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Exodus 17:13

Joshua defeated Amalek and his army using swords.

Joshua 11:10-12

Joshua then turned back and captured Hazor, executing its king, because Hazor used to be the head of all of those kingdoms. They executed all of the people who lived in it, completely destroying it and leaving no one alive. Then he burned Hazor in fire. So Joshua captured and annihilated all of these cities, along with their kings, completely destroying them, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.

Joshua 19:47

Later, when the descendants of Dan lost their territory, they went up and attacked Leshem. After they captured it and executed its inhabitants, they took possession of it and settled there, renaming the city of Leshem to Dan in memory of their ancestor Dan.

Judges 20:17

But the Israeli army not counting the tribe of Benjamin numbered 400,000 expert swordsmen, all of them battle-hardened soldiers.

2 Samuel 24:9

Joab reported the total number of men to the king. In Israel there were 800,000 men trained for war. In Judah there were 500,000.

2 Samuel 23:10

but Eleazar remained standing right where he was and fought so hard against the Philistines that he became exhausted he couldn't even let go of his sword! The LORD magnificently delivered them that day. After Eleazar had won the battle, the other soldiers returned, but only to strip the weapons and armor from the dead.

1 Samuel 21:8-9

David told Ahimelech, "Is there no spear or sword available here? I took neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's mission is urgent." The priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah is wrapped up in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it because there is no other except it here." So David said, "There is none like it. Give it to me."

2 Samuel 23:12

but Shammah stood his ground in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. And the LORD brought about a great victory.

2 Samuel 1:14-16

At this David asked him, "How is it that you weren't afraid to raise your hand to strike the LORD's anointed?" Then David called out to one of his young men and ordered him, "Go up to him and cut him down!" So he attacked him and killed him. David told him, "Your blood is on your own head, because your own words testified against you! After all, you said, "I myself have killed the LORD's anointed!'"

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword has made women childless, so your mother will be childless among women." Then Samuel cut Agag into pieces in the LORD's presence in Gilgal.

1 Samuel 17:51

David ran and stood over the Philistine. He took the Philistine's sword, pulled it from its sheath, killed him, and then he cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.

1 Samuel 22:18-19

Then the king told Doeg, "You turn and attack the priests." Doeg the Edomite turned and attacked the priests. That day he killed eighty-five men who carry the linen ephod. He attacked the priestly town of Nob with the sword. Men and women, children and infants, oxen, donkeys and sheep were put to the sword.

1 Kings 19:1

Ahab complained to Jezebel about everything that Elijah had done, especially the part about him killing all the prophets of Baal with a sword.

2 Kings 19:37

Later on, as he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with a sword and fled into the territory of Ararat. Then Sennacherib's son Esarhaddon became king in his place.

Joshua 6:21

They turned over everyone in the city for destruction and executed them, including both men and women, young and old, and oxen, sheep, and donkeys.

1 Kings 2:34

Jehoiada's son Benaiah then approached Joab, attacked him, killed him, and had him buried at Joab's home in the wilderness.

1 Samuel 31:4-6

Saul told his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised people will come and run me through and make sport of me." But his armor bearer did not want to do it because he was very frightened, so Saul took the sword and fell on it. When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him. As a result, Saul, his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men died together that day.

1 Chronicles 10:4

Saul ordered his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised people will come and abuse me."

Acts 16:27

When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped.

Genesis 3:24

After he had expelled the man, the LORD God placed winged angels at the eastern end of the garden of Eden, along with a fiery, turning sword, to prevent access to the tree of life.

Numbers 22:21-23

The next morning, Balaam got up, saddled his donkey, and started to leave, accompanied by the Moabite officials. At this, the anger of the LORD flared up against Balaam, because he was leaving. So the angel of the LORD stood in the way to oppose him. As Balaam was riding his donkey, accompanied by two of his servants, all of a sudden the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with an unsheathed sword in his hand! The donkey turned off the road and went into an open field. Balaam started beating the donkey in order to turn her back to the road,

Deuteronomy 33:29

How blessed are you, Israel! Who can be like you, a people delivered by the LORD, your shield of help and your finely crafted sword. May your enemies cower before you. You will tread down their high places."

