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Sling

[ARMS, ARMOR]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Sling

An instrument much used in war before the invention of firearms. It was a formidable weapon in hands like those of David and the Benjamites, Jud 20:16 1 Samuel 17:48-50 1 Chronicles 12:2 2 Chronicles 26:14.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
With a sling and a stone David smote the Philistine giant (1 Samuel 17:40, 49). There were 700 Benjamites who were so skilled in its use that with the left hand they "could sling stones at a hair breadth, and not miss" (Judges 20:16; 1 Chronicles 12:2). It was used by the Israelites in war (2 Kings 3:25). (see ARMS.)

The words in Proverbs 26:8, "As he that bindeth a stone in a sling," etc. (Authorized Version), should rather, as in the Revised Version, be "As a bag of gems in a heap of stones," etc.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.

2. (n.) The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.

3. (n.) A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension

4. (n.) A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.

5. (n.) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.

6. (n.) A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.

7. (n.) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.

8. (v. t.) To throw with a sling.

9. (v. t.) To throw; to hurl; to cast.

10. (v. t.) To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

11. (v. t.) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

12. (n.) A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SLING

See ARMOR, III, 2.

Strong's Hebrew
4773. margemah -- a sling
... 4772, 4773. margemah. 4774 . a sling. Transliteration: margemah Phonetic
Spelling: (mar-gay-maw') Short Definition: sling. Word ...
/hebrew/4773.htm - 6k

7049. qala' -- to sling, hurl forth
... 7048, 7049. qala'. 7049a . to sling, hurl forth. Transliteration: qala' Phonetic
Spelling: (kaw-lah') Short Definition: carve. carve, sling out ...
/hebrew/7049.htm - 5k

7050a. qela -- a sling
... qela. 7050b . a sling. Transliteration: qela Short Definition: sling. Word Origin
from qala Definition a sling NASB Word Usage sling (5), slingstones* (1). ...
/hebrew/7050a.htm - 5k

7050. qela' -- a sling
... 7049b, 7050. qela'. 7050a . a sling. Transliteration: qela' Phonetic Spelling:
(keh'-lah) Short Definition: hanging. hanging, leaf, sling ...
/hebrew/7050.htm - 5k

7049a. qala -- to sling, hurl forth
... to sling, hurl forth. Transliteration: qala Short Definition: sling. ... root Definition
to sling, hurl forth NASB Word Usage sling (2), slinging (1), slung (1). ...
/hebrew/7049a.htm - 5k

68. eben -- a stone
... From the root of banah through the meaning to build; a stone -- + carbuncle, + mason, +
plummet, (chalk-, hail-, head-, sling-)stone(-ny), (divers) weight(-s). ...
/hebrew/68.htm - 6k

3709. kaph -- hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot) ...
... From kaphaph; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole,
and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a ...
/hebrew/3709.htm - 6k

Library

Use what You Have.
... its new leader. David had only a leather sling, home-made likely, and a
few smooth stones out of the running brook. He had skill ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on service/use what you have.htm

The victory of Unarmed Faith
... his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put
them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the victory of unarmed faith.htm

David.
... So he went out in his shepherd's dress, with only his staff and sling; and Goliath,
who was very angry at this, cried out: "Am Ia dog, that thou comest against ...
//christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/wee ones bible stories/david.htm

David and Goliath.
... His sling is on his arm, and his bag by his side. ... Thus God enabled this ruddy youth
to overcome the giant Philistine, and to slay him with a sling and a stone. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/david and goliath.htm

The Folly and Danger of Being not Righteous Enough
... But as David came out against Goliath, not armed as the champion was, with sword
and spear, but with a sling and stone, and then cut off his head with his own ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the folly and danger of.htm

Saul's Armor. 1Sam 17:38-40
... And ventured forth with none. With only sling and pebble. He fought the fight of
faith; ... To plead the name of Jesus,. And use the sling of prayer; ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 28 sauls armor 1sam.htm

David the Shepherd Youth.
... He was down in the hollow with his shepherd's staff and dog and sling, playing upon
his harp, and watching from afar the fire and smoke and crowds, as he kept ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/david the shepherd youth.htm

The Power of a Pebble.
... He took his staff in hand, and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them
in his shepherd's bag, and with his sling in his hand, he drew near to the ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xx the power of.htm

The Story of David, the Shepherd Boy
... And David, alone all day, practiced throwing stones in a sling, until he
could strike exactly the place for which he aimed. When ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of david the.htm

The Story of David
... There was another thing, too, that he learned to do with the same care and patient
perseverance, and that was to use his shepherd's sling. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/steedman/david the shepherd boy/the story of david.htm

Thesaurus
Sling (11 Occurrences)
... With a sling and a stone David smote the Philistine giant (1 Samuel 17:40, 49). ... The
words in Proverbs 26:8, "As he that bindeth a stone in a sling," etc. ...
/s/sling.htm - 12k

Sling-stones (2 Occurrences)
Sling-stones. Slingstones, Sling-stones. Slink . Multi-Version
Concordance Sling-stones (2 Occurrences). Job 41:28 The ...
/s/sling-stones.htm - 7k

Armor (53 Occurrences)
... I. ARMOR IN GENERAL-OLD TESTAMENT II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT; POLYBIUS III. OFFENSIVE
WEAPONS 1. Rod 2. Sling 3. Bow and Arrows 4. Spear-Javelin 5. Sword IV. ...
/a/armor.htm - 41k

