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Exodus 17:13

And Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with [the] {edge of the sword}.

Joshua 11:10-12

Then Joshua turned back at that time, and he captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword, because Hazor formerly [was] the head of all these kingdoms. He struck all the people that [were] in it with {the edge of the sword}, utterly destroying them. {There was no one left who breathed}, and he burned Hazor with fire. And Joshua captured all the cities of these kings, and all their kings, and he utterly destroyed them with {the edge of the sword}, as Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded.

Joshua 19:47

The border of the descendants of Dan continued {beyond them}, because the descendants of Dan went up and fought with Lesham, and they captured and struck it with {the edge of the sword}, and they took possession of it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor.

Judges 20:17

And the men of Israel besides Benjamin were counted four hundred thousand {sword-wielding men}; {all were warriors}.

2 Samuel 24:9

Then Joab gave the number of the counting of the people to the king. Israel [was] eight hundred thousand {valiant warriors} wielding the sword, and the men of Judah [were] five hundred thousand.

2 Samuel 23:10

He stood up and struck down the Philistines until his hand grew tired and his hand clung to the sword, and Yahweh brought about a great victory on that day. Then the army returned back to him only for stripping [the dead].

1 Samuel 21:8-9

David asked Ahimelech, "Is there not {at your disposal} a spear or a sword? For I took neither my sword nor my weapons with me because the king's matter was urgent." So the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine whom you killed in the valley of Elah [is] here, wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want to take it for yourself, [then] take it, for there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."

2 Samuel 23:12

But he took a stand in the middle of the plot of land and defended it. He killed [the] Philistines, and Yahweh brought about a great victory.

2 Samuel 1:14-16

David said to him, "How [is it that] you [were] not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy Yahweh's anointed one?" Then David called to one of the young men and said to him, "Come near; strike him." So he struck him down and he died. David said to him, "Your blood [is] on your head, for your mouth has testified against you by saying, 'I killed Yahweh's anointed one!'"

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword bereaved women, so will your mother be bereaved among women!" Then Samuel hacked Agag to pieces in the presence of Yahweh at Gilgal.

1 Samuel 17:51

Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it from its sheath and killed him and 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 said to Doeg, "You turn and attack the priests!" So Doeg the Edomite turned and attacked the priests himself, and on that day he killed eighty-five men who wore [the] linen ephod. And {he put to the sword} Nob, the city of the priests, from man to woman, from child to infant, and ox and donkey and sheep; [all] {to the sword}.

1 Kings 19:1

Then Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

2 Kings 19:37

It happened that he [was] worshiping in the temple of Nisroch his god, and Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him with the sword. Then they escaped [into] the land of Ararat, and Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed {by the edge of the sword} all who [were] in the city, both men and women, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey.

1 Kings 2:34

So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up, and he fell on him and killed him, and he was buried in his house in the wilderness.

1 Samuel 31:4-6

Then Saul said to {his armor bearer}, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. And when {his armor bearer} saw that Saul [was] dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, {his armor bearer}, [and] all his men together that [same] day.

1 Chronicles 10:4

And Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and deal harshly with me." But he was very afraid. Then Saul took the sword and fell upon it.

Acts 16:27

And [after] the jailer was awake and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew [his] sword [and] was about to kill himself, [because he] thought the prisoners had escaped.

Numbers 22:21-23

So Balaam got up in the morning and saddled his donkey, and he went with the princes of Moab. But {God became angry} because he was going, and the angel of Yahweh stood in the road as an adversary to him; he [was] riding on his donkey, and two servants were with him. The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the road with his sword drawn in his hand, and the donkey turned aside from the road and went into the field. And Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back [to] the road.

Deuteronomy 33:29

Blessed [are] you, O Israel. Who is like you, a people who [is] saved by Yahweh, the shield of your help, and who [is] the sword of your triumph, and your enemies, they shall fawn before you, and you shall tread on their backs."

