May they be like the grass on the rooftops which withers before one can even pull it up, 1
So the guardian said to Boaz, “You may acquire it,” and he removed his sandal. 1
When he pulls it out 1 and it comes out of his back, the gleaming point 2 out of his liver, terrors come over him.
Joab reported to David the number of warriors. 1 In all Israel there were 1,100,000 2 sword-wielding soldiers; Judah alone had 470,000 sword-wielding soldiers. 3
Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way with his sword drawn in his hand; so he bowed his head and threw himself down with his face to the ground. 1
The handle went in after the blade, and the fat closed around the blade, for Ehud 1 did not pull the sword out of his belly. 2
He ordered Jether his firstborn son, “Come on! 1 Kill them!” But Jether was too afraid to draw his sword, 2 because he was still young.
The leaders 1 of all the people from all the tribes of Israel took their places in the assembly of God’s people, which numbered 2 four hundred thousand sword-wielding foot soldiers.
The men of Israel (not counting Benjamin) had mustered four hundred thousand sword-wielding soldiers, every one an experienced warrior. 1
That day twenty-five thousand 1 sword-wielding Benjaminites fell in battle, all of them capable warriors. 2
(Now this used to be the customary way to finalize a transaction involving redemption in Israel: 1 A man would remove his sandal and give it to the other party. 2 This was a legally binding act 3 in Israel.)
And the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with 1 his sword drawn in his hand, so the donkey turned aside from the road and went into the field. But Balaam beat the donkey, to make her turn back to the road.
When Joshua was near 1 Jericho, 2 he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him holding a drawn sword. 3 Joshua approached him and asked him, “Are you on our side or allied with our enemies?” 4
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their armies. There were about fifteen thousand survivors from the army of the eastern peoples; a hundred and twenty thousand sword-wielding soldiers had been killed. 1
He quickly called to the young man who carried his weapons, 1 “Draw your sword and kill me, so they will not say, 2 ‘A woman killed him.’” So the young man stabbed him and he died.
That day the Benjaminites mustered from their cities twenty-six thousand sword-wielding soldiers, besides seven hundred well-trained soldiers from Gibeah. 1
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
David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath’s 1 sword, drew it from its sheath, 2 killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.
Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and stab me with it! Otherwise these uncircumcised people will come, stab me, and torture me.” But his armor bearer refused to do it, because he was very afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.