Passages In The Bible Containing The Word: SWORD

This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “sword.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.

I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.

The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.

You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.

 

Genesis 3:24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming SWORD flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

 

Genesis 27:40 You will live by the SWORD and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck.”

 

Genesis 34:25 Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their SWORDS and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.

 

Genesis 34:26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the SWORD and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and left.

 

Genesis 48:22 And to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I took from the Amorites with my SWORD and my bow.”

 

Genesis 49:5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers— their SWORDS are weapons of violence.

 

Exodus 5:3 Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, or he may strike us with plagues or with the SWORD.”

 

Exodus 5:21 and they said, “May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a SWORD in their hand to kill us.”

 

Exodus 15:9 The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my SWORD and my hand will destroy them.’

 

Exodus 17:13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the SWORD.

 

Exodus 18:4 and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, “My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the SWORD of Pharaoh.”

 

Exodus 22:24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the SWORD; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.

 

Exodus 32:27 Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a SWORD to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.’”

 

Leviticus 26:6 “‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the SWORD will not pass through your country.

 

Leviticus 26:7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the SWORD before you.

 

Leviticus 26:8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the SWORD before you.

 

Leviticus 26:25 And I will bring the SWORD on you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.

 

Leviticus 26:33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my SWORD and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.

 

Leviticus 26:36 “‘As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf will put them to flight. They will run as though fleeing from the SWORD, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.

 

Leviticus 26:37 They will stumble over one another as though fleeing from the SWORD, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies.

 

Numbers 14:3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the SWORD? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”

 

Numbers 14:43 for the Amalekites and the Canaanites will face you there. Because you have turned away from the Lord, he will not be with you and you will fall by the SWORD.”

 

Numbers 19:16 “Anyone out in the open who touches someone who has been killed with a SWORD or someone who has died a natural death, or anyone who touches a human bone or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.

 

Numbers 20:18 But Edom answered: “You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the SWORD.”

 

Numbers 21:24 Israel, however, put him to the SWORD and took over his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, but only as far as the Ammonites, because their border was fortified.

 

Numbers 22:23 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn SWORD in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road.

 

Numbers 22:29 Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a SWORD in my hand, I would kill you right now.”

 

Numbers 22:31 Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his SWORD drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.

 

Numbers 31:8 Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba—the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the SWORD.

 

Deuteronomy 13:15 you must certainly put to the SWORD all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely, both its people and its livestock.

 

Deuteronomy 20:13 When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the SWORD all the men in it.

 

Deuteronomy 32:25 In the street the SWORD will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair.

 

Deuteronomy 32:41 when I sharpen my flashing SWORD and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.

 

Deuteronomy 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my SWORD devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders.”

 

Deuteronomy 33:29 Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your shield and helper and your glorious SWORD. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights.”

 

Joshua 5:13 [ The Fall of Jericho ] Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn SWORD in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

 

Joshua 6:21 They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the SWORD every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.

 

Joshua 8:24 When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the wilderness where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the SWORD, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it.

 

Joshua 10:11 As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the SWORDS of the Israelites.

 

Joshua 10:28 [ Southern Cities Conquered ] That day Joshua took Makkedah. He put the city and its king to the SWORD and totally destroyed everyone in it. He left no survivors. And he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.

 

Joshua 10:30 The Lord also gave that city and its king into Israel’s hand. The city and everyone in it Joshua put to the SWORD. He left no survivors there. And he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho.

 

Joshua 10:32 The Lord gave Lachish into Israel’s hands, and Joshua took it on the second day. The city and everyone in it he put to the SWORD, just as he had done to Libnah.

 

Joshua 10:35 They captured it that same day and put it to the SWORD and totally destroyed everyone in it, just as they had done to Lachish.

 

Joshua 10:37 They took the city and put it to the SWORD, together with its king, its villages and everyone in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it.

 

Joshua 10:39 They took the city, its king and its villages, and put them to the SWORD. Everyone in it they totally destroyed. They left no survivors. They did to Debir and its king as they had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron.

 

Joshua 11:10 At that time Joshua turned back and captured Hazor and put its king to the SWORD. (Hazor had been the head of all these kingdoms.)

 

Joshua 11:11 Everyone in it they put to the SWORD. They totally destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed, and he burned Hazor itself.

 

Joshua 11:12 Joshua took all these royal cities and their kings and put them to the SWORD. He totally destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded.

 

Joshua 11:14 The Israelites carried off for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the SWORD until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed.

 

Joshua 13:22 In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the SWORD Balaam son of Beor, who practiced divination.

 

Joshua 19:47 (When the territory of the Danites was lost to them, they went up and attacked Leshem, took it, put it to the SWORD and occupied it. They settled in Leshem and named it Dan after their ancestor.)

 

Joshua 24:12 I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you—also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own SWORD and bow.

 

Judges 1:8 The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the SWORD and set it on fire.

 

Judges 1:25 So he showed them, and they put the city to the SWORD but spared the man and his whole family.

 

Judges 3:16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged SWORD about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.

 

Judges 3:21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the SWORD from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly.

 

Judges 3:22 Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged. Ehud did not pull the SWORD out, and the fat closed in over it.

 

Judges 4:15 At Barak’s advance, the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and army by the SWORD, and Sisera got down from his chariot and fled on foot.

 

Judges 4:16 Barak pursued the chariots and army as far as Harosheth Haggoyim, and all Sisera’s troops fell by the SWORD; not a man was left.

