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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5330 guard
5330 guard

5330 guard

A watchman, sentinel or bodyguard for a king or ruler. The word is also used metaphorically.

Bodyguards for kings

1Sa 22:14 See also 1Sa 26:14-15; 1Sa 28:2; 2Sa 16:6; 2Sa 23:23 pp 1Ch 11:25; 1Ki 1:8,10; 2Ki 11:7-8; 2Ch 12:11

Guards at the tomb of Jesus Christ

Mt 27:65-66 See also Mt 28:4

Other examples of human guards

Ne 4:9,23; Lk 22:4 See also Ge 37:36; 2Ki 25:11 pp Jer 39:9; Jer 51:12; Mt 27:54; Lk 2:8; Lk 11:21; Lk 22:52,63; Ac 4:1; Ac 12:4,6,10,19; Ac 16:23; Ac 22:20; Ac 23:35; Ac 24:23; Ac 28:16; Php 1:13

Angelic guards

Ps 91:11-12 See also Ge 3:24; 1Co 4:15

The Lord guards his people himself

Dt 32:9-11; Ps 97:10 See also Ge 28:15; 1Sa 2:9; 2Sa 22:31 pp Ps 18:30; Ps 1:6; Ps 121:3-8; Pr 2:7-8; Pr 30:5; Isa 27:3; Isa 31:5; Isa 52:12; Isa 58:8

Figurative references to guarding

Guarding one’s conduct Pr 4:23; 1Ti 4:16 See also Dt 4:9; Pr 7:2; Pr 16:17; Pr 19:16; Ecc 5:1; Mal 2:15-16 Jesus Christ warns his disciples against the Pharisees and Sadducees: Mt 16:6,11-12
Ac 20:28; 1Co 16:13; Php 4:7; 2Pe 3:17; 2Jn 8

Guarding one’s tongue Ps 141:3 See also Pr 13:3; Jas 3:3-8

Christians are to guard the gospel

2Ti 1:14 See also Ac 20:30-31; 1Ti 6:20; 2Ti 4:14-15

Church leaders are to guard those in their care

Ac 20:28-31 See also Heb 13:17; 1Pe 5:2

See also

4110angels
5193tongue
5245captain
5250centurion
5480protection
5611watchman
5698guardian
5802care
5942security
7784shepherd
8490watchfulness
8750false teachings

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