Arrows have a variety of symbolic interpretations in the Bible and are frequently used as analogies with various meanings depending on the context.

They can also represent God’s protection and provision for His people. Arrows can signify judgment, safety, quickness, and the strength and efficacy of God’s word.


13 Bible Verses About Arrows

Spiritual arrows are imperceptible attacks from evil forces that hurt or kill their victims suddenly. Evil on the spiritual plane exists. And as the below-mentioned Bible texts demonstrate, some individuals find pleasure in committing evil. Witches and other members of the dark realm employ the arrow of death, an extremely effective diabolical weapon.

They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.-


Psalm 64:3

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The arrows of the adversary (the wicked, the perpetrators of iniquity) and the arrow of God were referenced by David, the author of Psalm 64, respectively.

According to David, the adversary, the wicked, and the infidels bent their bows to fire their arrows. that God would use an arrow to strike them.


David compares the stinging words of the workers of wickedness to the arrows they fired at the righteous in this song

Psalm 91:5

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.-

Psalm 91:5

Psalm 91_5

The Bible demonstrates how the adversary sowed tares among the wheat by using the night figuratively speaking, the period when someone is calm, resting, or not vigilant as an opportunity in this verse.

However, that does not mean that it must only occur at night; the foe may also use arrows to strike during the day.

Whenever someone is spiritually dozing off, the adversaries can also discharge their arrows. those who trust in the Lord have nothing to fear because the Lord watches over them.

Psalm 76:3

There He shattered the flaming arrows, the shield and sword and weapons of war.-

Psalm 76:3

Psalm 76_3

King Solomon’s kingdom split into two after his death. Israel was the other, and the first was Judah. Each of them had a king.

As a result, both Judah and Israel are references to God’s people in this psalm. They do not refer to two distinct nations.

The enemy’s weapons (bow, shield, and sword) were broken, which is another way to express that God vanquished the adversary.

Bible Verse Arrows in the Hands of a Warrior

A typical arrow typically consists of a long, stiff, straight shaft with an arrowhead attached to the front end that is heavy (and typically sharp and pointed), several fletchings, which resemble fin-like stabilizers mounted near the back, and a nock, which is a slot at the back end for attaching the bowstring. A quiver is a container or pouch that holds extra arrows for simple reloading.

Psalm 18:34

He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.-

Psalm 18:34

Psalm 18_34

In some circumstances, war is justified; all the skill and artistry involved in preparing soldiers for battle, using armor, organizing armies, and laying sieges are the work of God; the same is true of all the spiritual talent involved in using all of God’s weapons against sin, Satan, and the world.

Teacheth our hands to war are the preparation (salvation) Jesus hast brought to us. How does God teach us to war? It is through His word- keeping his principles (of holiness, faith, fasting, etc)

Ephesians 6:16

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.-

Ephesians 6:16

Ephesians 6_16

A shield was one of a soldier’s most crucial pieces of equipment in ancient times. It was crucial to be protected from enemy attacks, including those made with swords, arrows, stones, spears, and other weapons.

In Genesis 15:1, God refers to Himself as a shield for Abraham, and He also protected Israel. Faith could be differentiated from religious affiliation. In this case, a principle of Christianity.

The Bible defines faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The Greek word Pistis is translated as “faith.” The Bible also states that without faith it is impossible to please God.

Psalms to Return Evil Arrows

There are spiritual arrows shooting forth day and night, wrecking spiritual harmony with each passing hour. Whether we like it or not, terrible arrows constantly pierce the sky. Until Jesus returns, we cannot stop them from flying around.
However, we can defend ourselves.  Evil arrows can be fired back at us, we can ask God to remove them via prayer.

Many people are admitted to hospitals after being struck by spiritual arrows of darkness.
Let me read a number of passages to you so you will understand what I mean.

Psalm 7:1-2

1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in You; save me and deliver me from all my pursuers,

2 Or they will shred my soul like a lion and tear me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Psalm 7:1-2

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He prays to God for deliverance from these foes and defense against their assaults.

The psalmist feels frightened and in danger by his foes, who are chasing him with the intent to harm him, and he is asking God for assistance because of this.

He looks to God for assistance when he is in difficulty because he believes that God has the ability to save and guard him.

Psalm 64:3

They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.-

Psalm 64:3

Psalm 64_3

In Biblical times, the sword and bow were two of the most common weapons employed in battle.

The invention of devastating weapons of war and the development of numerous strategies for destroying mankind through evil speech are two amazing examples of how man’s intellect has been put to use.

It’s intriguing to consider that God included the capacity for thought and invention when He made us in His image.

But what happens when people utilize the intellect and affection that God has given them to devise bad plans or plan terrible deeds?

Use words that are cutting, wounding, killing, and devouring; they set an edge on them and make them keener and keener to damage good men’s reputations, grieve and distress their minds, and bend their arrows with bitter words.

Such are the doctrines of heretics, which are the roots of bitterness, which defile some and trouble others; such are the curses and oaths of profane sinners, whose mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.

Habakkuk 3:11

Sun and moon stood still in their places at the flash of Your flying arrows, at the brightness of Your shining spear.-

Habakkuk 3:11

Habakkuk 3_11

This passage contains a lyrical declaration that the sun and moon, whose function it is to illuminate the celestial sky, will become stationary as a result of the Lord God of Israel’s arrow and spear.

Which causes lightning and results in a magnificent manifestation of light. Sun and moon retreated, metaphorically speaking, in the middle of the huge storm by becoming still (as one act withdrawing inside) their dwelling.

Bible Verse About Arrows and Quiver

When people say “arrow in the quiver,” they are referring to anything that is an additional resource that aids in the attainment of a goal or target which explains Psalm 127 v 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth.

Isaiah 49:2

He made my words of judgment as sharp as a sword. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand. I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver.-

Isaiah 49:2

Isaiah 49_2

The implication is that he was qualified to speak with persuasive and potent eloquence, to pronounce words that would pierce the heart like a keen blade. Here, the mouth, embodied by a clear figure, represents dialogue.

The keen sword’s previous representation of the effective word is symbolized by the polished shaft.

The message of the gospel cut deep into the souls of all who heard it, “bringing every thought under captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

Lamentations 3:13

He pierced my kidneys with His arrows.-

Lamentations 3:13

Lamentations 3_13

The book of Lamentations is about pain. More especially, God’s people’s suffering. Jeremiah explains his pain in the face of tremendous suffering in the midst of an inconceivable catastrophe.

The prophet describes the most depressing and disappointing aspects of his experience, as well as how he received support and consolation.

During his tribulation, the Lord had grown terrifying to him. It was a suffering that was anguish in and of itself, for sin makes the cup of sorrow bitter.

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