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In the Bible what are some symbols of divine judgment?

Psalm 38:2 2Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.

Psalm 120:4 4He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush.

Psalms 120:2

ESV - 2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 27 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
If I am interpreting the question correctly, some of the Biblical symbols of judgment (as opposed to literal forms of punishment or affliction used by God) that occur to me (other than arrows, as noted in the verses cited in the question) would be:

brimstone (Psalm 11:6; Deuteronomy 29:23: Ezekiel 38:22)

a wrathful or bitter cup (Jeremiah 25:15; Matthew 26:39-44) 

dryness/drought (Luke 23:31; James 5:17)

egestion (Revelation 3:15-16)

fire (Psalm 11:6; Revelation 20:14-15)

gall (Lamentations 3:19)

hemlock (Hosea 10:4; Amos 6:12)

hour (John 7:30; John 12:27) 

infertility or miscarriage (Exodus 23:25-26; 2 Samuel 6:20-23)

left hand (Matthew 25:31-46)

midnight (Exodus 12:29; Matthew 25:1-13)

scorching wind (Psalm 11:6)

shutting of a door (Matthew 25:1-13)

winepress (Revelation 14:19-20)

wormwood (Jeremiah 9:15; Lamentations 3:19; Revelation 8:11)

June 15 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Symbols can be objects, actions or creatures that have a deeper significance and are so understood by those who see them or use them.

Symbolic objects

Arrows: symbols of God’s judgments Ps 38:2; Dt 32:42; Zc 9:14

Symbolic creatures

Locusts: a symbol of God’s judgment Ex 10:12; Joel 1:4; Rev 9:3

Symbolic actions

The cursing of a fig-tree: a symbol of judgment Mt 21:18-19 pp Mk 11:12-14

Harvesting: a symbol of judgment day Joel 3:12-13; Mt 13:29-30; Rev 14:15 -- compare the similarity of what Tim Maas has said above: "winepress (Revelation 14:19-20)"

February 03 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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