dart

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
βέλος
Transliteration:
belos
Phonic:
bel’-os
Meaning:
from 906; a missile, i.e. spear or arrow
KJV Usage:
dart

From Manners and Customs of the Bible:

Some have thought that the allusion here is to poisoned arrows. See note on Job 6:44For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me. (Job 6:4) (#405). There were darts, however, sometimes used in ancient warfare that were literally “fiery.” They were hollow reeds filled with naphtha or some other combustible material, and, being set on fire, were shot from slack bows. Whatever the arrows struck, the flames consumed. Water served to increase their violence; they could only be extinguished by being covered with earth. Large shields were used by the soldiers against whom these “fiery darts” were thrown, and thus their persons were protected