The Israelites plundered all the goods of these cities and the cattle, but they totally destroyed all the people 1 and allowed no one who breathed to live.
The Benjaminites again attacked them from Gibeah and struck down eighteen thousand sword-wielding Israelite soldiers. 1
The Lord annihilated Benjamin before Israel; the Israelites struck down that day 25,100 sword-wielding Benjaminites. 1
For I, the Lord God of Israel, have something more to say about the houses in this city and the royal buildings which have been torn down for defenses against the siege ramps and military incursions of the Babylonians: 1
That day Joshua captured Makkedah and put the sword to it and its king. He annihilated everyone who lived in it; he left no survivors. He did to its king what he had done to the king of Jericho. 1
They captured it and put the sword to its king, all its surrounding cities, and all who lived in it; they 1 left no survivors. As they 2 had done at Eglon, they 3 annihilated it and all who lived there.
Then Abner called out to Joab, “Must the sword devour forever? Don’t you realize that this will turn bitter in the end? When will you tell the people to turn aside from pursuing their brothers?”
Solomon was told, “Look, Adonijah fears you; 1 see, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘May King Solomon solemnly promise 2 me today that he will not kill his servant with the sword.’”
Jehoiada the priest ordered the officers of the units of hundreds, who were in charge of the army, 1 “Bring her outside the temple to the guards. 2 Put the sword to anyone who follows her.” The priest gave this order because he had decided she should not be executed in the Lord’s temple. 3
But you have been thrown out of your grave like a shoot that is thrown away. 1 You lie among 2 the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for 3 the stones of the pit, 4 as if you were a mangled corpse. 5
“I will punish them in four different ways: I will have war kill them. I will have dogs drag off their dead bodies. I will have birds and wild beasts devour and destroy their corpses. 1
In this place I will thwart 1 the plans of the people of Judah and Jerusalem. I will deliver them over to the power of their enemies who are seeking to kill them. They will die by the sword 2 at the hands of their enemies. 3 I will make their dead bodies food for the birds and wild beasts to eat.