 

Judges 7:14 His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the SWORD of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”

 

Judges 7:20 The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A SWORD for the Lord and for Gideon!”

 

Judges 7:22 When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their SWORDS. The army fled to Beth Shittah toward Zererah as far as the border of Abel Meholah near Tabbath.

 

Judges 8:10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with a force of about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of the armies of the eastern peoples; a hundred and twenty thousand SWORDSMEN had fallen.

 

Judges 8:20 Turning to Jether, his oldest son, he said, “Kill them!” But Jether did not draw his SWORD, because he was only a boy and was afraid.

 

Judges 9:54 Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, “Draw your SWORD and kill me, so that they can’t say, ‘A woman killed him.’” So his servant ran him through, and he died.

 

Judges 18:27 Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the SWORD and burned down their city.

 

Judges 20:2 The leaders of all the people of the tribes of Israel took their places in the assembly of God’s people, four hundred thousand men armed with SWORDS.

 

Judges 20:15 At once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand SWORDSMEN from their towns, in addition to seven hundred able young men from those living in Gibeah.

 

Judges 20:17 Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand SWORDSMEN, all of them fit for battle.

 

Judges 20:25 This time, when the Benjamites came out from Gibeah to oppose them, they cut down another eighteen thousand Israelites, all of them armed with SWORDS.

 

Judges 20:35 The Lord defeated Benjamin before Israel, and on that day the Israelites struck down 25,100 Benjamites, all armed with SWORDS.

 

Judges 20:37 Those who had been in ambush made a sudden dash into Gibeah, spread out and put the whole city to the SWORD.

 

Judges 20:46 On that day twenty-five thousand Benjamite SWORDSMEN fell, all of them valiant fighters.

 

Judges 20:48 The men of Israel went back to Benjamin and put all the towns to the SWORD, including the animals and everything else they found. All the towns they came across they set on fire.

 

Judges 21:10 So the assembly sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead and put to the SWORD those living there, including the women and children.

 

1 Samuel 13:19 Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make SWORDS or spears!”

 

1 Samuel 13:22 So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan had a SWORD or spear in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.

 

1 Samuel 14:20 Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking each other with their SWORDS.

 

1 Samuel 15:8 He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the SWORD.

 

1 Samuel 15:33 But Samuel said, “As your SWORD has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel put Agag to death before the Lord at Gilgal.

 

1 Samuel 17:39 David fastened on his SWORD over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.

 

1 Samuel 17:45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with SWORD and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

 

1 Samuel 17:47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by SWORD or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

 

1 Samuel 17:50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a SWORD in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

 

1 Samuel 17:51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s SWORD and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the SWORD. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.

 

1 Samuel 18:4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his SWORD, his bow and his belt.

 

1 Samuel 21:8 David asked Ahimelek, “Don’t you have a spear or a SWORD here? I haven’t brought my SWORD or any other weapon, because the king’s mission was urgent.”

 

1 Samuel 21:9 The priest replied, “The SWORD of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no SWORD here but that one.” David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.”

 

1 Samuel 22:10 Ahimelek inquired of the Lord for him; he also gave him provisions and the SWORD of Goliath the Philistine.”

 

1 Samuel 22:13 Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a SWORD and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?”

 

1 Samuel 22:19 He also put to the SWORD Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.

 

1 Samuel 25:13 David said to his men, “Each of you strap on your SWORD!” So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

 

1 Samuel 31:4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your SWORD and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own SWORD and fell on it.

 

1 Samuel 31:5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his SWORD and died with him.

 

2 Samuel 1:12 They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the Lord and for the nation of Israel, because they had fallen by the SWORD.

 

2 Samuel 1:22 “From the blood of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan did not turn back, the SWORD of Saul did not return unsatisfied.

 

2 Samuel 2:26 Abner called out to Joab, “Must the SWORD devour forever? Don’t you realize that this will end in bitterness? How long before you order your men to stop pursuing their fellow Israelites?”

 

2 Samuel 3:29 May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab’s family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the SWORD or who lacks food.”

 

2 Samuel 11:25 David told the messenger, “Say this to Joab: ‘Don’t let this upset you; the SWORD devours one as well as another. Press the attack against the city and destroy it.’ Say this to encourage Joab.”

 

2 Samuel 12:9 Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the SWORD and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the SWORD of the Ammonites.

 

2 Samuel 12:10 Now, therefore, the SWORD will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

 

2 Samuel 15:14 Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, “Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Absalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring ruin on us and put the city to the SWORD.”

 

2 Samuel 18:8 The battle spread out over the whole countryside, and the forest swallowed up more men that day than the SWORD.

 

2 Samuel 21:16 And Ishbi-Benob, one of the descendants of Rapha, whose bronze spearhead weighed three hundred shekels and who was armed with a new SWORD, said he would kill David.

 

2 Samuel 23:10 but Eleazar stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the SWORD. The Lord brought about a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead.

 

2 Samuel 24:9 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to the king: In Israel there were eight hundred thousand able-bodied men who could handle a SWORD, and in Judah five hundred thousand.

 

1 Kings 1:51 Then Solomon was told, “Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon and is clinging to the horns of the altar. He says, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the SWORD.’”

 

1 Kings 2:8 “And remember, you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord: ‘I will not put you to death by the SWORD.’

 

1 Kings 2:32 The Lord will repay him for the blood he shed, because without my father David knowing it he attacked two men and killed them with the SWORD. Both of them—Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel’s army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah’s army—were better men and more upright than he.

