20 The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches(A) in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword(B) for the Lord and for Gideon!”

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12 If he does not relent,(A)
    he[a] will sharpen his sword;(B)
    he will bend and string his bow.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 7:12 Or If anyone does not repent, / God
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Gird your sword(A) on your side, you mighty one;(B)
    clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.(C)

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Deliverance of Israel

27 In that day,(A)

the Lord will punish with his sword(B)
    his fierce, great and powerful sword—
Leviathan(C) the gliding serpent,(D)
    Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monster(E) of the sea.

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The sword(A) of the Lord is bathed in blood,
    it is covered with fat—
the blood of lambs and goats,
    fat from the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice(B) in Bozrah(C)
    and a great slaughter(D) in the land of Edom.

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16 For with fire(A) and with his sword(B)
    the Lord will execute judgment(C) on all people,
    and many will be those slain(D) by the Lord.

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12 Over all the barren heights in the desert
    destroyers will swarm,
for the sword(A) of the Lord(B) will devour(C)
    from one end of the land to the other;(D)
    no one will be safe.(E)

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“Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Lord says:

“‘A sword, a sword,
    sharpened and polished—
10 sharpened for the slaughter,(A)
    polished to flash like lightning!

“‘Shall we rejoice in the scepter of my royal son? The sword despises every such stick.(B)

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