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Theasaurus: Shields

55 Bible Verses about Shields

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2 Chronicles 11:11-12

He fortified the strongholds and put captains in them, with stores of food, oil, and vintage fruits. And in each city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

2 Chronicles 32:5

Also Hezekiah took courage and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised towers upon it, and he built another wall outside and strengthened the Millo in the City of David and made weapons and shields in abundance.

Nehemiah 4:16

And from that time forth, half of my servants worked at the task, and the other half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail; and the leaders stood behind all the house of Judah.

Nahum 2:5

[The Assyrian leader] remembers and summons his bravest men; they stumble in their march. They hasten to the city's wall, and their movable defense shelter is prepared and set up.

Jeremiah 46:3

Put in order the buckler and shield, and advance for battle!

1 Kings 10:16-17

King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold; 600 shekels of gold went into each shield. And he made 300 shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

2 Chronicles 9:15-16

And King Solomon made 200 large shields or bucklers of beaten gold; 600 shekels of beaten gold went into each shield. And he made 300 shields of beaten gold, with 300 shekels of gold spread on each shield. And the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

2 Chronicles 14:8

Asa had an army of 300,000 men out of Judah, who bore bucklers and spears, and 280,000 out of Benjamin, who bore shields and drew bows, all mighty men of courage.

2 Samuel 8:7

And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 18:7

David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

1 Kings 14:26

He took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and of the king's house; he took away all, including all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

1 Kings 14:27

King Rehoboam made in their stead bronze shields and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard who kept the door of the king's house.

Ezekiel 39:9

And [when you, Gog, are no longer] they who dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth and shall set on fire and burn the battle gear, the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, the handspikes or riding whips and the spears; and they shall burn them as fuel for seven years,

Isaiah 21:5

They prepare the table, they spread the rugs, [and having] set the watchers [the revelers take no other precaution], they eat, they drink. Arise, you princes, and oil your shields [for your deadly foe is at the gates]!

1 Chronicles 12:23-24

These are the numbers of the armed divisions who came to David at Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the Lord: Those of Judah, who bore shield and spear, were 6,800 armed for war;

2 Chronicles 11:12

And in each city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

2 Chronicles 26:14

Uzziah prepared for all the army shields, spears, helmets, coats of mail, bows, and stones to sling.

1 Chronicles 5:18

The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh -- "valiant men able to bear buckler and sword and to shoot with bow and skillful in war -- "were 44,760 able and ready to go forth to war.

1 Samuel 17:7

And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam; his spear's head weighed 600 shekels of iron. And a shield bearer went before him.

2 Kings 19:32

Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow here or come before it with shield or cast up a siege mound against it.

Jeremiah 51:11

Make clean and sharp the arrows, take up the shields or coats of armor [and cover your bodies with them]! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes [who with the Persians will destroy the Babylonian Empire], for His purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it; for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance [upon Babylon for the plundering and destruction] of His temple.

Ezekiel 23:24

And they shall come against you with weapons, chariots, wagons and wheels, and with a host of infantry which shall array themselves against you with buckler and shield and helmet round about; and I will commit the judgment and punishment to them, and they shall judge and punish you according to their [heathen] customs in such matters.

2 Samuel 22:3

My God, my Rock, in Him will I take refuge; my Shield and the Horn of my salvation; my Stronghold and my Refuge, my Savior -- "You save me from violence.

Psalm 7:10

My defense and shield depend on God, Who saves the upright in heart.

Proverbs 2:7

He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,

Exodus 14:19-20

And the Angel of God Who went before the host of Israel moved and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before them and stood behind them, Coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. It was a cloud and darkness to the Egyptians, but it gave light by night to the Israelites; and the one host did not come near the other all night.

Isaiah 52:12

For you will not go out with haste, nor will you go in flight [as was necessary when Israel left Egypt]; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 58:8

Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds hovering, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; He will protect and deliver it, He will pass over and spare and preserve it.

Psalm 12:7

You will keep them and preserve them, O Lord; You will guard and keep us from this [evil] generation forever.

Psalm 32:10

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.

Psalm 125:2

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from this time forth and forever.

Psalm 140:7

O God the Lord, the Strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.

Zechariah 12:8

In that day will the Lord guard and defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and he who is [spiritually] feeble and stumbles among them in that day [of persecution] shall become [strong and noble] like David; and the house of David [shall maintain its supremacy] like God, like the Angel of the Lord Who is before them.

Psalm 144:2

My Steadfast Love and my Fortress, my High Tower and my Deliverer, my Shield and He in Whom I trust and take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.

Deuteronomy 33:29

Happy are you, O Israel, and blessing is yours! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the Shield of your help, the Sword that exalts you! Your enemies shall come fawning and cringing, and submit feigned obedience to you, and you shall march on their high places.

Psalm 115:9-11

O Israel, trust and take refuge in the Lord! [Lean on, rely on, and be confident in Him!] He is their Help and their Shield. O house of Aaron [the priesthood], trust in and lean on the Lord! He is their Help and their Shield. You who [reverently] fear the Lord, trust in and lean on the Lord! He is their Help and their Shield.

2 Samuel 22:36

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your condescension and gentleness have made me great.

Psalm 18:35

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand has held me up; Your gentleness and condescension have made me great.

Psalm 5:12

For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Psalm 84:9-11

Behold our shield [the king as Your agent], O God, and look upon the face of Your anointed! For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 91:4

[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

Job 15:25-26

Because he has stretched out his hand against God and bids defiance and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty, Running stubbornly against Him with a thickly ornamented shield;

Psalm 47:9

The princes and nobles of the peoples are gathered together, a [united] people for the God of Abraham, for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.