 

1 Kings 3:24 Then the king said, “Bring me a SWORD.” So they brought a SWORD for the king.

 

1 Kings 18:28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with SWORDS and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed.

 

1 Kings 19:1 [ Elijah Flees to Horeb ] Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the SWORD.

 

1 Kings 19:10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the SWORD. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

 

1 Kings 19:14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the SWORD. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

 

1 Kings 19:17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the SWORD of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the SWORD of Jehu.

 

2 Kings 3:26 When the king of Moab saw that the battle had gone against him, he took with him seven hundred SWORDSMEN to break through to the king of Edom, but they failed.

 

2 Kings 6:22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you have captured with your own SWORD or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.”

 

2 Kings 8:12 “Why is my lord weeping?” asked Hazael. “Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites,” he answered. “You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the SWORD, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women.”

 

2 Kings 10:25 As soon as Jehu had finished making the burnt offering, he ordered the guards and officers: “Go in and kill them; let no one escape.” So they cut them down with the SWORD. The guards and officers threw the bodies out and then entered the inner shrine of the temple of Baal.

 

2 Kings 11:15 Jehoiada the priest ordered the commanders of units of a hundred, who were in charge of the troops: “Bring her out between the ranks and put to the SWORD anyone who follows her.” For the priest had said, “She must not be put to death in the temple of the Lord.”

 

2 Kings 11:20 All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the SWORD at the palace.

 

2 Kings 19:7 Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the SWORD.’”

 

2 Kings 19:37 One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the SWORD, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.

 

1 Chronicles 5:18 The Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh had 44,760 men ready for military service—able-bodied men who could handle shield and SWORD, who could use a bow, and who were trained for battle.

 

1 Chronicles 10:4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your SWORD and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own SWORD and fell on it.

 

1 Chronicles 10:5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his SWORD and died.

 

1 Chronicles 21:5 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a SWORD, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.

 

1 Chronicles 21:12 three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies, with their SWORDS overtaking you, or three days of the SWORD of the Lord—days of plague in the land, with the angel of the Lord ravaging every part of Israel.’ Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me.”

 

1 Chronicles 21:16 David looked up and saw the angel of the Lord standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn SWORD in his hand extended over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell facedown.

 

1 Chronicles 21:27 Then the Lord spoke to the angel, and he put his SWORD back into its sheath.

 

1 Chronicles 21:30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God, because he was afraid of the SWORD of the angel of the Lord.

 

2 Chronicles 20:9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the SWORD of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’

 

2 Chronicles 21:4 [ Jehoram King of Judah ] When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father’s kingdom, he put all his brothers to the SWORD along with some of the officials of Israel.

 

2 Chronicles 23:14 Jehoiada the priest sent out the commanders of units of a hundred, who were in charge of the troops, and said to them: “Bring her out between the ranks and put to the SWORD anyone who follows her.” For the priest had said, “Do not put her to death at the temple of the Lord.”

 

2 Chronicles 23:21 All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the SWORD.

 

2 Chronicles 29:9 This is why our fathers have fallen by the SWORD and why our sons and daughters and our wives are in captivity.

 

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace. And when he went into the temple of his god, some of his sons, his own flesh and blood, cut him down with the SWORD.

 

2 Chronicles 36:17 He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed their young men with the SWORD in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men or young women, the elderly or the infirm. God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.

 

2 Chronicles 36:20 He carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the SWORD, and they became servants to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power.

 

Ezra 9:7 From the days of our ancestors until now, our guilt has been great. Because of our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been subjected to the SWORD and captivity, to pillage and humiliation at the hand of foreign kings, as it is today.

 

Nehemiah 4:13 Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their SWORDS, spears and bows.

 

Nehemiah 4:18 and each of the builders wore his SWORD at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.

 

Esther 9:5 The Jews struck down all their enemies with the SWORD, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.

 

Job 1:15 and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the SWORD, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

 

Job 1:17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the SWORD, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

 

Job 5:15 He saves the needy from the SWORD in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.

 

Job 5:20 In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the SWORD.

 

Job 15:22 He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness; he is marked for the SWORD.

 

Job 19:29 you should fear the SWORD yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the SWORD, and then you will know that there is judgment.”

 

Job 27:14 However many his children, their fate is the SWORD; his offspring will never have enough to eat.

 

Job 33:18 to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the SWORD.

 

Job 36:12 But if they do not listen, they will perish by the SWORD and die without knowledge.

 

Job 39:22 It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the SWORD.

 

Job 40:19 It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his SWORD.

 

Job 41:26 The SWORD that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.

 

Psalm 7:12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his SWORD; he will bend and string his bow.

 

Psalm 17:13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down; with your SWORD rescue me from the wicked.

 

Psalm 22:20 Deliver me from the SWORD, my precious life from the power of the dogs.

 

Psalm 37:14 The wicked draw the SWORD and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

 

Psalm 37:15 But their SWORDS will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.

 

Psalm 44:3 It was not by their SWORD that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

 

Psalm 44:6 I put no trust in my bow, my SWORD does not bring me victory;

 

Psalm 45:3 Gird your SWORD on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

 

Psalm 55:21 His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn SWORDS.

 

Psalm 57:4 I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp SWORDS.

 

Psalm 59:7 See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as SWORDS, and they think, “Who can hear us?”

 

Psalm 63:10 They will be given over to the SWORD and become food for jackals.

 

Psalm 64:3 They sharpen their tongues like SWORDS and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.

 

Psalm 76:3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the SWORDS, the weapons of war.

