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Exodus 17:13

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

Joshua 11:10-12

And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and struck the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms. And they struck all the souls that were there with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left that breathed: and he burnt Hazor with fire. And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, did Joshua take, and struck them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.

Joshua 19:47

And the border of the children of Dan went out beyond these: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

Judges 20:17

And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin, numbered 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 unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

2 Samuel 23:10

He arose, and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand stuck to the sword: and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder.

1 Samuel 21:8-9

And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here on hand a spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste. And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you slew in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if you will take that, take it: for there is no other except that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it to me.

2 Samuel 23:12

But he stood in the middle of the field, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD brought about a great victory.

2 Samuel 1:14-16

And David said unto him, How were you not afraid to stretch forth your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed? And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he struck him so that he died. And David said unto him, Your blood be upon your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

1 Samuel 15:33

And Samuel said, As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women. And Samuel cut Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

1 Samuel 17:51

Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of its sheath, and slew him, and cut off his head there. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

1 Samuel 22:18-19

And the king said to Doeg, Turn you, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod. And Nob, the city of the priests, struck he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and nursing infants, and oxen, and donkeys, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

1 Kings 19:1

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

2 Kings 19:37

And it came to pass, as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons struck him down with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esar-haddon 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 donkey, with the edge of the sword.

1 Kings 2:34

So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and struck him down, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

1 Samuel 31:4-6

Then said Saul unto his armorbearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armorbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

1 Chronicles 10:4

Then said Saul to his armorbearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

Acts 16:27

And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled.

Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way of the tree of life.

Numbers 22:21-23

And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the leaders of Moab. And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his donkey, and his two servants were with him. And the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the way.

Deuteronomy 33:29

Happy are you, O Israel: who is like unto you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall submit unto you; and you shall tread upon their high places.

Leviticus 26:6-8

And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil animals out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And you 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 before you by the sword.

Ezekiel 32:11-12

For thus says the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon you. By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall, the most terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall plunder the pomp of Egypt, and all its multitude shall be destroyed.

Psalm 45:3

Gird your sword upon your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.

Micah 5:6

And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he comes into our land, and when he treads within our borders.

Exodus 5:3

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

2 Chronicles 20:9

If, when evil comes upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in your presence, (for your name is in this house,) and cry unto you in our affliction, then you will hear and help.

Psalm 7:12

If he turns not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.

Isaiah 31:8

Then shall the Assyrian fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword, not of men, shall devour him: and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be put to forced labor.

Jeremiah 50:35-37

A sword is upon the Chaldeans, says the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men. A sword is upon the diviners; and they shall become fools: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mixed people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.

Ezekiel 11:8-10

You have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, says the Lord GOD. And I will bring you out of its midst, and deliver you into the hands of foreigners, and will execute judgments among you. You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you at the border of Israel; and you shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:3

And say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 33:2

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

Revelation 2:12

And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write; These things says he who has the sharp sword with two edges;

From Thematic Bible


Judgments » Different kinds of » Swords

Exodus 22:24

And my wrath shall grow hot, and I will kill 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 hands of them that seek their lives: and their dead bodies will I give to be food for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

Swords » Figurative » Of judgments

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is close to me, says the LORD of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, by your sword:

Hosea 11:6

And the sword shall rage against his cities, and shall consume his districts, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

Swords » Symbolical

Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way of 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 opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, are you for us, or for our adversaries?

Swords » Two-edged

Revelation 2:12

And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write; These things says he who has the sharp sword with two edges;

Swords » used by » Peter

John 18:10

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

Matthew 26:51

And, behold, one of them who was with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

Swords » Figurative » Of the malicious tongue

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 25:18

A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Swords » To be beaten into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

And he shall judge between the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:3

And he shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Swords » Figurative » Of war

Genesis 27:40

And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

Swords » used by » Goliath

1 Samuel 21:9

And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you slew in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if you will take that, take it: for there is no other except that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it to me.

Swords » David's army equipped with

1 Chronicles 21:5

And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.

Swords » Made of plowshares

Joel 3:10

Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks 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 pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

Swords » Suspended from the girdle

Nehemiah 4:18

For the builders, everyone had his sword girded by his side, and so built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

1 Samuel 17:39

And David girded his sword upon his armor, and he attempted to go; for he had not tried it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not tried them. And David put them off him.

Psalm 45:3

Gird your sword upon your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.

2 Samuel 20:8

When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came before them. And Joab's garment that he had put on was girded unto him, and upon it a belt with a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.

Swords » Carried in a sheath or scabbard

1 Chronicles 21:27

And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into its sheath.

Jeremiah 47:6

O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be before you are quiet? put yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

And say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: That all flesh may know that I the LORD 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 a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

Ezekiel 5:2

You shall burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and you shall take a third part, and strike about it with a sword: and a third part you shall scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

Ezekiel 21:9

Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also polished:

Swords » Illustrative » Of the tongue of the wicked

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Swords » Illustrative » Of the justice of God

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is close to me, says the LORD of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward 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 a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Leviticus 26:25

And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall bring the vengeance of my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you 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 a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

And say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: That all flesh may know that I the LORD 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 has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he hid me;

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Swords » Described as » Glittering

Deuteronomy 32:41

If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Job 20:25

It is drawn, and comes out of the body; yea, the glittering sword comes out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

Swords » Was used » By the patriarchs

Genesis 48:22

Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, 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 brothers, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

Swords » Was used » By heathen nations

Judges 7:22

And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

1 Samuel 15:33

And Samuel said, As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women. And Samuel cut Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

Swords » Was used » For destruction of enemies

Numbers 21:24

And Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was fortified.

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 donkey, 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 unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

Judges 20:2

And the chief of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand footmen that drew sword.

Swords » Was used » For punishing criminals

1 Samuel 15:33

And Samuel said, As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women. And Samuel cut Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

Swords » Sharpened and furbished before going to war

Psalm 7:12

If he turns not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready.

Ezekiel 21:9

Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also polished:

Swords » In time of peace made into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

And he shall judge between the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:3

And he shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a 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 have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to plunder, and to humiliation, as it is this day.

Psalm 78:62

He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was angry with his inheritance.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the protection of God

Deuteronomy 33:29

Happy are you, O Israel: who is like unto you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall submit unto you; and you shall tread upon their high places.

Swords » Was used » Sometimes for self-destruction

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then said Saul unto his armorbearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon 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 your house; because you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.

Swords » Illustrative » Of false witnesses

Proverbs 25:18

A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Swords » Described as » Oppressive

Jeremiah 46:16

He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again 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 blacksmith found throughout all 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

O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be before you are quiet? put yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

Swords » Illustrative » (living by,) of rapine

Genesis 27:40

And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

Swords » Illustrative » Of war and contention

Swords » Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

And whosoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a 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 says the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four severe judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the wild beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

Swords » Was brandished over the head

Ezekiel 32:10

Yea, I will make many people appalled at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid of you, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall.

Swords » Was thrust through enemies

Ezekiel 16:40

They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords.

Swords » Was pointed

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is polished 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

It is he that gives salvation unto kings: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword.

Swords » Probable origin

Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way of 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 poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright behavior.

Swords » Illustrative » Of judicial authority

Swords » Illustrative » Of the wicked

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, by your 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 among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even 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

Then said he unto them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his bag: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

Swords » Illustrative » Of deep mental affliction

Luke 2:35

(Yea, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

Swords » Described as » Bright

Nahum 3:3

The horseman lifts up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of dead bodies; and there is no end of their corpses; they stumble over the corpses:

Swords » In time of war, plowshares made into

Joel 3:10

Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.