Leviticus 26:6-8

And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and there shall not be {anybody who makes you afraid}, and I will remove harmful animals from the land, and {no sword shall pass through your land}. And you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword {before you}. And five of you shall pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you shall pursue a myriad; and your enemies shall fall by the sword {before you}.

Ezekiel 32:11-12

For thus says the Lord Yahweh: "The sword of the king of Babylon, it will come to you. By the swords of warriors I will cause to fall your hordes [by] [the most] ruthless of [the] nations, all of them, and they will devastate the majesty of Egypt, and all of its hordes will be destroyed.

Psalm 45:3

Gird your sword on [your] thigh, O mighty one, [in] your splendor and your majesty.

Micah 5:6

And they will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances. And he will rescue [us] from the Assyrian when he comes into our land, and when they tread upon our border.

Exodus 5:3

And they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go [on] a three-day journey into the desert, and let us sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest he strike us with plague or with sword."

2 Chronicles 20:9

'If disaster, a sword, punishment, disease, or famine come upon us, we shall stand before this house and before you--for your name [is] in this house--and cry out to you out of our trouble, then you will hear and save [us].'

Psalm 7:12

If he does not repent, he will sharpen his sword. He has bent his bow and he has {strung} it.

Isaiah 31:8

And Assyria shall fall by a sword not [of] a man, and a sword not [of] a human 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 against [the] Chaldeans," {declares} Yahweh, "and against the inhabitants of Babylon, and against her officials, and against her wise men. A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become foolish. A sword against her warriors, and they will be filled with terror. A sword against his horses, and against his chariots, and against all the foreign troops who [are] in the midst of her, so that they may become as women. A sword against her treasures, so that they may be plundered.

Ezekiel 11:8-10

[The] sword you have feared, and [the] sword I will bring against you!" {declares} the Lord Yahweh. "And I will bring you out from its midst, and I will give you into [the] hand of strangers, and I will execute judgments against you. By the sword you will fall at the border of Israel; I will judge you, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh.

Ezekiel 21:3

And you must say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says Yahweh: "Look! I [am] against you, and I will draw out my sword from its sheath, and I will cut [off] from you [the] righteous and [the] wicked.

Ezekiel 33:2

"Son of man, speak to {your people}, and you must say to them, 'A land, if I bring over it a sword and the people of the land take a man, one from their number, and they appoint him for them as a watchman,

Revelation 2:12

"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: "This is what the one who has the sharp double-edged sword says:

From Thematic Bible


Judgments » Different kinds of » Swords

Exodus 22:24

And {I will become angry}, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children orphans.

Jeremiah 19:7

And I will lay waste the plans of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will bring them to ruin by the sword {before} their enemies, and by the hand of those who seek their life, and I will give their dead bodies as food to the birds of heaven and to the animals of the earth.

Swords » Figurative » Of judgments

Zechariah 13:7

"O sword, awake against my shepherd, against [the] man [who is] my associate," {declares} Yahweh of hosts. "Strike the shepherd, so that the sheep may be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the small [ones].

Deuteronomy 32:41

When I sharpen {my flashing sword}, and my hand takes hold [of it] in judgment, {I will take reprisals against my foes}, and my haters I will repay.

Psalm 17:13

Rise up, O Yahweh, confront {him}. Make him bow down. Rescue with your sword my life from [the] wicked,

Hosea 11:6

[The] sword rages in his cities; it consumes his false prophets and devours because of their plans.

Swords » Symbolical

Joshua 5:13

And it happened, when Joshua was by Jericho, {he looked up}, and he saw a man standing {opposite him} [with] his sword drawn in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said, "Are you with us, or with our adversaries?"

Swords » Two-edged

Revelation 2:12

"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: "This is what the one who has the sharp double-edged sword says:

Swords » used by » Peter

John 18:10

Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. (Now the name of the slave was Malchus.)

