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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Destroyed peoples; for Israel, confidence in God: & God's sword
God; Almighty
Punishment;: & God's sword, Hanged, Israel, Leprosy
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Sword, The
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Greek - sword, swords
Greek - sword
Hebrew - sword
Hebrew - sword, swords, swordsmen
Hebrew - drawn sword, drawn swords
Hebrew - point of the sword
Hebrew - glittering sword
Hebrew - sword
Hebrew - sword

Of the Hebrew was pointed, sometimes two-edged, was worn in a sheath, and suspended from the girdle (Exodus 32:27; 1 Samuel 31:4; 1 Chronicles 21:27; Psalms 149:6: Proverbs 5:4; Ezekiel 16:40; 21:3-5).

It is a symbol of divine chastisement (Deuteronomy 32:25; Psalms 7:12; 78:62), and of a slanderous tongue (Psalms 57:4; 64:3; Proverbs 12:18). The word of God is likened also to a sword (Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17; Revelation 1:16). Gideon's watchword was, "The sword of the Lord" (Judges 7:20).

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Sword'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1897.


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