KJV Dictionary Definition: sword



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. Lev.26. Is.51.

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. Rom.13.

5. War; dissension.

I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matt.10.

6. Emblem of triumph and protection.

The Lord--the sword of thy excellence. Deut.33.


SWORDED, a. Girded with a sword.