Here's a bit of what the Bible says about owning and using arms, swords, & weapons:


[Exod 22:2] If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.


[Matthew 10:34] Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. -- Jesus


[Genesis 14:14] And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.



[Gen 27:38] And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father.  And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

[Gen 27:39] And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

[Gen 27:40] And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

[Gen 27:41] And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.



[Lev 26:6] And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

[Lev 26:7] And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

[Lev 26:8] And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.



[Lev 26:33] And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

[Lev 26:36] And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

[Lev 26:37] And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.



[Ezek 9:1.29] He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.

[Ezek 9:2] And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand;



[Job 19:29] Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

[Job 20:24.7] He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.



[Luke 11:21] When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

[Luke 11:22] But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.



[Mat 10:34] Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:  I came not to send peace, but a sword.

[Luke 22:36] Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

[Luke 22:38] And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

[Luke 22:49] When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

[Mat 26:51] And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.

[John 18:10] Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

[John 18:11] Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

[Mat 26:52] Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.



[Rom 13:1] Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

[Rom 13:2] Whosoever therefore resisteth the power [of governments], resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

[Rom 13:3] For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

[Rom 13:4] For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.



[Rev 13:10] He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.



[Rev 12:17] And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Note the use of the word "war" here. It doesn't say that Satan gets to wantonly slaughter God's people, or that God's people should lie down and submit to Satan here without a fight... It says WAR! I take that to mean each side will use arms and weapons...?


Here's a bit of what the Bible says about killing and revenge:

[Gen 4:15.31] And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him
sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.



[Exod 20:13] Thou shalt not kill.

[Exod 21:12] He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

[Exod 21:13] And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

[Exod 21:14] But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.


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