Leviticus 26:6-8

I'll give peace in the land so that you'll lie down without fear. I'll remove wild beasts from the land, and not even war will come to your land. Instead, you'll pursue your enemies and they'll die by the sword before you. Five of you will chase a hundred, a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

Ezekiel 32:11-12

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "The army of the king of Babylon will attack you. I'm going to make your gangs die using the weapons of valiant warriors, all of whom are ruthless people. "They will devastate the majesty of Egypt, destroying all of its hordes.

Psalm 45:3

Strap your sword to your side, mighty warrior, along with your honor and majesty.

Micah 5:6

The shepherds will devastate the land of Assyria with the sword, along with the entrances to the land of Nimrod. "This is how he will vanquish Assyria when he invades our land, trampling within our borders:

Exodus 5:3

Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three-day journey into the desert to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God so he does not strike us with pestilence or sword."

2 Chronicles 20:9

"If evil comes upon us, such as war as punishment, disease, or famine and we stand in your presence in this Temple (because your Name is in this Temple) and cry out to you in our distress, then you will hear and deliver.'

Psalm 7:12

If the ungodly one doesn't repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.

Isaiah 31:8

"Then Assyria will fall by a sword that is not from human beings only a sword not wielded by mortal beings will devour them. They will flee from the sword, and their young men will be put to forced labor.

Jeremiah 50:35-37

A sword against the Chaldeans," declares the LORD, "and against the inhabitants of Babylon, against her officials and her wise men. A sword against the diviners. They'll be made fools. A sword against her warriors. They'll be shattered. A sword against her horses, against her chariots, and against all the foreign troops in her midst. They'll become women. A sword against her treasures. They'll be plundered.

Ezekiel 11:8-10

You've feared the sword, but I'm bringing violent death in your direction," declares the Lord GOD. "I'm bringing you out from the middle of it and I'm going to deliver you into the hands of strangers, because I'm going to carry out my sentence against you. You're going to die violently, and I'll judge you as far as the borders of Israel. Then you'll learn that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:3

Declare to Israel, "This is what the LORD says: "Watch out! I'm against you! I'm going to unsheathe my sword to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you.

Ezekiel 33:2

"Son of Man, speak to your nation's children and tell them: "If I bring war to a land, and the people of that land appoint one of their conscripted men to serve as a sentinel,

Revelation 2:12

"To the messenger of the church in Pergamum, write: "The one who holds the sharp, two-edged sword, says this:

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Judgments » Different kinds of » Swords

Exodus 22:24

And I'll be angry and will kill you with swords, and your wives will become widows and your children orphans.

Jeremiah 19:7

I'll shatter the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I'll make them fall by the sword before their enemies and at the hands of those seeking their lives. I'll give their dead bodies as food to the birds of the sky and to the animals of the land.

Swords » Figurative » Of judgments

Zechariah 13:7

"Arise, sword, against my shepherd, against the mighty one who is related to me," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "Strike the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn against the insignificant ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

I'll whet my shining sword, with my hands in firm grasp of judgment. I'll show vengeance on my adversary and repay those who keep on hating me.

Psalm 17:13

Arise, LORD, confront them, bring them to their knees! Deliver me from the wicked by your sword

Hosea 11:6

The sword will fall on their cities, consuming and devouring their fortified gates, despite their planning.

Swords » Symbolical

Genesis 3:24

After he had expelled the man, the LORD God placed winged angels at the eastern end of the garden of Eden, along with a fiery, turning sword, to prevent access to the tree of life.

Joshua 5:13

Now it happened that while Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and much to his amazement, he saw a man standing in front of him, holding a drawn sword in his hand! Joshua approached him and asked him, "Are you one of us, or are you with our enemies?"

