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Prisoner of War

GENESIS 14:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

1 SAMUEL 30:1,2Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
    1 Samuel 30:1 Meaning
  • 2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
    1 Samuel 30:2 Meaning

Cruelty to


• Putting to Death

NUMBERS 31:9-20Verses in the Bible

  • 9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
    Numbers 31:9 Meaning
  • 10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.
    Numbers 31:10 Meaning
  • 11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
    Numbers 31:11 Meaning
  • 12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.
    Numbers 31:12 Meaning
  • 13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.
    Numbers 31:13 Meaning
  • 14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.
    Numbers 31:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
    Numbers 31:15 Meaning
  • 16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord.
    Numbers 31:16 Meaning
  • 17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
    Numbers 31:17 Meaning
  • 18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
    Numbers 31:18 Meaning
  • 19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
    Numbers 31:19 Meaning
  • 20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.
    Numbers 31:20 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 20:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:

DEUTERONOMY 21:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,

JOSHUA 8:29In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.

JOSHUA 10:15-40Verses in the Bible

  • 15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.
    Joshua 10:15 Meaning
  • 16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.
    Joshua 10:16 Meaning
  • 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.
    Joshua 10:17 Meaning
  • 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:
    Joshua 10:18 Meaning
  • 19 And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the Lord your God hath delivered them into your hand.
    Joshua 10:19 Meaning
  • 20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.
    Joshua 10:20 Meaning
  • 21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
    Joshua 10:21 Meaning
  • 22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave.
    Joshua 10:22 Meaning
  • 23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
    Joshua 10:23 Meaning
  • 24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them.
    Joshua 10:24 Meaning
  • 25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.
    Joshua 10:25 Meaning
  • 26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
    Joshua 10:26 Meaning
  • 27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.
    Joshua 10:27 Meaning
  • 28 And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho.
    Joshua 10:28 Meaning
  • 29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah:
    Joshua 10:29 Meaning
  • 30 And the Lord delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho.
    Joshua 10:30 Meaning
  • 31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:
    Joshua 10:31 Meaning
  • 32 And the Lord delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
    Joshua 10:32 Meaning
  • 33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.
    Joshua 10:33 Meaning
  • 34 And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it:
    Joshua 10:34 Meaning
  • 35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish.
    Joshua 10:35 Meaning
  • 36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:
    Joshua 10:36 Meaning
  • 37 And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were therein.
    Joshua 10:37 Meaning
  • 38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it:
    Joshua 10:38 Meaning
  • 39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.
    Joshua 10:39 Meaning
  • 40 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded.
    Joshua 10:40 Meaning

JOSHUA 11:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire.

JUDGES 7:25In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 25 And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.

JUDGES 8:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, Rise thou, and fall upon us: for as the man is, so is his strength. And Gideon arose, and slew Zebah and Zalmunna, and took away the ornaments that were on their camels' necks.

JUDGES 21:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 And this is the thing that ye shall do, Ye shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that hath lain by man.

1 SAMUEL 15:32,33Verses in the Bible

  • 32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
    1 Samuel 15:32 Meaning
  • 33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.
    1 Samuel 15:33 Meaning

2 SAMUEL 8:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

2 KINGS 8:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.

JEREMIAH 39:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

• Twenty Thousand, by Amaziah

2 CHRONICLES 25:11,12Verses in the Bible

  • 11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
    2 Chronicles 25:11 Meaning
  • 12 And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.
    2 Chronicles 25:12 Meaning

• Ripping Women With Child

2 KINGS 8:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.

2 KINGS 15:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

AMOS 1:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:

• Tortured Under Saws and Harrows

2 SAMUEL 12:31In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 31 And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.

1 CHRONICLES 20:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

• Blinded

JUDGES 16:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

JEREMIAH 39:7In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.

• Maimed

JUDGES 1:6,7Verses in the Bible

  • 6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
    Judges 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
    Judges 1:7 Meaning

• Ravished

LAMENTATIONS 5:11-13Verses in the Bible

ZECHARIAH 14:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

• Enslaved

DEUTERONOMY 20:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

2 KINGS 5:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

PSALM 44:12In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

JOEL 3:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

• Robbed

EZEKIEL 23:25,26Verses in the Bible

  • 25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.
    Ezekiel 23:25 Meaning
  • 26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fair jewels.
    Ezekiel 23:26 Meaning

• Confined in Pits

ISAIAH 51:14In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.

Other Indignities to

ISAIAH 20:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Kindness to

2 KINGS 25:27-30Verses in the Bible

  • 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
    2 Kings 25:27 Meaning
  • 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
    2 Kings 25:28 Meaning
  • 29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
    2 Kings 25:29 Meaning
  • 30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.
    2 Kings 25:30 Meaning

PSALM 106:46In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

Advanced to Positions in State

GENESIS 41:39-45Verses in the Bible

  • 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
    Genesis 41:39 Meaning
  • 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
    Genesis 41:40 Meaning
  • 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:41 Meaning
  • 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
    Genesis 41:42 Meaning
  • 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:43 Meaning
  • 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:44 Meaning
  • 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
    Genesis 41:45 Meaning

ESTHER 2:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.

DANIEL 1Verses in the Bible

  • 1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
    Daniel 1:1 Meaning
  • 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
    Daniel 1:2 Meaning
  • 3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes;
    Daniel 1:3 Meaning
  • 4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
    Daniel 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
    Daniel 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
    Daniel 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
    Daniel 1:7 Meaning
  • 8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
    Daniel 1:8 Meaning
  • 9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
    Daniel 1:9 Meaning
  • 10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
    Daniel 1:10 Meaning
  • 11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
    Daniel 1:11 Meaning
  • 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
    Daniel 1:12 Meaning
  • 13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
    Daniel 1:13 Meaning
  • 14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.
    Daniel 1:14 Meaning
  • 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
    Daniel 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
    Daniel 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
    Daniel 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
    Daniel 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.
    Daniel 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
    Daniel 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
    Daniel 1:21 Meaning

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