407 verses

Gen 3:24

(NIV)
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

(ESV)
He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Gen 27:40

(NIV)
You will live by the sword
and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless,
you will throw his yoke
from off your neck.’
(ESV)
By your sword you shall live,
and you shall serve your brother;
but when you grow restless
you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

Gen 31:26

(NIV)
Then Laban said to Jacob, ‘What have you done? You’ve deceived me, and you’ve carried off my daughters like captives in war.
(ESV)
And Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done, that you have tricked me and driven away my daughters like captives of the sword?

Gen 34:25

(NIV)
Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.
(ESV)
On the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and came against the city while it felt secure and killed all the males.

Gen 34:26

(NIV)
They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and left.
(ESV)
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house and went away.

Gen 48:22

(NIV)
And to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.’

(ESV)
Moreover, I have given to you rather than to your brothers one mountain slope that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow.”

Gen 49:5

(NIV)
‘Simeon and Levi are brothers –
their swords are weapons of violence.
(ESV)
Simeon and Levi are brothers;
weapons of violence are their swords.

Exod 5:3

(NIV)
Then they said, ‘The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the  Lord our God, or he may strike us with plagues or with the sword.’

(ESV)
Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three daysjourney into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the  Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.”

Exod 5:21

(NIV)
and they said, ‘May the  Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.’

(ESV)
and they said to them, “The  Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

Exod 15:9

(NIV)
The enemy boasted,
“I will pursue, I will overtake them.
I will divide the spoils;
I will gorge myself on them.
I will draw my sword
and my hand will destroy them.”
(ESV)
The enemy said ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’

Exod 17:13

(NIV)
So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

(ESV)
And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.

Exod 18:4

(NIV)
and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, ‘My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.’

(ESV)
and the name of the other, Eliezer (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”).

Exod 20:25

(NIV)
If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.
(ESV)
If you make me an altar of stone you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it.

Exod 22:24

(NIV)
My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.

(ESV)
and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

Exod 32:27

(NIV)
Then he said to them, ‘This is what the  Lord, the God of Israel, says: “Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbour.”’
(ESV)
And he said to them, “Thus says the  Lord God of Israel, ‘Put your sword on your side each of you, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and each of you kill his brother and his companion and his neighbor.’”

Lev 26:6

(NIV)
‘“I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.
(ESV)
I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land and the sword shall not go through your land.

Lev 26:7

(NIV)
You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
(ESV)
You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

Lev 26:8

(NIV)
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

(ESV)
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Lev 26:25

(NIV)
And I will bring the sword on you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
(ESV)
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Lev 26:33

(NIV)
I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.
(ESV)
And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

Lev 26:36

(NIV)
‘“As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a wind-blown leaf will put them to flight. They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.
(ESV)
And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues.

Lev 26:37

(NIV)
They will stumble over one another as though fleeing from the sword, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies.
(ESV)
They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Num 14:3

(NIV)
Why is the  Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?’
(ESV)
Why is the  Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?”

Num 14:43

(NIV)
for the Amalekites and the Canaanites will face you there. Because you have turned away from the  Lord, he will not be with you and you will fall by the sword.’

(ESV)
For there the Amalekites and the Canaanites are facing you, and you shall fall by the sword. Because you have turned back from following the  Lord, the  Lord will not be with you.”

Num 19:16

(NIV)
‘Anyone out in the open who touches someone who has been killed with a sword or someone who has died a natural death, or anyone who touches a human bone or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.

(ESV)
Whoever in the open field touches someone who was killed with a sword or who died naturally, or touches a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

Num 20:18

(NIV)
But Edom answered:

‘You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword.’

(ESV)
But Edom said to him, “You shall not pass through, lest I come out with the sword against you.”

Num 21:24

(NIV)
Israel, however, put him to the sword and took over his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, but only as far as the Ammonites, because their border was fortified.
(ESV)
And Israel defeated him with the edge of the sword and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as to the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was strong.

Num 22:23

(NIV)
When the donkey saw the angel of the  Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road.

(ESV)
And the donkey saw the angel of the  Lord standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand. And the donkey turned aside out of the road and went into the field. And Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the road.

Num 22:29

(NIV)
Balaam answered the donkey, ‘You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you here and now.’

(ESV)
And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have made a fool of me. I wish I had a sword in my hand, for then I would kill you.”

Num 22:31

(NIV)
Then the  Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the  Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell face down.

(ESV)
Then the  Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the  Lord standing in the way, with his drawn sword in his hand. And he bowed down and fell on his face.

Num 31:8

(NIV)
Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba – the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
(ESV)
They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

Deut 13:15

(NIV)
you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely, both its people and its livestock.
(ESV)
you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword.

Deut 20:13

(NIV)
When the  Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it.
(ESV)
And when the  Lord your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword,

Deut 28:22

(NIV)
The  Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish.
(ESV)
The  Lord will strike you with wasting disease and with fever, inflammation and fiery heat, and with drought and with blight and with mildew. They shall pursue you until you perish.

Deut 32:25

(NIV)
In the street the sword will make them childless;
in their homes terror will reign.
The young men and young women will perish,
the infants and those with grey hair.
(ESV)
Outdoors the sword shall bereave,
and indoors terror,
for young man and woman alike,
the nursing child with the man of gray hairs.

