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

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Beat swords into ploughshares

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Beat swords into ploughshares'?

Turn to peaceful pursuits and away from war.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Beat swords into ploughshares'?

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.

See also: the List of Proverbs.

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