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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Hebrews tabbah (properly a "cook, " and in a secondary sense "executioner, " because this office fell to the lot of the cook in Eastern countries), the bodyguard of the kings of Egypt (Genesis 37:36) and Babylon (2 Kings 25:8; Jeremiah 40:1; Dan. 2:14).
(2.) Hebrews rats, properly a "courier," one whose office was to run before the king's chariot (2 Samuel 15:1; 1 Kings 1:5). The couriers were also military guards (1 Samuel 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25). They were probably the same who under David were called Pelethites (1 Kings 14:27; 2 Samuel 15:1).
In the New Testament (Mark 6:27) the Authorized Version renders the Greek spekulator by "executioner," earlier English versions by "hangman," the Revised Version by "soldier of his guard." The word properly means a "pikeman" or "halberdier," of whom the bodyguard of kings and princes was composed. In Matthew 27:65, 66; 28:11, the Authorized Version renders the Greek kustodia by "watch," and the Revised Version by "guard," the Roman guard, which consisted of four soldiers, who were relieved every three hours (Acts 12:4). The "captain of the guard" mentioned Acts 28:16 was the commander of the Praetorian troops, whose duty it was to receive and take charge of all prisoners from the provinces.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.
2. (n.) To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
3. (n.) To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
4. (n.) To fasten by binding; to gird.
5. (v. i.) To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
6. (n.) One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
7. (n.) A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.
8. (n.) One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.
9. (v. t.) Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss
10. (v. t.) That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.
11. (v. t.) Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.
12. (n.) A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress.
13. (n.) A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel.
14. (n.) An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision.
15. (n.) A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger.
16. (n.) An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled.
17. (n.) A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.
18. (n.) An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.
19. (v. t.) Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGUARD
pre-to'-ri-an: "My bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other, places" (Philippians 1:13 the King James Version). This verse is translated in the Revised Version (British and American), "My bonds became manifest in Christ throughout the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest," and is noteworthy.
Greek5442. phulasso -- to guard, watch
... to guard, watch. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phulasso Phonetic Spelling:
(foo-las'-so) Short Definition: I keep, guard, observe Definition: (a) I guard ...
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5432. phroureo -- to guard
1314. diaphulasso -- to guard carefully
5083. tereo -- to watch over, to guard
5438. phulake -- a guarding, guard, watch
2892. koustodia -- a guard
4759 -- captain of the guard.
5441. phulax -- a guard, keeper
4232. praitorion -- Praetorium (official residence of a governor) ...
5069. tetradion -- a group of four, a quaternion (a guard of four ...
Strong's Hebrew4929. mishmar -- place of confinement, jail, prison, guard, watch ...
... mishmar. 4930 . place of confinement, jail, prison, guard, watch, observance.
Transliteration: mishmar Phonetic Spelling: (mish-mawr') Short Definition: guard ...
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8108. shomrah -- a guard, watch
4307. mattara -- a guard, ward, prison, target, mark
5341. natsar -- to watch, guard, keep
4931. mishmereth -- a guard, watch, charge, function
4675. mitstsabah -- perhaps a guard, watch
5605. saphaph -- to stand at or guard the threshold
2876. tabbach -- cook, guardsman
7323. ruts -- to run
2877. tabbach -- guardsman
Whether an Angel is Appointed to Guard a Man from his Birth?
December the Thirty-First the Rear-Guard
Whether to Guard Men Belongs Only to the Lowest Order of Angels?
We must Guard Also against a visible Enemy when He Incites us by ...
We must Guard against Anger, Before it Arises; if it Has Already ...
CM Breviary. Our Guard by Night.
Psalm 91 Part 2 Protection from Death, Guard of Angels, victory ...
Septuagesima 118. My Soul, be on Thy Guard
Be on Your Guard against the Snares of the Devil.
Whether Angels Grieve for the Ills of those whom they Guard?
ThesaurusGuard (185 Occurrences)
... Version renders the Greek spekulator by "executioner," earlier English versions
by "hangman," the Revised Version by "soldier of his guard." The word properly ...
