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Exodus 17:13

And Joshua broke the power of Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Joshua 11:10-12

And Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword; for Hazor was in times past the head of all those kingdoms. And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, destroying them utterly: there was not any left to breathe; and he burned Hazor with fire. And all the cities of those kings and all their kings did Joshua take; and he smote them with the edge of the sword, destroying them utterly, as Moses the servant of Jehovah had commanded.

Joshua 19:47

And the border of the children of Dan ended with these; and the children of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and took possession of it, and dwelt in it, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

Judges 20:17

And the men of Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand men that drew sword; all these were men of war.

2 Samuel 24:9

And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king; and there were of Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

2 Samuel 23:10

He arose and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave to the sword; and Jehovah wrought a great deliverance that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.

1 Samuel 21:8-9

And David said to Ahimelech, And is there not here under thy hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, for the king's business was urgent. And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of terebinths, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if thou wilt take that, take it; for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that: give it me.

2 Samuel 23:12

and he stood in the midst of the plot and delivered it, and smote the Philistines, and Jehovah wrought a great deliverance.

2 Samuel 1:14-16

And David said to him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thy hand to destroy Jehovah's anointed? Then David called one of the young men and said, Draw near, and fall on him. And he smote him that he died. And David said to him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth has testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

1 Samuel 15:33

And Samuel said, As thy sword has made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless above women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before Jehovah in Gilgal.

1 Samuel 17:51

And David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him completely, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they fled.

1 Samuel 22:18-19

And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall on the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and fell on the priests, and put to death that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod. And Nob, the city of the priests, he smote with the edge of the sword, both men and women, infants and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

1 Kings 19:1

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and in detail how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

2 Kings 19:37

And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city; both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

1 Kings 2:34

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and fell upon him, and put him to death; and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

1 Samuel 31:4-6

Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armour-bearer, and all his men, that same day together.

1 Chronicles 10:4

Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.

Acts 16:27

And the jailor being awakened out of his sleep, and seeing the doors of the prison opened, having drawn a sword was going to kill himself, thinking the prisoners had fled.

Genesis 3:24

And he drove out Man; and he set the Cherubim, and the flame of the flashing sword, toward the east of the garden of Eden, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Numbers 22:21-23

And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. And God's anger was kindled because he went; and the Angel of Jehovah set himself in the way to withstand him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two young men were with him. And the ass saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field, and Balaam smote the ass to turn her into the way.

Deuteronomy 33:29

Happy art thou, Israel! Who is like unto thee, a people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And the sword of thine excellency? And thine enemies shall come cringing to thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Leviticus 26:6-8

And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; and I will put away the evil beasts out of the land; and the sword shall not go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword; and five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; and your enemies shall fall beside you by the sword.

Ezekiel 32:11-12

For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall: the terrible of the nations are they all: and they shall spoil the pride of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.

Psalm 45:3

Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, in thy majesty and thy splendour;

Micah 5:6

And they shall waste the land of Asshur with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

Exodus 5:3

And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with sword.

2 Chronicles 20:9

If evil come upon us, sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, and we stand before this house and before thee for thy name is in this house and cry unto thee in our distress, then thou wilt hear and save.

Psalm 7:12

If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready,

Isaiah 31:8

And Asshur shall fall by the sword, not of a great man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become tributary;

Jeremiah 50:35-37

The sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith Jehovah, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men; the sword is upon the liars, and they shall become fools; the sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed; the sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her, and they shall become as women; the sword is upon her treasures, and they shall be robbed:

Ezekiel 11:8-10

Ye have feared the sword, and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord Jehovah. And I will bring you out of the midst of it, and give you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you. Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the borders of Israel; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.

Ezekiel 21:3

and say to the land of Israel, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 33:2

Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them all, and set him for their watchman:

Revelation 2:12

And to the angel of the assembly in Pergamos write: These things says he that has the sharp two-edged sword:

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Judgments » Different kinds of » Swords

Exodus 22:24

and my anger shall burn, and I will slay you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

Jeremiah 19:7

And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hand of them that seek their life, and their carcases will I give as food to the fowl of the heavens and to the beasts of the earth.