 

Psalm 78:62 He gave his people over to the SWORD; he was furious with his inheritance.

 

Psalm 78:64 their priests were put to the SWORD, and their widows could not weep.

 

Psalm 89:43 Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his SWORD and have not supported him in battle.

 

Psalm 144:10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly SWORD

 

Psalm 149:6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged SWORD in their hands,

 

Proverbs 5:4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged SWORD.

 

Proverbs 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like SWORDS, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

 

Proverbs 25:18 Like a club or a SWORD or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.

 

Proverbs 30:14 those whose teeth are SWORDS and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among mankind.

 

Song of Songs 3:8 all of them wearing the SWORD, all experienced in battle, each with his SWORD at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.

 

Isaiah 1:20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the SWORD.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

 

Isaiah 2:4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their SWORDS into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up SWORD against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

 

Isaiah 3:25 Your men will fall by the SWORD, your warriors in battle.

 

Isaiah 13:15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the SWORD.

 

Isaiah 14:19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the SWORD, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot,

 

Isaiah 21:15 They flee from the SWORD, from the drawn SWORD, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.

 

Isaiah 22:2 you town so full of commotion, you city of tumult and revelry? Your slain were not killed by the SWORD, nor did they die in battle.

 

Isaiah 27:1 [ Deliverance of Israel ] In that day, the Lord will punish with his SWORD— his fierce, great and powerful SWORD— Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.

 

Isaiah 31:8 “Assyria will fall by no human SWORD; a SWORD, not of mortals, will devour them. They will flee before the SWORD and their young men will be put to forced labor.

 

Isaiah 34:5 My SWORD has drunk its fill in the heavens; see, it descends in judgment on Edom, the people I have totally destroyed.

 

Isaiah 34:6 The SWORD of the Lord is bathed in blood, it is covered with fat— the blood of lambs and goats, fat from the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

 

Isaiah 37:7 Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the SWORD.’”

 

Isaiah 37:38 One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the SWORD, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.

 

Isaiah 41:2 “Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust with his SWORD, to windblown chaff with his bow.

 

Isaiah 49:2 He made my mouth like a sharpened SWORD, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.

 

Isaiah 51:19 These double calamities have come upon you— who can comfort you?— ruin and destruction, famine and SWORD— who can console you?

 

Isaiah 65:12 I will destine you for the SWORD, and all of you will fall in the slaughter; for I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.”

 

Isaiah 66:16 For with fire and with his SWORD the Lord will execute judgment on all people, and many will be those slain by the Lord.

 

Jeremiah 2:30 “In vain I punished your people; they did not respond to correction. Your SWORD has devoured your prophets like a ravenous lion.

 

Jeremiah 4:10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the SWORD is at our throats!”

 

Jeremiah 5:12 They have lied about the Lord; they said, “He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see SWORD or famine.

 

Jeremiah 5:17 They will devour your harvests and food, devour your sons and daughters; they will devour your flocks and herds, devour your vines and fig trees. With the SWORD they will destroy the fortified cities in which you trust.

 

Jeremiah 6:25 Do not go out to the fields or walk on the roads, for the enemy has a SWORD, and there is terror on every side.

 

Jeremiah 9:16 I will scatter them among nations that neither they nor their ancestors have known, and I will pursue them with the SWORD until I have made an end of them.”

 

Jeremiah 11:22 therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will punish them. Their young men will die by the SWORD, their sons and daughters by famine.

 

Jeremiah 12:12 Over all the barren heights in the desert destroyers will swarm, for the SWORD of the Lord will devour from one end of the land to the other; no one will be safe.

 

Jeremiah 14:1 [ Drought, Famine, SWORD ] This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:

 

Jeremiah 14:12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the SWORD, famine and plague.”

 

Jeremiah 14:13 But I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! The prophets keep telling them, ‘You will not see the SWORD or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.’”

 

Jeremiah 14:15 Therefore this is what the Lord says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, ‘No SWORD or famine will touch this land.’ Those same prophets will perish by SWORD and famine.

 

Jeremiah 14:16 And the people they are prophesying to will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and SWORD. There will be no one to bury them, their wives, their sons and their daughters. I will pour out on them the calamity they deserve.

 

Jeremiah 14:18 If I go into the country, I see those slain by the SWORD; if I go into the city, I see the ravages of famine. Both prophet and priest have gone to a land they know not.’”

 

Jeremiah 15:2 And if they ask you, ‘Where shall we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the Lord says: “‘Those destined for death, to death; those for the SWORD, to the SWORD; those for starvation, to starvation; those for captivity, to captivity.’

 

Jeremiah 15:3 “I will send four kinds of destroyers against them,” declares the Lord, “the SWORD to kill and the dogs to drag away and the birds and the wild animals to devour and destroy.

 

Jeremiah 15:9 The mother of seven will grow faint and breathe her last. Her sun will set while it is still day; she will be disgraced and humiliated. I will put the survivors to the SWORD before their enemies,” declares the Lord.

 

Jeremiah 16:4 “They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by SWORD and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.”

 

Jeremiah 18:21 So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the SWORD. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men slain by the SWORD in battle.

 

Jeremiah 19:7 “‘In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the SWORD before their enemies, at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds and the wild animals.

 

Jeremiah 20:4 For this is what the Lord says: ‘I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the SWORD of their enemies. I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry them away to Babylon or put them to the SWORD.

 

Jeremiah 21:7 After that, declares the Lord, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, SWORD and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will put them to the SWORD; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’

 

Jeremiah 21:9 Whoever stays in this city will die by the SWORD, famine or plague. But whoever goes out and surrenders to the Babylonians who are besieging you will live; they will escape with their lives.

