So this is what the sovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom, and I will kill the people and animals within her, 1 and I will make her desolate; from Teman to Dedan they will die 2 by the sword.
Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, 1 I am against 2 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and I will break his arms, the strong arm and the broken one, and I will make the sword drop from his hand.
I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and I will place my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan like the fatally wounded before the king of Babylon. 1
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 place my sword in the hand of the king of Babylon and he extends it against the land of Egypt.
I will shock many peoples with you, and their kings will shiver with horror because of you. When I brandish my sword before them, every moment each one will tremble for his life, on the day of your fall.
By the swords of the mighty warriors I will cause your hordes to fall – all of them are the most terrifying among the nations. They will devastate the pride of Egypt, and all its hordes will be destroyed.
Indeed, I terrified him in the land of the living, yet he will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with those killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the sovereign Lord.”
“Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is my associate,” says the Lord who rules over all. Strike the shepherd that the flock may be scattered; 1 I will turn my hand against the insignificant ones.
At that moment Jesus said to the crowd, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me like you would an outlaw? 1 Day after day I sat teaching in the temple courts, yet 2 you did not arrest me.
From his mouth extends a sharp sword, so that with it he can strike the nations. 1 He 2 will rule 3 them with an iron rod, 4 and he stomps the winepress 5 of the furious 6 wrath of God, the All-Powerful. 7
They annihilated with the sword everything that breathed in the city, 1 including men and women, young and old, as well as cattle, sheep, and donkeys.
Ehud made himself a sword – it had two edges and was eighteen inches long. 1 He strapped it under his coat on his right thigh.
Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled the sword from his right thigh, and drove it into Eglon’s 1 belly.