Swords » Figurative » Of judgments

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, even against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered, and I will turn my hand upon the little ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I have sharpened my gleaming sword, And my hand take hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Psalm 17:13

Arise, Jehovah, anticipate him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, thy sword;

Hosea 11:6

and the sword shall turn about in his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

Swords » Symbolical

Genesis 3:24

And he drove out Man; and he set the Cherubim, and the flame of the flashing sword, toward the east of the garden of Eden, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Joshua 5:13

And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man before him with his sword drawn in his hand. And Joshua went to him, and said to him: Art thou for us, or for our enemies?

Swords » Two-edged

Revelation 2:12

And to the angel of the assembly in Pergamos write: These things says he that has the sharp two-edged sword:

Swords » used by » Peter

John 18:10

Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and smote the bondman of the high priest and cut off his right ear; and the bondman's name was Malchus.

Matthew 26:51

And behold, one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and smiting the bondman of the high priest took off his ear.

Swords » Figurative » Of the malicious tongue

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 25:18

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.

Swords » To be beaten into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall reprove many peoples; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:3

And he shall judge among many peoples, and reprove strong nations, even afar off; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Swords » Figurative » Of war

Genesis 27:40

And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Swords » used by » Goliath

1 Samuel 21:9

And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of terebinths, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if thou wilt take that, take it; for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that: give it me.

Swords » David's army equipped with

1 Chronicles 21:5

And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. And all they of Israel were eleven hundred thousand men that drew sword; and of Judah, four hundred and seventy thousand men that drew sword.

Swords » Made of plowshares

Joel 3:10

Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning-knives into spears; let the weak say, I am strong.

Swords » used by » gideon

Judges 7:20

And the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars, holding in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow; and they cried, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Swords » Suspended from the girdle

Nehemiah 4:18

And the builders had every one his sword girded by his side, and built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

1 Samuel 17:39

And David girded his sword upon his dress, and endeavoured to go; for he had not yet tried it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go in these; for I have never tried them. And David put them off him.

Psalm 45:3

Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, in thy majesty and thy splendour;

2 Samuel 20:8

When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came before them. And Joab was girded with his coat, his dress, and upon it was the girdle of the sword which was fastened on his loins in its sheath; and as he went forth it fell out.

Swords » Carried in a sheath or scabbard

1 Chronicles 21:27

And Jehovah spoke to the angel; and he put up his sword again into its sheath.

Jeremiah 47:6

Alas! sword of Jehovah, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Withdraw into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

and say to the land of Israel, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of its sheath against all flesh, from the south to the north; and all flesh shall know that I Jehovah have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath: it shall not return any more.

Swords » Illustrative » Of severe and heavy calamities

Ezekiel 14:17

Or if I bring the sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land, so that I cut off man and beast from it,

Ezekiel 5:2

A third part shalt thou burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife; and a third part thou shalt scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Ezekiel 21:9

Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith Jehovah: Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the tongue of the wicked

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;

Swords » Illustrative » Of the justice of God

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, even against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered, and I will turn my hand upon the little ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I have sharpened my gleaming sword, And my hand take hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Swords » Often threatened as a punishment

Leviticus 26:33

And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out the sword after you; and your land shall be desolation, and your cities waste.

Leviticus 26:25

And I will bring a sword upon you that avengeth with the vengeance of the covenant, and ye shall be gathered together into your cities, and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Swords » Illustrative » (drawing of,) of war and destruction

Leviticus 26:33

And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out the sword after you; and your land shall be desolation, and your cities waste.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

and say to the land of Israel, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of its sheath against all flesh, from the south to the north; and all flesh shall know that I Jehovah have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath: it shall not return any more.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of Christ

Isaiah 49:2

And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hath concealed me under the shadow of his hand, and he hath made me a polished shaft: in his quiver hath he hidden me.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Swords » Described as » Glittering

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I have sharpened my gleaming sword, And my hand take hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Job 20:25

He draweth it forth; it cometh out of his body, and the glittering point out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

Swords » Was used » By the patriarchs

Genesis 48:22

And I have given to thee one tract of land above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Genesis 34:25

And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

Swords » Was used » By heathen nations

Judges 7:22

When they blew the three hundred trumpets, the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow and against all the army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shit'tah toward Zer'erah, as far as the border of A'bel-meho'lah, by Tabbath.

