100 Bible Verses about Sword

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 183 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Luke 22:36 ESV / 130 helpful votes

He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

Matthew 10:34 ESV / 122 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Matthew 26:52-54 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 63 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 26:52 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

Luke 22:38 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Isaiah 2:4 ESV / 50 helpful votes

He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

John 14:26 ESV / 48 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 1:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Revelation 1:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes

In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 41 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 39 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 38 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Isaiah 49:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be those of his own household.

Micah 4:3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore;

Psalm 144:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Revelation 2:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.

Deuteronomy 32:41 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.

Genesis 27:40 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.”

Psalm 17:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him! Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Genesis 3:24 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Matthew 4:1-25 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ...

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Psalm 57:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Micah 5:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

They shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and treads within our border.

Nehemiah 4:17-18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other. And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.

1 Samuel 25:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And David said to his men, “Every man strap on his sword!” And every man of them strapped on his sword. David also strapped on his sword. And about four hundred men went up after David, while two hundred remained with the baggage.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

Acts 2:38 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 14:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 22:1-71 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. ...

Psalm 149:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,

John 3:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 45:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty!

Joshua 5:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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?”

1 Corinthians 14:24-25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.

Acts 7:38 ESV / 23 helpful votes

This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us.

Zechariah 13:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” declares the Lord of hosts. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Joel 3:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am a warrior.”

Romans 8:35 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Jeremiah 23:29 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 22 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

1 Samuel 13:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.”

John 16:33 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Luke 22:35-38 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

1 Peter 1:25 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

1 Chronicles 21:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to David. In all Israel there were 1,100,000 men who drew the sword, and in Judah 470,000 who drew the sword.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

John 15:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

Job 23:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Luke 22:35 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”

Matthew 4:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Leviticus 26:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Isaiah 34:5-6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom, upon the people I have devoted to destruction. The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood; it is gorged with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Ephesians 5:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

Luke 10:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Psalm 7:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;

Romans 12:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Leviticus 26:1-46 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. ...

Genesis 9:5-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Exodus 22:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Hebrews 4:1-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.” ...

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Revelation 19:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

Revelation 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Revelation 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

John 10:35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—

John 3:16-17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Judges 20:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the men of Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered 400,000 men who drew the sword; all these were men of war.

Revelation 6:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

Galatians 1:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Joshua 6:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

Deuteronomy 33:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.”

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