'Sharp' in the Bible
When the assembly is to be gathered, you shall blow [the trumpets in short, sharp tones], but without sounding an alarm.
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.
“His underparts are like sharp pieces of broken pottery;He moves across and spreads out [grooves] like a threshing sledge on the mire (muddy river banks).
Your arrows are sharp;The peoples (nations) fall under You;Your arrows pierce the hearts of the King’s enemies.
Your tongue devises destruction,Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
My life is among lions;I must lie among those who breathe out fire—The sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows,And their tongue a sharp sword.
When my heart was embitteredAnd I was pierced within [as with the fang of an adder],
Sharp arrows of the warrior,With the burning coals of the broom tree.
But in the end she is bitter like [the extract of] wormwood,Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Like a club and a sword and a piercing arrowIs a man who testifies falsely against his neighbor (acquaintance).
Their arrows are sharp and all their bows are strung and bent;Their horses’ hoofs seem like flint and their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
In that day the Lord will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpentWith His fierce and great and mighty sword [rescuing Israel from her enemy],Even Leviathan the twisted serpent;And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.
For dill is not threshed with a sharp threshing sledge,Nor is a cartwheel rolled over cumin;But dill is beaten out with a staff, and cumin with a rod.
“In fact, I have made of you a new, sharp threshing implement with sharp edges;You will thresh the mountains and crush them,And make the hills like chaff.
He has made My mouth like a sharp sword,In the shadow of His hand He has kept Me hidden;And He has made Me a sharpened arrow,In His quiver He has hidden Me.
Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields [and cover yourselves]!The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes,Because His purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it;For that is the vengeance of the Lord, vengeance [on Babylon] for [plundering and destroying] His temple.
“And you [Ezekiel], son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a barber’s razor and shave your head and your beard. Then take scales for weighing and divide the hair [into three parts].
“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.
For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”
And it became such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took [John] Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.
In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword [of judgment]; and His face [reflecting His majesty and the Shekinah glory] was like the sun shining in [all] its power [at midday].
“And to the angel (divine messenger) of the church in Pergamum write:“These are the words of Him who has and wields the sharp two-edged sword [in judgment]:
Again I looked, and this is what I saw: a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was One like the Son of Man, with a crown of gold on His head and a sharp sickle [of swift judgment] in His hand.
Then another angel came out of the temple (sanctuary) in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.
And another angel came from the altar, the one who has power over fire; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Put in your sharp sickle and reap the clusters of grapes from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe [for judgment].”
From His mouth comes a sharp sword (His word) with which He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He will tread the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty [in judgment of the rebellious world].
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