Armorbearer
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ARMOR-BEARER

ar'-mer-bar'-er (nose' keli; Greek uses a phrase, ho airon ta skeue, literally "the one carrying the armor"): One who carried the large shield and perhaps other weapons for a king (1 Samuel 31:4), commander-in-chief (2 Samuel 23:37), captain (1 Samuel 14:7) or champion (1 Samuel 17:7). All warriors of distinction had such an attendant. Rather than perish by the hand of a woman, Abimelech called upon his armor-bearer to give him the finishing stroke (Judges 9:54), and when King Saul's armor-bearer refused to do this office for him that he might not become the prisoner of the Philistines, he took a sword himself and fell upon it (1 Samuel 31:4). David became Saul's armor-bearer for a time, and Jonathan's armor-bearer was a man of resource and courage (1 Samuel 14:7). The shield-bearer was a figure well known in the chariots of Egypt and Assyria and the Hittites, his business being to protect his fighting companion during the engagement.

T. Nicol.

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The Story of David, the Shepherd Boy
... Saul liked David so well that he made him his armorbearer; and David carried the
shield and spear, and sword for Saul, when the king was before his army. ...
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Thesaurus
Armorbearer (11 Occurrences)
... the engagement. T. Nicol. Multi-Version Concordance Armorbearer (11 Occurrences).
Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily unto the young ...
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Mock (43 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armorbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through
therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and ...
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Armor-bearer (15 Occurrences)
Armor-bearer. Armorbearer, Armor-bearer. Armorbearers . Noah Webster's Dictionary ...
Armorbearer, Armor-bearer. Armorbearers . Reference Bible.
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Nahrai (1 Occurrence)
... Nahrai (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite,
the armorbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah, (See JPS). ...
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Armour-bearer (14 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily unto the young man his armorbearer, and said
unto him, Draw thy sword, and kill me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him ...
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Armor (53 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Armorbearer (11 Occurrences)

Judges 9:54
Then he called hastily unto the young man his armorbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and kill me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 14:7
And his armorbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thy heart: turn thee, behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 14:12
And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armorbearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing. And Jonathan said unto his armorbearer, Come up after me; for Jehovah hath delivered them into the hand of Israel.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 14:13
And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armorbearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan; and his armorbearer slew them after him.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 14:14
And that first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armorbearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were half a furrow's length in an acre of land.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 14:17
Then said Saul unto the people that were with him, Number now, and see who is gone from us. And when they had numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armorbearer were not there.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 16:21
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armorbearer.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 31:4
Then said Saul to his armorbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell upon it.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 31:5
And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died with him.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 31:6
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armorbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
(ASV)

1 Chronicles 11:39
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armorbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(ASV)

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Armorbearer

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