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AR'ROW, noun

1. A missive weapon of offense, straight, slender, pointed and barbed, to be shot with a bow.

2. In scripture, the arrows of God are the apprehensions of his wrath, which pierce and pain the conscience. Job 6:4. Psalms 38:2. In a like figurative manner, arrows represent the judgments of God, as thunder, lightning, tempests and famine. 2 Samuel 22:15.

Ezekiel 5:16. Habakkuk 3:11. The word is used also for slanderous words and malicious purposes of evil men. Psalms 11:2. Proverbs 25:18. Jeremiah 9:8. Psa 64.