Swords » Two-edged

Revelation 2:12

"To the messenger of the church in Pergamum, write: "The one who holds the sharp, two-edged sword, says this:

Swords » used by » Peter

John 18:10

Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

Matthew 26:51

Suddenly, one of the men with Jesus reached out his hand, drew his sword, and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his ear.

Swords » Figurative » Of the malicious tongue

Psalm 57:4

I am surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows whose tongues are like sharp swords.

Swords » To be beaten into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

He will judge between the nations, and will render verdicts for the benefit of many. "They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations will not raise swords against nations, and they will not learn warfare anymore.

Micah 4:3

And he will judge among many people, rebuking strong nations far away; and they will reshape their swords as plowshares and their spears as pruning hooks. No nation will threaten another, nor will they train for war anymore.

Swords » Figurative » Of war

Genesis 27:40

By your sword you'll live; but you'll serve your brother. But when you've become restless, you'll break off his yoke from your neck."

Swords » used by » Goliath

1 Samuel 21:9

The priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah is wrapped up in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it because there is no other except it here." So David said, "There is none like it. Give it to me."

Swords » David's army equipped with

1 Chronicles 21:5

to report the total population count to David. Throughout all of Israel there were 1,100,000 men trained for war. In Judah there were 470,000 men trained for war.

Swords » Made of plowshares

Joel 3:10

Beat your plow blades into swords, and your pruning knives into spears! Let the frail say, "I am strong!"

Swords » used by » gideon

Judges 7:20

When the three companies sounded their trumpets and broke the jars, they held the torches in their left hands and sounded their trumpets with their right hands. Then they cried out, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Swords » Suspended from the girdle

Nehemiah 4:18

Each builder worked with a sword strapped to his side, while a trumpeter remained beside me to sound an alarm.

1 Samuel 17:39

David strapped Saul's sword over his garments and tried to walk, but he was not used to the armor. David told Saul, "I can't walk in these because I'm not used to them," and then took them off.

Psalm 45:3

Strap your sword to your side, mighty warrior, along with your honor and majesty.

2 Samuel 20:8

When they arrived at the great stone that is in Gibeon, Amasa came out to meet them. Joab was dressed in a soldier's uniform, over which was a belt that fastened a sword sheath to his thigh. As he walked forward, the sword was exposed.

Swords » Carried in a sheath or scabbard

1 Chronicles 21:27

After this, the LORD spoke to the angel, who then sheathed his sword.

Jeremiah 47:6

Ah, sword of the LORD, how long before you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard, be at rest, be silent!

Ezekiel 21:3-5

Declare to Israel, "This is what the LORD says: "Watch out! I'm against you! I'm going to unsheathe my sword to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you. Since I'm going to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you, I'll be unsheathing my sword against everyone from south to north. Then everyone will know that I am the LORD, who unsheathed my sword, and who won't have to unsheathe it again."'

Swords » Illustrative » Of severe and heavy calamities

Ezekiel 14:17

"Or if I were to bring war to that land and say, "Hey, sword! Pass throughout the land so I can destroy both man and beasts in it,'

Ezekiel 5:2

You are to burn a third of it in the middle of the city when you've finished your siege. Next, you are to take another third of it and beat it with your sword. Last, you are to scatter the remaining third to the wind, after which I'll unsheathe my sword and pursue them.

Ezekiel 21:9

"Son of Man, prophesy and say, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "A sword! A sword is being sharpened. It's also being polished.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the tongue of the wicked

Psalm 57:4

I am surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows whose tongues are like sharp swords.

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongues like swords, and aim their bitter words like arrows,

Swords » Illustrative » Of the justice of God

Zechariah 13:7

"Arise, sword, against my shepherd, against the mighty one who is related to me," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "Strike the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn against the insignificant ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

I'll whet my shining sword, with my hands in firm grasp of judgment. I'll show vengeance on my adversary and repay those who keep on hating me.