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Body-guard (23 Occurrences)
Life-guard (5 Occurrences)
Guard-chamber (2 Occurrences)
Rear-guard (4 Occurrences)
Guard's (1 Occurrence)
Safe-guard (1 Occurrence)
Life-guard's (1 Occurrence)
Nebuzar-adan (14 Occurrences)
Bodyguard (23 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceGuard (185 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
Matthew 16:6 Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Matthew 16:11 How is it that you don't perceive that I didn't speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Matthew 16:12 Then they understood that he didn't tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Matthew 27:36 and sat down there on guard.
Matthew 27:54 As for the Captain and the soldiers who were with Him keeping guard over Jesus, when they witnessed the earthquake and the other occurrences they were filled with terror, and exclaimed, "Assuredly he was God's Son."
Matthew 27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can."
Matthew 27:66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.
Matthew 28:11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that had happened.
Mark 6:27 Immediately the king sent out a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring John's head, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Mark 8:15 and when He admonished them, "See to it, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod,"
Mark 12:38 Moreover in the course of His teaching He said, "Be on your guard against the Scribes who like to walk about in long robes and to be bowed to in places of public resort,
Mark 13:9 "You yourselves must be on your guard. They will deliver you up to Sanhedrins; you will be brought into synagogues and cruelly beaten; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to be witnesses to them for me.
Mark 13:23 But as for yourselves, be on your guard: I have forewarned you of everything.
Mark 14:44 Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, "Whoever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely."
Luke 4:10 for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you;'
Luke 8:29 For Jesus was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert.
Luke 12:1 Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luke 12:15 And to the people He said, "Take care, be on your guard against all covetousness, for no one's life consists in the superabundance of his possessions."
Luke 17:3 Be on your guard. "If your brother acts wrongly, reprove him; and if he is sorry, forgive him;
Luke 21:34 "So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.
Luke 22:4 He went away, and talked with the chief priests and captains about how he might deliver him to them.
Luke 22:52 Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
John 17:12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Acts 4:1 While they were saying this to the people, the Priests, the Commander of the Temple Guard, and the Sadducees came upon them,
Acts 5:23 "We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"
Acts 5:24 When the Commander of the Temple Guards and the High Priests heard this statement, they were utterly at a loss with regard to it, wondering what would happen next.
Acts 12:4 When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
Acts 12:6 The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.
Acts 12:10 When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
Acts 16:23 When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely,
Acts 20:28 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.
Acts 23:35 "I will hear you fully when your accusers also arrive." He commanded that he be kept in Herod's palace.
Acts 24:23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.
Acts 28:16 When we entered into Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Paul was allowed to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded him.
2 Corinthians 8:20 For against one thing we are on our guard--I mean against blame being thrown upon us in respect to these large and liberal contributions which are under our charge.
Philippians 1:13 so that it became evident to the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest, that my bonds are in Christ;
Philippians 2:14 Be ever on your guard against a grudging and contentious spirit,
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one.
1 Timothy 4:16 Be on your guard as to yourself and your teaching. Persevere in these things; for by doing this you will make certain your own salvation and that of your hearers.
1 Timothy 6:20 Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from the empty chatter and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called;
2 Timothy 1:12 For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day. The Letter to the Hebrews
2 Timothy 1:14 That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
2 Timothy 4:15 Against whom be thou also on thy guard, for he has greatly withstood our words.
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore let us be on our guard lest perhaps, while He still leaves us a promise of being admitted to His rest, some one of you should be found to have fallen short of it.
Hebrews 12:15 Be carefully on your guard lest there be any one who falls back from the grace of God; lest any root bearing bitter fruit spring up and cause trouble among you, and through it the whole brotherhood be defiled;
1 Peter 3:10 for 'he who is willing to love life, and to see good days, let him guard his tongue from evil, and his lips -- not to speak guile;
2 Peter 3:17 You, therefore, dear friends, having been warned beforehand, must continually be on your guard so as not to be led astray by the false teaching of immoral men nor fall from your own stedfastness.
1 John 5:21 Dear children, guard yourselves from idols.
2 John 1:8 Keep guard over yourselves, so that you may not lose the results of your good deeds, but may receive back a full reward.
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy,
Revelation 3:10 Because in spite of suffering you have guarded My word, I in turn will guard you from that hour of trial which is soon coming upon the whole world, to put to the test the inhabitants of the earth.