1 Samuel 15:33

And Samuel said, As thy sword has made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless above women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before Jehovah in Gilgal.

Swords » Was used » For destruction of enemies

Numbers 21:24

And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city; both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

Swords » Was used » By the jews

2 Samuel 24:9

And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king; and there were of Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

Judges 20:2

And the chiefs of all the people, of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand men on foot that drew the sword.

Swords » Was used » For punishing criminals

1 Samuel 15:33

And Samuel said, As thy sword has made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless above women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before Jehovah in Gilgal.

Swords » Sharpened and furbished before going to war

Psalm 7:12

If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready,

Ezekiel 21:9

Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith Jehovah: Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished.

Swords » In time of peace made into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall reprove many peoples; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:3

And he shall judge among many peoples, and reprove strong nations, even afar off; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Swords » Often sent as a punishment

Ezra 9:7

Since the days of our fathers, we have been in great trespass to this day; and for our iniquities we, our kings, our priests, have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, and to captivity, and to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

Psalm 78:62

And delivered up his people unto the sword, and was very wroth with his inheritance:

Swords » Illustrative » Of the protection of God

Deuteronomy 33:29

Happy art thou, Israel! Who is like unto thee, a people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And the sword of thine excellency? And thine enemies shall come cringing to thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Swords » Was used » Sometimes for self-destruction

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.

Swords » Illustrative » (not departing from one's house,) of perpetual calamity

2 Samuel 12:10

Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Urijah the Hittite to be thy wife.

Swords » Illustrative » Of false witnesses

Proverbs 25:18

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.

Swords » Described as » Oppressive

Jeremiah 46:16

He made many to stumble, yea, one fell upon another; and they said, Arise, and let us return to our own people and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.

Swords » Hebrews early acquainted with making of

1 Samuel 13:19

Now there was no smith found throughout the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears.

Swords » Illustrative » (putting, into its sheath,) of peace and friendship

Jeremiah 47:6

Alas! sword of Jehovah, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Withdraw into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

Swords » Illustrative » (living by,) of rapine

Genesis 27:40

And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Swords » Illustrative » Of war and contention

Swords » Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

And every one that toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead person, or the bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

Swords » Was one of God's four sore judgments

Ezekiel 14:21

For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the evil beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast!

Swords » Was brandished over the head

Ezekiel 32:10

And I will make many peoples amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid at thee, when I brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, each one for his life, in the day of thy fall.

Swords » Was thrust through enemies

Ezekiel 16:40

And they shall bring up an assemblage against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.

Swords » Was pointed

Ezekiel 21:15

In order that the heart may melt, and the stumbling-blocks be multiplied, I have set the threatening sword against all their gates: ah! it is made glittering, it is whetted for the slaughter.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the end of the wicked

Proverbs 5:4

but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

Swords » Described as » Hurtful

Psalm 144:10

Who givest salvation unto kings; who rescuest David thy servant from the hurtful sword.

Swords » Probable origin

Genesis 3:24

And he drove out Man; and he set the Cherubim, and the flame of the flashing sword, toward the east of the garden of Eden, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Swords » Illustrative » Of persecuting spirit of the wicked

Psalm 37:14

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in the way:

Swords » Illustrative » Of judicial authority

Swords » Illustrative » Of the wicked

Psalm 17:13

Arise, Jehovah, anticipate him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, thy sword;

Swords » Frequently had two edges

Psalm 149:6

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand:

Swords » Described as » Sharp

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Swords » Was used » For self-defence

Luke 22:36

He said therefore to them, But now he that has a purse let him take it, in like manner also a scrip, and he that has none let him sell his garment and buy a sword;

Swords » Illustrative » Of deep mental affliction

Luke 2:35

(and even a sword shall go through thine own soul;) so that the thoughts may be revealed from many hearts.

Swords » Described as » Bright

Nahum 3:3

The horseman springing up, and the glitter of the sword, and the flash of the spear, and a multitude of slain, and a mass of carcases, and no end of corpses: they stumble over their corpses.

Swords » In time of war, plowshares made into

Joel 3:10

Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning-knives into spears; let the weak say, I am strong.