Arms (166 Occurrences)
... I. ARMOR IN GENERAL-OLD TESTAMENT II. IN THE NEW TESTAMENT; POLYBIUS III. OFFENSIVE
WEAPONS 1. Rod 2. Sling 3. Bow and Arrows 4. Spear-Javelin 5. Sword IV. ...
/a/arms.htm - 56k

Pocket (3 Occurrences)
... his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put
them in the shepherd's bag that he had, into the pocket; and his sling was in ...
/p/pocket.htm - 8k

Bought (66 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as
in a rope. 2. (n.) The part of a sling that contains the stone. 3. (v.) imp. ...
/b/bought.htm - 28k

Lefthanded (2 Occurrences)
... The other instance is that of the 700 selected Benjamites, who, though lefthanded,
"could sling stones at a hair-breadth, and not miss" (Judges 20:16; of 1 ...
/l/lefthanded.htm - 8k

Bundle (8 Occurrences)
... God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies, as from the hollow of
a sling. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Song ...
/b/bundle.htm - 10k

Slingers (2 Occurrences)
... Zechariah 9:15 Jehovah of Hosts doth cover them over, And they consumed, and subdued
sling-stones, Yea, they have drunk, They have made a noise as wine, And ...
/s/slingers.htm - 7k

Securely (43 Occurrences)
... life with Yahweh your God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies,
as from the hollow of a sling. (See NIV). 1 Kings 2:24 Now ...
/s/securely.htm - 18k

Concordance
Sling (11 Occurrences)

Judges 20:16
Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men left-handed; everyone could sling stones at a hair-breadth, and not miss.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 17:40
He took his staff in his hand, and chose for himself five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the shepherd's bag which he had, even in his wallet. His sling was in his hand; and he drew near to the Philistine.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 17:49
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and hurled it with his sling, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
(WBS YLT)

1 Samuel 17:50
So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine, and killed him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 25:29
Though men may rise up to pursue you, and to seek your soul, yet the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with Yahweh your God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies, as from the hollow of a sling.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:2
They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in slinging stones and in shooting arrows from the bow: they were of Saul's brothers of Benjamin.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 26:14
Uzziah prepared for them, even for all the army, shields, and spears, and helmets, and coats of mail, and bows, and stones for slinging.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 41:28
The arrow can't make him flee. Sling stones are like chaff to him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 26:8
As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 10:18
For thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and will distress them, that they may feel it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Zechariah 9:15
Yahweh of Armies will defend them; and they will destroy and overcome with sling stones; and they will drink, and roar as through wine; and they will be filled like bowls, like the corners of the altar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Sling

Sling used for Throwing Stones

Sling used in War

Sling: David Kills Goliath With A

Sling: Dextrous Use of

Related Terms

Sling-stones (2 Occurrences)

Armor (53 Occurrences)

Arms (166 Occurrences)

Pocket (3 Occurrences)

Bought (66 Occurrences)

Lefthanded (2 Occurrences)

Bundle (8 Occurrences)

Slingers (2 Occurrences)

Securely (43 Occurrences)

Slingstones (3 Occurrences)

Pursuing (50 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Army (401 Occurrences)

Hollow (35 Occurrences)

Slang (1 Occurrence)

Philistine (63 Occurrences)

Pursue (104 Occurrences)

Hurl (14 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Souls (114 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Korahites (7 Occurrences)

Nettles (5 Occurrences)

Onager (1 Occurrence)

Left-handed (3 Occurrences)

Goliath (6 Occurrences)

Wallet (7 Occurrences)

Forehead (23 Occurrences)

Triumphed (8 Occurrences)

David's (142 Occurrences)

Drenched (11 Occurrences)

Miss (7 Occurrences)

Bindeth (25 Occurrences)

Binds (14 Occurrences)

Boisterous (5 Occurrences)

Bealiah (1 Occurrence)

Chooseth (19 Occurrences)

Armour (32 Occurrences)

Arrow (34 Occurrences)

Sacrificial (12 Occurrences)

Slung (2 Occurrences)

Sons (2429 Occurrences)

Scrip (7 Occurrences)

Slink (1 Occurrence)

Shepherd's (3 Occurrences)

Slimy (1 Occurrence)

Smooth (39 Occurrences)

Hair-breadth (1 Occurrence)

Shepherds (55 Occurrences)

Persians (6 Occurrences)

Binding (23 Occurrences)

Prevailed (46 Occurrences)

Chaff (24 Occurrences)

Habiliments (2 Occurrences)

Picked (43 Occurrences)

Draweth (52 Occurrences)

Shepherd (76 Occurrences)

Stronger (59 Occurrences)

Samaria (123 Occurrences)

Protect (32 Occurrences)

Subdue (26 Occurrences)

Basins (33 Occurrences)

Breadth (100 Occurrences)

Trample (34 Occurrences)

Defend (38 Occurrences)

Approached (61 Occurrences)

Chose (59 Occurrences)

Middle (169 Occurrences)

Subdued (41 Occurrences)

Choice (113 Occurrences)

Bowls (47 Occurrences)

Korah (51 Occurrences)

Feel (58 Occurrences)

Roar (53 Occurrences)

Hair (135 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Corners (56 Occurrences)

Tread (60 Occurrences)

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