Suppose he goes with someone else 1 to the forest to cut wood and when he raises the ax 2 to cut the tree, the ax head flies loose 3 from the handle and strikes 4 his fellow worker 5 so hard that he dies. The person responsible 6 may then flee to one of these cities to save himself. 7
This very day the Lord will deliver you into my hand! I will strike you down and cut off your head. This day I will give the corpses of the Philistine army to the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land. Then all the land will realize that Israel has a God
Burn a third of it in the fire inside the city when the days of your siege are completed. Take a third and slash it with a sword all around the city. Scatter a third to the wind, and I will unleash a sword behind them.
I saw the sovereign One 1 standing by the altar 2 and he said, “Strike the tops of the support pillars, 3 so the thresholds shake! Knock them down on the heads of all the people, 4 and I will kill the survivors 5 with the sword. No one will be able to run away; 6 no one will be able to escape. 7
and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ 1 and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 2
The Lord your God will deliver it over to you 1 and you must kill every single male by the sword.
The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, eczema, and scabies, all of which cannot be healed.
Indeed God strikes the heads of his enemies, the hairy foreheads of those who persist in rebellion. 1
I too will clap my hands together, I will exhaust my rage; I the Lord have spoken.”
Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah! Listen to me! You wives of Lamech, hear my words! I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man 1 for hurting me.
the Israelites counterattacked. 1 Benjamin had begun to strike down the Israelites; 2 they struck down 3 about thirty men. They said, “There’s no doubt about it! They are totally defeated as in the earlier battle.”
When he saw the angel who was destroying the people, David said to the Lord, “Look, it is I who have sinned and done this evil thing! As for these sheep – what have they done? Attack me and my family.” 1
The craftsman encourages the metalsmith, the one who wields the hammer encourages 1 the one who pounds on the anvil. He approves the quality of the welding, 2 and nails it down so it won’t fall over.”