'Sharp' in the Bible
And Joseph seeth his brethren, and discerneth them, and maketh himself strange unto them, and speaketh with them sharp things, and saith unto them, 'From whence have ye come?' and they say, 'From the land of Canaan -- to buy food.'
'The man, the lord of the land, hath spoken with us sharp things, and maketh us as spies of the land;
Cursed is their anger, for it is fierce, And their wrath, for it is sharp; I divide them in Jacob, And I scatter them in Israel.
Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone; for if thou lift up thy sharp tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.
Then his master is to take him to the gods of the house, and at the door, or at its framework, he is to make a hole in his ear with a sharp-pointed instrument; and he will be his servant for ever.
And this is how you are to make them clean: let the holy water which takes away sin be put on them, and let the hair all over their bodies be cut off with a sharp blade, and let their clothing be washed and their bodies made clean.
When the assembly is to be gathered, you shall blow [the trumpets in short, sharp tones], but without sounding an alarm.
Sweet is the memory of the fish we had in Egypt for nothing, and the fruit and green plants of every sort, sharp and pleasing to the taste:
Then take a sharp-pointed instrument, driving it through his ear into the door, and he will be your servant for ever. And you may do the same for your servant-girl.
If I make sharp my shining sword, and my hand is outstretched for judging, I will give punishment to those who are against me, and their right reward to my haters.
At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
And the men of Ephraim came and said to him, Why did you not send for us when you went to war against Midian? And they said sharp and angry words to him.
Then Gideon said, Because of this, when the Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hands, I will have you stretched on a bed of thorns of the waste land and on sharp stems, and have you crushed as grain is crushed on a grain-floor.
Then he took the responsible men of the town and had them crushed on a bed of thorns and sharp stems.
And let some heads of grain be pulled out of what has been corded up, and dropped for her to take, and let no sharp word be said to her.
But all the Israelites had to go to the Philistines to get their ploughs and blades and axes and hooks made sharp;
And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.
Each one of them seized his opponent by the head and thrust his sword into his opponents side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called Helkath-hazzurim [that is, the Field of Sides], which is in Gibeon.
He also brought out the people who were in it, and set them under saws, sharp iron instruments, and iron axes, and made them pass through the brickkiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
And it cometh to pass, at Ahijah's hearing the sound of her feet as she came in to the opening, that he saith, 'Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why is this -- thou art making thyself strange? and I am sent unto thee with a sharp thing:
He brought out the people who were in it, and cut them with saws and with sharp instruments and with axes. And thus David did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light somewhat of the sharp service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.'
And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it.
He saves the needy from their sharp wordsand from the clutches of the powerful.
I am broken by his wrath, and his hate has gone after me; he has made his teeth sharp against me: my haters are looking on me with cruel eyes;
The pillars of heaven are shaking, and are overcome by his sharp words.
Will you put sharp-pointed irons into his skin, or fish-spears into his head?
The sword may come near him but is not able to go through him; the spear, or the arrow, or the sharp-pointed iron.
Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
If a man is not turned from his evil, he will make his sword sharp; his bow is bent and ready.
You have said sharp words to the nations, you have sent destruction on the sinners, you have put an end to their name for ever and ever.
Because of the voice of him who says sharp and bitter words; because of the hater and him who is the instrument of punishment.
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.
His words are as smooth as butter, but he harbors animosity in his heart. His words seem softer than oil, but they are really like sharp swords.
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.
Look, they spew from their mouths—sharp words from their lips.“For who,” they say, “will hear?”
Who make their tongues sharp like a sword, and whose arrows are pointed, even bitter words;
Say sharp words to the beast among the water-plants, the band of strong ones, with the lords of the peoples, put an end to the people whose delight is in war.
I have been wounded with sharp words because of you; my face has been covered with shame.
Yes, my spirit was bitter, and my insides felt sharp pain.
There he shattered sharp arrows, shields, swords, and weapons of war. Interlude
The descendants of Ephraim were sharp shooters with the bow, but they retreated in the day of battle.
You have also turned back his sharp swordand have not let him stand in battle.
