Archery In The Bible
The term “archer” can refer to anyone who uses a bow to shoot arrows. Archers have existed for thousands of years all over the world in many different cultures. An archer must be proficient in using a bow and arrow. The purpose of the archer is to acquire its target and send the arrow to the position it wants to hit on that target.
As Christians, our job is to preach the Good News of the gospel. We are commissioned to preach the Word of God. And just like an archer, we preach the news about the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with the hopes that those words hit the fibers of the heart of the people listening.
Bible Verses About Archery
Genesis 21:20 – God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and as he grew up, he became an archer
Genesis 49:23 – The archers have severely grieved him, shot at him, and persecuted him:
Numbers 24:8 – God brings him out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox. He shall consume the nations his adversaries, shall break their bones in pieces, and pierce them with his arrows.
Deuteronomy 32:23 – “I will heap evils on them. I will spend my arrows on them.
Deuteronomy 32:42 – I will make my arrows drunk with blood. My sword shall devour flesh with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the head of the leaders of the enemy.”
Judges 5:11 – Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, there they will rehearse Yahweh’s righteous acts, the righteous acts of his rule in Israel. “Then Yahweh’s people went down to the gates.
1 Samuel 31:3 – The battle went hard against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
1 Samuel 20:20 – I will shoot three arrows on its side, as though I shot at a mark.
1 Samuel 20:21 – Behold, I will send the boy, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows!’ If I tell the boy, ‘Behold, the arrows are on this side of you. Take them;’ then come; for there is peace to you and no danger, as Yahweh lives.
1 Samuel 20:22 – But if I say this to the boy, ‘Behold, the arrows are beyond you;’ then go your way; for Yahweh has sent you away.
1 Samuel 20:36 – He said to his boy, “Run, find now the arrows which I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
1 Samuel 20:37 – When the boy had come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the boy, and said, “Isn’t the arrow beyond you?”
1 Samuel 20:38 – Jonathan cried after the boy, “Go fast! Hurry! Don’t delay!” Jonathan’s boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
2 Samuel 22:15 – He sent out arrows and scattered them, lightning and confused them.
2 Kings 9:24 – Jehu drew his bow with his full strength, and struck Joram between his arms; and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.
2 Kings 13:15 – Elisha said to him, “Take bow and arrows;” and he took bow and arrows for himself.
2 Kings 13:17 – He said, “Open the window eastward;” and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot!” and he shot. He said, “Yahweh’s arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Syria; for you will strike the Syrians in Aphek, until you have consumed them.”
2 Kings 13:18 – He said, “Take the arrows;” and he took them. He said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground;” and he struck three times, and stopped.
2 Kings 19:32“ – Therefore Yahweh says concerning the king of Assyria, ‘He will not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there. He will not come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
1 Chronicles 8:40 – The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons, and sons’ sons, one hundred fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin.
1 Chronicles 10:3 – The battle went hard against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was distressed by reason of the archers.
2 Chronicles 35:23 – The archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, “Take me away, because I am seriously wounded!”
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 relatives of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 Chronicles 26:15 – In Jerusalem, he made devices, invented by skillful men, to be on the towers and on the battlements, with which to shoot arrows and great stones. His name spread far abroad, because he was marvelously helped until he was strong.
Job 6:4 – For the arrows of the Almighty are within me. My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
Job 16:13 – His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my bile on the ground.
Job 20:24 – He will flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow will strike him through.
Job 41:28 – The arrow can’t make him flee. Sling stones are like chaff to him.
Psalm 7:13 – He has also prepared for himself the instruments of death. He makes ready his flaming arrows.
Psalm 11:2 – For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
Psalm 18:14 – He sent out his arrows, and scattered them. He routed them with great lightning bolts.
Psalm 38:2 – For your arrows have pierced me, your hand presses hard on me.
Psalm 45:5 – Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies.
Proverbs 26:10 – As an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or he who hires those who pass by.
Isaiah 7:24 – People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns.
Isaiah 21:17 – and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it.”
Isaiah 22:3 – All your rulers fled away together. They were bound by the archers. All who were found by you were bound together. They fled far away.
Jeremiah 4:29 – Every city flees for the noise of the horsemen and archers. They go into the thickets, and climb up on the rocks. Every city is forsaken, and not a man dwells therein.
Jeremiah 50:29 – “Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow. Encamp against her all around. Let none of it escape. Pay her back according to her work. According to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
Jeremiah 51:3 – Against him who bends, let the archer bend his bow, also against him who lifts himself up in his coat of mail. Don’t spare her young men! Utterly destroy all her army!
Jeremiah 51:56 – For the destroyer has come on her, even on Babylon. Her mighty men are taken. Their bows are broken in pieces, for Yahweh is a God of retribution. He will surely repay
Archers In The Bible
Lamentations 2:4 – He has bent his bow like an enemy. He has stood with his right hand as an adversary. He has killed all that were pleasant to the eye. In the tent of the daughter of Zion, he has poured out his wrath like fire.
Lamentations 3:12 – He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
Ezekiel 39:3 – I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.
Ezekiel 39:9 – Those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out, and will make fires of the weapons and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the war clubs and the spears, and they will make fires with them for seven years;
Hosea 1:5 – It will happen in that day that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
Hosea 1:7 – But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and will save them by Yahweh their God, and will not save them by bow, sword, battle, horses, or horsemen.”
Hosea 2:18 – In that day I will make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, and with the birds of the sky, and with the creeping things of the ground. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, and will make them lie down safely.
Hosea 7:16 – They return, but not to the Most High. They are like a faulty bow. Their princes will fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue. This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Amos 2:15 – neither shall he stand who handles the bow; and he who is swift of foot won’t escape; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself;
Habakkuk 3:9 -You uncovered your bow. You called for your sworn arrows. Selah. You split the earth with rivers.
Zechariah 9:10 – I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow will be cut off; and he will speak peace to the nations: and his dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Zechariah 9:13 – For indeed I bend Judah as a bow for me. I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will stir up your sons, Zion, against your sons, Greece, and will make you like the sword of a mighty man.
Zechariah 10:4 – From him will come the cornerstone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together.
Revelation 6:2 – Then a white horse appeared, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
What does the Bible say about bows and arrows?
There are a lot of verses about bows and arrows in the Bible. For instance, Isaiah 7:24 – People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns.
What do the bow and arrow mean in the Bible?
The bow and arrow were first created and used thousands of years ago. The bible provides a few different meanings for the bow and arrow. This symbolic weapon is used to describe the power of the mighty army of God, and God’s role as the protector of His people.
How many arrows did Jonathan shoot to warn David?
Jonathan shot 3 arrows, In 1 Samuel 20:18-20 it says Then Jonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty. When you have stayed three days, go down quickly, and come to the place where you hid yourself when this started, and remain by the stone Ezel. I will shoot three arrows on its side, as though I shot at a mark.
Who invented the bow and arrow?
The earliest people known to have regularly used bows and arrows were the Ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery around 3,000BC for hunting and warfare.