When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, “The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.”
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
There were 700 choice men who were left-handed among all these people; all could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.
1 Chronicles 12:2
They were archers who could use either the right or left hand, both to sling stones and shoot arrows from a bow. They were Saul’s relatives from Benjamin:
No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot with arrows. No animal or man will live. When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they may go up the mountain.”
1 Samuel 17:40
Instead, he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the wadi and put them in the pouch, in his shepherd’s bag. Then, with his sling in his hand, he approached the Philistine.
1 Samuel 17:49
David put his hand in the bag, took out a stone, slung it, and hit the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.
2 Samuel 16:6
He threw stones at David and at all the royal servants, the people and the warriors on David’s right and left.
2 Samuel 16:13
So David and his men proceeded along the road as Shimei was going along the ridge of the hill opposite him. As Shimei went, he cursed David, and threw stones and dirt at him.
2 Kings 3:25
They destroyed the cities, and each of them threw stones to cover every good piece of land. They stopped up every spring of water and cut down every good tree. In the end, only the buildings of Kir-hareseth were left. Then men with slings surrounded the city and attacked it.
1 Samuel 25:29
“When someone pursues you and attempts to take your life, my lord’s life will be tucked safely in the place where the Lord your God protects the living. However, He will fling away your enemies’ lives like stones from a sling.
Giving honor to a fool
is like binding a stone in a sling.
No arrow can make him flee;
slingstones become like stubble to him.
Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray,