Old Testament Quotes (121 quotes)
The Best Positive Quotes of the Old Testament
King James Bible
What does the Bible say about? For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. For he is God's servant for your good.
Matthew - 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.
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In the Old Testament, people are sometimes commanded by God to go to war. Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men drawn near and attack. Christians use these quotes in a discussion about war and the use of violence to show that there are times when war is justified. God cannot be totally opposed to war in all circumstances. He overturned the tables of the money-changes and the benches of those selling doves.
If we listen to the music of "holy wars" without the full symphony of Scripture, we will likely distort both. Editor's Note: The Old Testament is full of much which is confusing, violent, and ambiguous. My four lovely children enjoy listening to the narratives from the Scriptures, particularly the ones that involve fantastic events: Jonah in the great fish, Jesus walking on the water or silencing the storm. A healing is also always nice. But it can be a bit less comfortable when it comes to narratives, appearing in books like Joshua, about what is commonly called "holy war. It's not uncomfortable for them, of course, because the accounts are clear and poignant, with plenty of details and action. But for myself, I wonder, "Is all this bloodshed and violence really good for my children to hear?
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually. What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.