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
They make their tonguesas sharp as a snake’s bite;viper’s venom is under their lips.Selah
To make the simple-minded sharp, and to give the young man knowledge, and serious purpose:
Be turned again by my sharp words: see, I will send the flow of my spirit on you, and make my words clear to you.
You were not controlled by my guiding, and would have nothing to do with my sharp words:
For to those who are dear to him the Lord says sharp words, and makes the son in whom he has delight undergo pain.
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name.
Do not say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him.
A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.
A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.
A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.
A man will give his wealth in exchange for his life; but the poor will not give ear to sharp words.
A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.
When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.
The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.
But those who say sharp words to him will have delight, and a blessing of good will come on them.
Like a nose-ring of gold and an ornament of the best gold, is a wise man who says sharp words to an ear ready to give attention.
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.
Iron makes iron sharp; so a man makes sharp his friend.
A man hating sharp words and making his heart hard, will suddenly be broken and will not be made well again.
The rod and sharp words give wisdom: but a child who is not guided is a cause of shame to his mother.
If the iron has no edge, and he does not make it sharp, then he has to put out more strength; but wisdom makes things go well.
Set me as a seal on thy heart, as a seal on thine arm, For strong as death is love, Sharp as Sheol is jealousy, Its burnings are burnings of fire, a flame of Jah!
Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
And it hath come to pass, In the day of Jehovah's giving rest to thee, From thy grief, and from thy trouble, And from the sharp bondage, That hath been served upon thee,
For they are in flight from the sharp sword, and the bent bow, and from the trouble of war.
In that day lay a charge doth Jehovah, With his sword -- the sharp, and the great, and the strong, On leviathan -- a fleeing serpent, And on leviathan -- a crooked serpent, And He hath slain the dragon that is in the sea.
In measure, in sending it forth, thou strivest with it, He hath taken away by His sharp wind, In the day of an east wind,
For caraway is not threshed with a sharp sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over cumin. Instead, caraway is winnowed with a stick, and cumin with a rod.
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
The worker in wood stretcheth out a line; he marketh it out with red chalk; he formeth it with sharp tools, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of man: that it may remain in the house.
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
The sin of Judah is recorded with a pen of iron, and with the sharp point of a jewel it is cut on their hearts of stone, and on the horns of their altars for a sign to them:
Make the horses ready, and get up, you horsemen, and take your places with your head-dresses; make the spears sharp and put on the breastplates.
Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Jehovah, the vengeance of his temple.
And you, son of man, have no fear of them or of their words, even if sharp thorns are round you and you are living among scorpions: have no fear of their words and do not be overcome by their looks, for they are an uncontrolled people.
And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's rasor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair.
Son of man, say as a prophet, These are the words of the Lord: Say, A sword, a sword which has been made sharp and polished:
It has been made sharp to give death; it is polished so that it may be like a thunder-flame: ...
And I have given it to the polisher so that it may be taken in the hand: he has made the sword sharp, he has had it polished, to put it into the hand of him who gives death.
Be sharp! Attack on the right, or parry to your left, wherever you point your sword.
"The house of Israel will never again suffer from painful briers and sharp thorn bushes that surround them on every side, and they will learn that I am the LORD.
Thus says the Lord,“For three transgressions of Damascus and for fourI will not revoke its punishment,Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
“Arise and depart [because the captivity is inevitable],For this [land] is not the place of restBecause of the defilement that brings destruction,A painful and terrible destruction.
He says sharp words to the sea and makes it dry, drying up all the rivers: Bashan is feeble, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon is without strength.
And the Lord said to the Satan, May the Lord's word be sharp against you, O Satan, the word of the Lord who has taken Jerusalem for himself: is this not a burning branch pulled out of the fire?
And he said to them, Go. And they came out, and went into the pigs; and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the sea and came to their end in the water.
For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”
Then some people took little children to him, so that he might put his hands on them in blessing: and the disciples said sharp words to them.
And constantly, day and night, he remained among the tombs or on the hills, shrieking, and mangling himself with sharp stones.
And he let them do it. And the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs; and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they came to their death in the sea.
And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them.
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