The priest replied, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the valley of Elah, is wrapped in a garment behind the ephod. If you wish, take it for yourself. Other than that, there’s nothing here.” David said, “There’s nothing like it! Give it to me!”
And they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Let us go a three-day journey 1 into the desert so that we may sacrifice 2 to the Lord our God, so that he does not strike us with plague or the sword.” 3
“‘As for 1 the ones who remain among you, I will bring despair into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a blowing leaf will pursue them, and they will flee as one who flees the sword and fall down even though there is no pursuer.
May his blood whirl over 1 the head of Joab and the entire house of his father! 2 May the males of Joab’s house 3 never cease to have 4 someone with a running sore or a skin disease or one who works at the spindle 5 or one who falls by the sword or one who lacks food!”
One day, 1 as he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, 2 his sons 3 Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword. 4 They escaped to the land of Ararat; his son Esarhaddon replaced him as king.
One day, 1 as he was worshiping 2 in the temple of his god Nisroch, 3 his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword. 4 They ran away to the land of Ararat; his son Esarhaddon replaced him as king.
The sounds of battle 1 will resound to the ends of the earth. For the Lord will bring charges against the nations. 2 He will pass judgment on all humankind and will hand the wicked over to be killed in war.’ 3 The Lord so affirms it! 4
Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him stood up, pulled out their swords, and killed Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan. Thus Ishmael killed the man that the king of Babylon had appointed to govern the country.
ר (Resh) Look, O Lord! I am distressed; 1 my stomach is in knots! 2 My heart is pounding 3 inside me. Yes, I was terribly rebellious! 4 Out in the street the sword bereaves a mother of her children; 5 Inside the house death is present. 6
ש (Sin/Shin) The young boys and old men lie dead on the ground in the streets. My young women 1 and my young men have fallen by the sword. You killed them when you were angry; 2 you slaughtered them without mercy. 3
“At that time 1 I will make a covenant for them with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creatures that crawl on the ground. I will abolish 2 the warrior’s bow and sword – that is, every weapon of warfare 3 – from the land, and I will allow them to live securely.” 4
Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the flock! May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither completely away, and his right eye become completely blind!”
three 1 years of famine, or three months being chased by your enemies and struck down by their swords, 2 or three days being struck down by the Lord, during which a plague will invade the land and the Lord’s messenger will destroy throughout Israel’s territory.’ 3 Now, decide what I should tell the one who sent me.”