Swords » Often threatened as a punishment

Leviticus 26:33

"I'll scatter you among the nations and draw the sword after you so that your land becomes desolate and your towns become ruins.

Leviticus 26:25

I'll bring the sword against you to execute the vengeance of my covenant. When you gather in your cities, I'll send a pestilence. As a result, you'll be delivered into the control of your enemies.

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

Leviticus 26:33

"I'll scatter you among the nations and draw the sword after you so that your land becomes desolate and your towns become ruins.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

Declare to Israel, "This is what the LORD says: "Watch out! I'm against you! I'm going to unsheathe my sword to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you. Since I'm going to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you, I'll be unsheathing my sword against everyone from south to north. Then everyone will know that I am the LORD, who unsheathed my sword, and who won't have to unsheathe it again."'

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of Christ

Isaiah 49:2

He made my mouth like a sharp sword; he hid me in the shadow of his hands. He made me like a polished arrow and hid me away in his quivers.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Swords » Described as » Glittering

Deuteronomy 32:41

I'll whet my shining sword, with my hands in firm grasp of judgment. I'll show vengeance on my adversary and repay those who keep on hating me.

Job 20:25

It will impale him and come out through his back; the point will glisten as it protrudes through his gall bladder, and he will be terrified.

Swords » Was used » By the patriarchs

Genesis 48:22

I'm assigning you one portion more than your brothers from the land that I confiscated from the control of the Amorites in battle."

Genesis 34:25

Three days later, while they were still in pain, Jacob's sons Simeon and Levi, two of Dinah's brothers, each grabbed a sword and entered the city unannounced, intending to kill all the males.

Swords » Was used » By heathen nations

Judges 7:22

As the 300 trumpets were being sounded, the LORD turned the swords of the Midianite soldiers against one another throughout the entire army, and the army ran away as far as Beth-shittah in the direction of Zererah. They got as far as the outskirts of Abel-meholah, near Tabbath.

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword has made women childless, so your mother will be childless among women." Then Samuel cut Agag into pieces in the LORD's presence in Gilgal.

Swords » Was used » For destruction of enemies

Numbers 21:24

But Israel defeated him in battle and took possession of all his lands from Arnon to Jabbok, including the Ammonites, even though the border of the Ammonites was strong.

Joshua 6:21

They turned over everyone in the city for destruction and executed them, including both men and women, young and old, and oxen, sheep, and donkeys.

Swords » Was used » By the jews

2 Samuel 24:9

Joab reported the total number of men to the king. In Israel there were 800,000 men trained for war. In Judah there were 500,000.

Judges 20:2

The officials of the entire nation, including every tribe of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God: 400,000 foot soldiers, all of them expert swordsmen.

Swords » Was used » For punishing criminals

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword has made women childless, so your mother will be childless among women." Then Samuel cut Agag into pieces in the LORD's presence in Gilgal.

Swords » Sharpened and furbished before going to war

Psalm 7:12

If the ungodly one doesn't repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.

Ezekiel 21:9

"Son of Man, prophesy and say, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "A sword! A sword is being sharpened. It's also being polished.

Swords » In time of peace made into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

He will judge between the nations, and will render verdicts for the benefit of many. "They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations will not raise swords against nations, and they will not learn warfare anymore.

Micah 4:3

And he will judge among many people, rebuking strong nations far away; and they will reshape their swords as plowshares and their spears as pruning hooks. No nation will threaten another, nor will they train for war anymore.

Swords » Often sent as a punishment

Ezra 9:7

"My God, I am too ashamed and hurt to turn to you, because we're in our iniquities over our heads. Furthermore, my God, our sins have grown as high as the heavens. We have lived in great sin from the days of our ancestors even until today, and because of those iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been delivered over to foreign kings, for execution, for captivity, for plunder, and for humiliation, as is the case today.

