Smite (נָכָה, ' τύπτω, etc.), to stike, is often used in Scripture for to kill. Thus David smote the Philistine, i.e. he killed Goliath. The Lord smote Nabal and Uzziah, i.e. he put them to death. To smite an army is to conquer it, to rout it entirely. To smite with the tongue is to load with injuries and reproaches, with scandalous reflections. To smite the thigh denotes indignation, trouble, astonishment (Jer 31:19).