword of Babylon] is sharpened that it may make a slaughter, polished that it may flash and glitter like lightning! Shall we then rejoice and make mirth [when such a calamity is impending]? But the rod or scepter of My son [Judah] rejects and views with contempt every tree [that is, since God's promise long ago to Judah is certain, he believes Judah's scepter must remain no matter what power arises against it]!

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,