20 but if you resist and rebel,(A)
    you will be devoured by the sword.”(B)
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.(C)

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He made my mouth(A) like a sharpened sword,(B)
    in the shadow of his hand(C) he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow(D)
    and concealed me in his quiver.

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12 For the word of God(A) is alive(B) and active.(C) Sharper than any double-edged sword,(D) it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.(E)

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To the Church in Pergamum

12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum(A) write:

These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.(B)

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16 Repent(A) therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.(B)

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15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword(A) with which to strike down(B) the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”[a](C) He treads the winepress(D) of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:15 Psalm 2:9
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21 The rest were killed with the sword(A) coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse,(B) and all the birds(C) gorged themselves on their flesh.

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