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Curse those who do not do the LORD's work with all their heart! Curse those who do not slash and kill!)
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Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully: and cursed be he that withholdeth his sword from blood.
Jeremiah 50:25 The Lord hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his wrath: for the Lord the God of hosts hath a work to be done in the land of the Chaldeans.
Numbers 31:14-18 And Moses being angry with the chief officers of the army, the tribunes, and the centurions that were come from the battle, . . .
Judges 5:23 Curse ye the land of Meroz, said the angel of the Lord: curse the inhabitants thereof, because they came not to the help of the Lord, to help his most valiant men.
1 Samuel 15:3,9,13 Now therefore go, and smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath: spare him not, nor covet anything that is his: but slay both man and woman, child and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. . . .
1 Kings 20:42 And he said to him: Thus saith the Lord. Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man worthy of death, thy life shall be for his life, and thy people for his people.
ContextThe Judgment on Moab
…9Give a flower to Moab, for in its flower it shall go out: and the cities thereof shall be desolate, and uninhabited. 10Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully: and cursed be he that withholdeth his sword from blood.11Moab hath been fruitful from his youth, and hath rested upon his lees: and hath not been poured out from vessel to vessel, nor hath gone into captivity: therefore his taste hath remained in him, and his scent is not changed.…
1 Kings 20:39
And as the king passed by, he cried to the king, and said: Thy servant went out to fight hand to hand: and when a certain man was run away, one brought him to me, and said: Keep this man: and if he shall slip away, thy life shall be for his life, or thou shalt pay a talent of silver.
1 Kings 20:40
And whilst I, in the hurry, turned this way and that, on a sudden he was not to be seen. And the king of Israel said to him: This is thy judgment, which thyself hast decreed.
2 Kings 13:19
And the man of God was angry with him, and said: If thou hadst smitten five or six or seven times, thou hadst smitten Syria even to utter destruction: but now three times shalt thou smite it.
And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: Cursed is the man that shall not hearken to the words of this covenant,
O thou sword of the Lord, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Go into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
How shall it be quiet, when the Lord hath given it a charge against Ascalon, and against the countries thereof by the sea side, and there hath made an appointment for it?
Destroy all her valiant men, let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them, for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Additional TranslationsCursed be the one who is negligent in doing the work of the LORD, and cursed is he who withholds his sword from bloodshed.Cursed be he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently; and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
Cursed is the man that does the works of the Lord carelessly, keeping back his sword from blood.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood!
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
Cursed is he who does the work of Yahweh negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.
Cursed is he who is doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, And cursed is he Who is withholding his sword from blood.
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