 

Jeremiah 24:10 I will send the SWORD, famine and plague against them until they are destroyed from the land I gave to them and their ancestors.’”

 

Jeremiah 25:16 When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the SWORD I will send among them.”

 

Jeremiah 25:27 “Then tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the SWORD I will send among you.’

 

Jeremiah 25:29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears my Name, and will you indeed go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a SWORD on all who live on the earth, declares the Lord Almighty.’

 

Jeremiah 25:31 The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth, for the Lord will bring charges against the nations; he will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the SWORD,’” declares the Lord.

 

Jeremiah 25:38 Like a lion he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate because of the SWORD of the oppressor and because of the Lord’s fierce anger.

 

Jeremiah 26:23 They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, who had him struck down with a SWORD and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.)

 

Jeremiah 27:8 “‘“If, however, any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon or bow its neck under his yoke, I will punish that nation with the SWORD, famine and plague, declares the Lord, until I destroy it by his hand.

 

Jeremiah 27:13 Why will you and your people die by the SWORD, famine and plague with which the Lord has threatened any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?

 

Jeremiah 29:17 yes, this is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will send the SWORD, famine and plague against them and I will make them like figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten.

 

Jeremiah 29:18 I will pursue them with the SWORD, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.

 

Jeremiah 31:2 This is what the Lord says: “The people who survive the SWORD will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.”

 

Jeremiah 32:24 “See how the siege ramps are built up to take the city. Because of the SWORD, famine and plague, the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians who are attacking it. What you said has happened, as you now see.

 

Jeremiah 32:36 “You are saying about this city, ‘By the SWORD, famine and plague it will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon’; but this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says:

 

Jeremiah 33:4 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the SWORD

 

Jeremiah 34:4 “‘Yet hear the Lord’s promise to you, Zedekiah king of Judah. This is what the Lord says concerning you: You will not die by the SWORD;

 

Jeremiah 34:17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom to your own people. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the Lord—‘freedom’ to fall by the SWORD, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.

 

Jeremiah 38:2 “This is what the Lord says: ‘Whoever stays in this city will die by the SWORD, famine or plague, but whoever goes over to the Babylonians will live. They will escape with their lives; they will live.’

 

Jeremiah 39:18 I will save you; you will not fall by the SWORD but will escape with your life, because you trust in me, declares the Lord.’”

 

Jeremiah 41:2 Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him got up and struck down Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, with the SWORD, killing the one whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.

 

Jeremiah 42:16 then the SWORD you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.

 

Jeremiah 42:17 Indeed, all who are determined to go to Egypt to settle there will die by the SWORD, famine and plague; not one of them will survive or escape the disaster I will bring on them.’

 

Jeremiah 42:22 So now, be sure of this: You will die by the SWORD, famine and plague in the place where you want to go to settle.”

 

Jeremiah 43:11 He will come and attack Egypt, bringing death to those destined for death, captivity to those destined for captivity, and the SWORD to those destined for the SWORD.

 

Jeremiah 44:12 I will take away the remnant of Judah who were determined to go to Egypt to settle there. They will all perish in Egypt; they will fall by the SWORD or die from famine. From the least to the greatest, they will die by SWORD or famine. They will become a curse and an object of horror, a curse and an object of reproach.

 

Jeremiah 44:13 I will punish those who live in Egypt with the SWORD, famine and plague, as I punished Jerusalem.

 

Jeremiah 44:18 But ever since we stopped burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have had nothing and have been perishing by SWORD and famine.”

 

Jeremiah 44:27 For I am watching over them for harm, not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish by SWORD and famine until they are all destroyed.

 

Jeremiah 44:28 Those who escape the SWORD and return to the land of Judah from Egypt will be very few. Then the whole remnant of Judah who came to live in Egypt will know whose word will stand—mine or theirs.

 

Jeremiah 46:10 But that day belongs to the Lord, the Lord Almighty— a day of vengeance, for vengeance on his foes. The SWORD will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood. For the Lord, the Lord Almighty, will offer sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.

 

Jeremiah 46:14 “Announce this in Egypt, and proclaim it in Migdol; proclaim it also in Memphis and Tahpanhes: ‘Take your positions and get ready, for the SWORD devours those around you.’

 

Jeremiah 46:16 They will stumble repeatedly; they will fall over each other. They will say, ‘Get up, let us go back to our own people and our native lands, away from the SWORD of the oppressor.’

 

Jeremiah 47:6 “‘Alas, SWORD of the Lord, how long till you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still.’

 

Jeremiah 48:2 Moab will be praised no more; in Heshbon people will plot her downfall: ‘Come, let us put an end to that nation.’ You, the people of Madmen, will also be silenced; the SWORD will pursue you.

 

Jeremiah 48:10 “A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord’s work! A curse on anyone who keeps their SWORD from bloodshed!

 

Jeremiah 49:37 I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who want to kill them; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger,” declares the Lord. “I will pursue them with the SWORD until I have made an end of them.

 

Jeremiah 50:16 Cut off from Babylon the sower, and the reaper with his sickle at harvest. Because of the SWORD of the oppressor let everyone return to their own people, let everyone flee to their own land.

 

Jeremiah 50:35 “A SWORD against the Babylonians!” declares the Lord— “against those who live in Babylon and against her officials and wise men!