Genesis 2:15 And Jehovah Elohim took Man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it and to guard it.
Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Genesis 37:36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.
Genesis 39:1 Joseph was brought down to Egypt. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites that had brought him down there.
Genesis 40:3 He put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
Genesis 40:4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.
Genesis 41:10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker.
Genesis 41:12 There was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard, and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams. To each man according to his dream he interpreted.
Genesis 41:35 Let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
Exodus 23:13 And ye shall be on your guard as to everything that I have said unto you; and shall make no mention of the name of other gods it shall not be heard in thy mouth.
Exodus 23:20 "Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Exodus 23:21 Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.
Numbers 10:25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, the rear-guard of all the camps according to their hosts, and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;
Joshua 6:7 They said to the people, "Advance! March around the city, and let the armed men pass on before Yahweh's ark."
Joshua 6:9 And the armed men went before the priests who blew with the trumpets, and the rearguard came after the ark; they blew with the trumpets in marching.
Joshua 6:13 The seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of Yahweh went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them. The rear guard came after the ark of Yahweh. The trumpets sounded as they went.
Joshua 8:13 So they set the people, even all the army who was on the north of the city, and their ambush on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
Joshua 10:18 Joshua said, "Roll large stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them;
Judges 7:19 So Gideon, and the hundred men who were with him, came to the outermost part of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch, when they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and broke in pieces the pitchers that were in their hands.
Judges 8:11 And Gideon went up by the caravan route east of Nobah and Jog'behah, and attacked the army; for the army was off its guard.
1 Samuel 2:9 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went to their tents.
1 Samuel 7:1 The men of Kiriath Jearim came, and fetched up the ark of Yahweh, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of Yahweh.
1 Samuel 19:2 Jonathan told David, saying, "Saul my father seeks to kill you. Now therefore, please take care of yourself in the morning, and live in a secret place, and hide yourself.
1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, "Who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into your council, and is honorable in your house?
1 Samuel 22:17 The king said to the guard who stood about him, "Turn, and kill the priests of Yahweh; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew that he fled, and didn't disclose it to me." But the servants of the king wouldn't put forth their hand to fall on the priests of Yahweh.
1 Samuel 26:15 And David said to Abner, Art not thou a man? and who is like to thee in Israel? and why hast thou not guarded thy lord the king? for one of the people came in to destroy the king thy lord.
1 Samuel 26:16 This thing is not good which thou hast done. As Jehovah liveth, ye are worthy to die, because ye have not guarded your master, Jehovah's anointed. And now see where the king's spear is, and the cruse of water that was at his head.
2 Samuel 16:6 He cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
2 Samuel 20:3 David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in custody, and provided them with sustenance, but didn't go in to them. So they were shut up to the day of their death, living in widowhood.
2 Samuel 20:10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand. So he struck him with it in the body, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and didn't strike him again; and he died. Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
2 Samuel 23:23 He was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the first three. David set him over his guard.
1 Kings 1:8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
1 Kings 1:10 but Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he didn't call.
1 Kings 14:27 King Rehoboam made in their place shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house.
1 Kings 14:28 It was so, that as often as the king went into the house of Yahweh, the guard bore them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
1 Kings 20:39 As the king passed by, he cried to the king; and he said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man to me, and said,'Guard this man! If by any means he be missing, then your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.'
2 Kings 6:10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he guarded himself there, not once nor twice.
2 Kings 9:14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. --Now Joram had been guarding Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Aram;
2 Kings 10:25 It happened, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, "Go in, and kill them! Let none escape." They struck them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
2 Kings 11:4 In the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the captains over hundreds of the Carites and of the guard, and brought them to him into the house of Yahweh; and he made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of Yahweh, and showed them the king's son.
2 Kings 11:5 He commanded them, saying, "This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
2 Kings 11:6 A third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard. So you shall keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier.
2 Kings 11:7 The two companies of you, even all who go out on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of Yahweh around the king.
2 Kings 11:11 The guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, around the king.
2 Kings 11:13 When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the house of Yahweh:
2 Kings 11:19 He took the captains over hundreds, and the Carites, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of Yahweh, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. He sat on the throne of the kings.
2 Kings 25:8 Now in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, to Jerusalem.
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