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The meaning and origin of the expression: Beat swords into ploughshares

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Beat swords into ploughshares


Turn to peaceful pursuits and away from war.


From the Bible, Isaiah II (King James Version):

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.