5237 breastplate

5237 breastplate

A coat of armour comprising one or more pieces of bronze, iron or chain mail covering the chest and back to protect the heart and other vital organs. Used figuratively it refers to righteousness, faith and love.

Breastplates were coats or tunics of armour

They were part of military dress 2Ch 26:14 See also 1Sa 17:5,38; 2Sa 20:8

They were worn by soldiers 2Sa 20:8 See also Ne 4:16; Jer 46:4; Jer 51:3

Bronze breastplates 1Sa 17:5

Iron breastplates Rev 9:9

Those wearing breastplates were not impregnable

1Ki 22:34 pp 2Ch 18:33 See also 1Sa 31:3; 1Ki 20:11

The breastplate was often referred to figuratively

As a picture of righteousness Isa 59:17; Eph 6:14

As a picture of faith and love 1Th 5:8

As a picture of invincibility See also Rev 9:9

See also

4312bronze
4336iron
5145clothing
5209armour
5480protection
5544soldiers
5605warfare
7320breastpiece
8020faith
8154righteousness
8292love
8486spiritual warfare, armour

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