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Deuteronomy 33:29 (a) GOD Himself takes this name because He alone is able to guard Israel and to preserve them from their enemies.

Joshua 5:13 (b) The man in this passage is the Holy Spirit. The sword in His hand is the Word of GOD. When the sword is with CHRIST, it is in His mouth. He speaks the word, and the Holy Spirit uses it effectively, as the Lord of the harvest.

2 Samuel 12:10 (b) The reference here is to war with all of its ravaging and killing effects.

1 Chronicles 21:16 (b) Again we see the sword of the Spirit which brings a curse upon the people. This same truth is mentioned in Isaiah 40:7. The Spirit of GOD punishes and curses just the same as GOD the Father, and GOD the Son.

Psalm 7:12 (b) This is a picture of GOD's judgments by which He will punish men for their iniquities.

Psalm 45:3 (a) David desired the judgments of the Lord JESUS CHRIST to be put into effect. He looked forward to the time when CHRIST would take His place as King of kings, and the Lord of lords.

Psalm 57:4 (a) The tongue is described as being this sharp, cruel instrument that brings damage and injury to many. Terrible destruction of heart, mind and life are brought about by a cruel tongue which cuts deeply into the hearts of the hearers. (See also Psalm 55:21; Psalm 64:3).

Psalm 149:6 (b) The reference here is to the Word of GOD, the Bible. It does indeed cut down false faith, destroys doubts, and condemns the sinner. (See also Revelation 1:16).

Proverbs 5:4 (a) The lips of a strange woman do indeed cut down and permanently injure many a life. That hurts the heart, destroys the family, and often injures the body. (See Proverbs 12:18).

Proverbs 25:18 (a) The gossiping man who carries tales from one to another injures, harms and hurts as the sword hurts the body. The damage is most severe in many cases as he separates friends, and brings hatred into hearts.

Isaiah 49:2 (a) The words that come from the mouth of our precious Lord are indeed a sharp instrument for bringing consternation to His enemies, and punishment to all His foes. (See also Revelation 19:15).

Zechariah 9:13 (a) This is a wonderful picture of the way that GOD will use Israel as a sharp instrument to fight and subdue His enemies on the earth.

Zechariah 13:7 (b) In this unusual way GOD describes how He Himself will bring about the punishment of our Lord JESUS on Calvary when He was made sin for us, and was punished in our stead.

Luke 2:35 (a) By this picture we understand the deep sorrow that would pierce the heart of Mary when she saw her Son, her first. born, mistreated, misunderstood, and crucified on the Cross.

Ephesians 6:17 (a) This type represents the Word of GOD which effectually works in the souls of men. (See also Hebrews 4:12).

Revelation 1:16 (b) The Bible is this sword. It cuts down its enemies, it cuts the attachments of men to their sins, it conquers the enemy, it brings victory to GOD's people.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Sword'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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