 

Jeremiah 50:36 A SWORD against her false prophets! They will become fools. A SWORD against her warriors! They will be filled with terror.

 

Jeremiah 50:37 A SWORD against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become weaklings. A SWORD against her treasures! They will be plundered.

 

Jeremiah 51:50 You who have escaped the SWORD, leave and do not linger! Remember the Lord in a distant land, and call to mind Jerusalem.”

 

Lamentations 1:20 “See, Lord, how distressed I am! I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious. Outside, the SWORD bereaves; inside, there is only death.

 

Lamentations 2:21 “Young and old lie together in the dust of the streets; my young men and young women have fallen by the SWORD. You have slain them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered them without pity.

 

Lamentations 4:9 Those killed by the SWORD are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field.

 

Lamentations 5:9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the SWORD in the desert.

 

Ezekiel 5:1 [ God’s Razor of Judgment ] “Now, son of man, take a sharp SWORD and use it as a barber’s razor to shave your head and your beard. Then take a set of scales and divide up the hair.

 

Ezekiel 5:2 When the days of your siege come to an end, burn a third of the hair inside the city. Take a third and strike it with the SWORD all around the city. And scatter a third to the wind. For I will pursue them with drawn SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 5:12 A third of your people will die of the plague or perish by famine inside you; a third will fall by the SWORD outside your walls; and a third I will scatter to the winds and pursue with drawn SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 5:17 I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring the SWORD against you. I the Lord have spoken.”

 

Ezekiel 6:3 and say: ‘You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: I am about to bring a SWORD against you, and I will destroy your high places.

 

Ezekiel 6:8 “‘But I will spare some, for some of you will escape the SWORD when you are scattered among the lands and nations.

 

Ezekiel 6:11 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Strike your hands together and stamp your feet and cry out “Alas!” because of all the wicked and detestable practices of the people of Israel, for they will fall by the SWORD, famine and plague.

 

Ezekiel 6:12 One who is far away will die of the plague, and one who is near will fall by the SWORD, and anyone who survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I pour out my wrath on them.

 

Ezekiel 7:15 Outside is the SWORD; inside are plague and famine. Those in the country will die by the SWORD; those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague.

 

Ezekiel 11:8 You fear the SWORD, and the SWORD is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign Lord.

 

Ezekiel 11:10 You will fall by the SWORD, and I will execute judgment on you at the borders of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

 

Ezekiel 12:14 I will scatter to the winds all those around him—his staff and all his troops—and I will pursue them with drawn SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 12:16 But I will spare a few of them from the SWORD, famine and plague, so that in the nations where they go they may acknowledge all their detestable practices. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

 

Ezekiel 14:17 “Or if I bring a SWORD against that country and say, ‘Let the SWORD pass throughout the land,’ and I kill its people and their animals,

 

Ezekiel 14:21 “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send against Jerusalem my four dreadful judgments—SWORD and famine and wild beasts and plague—to kill its men and their animals!

 

Ezekiel 16:40 They will bring a mob against you, who will stone you and hack you to pieces with their SWORDS.

 

Ezekiel 17:21 All his choice troops will fall by the SWORD, and the survivors will be scattered to the winds. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken.

 

Ezekiel 21:1 [ Babylon as God’s SWORD of Judgment ] The word of the Lord came to me:

 

Ezekiel 21:3 and say to her: ‘This is what the Lord says: I am against you. I will draw my SWORD from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

 

Ezekiel 21:4 Because I am going to cut off the righteous and the wicked, my SWORD will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.

 

Ezekiel 21:5 Then all people will know that I the Lord have drawn my SWORD from its sheath; it will not return again.’

 

Ezekiel 21:9 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Lord says: “‘A SWORD, a SWORD, sharpened and polished—

 

Ezekiel 21:10 sharpened for the slaughter, polished to flash like lightning! “‘Shall we rejoice in the scepter of my royal son? The SWORD despises every such stick.

 

Ezekiel 21:11 “‘The SWORD is appointed to be polished, to be grasped with the hand; it is sharpened and polished, made ready for the hand of the slayer.

 

Ezekiel 21:12 Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people; it is against all the princes of Israel. They are thrown to the SWORD along with my people. Therefore beat your breast.

 

Ezekiel 21:13 “‘Testing will surely come. And what if even the scepter, which the SWORD despises, does not continue? declares the Sovereign Lord.’

 

Ezekiel 21:14 “So then, son of man, prophesy and strike your hands together. Let the SWORD strike twice, even three times. It is a SWORD for slaughter— a SWORD for great slaughter, closing in on them from every side.

 

Ezekiel 21:15 So that hearts may melt with fear and the fallen be many, I have stationed the SWORD for slaughter at all their gates. Look! It is forged to strike like lightning, it is grasped for slaughter.

 

Ezekiel 21:16 Slash to the right, you SWORD, then to the left, wherever your blade is turned.

 

Ezekiel 21:19 “Son of man, mark out two roads for the SWORD of the king of Babylon to take, both starting from the same country. Make a signpost where the road branches off to the city.

 

Ezekiel 21:20 Mark out one road for the SWORD to come against Rabbah of the Ammonites and another against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

 

Ezekiel 21:28 “And you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says about the Ammonites and their insults: “‘A SWORD, a SWORD, drawn for the slaughter, polished to consume and to flash like lightning!

 

Ezekiel 21:30 “‘Let the SWORD return to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your ancestry, I will judge you.

 

Ezekiel 23:10 They stripped her naked, took away her sons and daughters and killed her with the SWORD. She became a byword among women, and punishment was inflicted on her.

