“‘He gave it to be polished, to be grasped in the hand – the sword is sharpened, it is polished – giving it into the hand of the executioner.
“Son of man, prophesy and say: ‘This is what the Lord says: “‘A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also polished.
So all Israel had to go down to the Philistines in order to get their plowshares, cutting instruments, axes, and sickles
If a person
It is sharpened for slaughter, it is polished to flash like lightning! “‘Should we rejoice in the scepter of my son? No! The sword despises every tree!
Their tongues wound like a serpent;
I will sharpen my lightning-like sword, and my hand will grasp hold of the weapon of judgment;
If an iron axhead
Harness the horses to the chariots! Mount your horses! Put on your helmets and take your positions! Sharpen you spears! Put on your armor!
Your tongue carries out your destructive plans;
and you must teach
He made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hid me in the hollow of his hand; he made me like a sharpened
So hearts melt with fear and many stumble. At all their gates I have stationed the sword for slaughter. Ah! It is made to flash, it is drawn for slaughter!
Their arrows are sharpened, and all their bows are prepared.
A blacksmith works with his tool