Matthew 26:51

And behold, one of those with Jesus extended his hand [and] drew his sword, and striking the slave of the high priest, cut off his ear.

Swords » Figurative » Of the malicious tongue

Psalm 57:4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Proverbs 25:18

[Like] a club and sword and a sharp arrow [is] a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Swords » To be beaten into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

He shall judge between the nations and he shall arbitrate for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. A nation shall not lift up a sword against a nation, and they shall not learn war again.

Micah 4:3

And he will judge between many peoples and will arbitrate for strong nations far away; and they will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift up a sword against a nation, and they will no longer learn war.

Swords » Figurative » Of war

Genesis 27:40

But by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. But it shall be [that] when free yourself you shall tear off his yoke from your neck.

Swords » used by » Goliath

1 Samuel 21:9

So the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine whom you killed in the valley of Elah [is] here, wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want to take it for yourself, [then] take it, for there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."

Swords » David's army equipped with

1 Chronicles 21:5

And Joab gave the number of the enrollment of the people to David. And it happened [that] all Israel [was] one million one hundred thousand men drawing a sword, and in Judah [were] four hundred and seventy thousand men drawing a sword.

Swords » Made of plowshares

Joel 3:10

Beat your cutting tools of iron into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weakling say, 'I am a mighty warrior!'

Swords » used by » gideon

Judges 7:20

When three companies blew on the trumpets and broke the jars, they held in their left hand the torches and in their right hand the trumpets for blowing, and they cried, "A sword for Yahweh and for Gideon!"

Swords » Suspended from the girdle

Nehemiah 4:18

Each of the builders had his sword tied to his side while building. And the man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.

1 Samuel 17:39

Then David strapped on his sword over his fighting attire, but he tried in vain to walk [around], for he was not trained to use [them]. So David said to Saul, "I am not able to walk with these, because I am not trained to use [them]." So David removed them.

Psalm 45:3

Gird your sword on [your] thigh, O mighty one, [in] your splendor and your majesty.

2 Samuel 20:8

They [were] near the big rock that [is] in Gibeon, and Amasa came before them. Joab {was dressed in his military clothing}, [with] a utility belt on him and a sword strapped to his waist in its scabbard. Now he went out, and it fell out.

Swords » Carried in a sheath or scabbard

1 Chronicles 21:27

Then Yahweh commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath.

Jeremiah 47:6

Ah, sword of Yahweh, {how long} will you not be quiet? Gather to your sheath, keep quiet and stand still.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

And you must say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says Yahweh: "Look! I [am] against you, and I will draw out my sword from its sheath, and I will cut [off] from you [the] righteous and [the] wicked. Because I will cut [off] from you [both] righteous and wicked, therefore my sword will go out from its sheath to all creatures from south [to] north. And they will know, all creatures, that I, Yahweh, I will bring out my sword from its sheath; it will not return again!" '

Swords » Illustrative » Of severe and heavy calamities

Ezekiel 14:17

Or, if I bring a sword over that land, and I say, 'Sword, let it cross over into the land!' And I will cut off from it [both] human and animal.

Ezekiel 5:2

A third you must burn with fire in the midst of the city at {the completion} of the days of the siege, and you must take a third, and you must strike [it] with the sword around it, and a third you must scatter to the wind, and I will draw a sword behind them.

Ezekiel 21:9

"Son of man, prophesy, and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord,' say, 'A sword, a sword [is] sharpened and [is] also polished.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the tongue of the wicked

Psalm 57:4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword. They bend [their bow to shoot] their arrows--bitter words,

Swords » Illustrative » Of the justice of God

Zechariah 13:7

"O sword, awake against my shepherd, against [the] man [who is] my associate," {declares} Yahweh of hosts. "Strike the shepherd, so that the sheep may be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the small [ones].

Deuteronomy 32:41

When I sharpen {my flashing sword}, and my hand takes hold [of it] in judgment, {I will take reprisals against my foes}, and my haters I will repay.

Swords » Often threatened as a punishment

Leviticus 26:33

And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword behind you; and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a ruin.

Leviticus 26:25

And I will bring upon you a sword that seeks vengeance [for the] covenant, and you shall be gathered to your cities; and I will send a plague in your midst, and you shall be given into [the] hand of an enemy.

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

Leviticus 26:33

And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword behind you; and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a ruin.

Ezekiel 21:3-5

And you must say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says Yahweh: "Look! I [am] against you, and I will draw out my sword from its sheath, and I will cut [off] from you [the] righteous and [the] wicked. Because I will cut [off] from you [both] righteous and wicked, therefore my sword will go out from its sheath to all creatures from south [to] north. And they will know, all creatures, that I, Yahweh, I will bring out my sword from its sheath; it will not return again!" '

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of Christ

Isaiah 49:2

And he {made} my mouth like a sharp sword; he hid me in the shadow of his hand, and he {made} me like an sharpened arrow; he hid me in his quiver.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the word of God

Swords » Described as » Glittering

Deuteronomy 32:41

When I sharpen {my flashing sword}, and my hand takes hold [of it] in judgment, {I will take reprisals against my foes}, and my haters I will repay.

Job 20:25

He draws [it] forth, and it comes out from [his] body, and [the] glittering point comes from his gall-bladder; terrors come upon him.

Swords » Was used » By the patriarchs

Genesis 48:22

And I have given to you one slope [of land] rather than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorites by my sword and with my bow."

Genesis 34:25

And it happened [that] on the third day, while they were in pain, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the brothers of Dinah, each took his sword and came against the unsuspecting city and killed all the males.

Swords » Was used » By heathen nations

Judges 7:22

When they blew the three hundred trumpets, Yahweh set [the] sword of each one against his neighbor throughout the whole camp, and the camp fled as far as Beth Shittah toward Zererah, up to Abel Meholah, the border by Tabbath.

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword bereaved women, so will your mother be bereaved among women!" Then Samuel hacked Agag to pieces in the presence of Yahweh at Gilgal.

Swords » Was used » For destruction of enemies

Numbers 21:24

But Israel struck him with [the] edge of [the] sword, and they took possession of his land from Arnon to Jabbok, until the {Ammonites}, because the boundary of the {Ammonites} [was] strong.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed {by the edge of the sword} all who [were] in the city, both men and women, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey.

Swords » Was used » By the jews

2 Samuel 24:9

Then Joab gave the number of the counting of the people to the king. Israel [was] eight hundred thousand {valiant warriors} wielding the sword, and the men of Judah [were] five hundred thousand.

Judges 20:2

And the leaders of all the people, all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand sword-bearing infantry.

Swords » Was used » For punishing criminals

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword bereaved women, so will your mother be bereaved among women!" Then Samuel hacked Agag to pieces in the presence of Yahweh at Gilgal.

Swords » Sharpened and furbished before going to war

Psalm 7:12

If he does not repent, he will sharpen his sword. He has bent his bow and he has {strung} it.

Ezekiel 21:9

"Son of man, prophesy, and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord,' say, 'A sword, a sword [is] sharpened and [is] also polished.

Swords » In time of peace made into plowshares

Isaiah 2:4

He shall judge between the nations and he shall arbitrate for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. A nation shall not lift up a sword against a nation, and they shall not learn war again.

Micah 4:3

And he will judge between many peoples and will arbitrate for strong nations far away; and they will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift up a sword against a nation, and they will no longer learn war.

Swords » Often sent as a punishment

Ezra 9:7

From the days of our ancestors until this day we have been in great guilt, and because of our sins we ourselves, our kings, and our priests have been handed into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plunder, and to utter shame, as it is this day.