 

Ezekiel 23:25 I will direct my jealous anger against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and your ears, and those of you who are left will fall by the SWORD. They will take away your sons and daughters, and those of you who are left will be consumed by fire.

 

Ezekiel 23:47 The mob will stone them and cut them down with their SWORDS; they will kill their sons and daughters and burn down their houses.

 

Ezekiel 24:21 Say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary—the stronghold in which you take pride, the delight of your eyes, the object of your affection. The sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 25:13 therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and kill both man and beast. I will lay it waste, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 26:6 and her settlements on the mainland will be ravaged by the SWORD. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

 

Ezekiel 26:8 He will ravage your settlements on the mainland with the SWORD; he will set up siege works against you, build a ramp up to your walls and raise his shields against you.

 

Ezekiel 26:11 The hooves of his horses will trample all your streets; he will kill your people with the SWORD, and your strong pillars will fall to the ground.

 

Ezekiel 28:7 I am going to bring foreigners against you, the most ruthless of nations; they will draw their SWORDS against your beauty and wisdom and pierce your shining splendor.

 

Ezekiel 28:23 I will send a plague upon you and make blood flow in your streets. The slain will fall within you, with the SWORD against you on every side. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

 

Ezekiel 29:8 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will bring a SWORD against you and kill both man and beast.

 

Ezekiel 30:4 A SWORD will come against Egypt, and anguish will come upon Cush. When the slain fall in Egypt, her wealth will be carried away and her foundations torn down.

 

Ezekiel 30:5 Cush and Libya, Lydia and all Arabia, Kub and the people of the covenant land will fall by the SWORD along with Egypt.

 

Ezekiel 30:6 “‘This is what the Lord says: “‘The allies of Egypt will fall and her proud strength will fail. From Migdol to Aswan they will fall by the SWORD within her, declares the Sovereign Lord.

 

Ezekiel 30:11 He and his army—the most ruthless of nations— will be brought in to destroy the land. They will draw their SWORDS against Egypt and fill the land with the slain.

 

Ezekiel 30:17 The young men of Heliopolis and Bubastis will fall by the SWORD, and the cities themselves will go into captivity.

 

Ezekiel 30:21 “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. It has not been bound up to be healed or put in a splint so that it may become strong enough to hold a SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 30:22 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt. I will break both his arms, the good arm as well as the broken one, and make the SWORD fall from his hand.

 

Ezekiel 30:24 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put my SWORD in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him like a mortally wounded man.

 

Ezekiel 30:25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall limp. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I put my SWORD into the hand of the king of Babylon and he brandishes it against Egypt.

 

Ezekiel 31:17 They too, like the great cedar, had gone down to the realm of the dead, to those killed by the SWORD, along with the armed men who lived in its shade among the nations.

 

Ezekiel 31:18 “‘Which of the trees of Eden can be compared with you in splendor and majesty? Yet you, too, will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth below; you will lie among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the SWORD. “‘This is Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”

 

Ezekiel 32:10 I will cause many peoples to be appalled at you, and their kings will shudder with horror because of you when I brandish my SWORD before them. On the day of your downfall each of them will tremble every moment for his life.

 

Ezekiel 32:11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘The SWORD of the king of Babylon will come against you.

 

Ezekiel 32:12 I will cause your hordes to fall by the SWORDS of mighty men— the most ruthless of all nations. They will shatter the pride of Egypt, and all her hordes will be overthrown.

 

Ezekiel 32:20 They will fall among those killed by the SWORD. The SWORD is drawn; let her be dragged off with all her hordes.

 

Ezekiel 32:21 From within the realm of the dead the mighty leaders will say of Egypt and her allies, ‘They have come down and they lie with the uncircumcised, with those killed by the SWORD.’

 

Ezekiel 32:22 “Assyria is there with her whole army; she is surrounded by the graves of all her slain, all who have fallen by the SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 32:23 Their graves are in the depths of the pit and her army lies around her grave. All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 32:24 “Elam is there, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the SWORD. All who had spread terror in the land of the living went down uncircumcised to the earth below. They bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.

 

Ezekiel 32:25 A bed is made for her among the slain, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the SWORD. Because their terror had spread in the land of the living, they bear their shame with those who go down to the pit; they are laid among the slain.

 

Ezekiel 32:26 “Meshek and Tubal are there, with all their hordes around their graves. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the SWORD because they spread their terror in the land of the living.

 

Ezekiel 32:27 But they do not lie with the fallen warriors of old, who went down to the realm of the dead with their weapons of war—their SWORDS placed under their heads and their shields resting on their bones—though these warriors also had terrorized the land of the living.

 

Ezekiel 32:28 “You too, Pharaoh, will be broken and will lie among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the SWORD.

 

Ezekiel 32:29 “Edom is there, her kings and all her princes; despite their power, they are laid with those killed by the SWORD. They lie with the uncircumcised, with those who go down to the pit.

 

Ezekiel 32:30 “All the princes of the north and all the Sidonians are there; they went down with the slain in disgrace despite the terror caused by their power. They lie uncircumcised with those killed by the SWORD and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.

 

Ezekiel 32:31 “Pharaoh—he and all his army—will see them and he will be consoled for all his hordes that were killed by the SWORD, declares the Sovereign Lord.

 

Ezekiel 32:32 Although I had him spread terror in the land of the living, Pharaoh and all his hordes will be laid among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the SWORD, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

 

Ezekiel 33:2 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the SWORD against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman,

 

Ezekiel 33:3 and he sees the SWORD coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people,

 

Ezekiel 33:4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the SWORD comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.

