'Axes' in the Bible
So all the Israelites went to the Philistines to sharpen their plows, mattocks, axes, and sickles.
Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.
And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.
And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
In the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, Simeon, and as far as Naphtali, in their surrounding ruins,
A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
I will send men against it to destroy it with their axes and hatchets. They will hack up its fine cedar panels and columns and throw them into the fire.
The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
And to these he said in my hearing, Go through the town after him using your axes: do not let your eyes have mercy, and have no pity:
And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.
And then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom judgment [that is, the authority to act as judges] was given. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had refused to worship the beast or his image, and had not accepted his mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.