Psalm 78:62

He also handed his people over to the sword, and he was very angry with his inheritance.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the protection of God

Deuteronomy 33:29

Blessed [are] you, O Israel. Who is like you, a people who [is] saved by Yahweh, the shield of your help, and who [is] the sword of your triumph, and your enemies, they shall fawn before you, and you shall tread on their backs."

Swords » Was used » Sometimes for self-destruction

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then Saul said to {his armor bearer}, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. And 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

So then, a sword will not turn away from your house forever, 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

[Like] a club and sword and a sharp arrow [is] a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Swords » Described as » Oppressive

Jeremiah 46:16

He multiplied [the] ones stumbling. Furthermore, each one fell to his neighbor, and said, 'Stand up, and let us return to our people and to the land of our birth, {because of} the {presence} of the sword of the oppressor.'

Swords » Hebrews early acquainted with making of

1 Samuel 13:19

Now no skilled craftsman could be found in all the land of Israel, for [the] Philistines had said, "So that the Hebrews cannot make swords or spears for themselves."

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

Jeremiah 47:6

Ah, sword of Yahweh, {how long} will you not be quiet? Gather to your sheath, keep quiet and stand still.

Swords » Illustrative » (living by,) of rapine

Genesis 27:40

But by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. But it shall be [that] when free yourself you shall tear off his yoke from your neck.

Swords » Illustrative » Of war and contention

Swords » Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

Anyone {in the open field} who touches {one who has been slain}, or a corpse, or a bone of a person, or a burial site, he will be unclean for seven days.

Swords » Was one of God's four sore judgments

Ezekiel 14:21

For thus says the Lord Yahweh: "How much more when I send my four punishments--the evil sword, and famine, and fierce animal, and a plague--to Jerusalem to cut it off, [both] human and animal!

Swords » Was brandished over the head

Ezekiel 32:10

And I will cause many peoples to be awestruck over you, and their kings will shudder over you [in] horror, at my brandishing my sword before their faces, and they will tremble {continually}, each [person] for his life, on the day of your downfall."

Swords » Was thrust through enemies

Ezekiel 16:40

And they will bring up against you a crowd, and they will stone you with stones, and they will cut you to pieces with their swords.

Swords » Was pointed

Ezekiel 21:15

so that a heart melts, and the fallen {multiply} at all of their gates. I gave a sword for slaughter, [and] alas! It is made for flashing, it is grasped for slaughtering.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the end of the wicked

Proverbs 5:4

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

Swords » Described as » Hurtful

Psalm 144:10

who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from [the] evil sword.

Swords » Probable origin

Swords » Illustrative » Of persecuting spirit of the wicked

Psalm 37:14

[The] wicked have drawn [the] sword and have bent their bow to throw down [the] poor and [the] needy, to kill [those] upright in [their] way.

Swords » Illustrative » Of judicial authority

Romans 13:4

for it is God's servant to you for what [is] good. But if you do what [is] bad, be afraid, because it does not bear the sword to no purpose. For it is God's servant, the one who avenges for punishment on the one who does [what is] bad.

Swords » Illustrative » Of the wicked

Psalm 17:13

Rise up, O Yahweh, confront {him}. Make him bow down. Rescue with your sword my life from [the] wicked,

Swords » Frequently had two edges

Psalm 149:6

Let the extolling of God [be] in their throat, and a double-edged sword in their hand,

Swords » Described as » Sharp

Psalm 57:4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Swords » Was used » For self-defence

Luke 22:36

And he said to them, "But now the one who has a money bag must take [it], and likewise a traveler's bag. And the one who does not have a sword must sell his cloak and buy [one].

Swords » Illustrative » Of deep mental affliction

Luke 2:35

and a sword will pierce your own soul also, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed!"

Swords » Described as » Bright

Nahum 3:3

Chariots charge! Swords flash! Spears glitter! {Many corpses are piled high}! There is no end to the slain! They stumble over their dead!

Swords » In time of war, plowshares made into

Joel 3:10

Beat your cutting tools of iron into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weakling say, 'I am a mighty warrior!'