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Sword

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Sword

Of the Hebrew was pointed, sometimes two-edged, was worn in a sheath, and suspended from the girdle (Exodus 32:27; 1 Samuel 31:4; 1 Chronicles 21:27; Psalms 149:6- Proverbs 5:4; Ezekiel 16:40; 21:3-5).

It is a symbol of divine chastisement (Deuteronomy 32:25; Psalms 7:12; 78:62), and of a slanderous tongue (Psalms 57:4; 64:3; Proverbs 12:18). The word of God is likened also to a sword (Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17; Revelation 1:16). Gideon's watchword was, "The sword of the Lord" (Judges 7:20).


Naves Topical Index
Sword

Used by Gideon
Judges 7:20

Used by Goliath
1 Samuel 21:9

Used by Peter
Matthew 26:51; John 18:10

David's army equipped with
1 Chronicles 21:5

To be beaten into plowshares
Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3

Made of plowshares
Joel 3:10

Two-edged sword
Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16; Revelation 2:12

Figurative:

Of war
Genesis 27:40

Of judgments
Deuteronomy 32:41; Psalms 17:13; Hosea 11:6; Zech 13:7

Of the malicious tongue
Psalms 57:4; Proverbs 25:18

Symbolic
Genesis 3:24; Joshua 5:13; Revelation 1:16


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Sword

[ ARMS, ARMOR ]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword

SWORD, noun

1. An offensive weapon worn at the side, and used by hand either for thrusting or cutting.

2. Figuratively, destruction by war.

I will bring a sword upon you. Leviticus 26:6. Isaiah 51:19.

3. Vengeance or justice.

She quits the balance, and resigns the sword

4. Emblem of authority and power.

The ruler--beareth not the sword in vain. Romans 13:4.

5. War; dissension.

I came not to send peace, but a sword Matthew 10:34.

6. Emblem of triumph and protection.

The Lord--the sword of thy excellence. Deuteronomy 33:29.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-bearer

SWORD-BEARER, noun [sword and bear.] An officer in the city of London, who carries a sword as an emblem of justice before the lord mayor when he goes abroad.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-belt

SWORD-BELT, noun [sword and belt.] A belt by which a sword is suspended and borne by the side.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-blade

SWORD-BLADE, noun [sword and blade.] The blade or cutting part of a sword.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sworded

SWORDED, adjective Girded with a sword.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sworder

SWORDER, noun A soldier; a cut-throat. [Not in use.]


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Sword-fight

SWORD-FIGHT, noun [sword and fight.] Fencing; a combat or trial of skill with swords.


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Sword-fish

SWORD-FISH, noun [sword and fish.] A genus of fishes called in ichthyology, xiphias; so named from the nose, snout or upper jaw, which is shaped like a sword.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-grass

SWORD-GRASS, noun [sword and grass.] A kind of sedge, glader; the sweet rush, a species of Acorus.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-knot

SWORD-KNOT, noun [sword and knot.] A ribin tied to the hilt of a sword.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-law

SWORD-LAW, noun [sword and law.] Violence; government by force.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-man

SWORD-MAN, noun [sword and man.] A soldier; a fighting man.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-player

SWORD-PLAYER, noun [sword and player.] A fencer; a gladiator; one who exhibits his skill in the use of the sword.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sword-shaped

SWORD-SHAPED, adjective [sword and shape.] Ensiform; shaped like a sword; as a sword-shaped leaf.