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Brass » Made into » Shields

2 Chronicles 12:10

Instead of them King Rehoboam made shields of bronze and committed them to the hands of the officers of the guard who kept the door of the king's house.

1 Kings 14:27

King Rehoboam made in their stead bronze shields and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard who kept the door of the king's house.

Gold » Was used for » Shields

2 Samuel 8:7

And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

1 Kings 10:16-17

King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold; 600 shekels of gold went into each shield. And he made 300 shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

Shields » Many of the israelites used, with expertness

1 Chronicles 12:8

Of the Gadites there went over to David to the stronghold in the wilderness men of might, men trained for war who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and who were swift as gazelles on the mountains:

2 Chronicles 14:8

Asa had an army of 300,000 men out of Judah, who bore bucklers and spears, and 280,000 out of Benjamin, who bore shields and drew bows, all mighty men of courage.

2 Chronicles 25:5

Amaziah assembled the men of Judah and set them by fathers' houses under commanders of thousands and of hundreds for all Judah and Benjamin. He numbered them from twenty years old and over and found them to be 300,000 choice men fit for war and able to handle spear and shield.

1 Chronicles 12:34

Of Naphtali, 1,000 captains, and with them 37,000 [of the rank and file armed] with shield and spear;

1 Chronicles 12:24

Those of Judah, who bore shield and spear, were 6,800 armed for war;

Shields » Provided by the kings of israel in great abundance

2 Chronicles 26:14

Uzziah prepared for all the army shields, spears, helmets, coats of mail, bows, and stones to sling.

2 Chronicles 11:12

And in each city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

2 Chronicles 32:5

Also Hezekiah took courage and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised towers upon it, and he built another wall outside and strengthened the Millo in the City of David and made weapons and shields in abundance.

Shields » Kinds of » The buckler or target

1 Chronicles 5:18

The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh -- "valiant men able to bear buckler and sword and to shoot with bow and skillful in war -- "were 44,760 able and ready to go forth to war.

Ezekiel 26:8

He shall slay with the sword your daughters [the towns and villages] in the level area [on the mainland], and he shall make a fortified wall against you and cast up a siege mound against you and raise up a roof of bucklers and shields as a defense against you.

2 Chronicles 9:15

And King Solomon made 200 large shields or bucklers of beaten gold; 600 shekels of beaten gold went into each shield.

Shields » In times of peace were hung up in towers of armories

Song of Songs 4:4

Your neck is like the tower of David, built for an arsenal, whereon hang a thousand bucklers, all of them shields of warriors.

Ezekiel 27:10

Persia and Lud and Put were in your army as your men of war; they hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you beauty and splendor.

Shields » Frequently made of, or covered with » Gold

1 Kings 10:17

And he made 300 shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

2 Samuel 8:7

And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

Shields » Illustrative of » Salvation of God

Psalm 18:35

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand has held me up; Your gentleness and condescension have made me great.

2 Samuel 22:36

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your condescension and gentleness have made me great.

Shields » Before war » Anointed

Isaiah 21:5

They prepare the table, they spread the rugs, [and having] set the watchers [the revelers take no other precaution], they eat, they drink. Arise, you princes, and oil your shields [for your deadly foe is at the gates]!

2 Samuel 1:21

O mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, or fields with offerings. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul, as though he were not anointed with oil.

Shields » Illustrative of » Protection of God

Shields » A part of defensive armor

Psalm 115:9

O Israel, trust and take refuge in the Lord! [Lean on, rely on, and be confident in Him!] He is their Help and their Shield.

Psalm 140:7

O God the Lord, the Strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.

Shields » Kinds of » The small shield

2 Chronicles 9:16

And he made 300 shields of beaten gold, with 300 shekels of gold spread on each shield. And the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

Shields » Illustrative of » Faith

Shields » Before war » Gathered together

Jeremiah 51:11

Make clean and sharp the arrows, take up the shields or coats of armor [and cover your bodies with them]! The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes [who with the Persians will destroy the Babylonian Empire], for His purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it; for that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance [upon Babylon for the plundering and destruction] of His temple.

Shields » Frequently made of, or covered with » Brass

1 Kings 14:27

King Rehoboam made in their stead bronze shields and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard who kept the door of the king's house.

Shields » Before war » Repaired

Jeremiah 46:3

Put in order the buckler and shield, and advance for battle!

Shields » A disgrace to lose, or throw away

2 Samuel 1:21

O mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, or fields with offerings. For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul, as though he were not anointed with oil.

Shields » Often borne by an armor-bearer

1 Samuel 17:7

And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam; his spear's head weighed 600 shekels of iron. And a shield bearer went before him.

Shields » Of the vanquished, often burned

Ezekiel 39:9

And [when you, Gog, are no longer] they who dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth and shall set on fire and burn the battle gear, the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, the handspikes or riding whips and the spears; and they shall burn them as fuel for seven years,

Shields » Before war » Uncovered

Isaiah 22:6

And [in my vision I saw] Elam take up the quiver, with troops in chariots, infantry, and horsemen; and Kir [with Elam subject to Assyria] uncovered the shield.

Shields » Illustrative of » Truth of God

Psalm 91:4

[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

Shields » Illustrative of » Favor of God

Psalm 5:12

For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Shields » Were scarce in israel in the days of deborah and barak

Judges 5:8

[Formerly] they chose new gods; then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among 40,000 in Israel?

Shields » Said to belong to God

Psalm 47:9

The princes and nobles of the peoples are gathered together, a [united] people for the God of Abraham, for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.

Shields » Before war » Often made red

Nahum 2:3

The shields of the mighty men [of Media and Babylon] are [dyed] red; the valiant men are [clothed] in dyed scarlet. The chariots blaze with fire of steel on the day of his preparation [for battle], and the officers' horses prance like a cypress forest [reeling in the wind].