Psalm 78:62

He delivered his people over to the sword and was angry with his possession.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the protection of God

Deuteronomy 33:29

How blessed are you, Israel! Who can be like you, a people delivered by the LORD, your shield of help and your finely crafted sword. May your enemies cower before you. You will tread down their high places."

Swords » Was used » Sometimes for self-destruction

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Saul told his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised people will come and run me through and make sport of me." But his armor bearer did not want to do it because he was very frightened, so Saul took the sword and fell on it. When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

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

2 Samuel 12:10

""Therefore the sword will never leave your household, because you have despised me by taking the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.'

Swords » Illustrative » Of false witnesses

Swords » Described as » Oppressive

Jeremiah 46:16

They repeatedly stumble and fall. They say to each other, "Get up! Let's go back to our people and to the land of our birth, away from the oppressor's sword.'

Swords » Hebrews early acquainted with making of

1 Samuel 13:19

No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel because the Philistines thought, "This will keep the Hebrews from making swords or spears."

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

Jeremiah 47:6

Ah, sword of the LORD, how long before you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard, be at rest, be silent!

Swords » Illustrative » (living by,) of rapine

Genesis 27:40

By your sword you'll live; but you'll serve your brother. But when you've become restless, you'll break off his yoke from your neck."

Swords » Illustrative » Of war and contention

Swords » Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

Whoever is out in an open field and touches the body of someone who was killed by a sword, or a dead body, or someone's bones, or a grave, he is to be considered unclean for seven days.

Swords » Was one of God's four sore judgments

Ezekiel 14:21

This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm sending four of my most destructive judgments military invasion, famine, wild animals, and pestilence into Jerusalem to destroy both human beings and livestock in it.

Swords » Was brandished over the head

Ezekiel 32:10

I'll make many nations be appalled at you, and their kings will be terrified because of you when I brandish my sword right in their face. They will all tremble from fear for their own safety on the day that you fall!'

Swords » Was thrust through enemies

Ezekiel 16:40

They'll bring a mob against you to stone you to death and cut you into pieces with their swords.

Swords » Was pointed

Ezekiel 21:15

so that their hearts melt and the number of those who stumble increase. I've set in place a slaughtering sword at the entrance to all their gates. Oh, no! It's made like lightning. It's drawn to slaughter.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the end of the wicked

Proverbs 5:4

But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a double-edged sword.

Swords » Described as » Hurtful

Psalm 144:10

to you who gives victory to kings, rescuing his servant David from cruel swords.

Swords » Probable origin

Genesis 3:24

After he had expelled the man, the LORD God placed winged angels at the eastern end of the garden of Eden, along with a fiery, turning sword, to prevent access to the tree of life.

Swords » Illustrative » Of persecuting spirit of the wicked

Psalm 37:14

The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct.

Swords » Illustrative » Of judicial authority

Swords » Illustrative » Of the wicked

Psalm 17:13

Arise, LORD, confront them, bring them to their knees! Deliver me from the wicked by your sword

Swords » Frequently had two edges

Psalm 149:6

Let high praises to God be heard in their throats, while they wield two-edged swords in their hands

Swords » Described as » Sharp

Psalm 57:4

I am surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows whose tongues are like sharp swords.

Swords » Was used » For self-defence

Luke 22:36

Then he told them, "But now whoever has a wallet must take it along, and his traveling bag, too. And the one who has no sword must sell his coat and buy one.

Swords » Illustrative » Of deep mental affliction

Luke 2:35

Indeed, a sword will pierce your own soul, too, so that the inner thoughts of many people might be revealed."

Swords » Described as » Bright

Nahum 3:3

The cavalry attacks the flashing sword and the glittering spear! Many are the slain so many casualties! No end to bodies, and the soldiers trip over the corpses.

Swords » In time of war, plowshares made into

Joel 3:10

Beat your plow blades into swords, and your pruning knives into spears! Let the frail say, "I am strong!"

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