Jawbone of an Ass

Could the Jawbone of an Ass be pointing to God using the wicked as His weapon of indignation?


Jud 15:15 And he (Samson) found a new <02961> jawbone <03895> of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.

Isa 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying <02961> sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

Ps 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies {} the cheek bone <03895>; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Job 16:10 They have gaped (open wide) upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek <03895> reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Job 41:2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw <03895> through with a thorn?

Isa 30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and {there} shall be a bridle in the jaws <03895> of the people, causing {them} to err.

La 3:30 He giveth {} cheek <03895> to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

La 3:31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

La 3:32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

Eze 29:4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws <03895>, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.

Jud 15:16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

Jud 15:17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away <07993> the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi. (height of a jawbone).

Jer 22:19 He (Jehoiakim the son of Josiah) shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth <07993> beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

Job 29:17 And I brake the jaws <04973> of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

Pr 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth <04973> as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Joe 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth <04973> of a great lion.


Ho 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws <03895> , and I laid meat unto them.

Jud 15:19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw <03895>, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore (spring of One calling), which is in Lehi unto this day.

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Isa 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.


Isa 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons (vessel, instrument) of his indignation (anger) <02195>, to destroy the whole land.

Jer 50:25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons (vesse, instrument) of his indignation (anger) <02195>: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

Ro 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Ps 78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation <02195>, and trouble, by sending EVIL angels {among} them.

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create EVIL: I the LORD do all these {}.

Pr 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of EVIL.

Ps 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, {} thy sword:

Isa 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation <02195>.

Isa 30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation <02195>, and his tongue as a devouring FIRE:

Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth FIRE, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

Jer 51:7 Babylon {} a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

Eze 22:31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation <02195> upon them; I have consumed them with the FIRE of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

Ho 7:16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage <02195> of their TONGUE: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

Eze 38:21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.


Once again, the Bible appears to be confirming that God uses the false prophets to destroy one another. Jawbone of Ass would ordinarily point to Christ. However, in tribulation, God smites cheeks or the jaws of the wicked, which would point to antichrists destroying the body in judgment. Samson (type of Christ/Elect) used the jawbone as a weapon against his enemies, so too God uses the unsaved church as His weapon of indignation.