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Sword, The


1. Probable origin. Ge 3:24.

2. Was pointed. Eze 21:15.

3. Frequently had two edges. Ps 149:6.

4. Described as

a. Sharp. Ps 57:4.

b. Bright. Na 3:3.

c. Glittering. De 32:41; Job 20:25.

d. Oppressive. Jer 46:16.

e. Hurtful. Ps 144:10.

5. Carried in a sheath or scabbard. 1Ch 21:27; Jer 47:6; Eze 21:3-5.

6. Suspended from the girdle. 1Sa 17:39; 2Sa 20:8; Ne 4:18; Ps 45:3.

7. Was used

a. By the patriarchs. Ge 34:25; 48:22.

b. By the Jews. Jdj 20:2; 2Sa 24:9.

c. By heathen nations. Jdj 7:22; 1Sa 15:33.

d. For self-defence. Lu 22:36.

e. For destruction of enemies. Nu 21:24; Jos 6:21.

f. For punishing criminals. 1Sa 15:33; Ac 12:2.

g. Sometimes for self-destruction. 1Sa 31:4,5; Ac 16:27.

8. Hebrews early acquainted with making of. 1Sa 13:19.

9. In time of war, plough shares made into. Joe 3:10.

10. In time of peace made into plough shares. Isa 2:4; Mic 4:3.

11. Sharpened and furbished before going to war. Ps 7:12; Eze 21:9.

12. Was brandished over the head. Eze 32:10.

13. Was thrust through enemies. Eze 16:40.

14. Often threatened as a punishment. Le 26:25,33; De 32:25.

15. Often sent as a punishment. Ezr 9:7; Ps 78:62.

16. Was one of God’s four sore judgments. Eze 14:21.

17. Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness. Nu 19:16.

18. Illustrative

a. Of the word of God. Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12.

b. Of the word of Christ. Isa 49:2; Re 1:16.

c. Of the justice of God. De 32:41; Zec 13:7.

d. Of the protection of God. De 33:29.

e. Of war and contention. Mt 10:34.

f. Of severe and heavy calamities. Eze 5:2,17; 14:17; 21:9.

g. Of deep mental affliction. Lu 2:35.

h. Of the wicked. Ps 17:13.

i. Of the tongue of the wicked. Ps 57:4; 64:3; Pr 12:18.

j. Of persecuting spirit of the wicked. Ps 37:14.

k. Of the end of the wicked. Pr 5:4.

l. Of false witnesses. Pr 25:18.

m. Of judicial authority. Ro 13:4.

n. (Drawing of,) of war and destruction. Le 26:33; Eze 21:3-5.

o. (Putting, into its sheath,) of peace and friendship. Jer 47:6.

p. (Living by,) of rapine. Ge 27:40.

q. (Not departing from one’s house,) of perpetual calamity. 2Sa 12:10.