Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/18

“Assault With a ….” by Rick Sanders

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Dandelion wind (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

‘An assault with a deadly weapon’ is commonly heard in societies where violence is high or extreme. Often no notice is taken of the phase due to how widely the phrase is used.

Yet, the Bible uses this same concept when speaking in Proverbs.

In the New Living Translation, we read in Proverbs 25:18:

Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

The ax, sword, and arrow are all deadly weapons. Yet, lying also is a deadly weapon. The mortality is threatened in each degree of weapon chosen from the slaughter an ax can yield to the focused wound an arrow can give.

Lying is lethal. Lying wounds. Lying is an assault with a deadly weapon.


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