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Shield: 1. Used in defensive warfare, varying at different times and under different circumstances in size, form, and material (1 Samuel 17:7; 2 Samuel 1:21; 1 Kings 10:17; 1 Chronicles 12:8,24,34; Isaiah 22:6; Ezekiel 39:9; Nahum 2:3)

2. Used figuratively of God and of earthly princes as the defenders of their people (Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalms 33:20; 84:11)

3. Faith is compared to a shield (Ephesians 6:16)

4. Shields were usually "anointed" (Isaiah 21:5) in order to preserve them, and at the same time make the missiles of the enemy glide off them more easily.

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