 

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman sees the SWORD coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the SWORD comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’

 

Ezekiel 33:26 You rely on your SWORD, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife. Should you then possess the land?’

 

Ezekiel 33:27 “Say this to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: As surely as I live, those who are left in the ruins will fall by the SWORD, those out in the country I will give to the wild animals to be devoured, and those in strongholds and caves will die of a plague.

 

Ezekiel 35:5 “‘Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the SWORD at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax,

 

Ezekiel 35:8 I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the SWORD will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines.

 

Ezekiel 38:4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their SWORDS.

 

Ezekiel 38:21 I will summon a SWORD against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s SWORD will be against his brother.

 

Ezekiel 39:23 And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the SWORD.

 

Daniel 11:33 “Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the SWORD or be burned or captured or plundered.

 

Hosea 1:7 Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them—not by bow, SWORD or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the Lord their God, will save them.”

 

Hosea 2:18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and SWORD and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.

 

Hosea 7:16 They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the SWORD because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.

 

Hosea 11:6 A SWORD will flash in their cities; it will devour their false prophets and put an end to their plans.

 

Hosea 13:16 The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the SWORD; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.”

 

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into SWORDS and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!”

 

Amos 1:11 This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not relent. Because he pursued his brother with a SWORD and slaughtered the women of the land, because his anger raged continually and his fury flamed unchecked,

 

Amos 4:10 “I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt. I killed your young men with the SWORD, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camps, yet you have not returned to me,” declares the Lord.

 

Amos 7:9 “The high places of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries of Israel will be ruined; with my SWORD I will rise against the house of Jeroboam.”

 

Amos 7:11 For this is what Amos is saying: “‘Jeroboam will die by the SWORD, and Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’”

 

Amos 7:17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: “‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the SWORD. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’”

 

Amos 9:1 [ Israel to Be Destroyed ] I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said: “Strike the tops of the pillars so that the thresholds shake. Bring them down on the heads of all the people; those who are left I will kill with the SWORD. Not one will get away, none will escape.

 

Amos 9:4 Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the SWORD to slay them. “I will keep my eye on them for harm and not for good.”

 

Amos 9:10 All the sinners among my people will die by the SWORD, all those who say, ‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us.’

 

Micah 4:3 He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their SWORDS into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up SWORD against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

 

Micah 5:6 who will rule the land of Assyria with the SWORD, the land of Nimrod with drawn SWORD. He will deliver us from the Assyrians when they invade our land and march across our borders.

 

Micah 6:14 You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty. You will store up but save nothing, because what you save I will give to the SWORD.

 

Nahum 2:13 “I am against you,” declares the Lord Almighty. “I will burn up your chariots in smoke, and the SWORD will devour your young lions. I will leave you no prey on the earth. The voices of your messengers will no longer be heard.”

 

Nahum 3:3 Charging cavalry, flashing SWORDS and glittering spears! Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses—

 

Nahum 3:15 There the fire will consume you; the SWORD will cut you down— they will devour you like a swarm of locusts. Multiply like grasshoppers, multiply like locusts!

 

Zephaniah 2:12 [ Cush ] “You Cushites, too, will be slain by my SWORD.”

 

Haggai 2:22 I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the SWORD of his brother.

 

Zechariah 9:13 I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, Zion, against your sons, Greece, and make you like a warrior’s SWORD.

 

Zechariah 11:17 “Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the SWORD strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!”

 

Zechariah 13:7 [ The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered ] “Awake, SWORD, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the Lord Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

 

Matthew 10:34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a SWORD.

 

Matthew 26:47 [ Jesus Arrested ] While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with SWORDS and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people.

 

Matthew 26:51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his SWORD, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

 

Matthew 26:52 “Put your SWORD back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the SWORD will die by the SWORD.

 

Matthew 26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with SWORDS and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.

 

Mark 14:43 [ Jesus Arrested ] Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with SWORDS and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.

 

Mark 14:47 Then one of those standing near drew his SWORD and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

 

Mark 14:48 “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with SWORDS and clubs to capture me?

 

Luke 2:35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a SWORD will pierce your own soul too.”

 

Luke 21:24 They will fall by the SWORD and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

 

Luke 22:36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a SWORD, sell your cloak and buy one.

 

Luke 22:38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two SWORDS.” “That’s enough!” he replied.

 

Luke 22:49 When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our SWORDS?”

 

Luke 22:52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with SWORDS and clubs?

 

John 18:10 Then Simon Peter, who had a SWORD, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)

 

John 18:11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your SWORD away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”

 

Acts 12:2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the SWORD.

 

Acts 16:27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his SWORD and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.

 

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or SWORD?

 

Romans 13:4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the SWORD for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

 

Ephesians 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the SWORD of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged SWORD, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

 

Hebrews 11:34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the SWORD; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

 

Hebrews 11:37 They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the SWORD. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—

 

Revelation 1:16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged SWORD. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

 

Revelation 2:12 [ To the Church in Pergamum ] “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged SWORD.

 

Revelation 2:16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the SWORD of my mouth.

 

Revelation 6:4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large SWORD.

 

Revelation 6:8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by SWORD, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

 

Revelation 13:10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the SWORD, with the SWORD they will be killed.” This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.

 

Revelation 13:14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the SWORD and yet lived.

 

Revelation 19:15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp SWORD with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

 

Revelation 19:21 The rest were killed with the SWORD coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

 

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