Deut 32:41

(NIV)
when I sharpen my flashing sword
and my hand grasps it in judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me.
(ESV)
if I sharpen my flashing sword
and my hand takes hold on judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries
and will repay those who hate me.

Deut 32:42

(NIV)
I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
while my sword devours flesh:
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.’
(ESV)
I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
and my sword shall devour flesh
with the blood of the slain and the captives,
from the long-haired heads of the enemy.’

Deut 33:29

(NIV)
Blessed are you, Israel!
Who is like you,
a people saved by the  Lord?
He is your shield and helper
and your glorious sword.
Your enemies will cower before you,
and you will tread on their heights.’
(ESV)
Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you,
a people saved by the  Lord,
the shield of your help,
and the sword of your triumph!
Your enemies shall come fawning to you,
and you shall tread upon their backs.”

Josh 5:2

(NIV)
At that time the  Lord said to Joshua, ‘Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.’
(ESV)
At that time the  Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.”

Josh 5:3

(NIV)
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.

(ESV)
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

Josh 5:13

(NIV)
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’

(ESV)
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?”

Josh 6:21

(NIV)
They devoted the city to the  Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it – men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.

(ESV)
Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

Josh 8:24

(NIV)
When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the wilderness where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it.
(ESV)
When Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai and struck it down with the edge of the sword.

Josh 10:11

(NIV)
As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the  Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.

(ESV)
And as they fled before Israel, while they were going down the ascent of Beth-horon, the  Lord threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died because of the hailstones than the sons of Israel killed with the sword.

Josh 10:28

(NIV)
That day Joshua took Makkedah. He put the city and its king to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it. He left no survivors. And he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.

(ESV)
As for Makkedah, Joshua captured it on that day and struck it, and its king, with the edge of the sword. He devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. And he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Josh 10:30

(NIV)
The  Lord also gave that city and its king into Israel’s hand. The city and everyone in it Joshua put to the sword. He left no survivors there. And he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho.

(ESV)
And the  Lord gave it also and its king into the hand of Israel. And he struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it; he left none remaining in it. And he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Josh 10:32

(NIV)
The  Lord gave Lachish into Israel’s hands, and Joshua took it on the second day. The city and everyone in it he put to the sword, just as he had done to Libnah.
(ESV)
And the  Lord gave Lachish into the hand of Israel, and he captured it on the second day and struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it, as he had done to Libnah.

Josh 10:35

(NIV)
They captured it that same day and put it to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it, just as they had done to Lachish.

(ESV)
And they captured it on that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword. And he devoted every person in it to destruction that day, as he had done to Lachish.

Josh 10:37

(NIV)
They took the city and put it to the sword, together with its king, its villages and everyone in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it.

(ESV)
and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword, and its king and its towns, and every person in it. He left none remaining, as he had done to Eglon, and devoted it to destruction and every person in it.

Josh 10:39

(NIV)
They took the city, its king and its villages, and put them to the sword. Everyone in it they totally destroyed. They left no survivors. They did to Debir and its king as they had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron.

(ESV)
and he captured it with its king and all its towns. And they struck them with the edge of the sword and devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. Just as he had done to Hebron and to Libnah and its king, so he did to Debir and to its king.

Josh 11:10

(NIV)
At that time Joshua turned back and captured Hazor and put its king to the sword. (Hazor had been the head of all these kingdoms.)
(ESV)
And Joshua turned back at that time and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword, for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms.

Josh 11:11

(NIV)
Everyone in it they put to the sword. They totally destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed, and he burned Hazor itself.

(ESV)
And they struck with the sword all who were in it, devoting them to destruction; there was none left that breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire.

Josh 11:12

(NIV)
Joshua took all these royal cities and their kings and put them to the sword. He totally destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the  Lord had commanded.
(ESV)
And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua captured, and struck them with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction, just as Moses the servant of the  Lord had commanded.

Josh 11:14

(NIV)
The Israelites carried off for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the sword until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed.
(ESV)
And all the spoil of these cities and the livestock, the people of Israel took for their plunder. But every person they struck with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed them, and they did not leave any who breathed.

Josh 13:22

(NIV)
In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor, who practised divination.
(ESV)
Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain.

Josh 19:47

(NIV)
(When the territory of the Danites was lost to them, they went up and attacked Leshem, took it, put it to the sword and occupied it. They settled in Leshem and named it Dan after their ancestor.)

(ESV)
When the territory of the people of Dan was lost to them, the people of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and after capturing it and striking it with the sword they took possession of it and settled in it, calling Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor.

Josh 24:12

(NIV)
I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you – also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow.
(ESV)
And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out before you, the two kings of the Amorites; it was not by your sword or by your bow.

Judg 1:8

(NIV)
The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the sword and set it on fire.

(ESV)
And the men of Judah fought against Jerusalem and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.

Judg 1:25

(NIV)
So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family.
(ESV)
And he showed them the way into the city. And they struck the city with the edge of the sword, but they let the man and all his family go.

Judg 3:16

(NIV)
Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.
(ESV)
And Ehud made for himself a sword with two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his clothes.
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