Shield of your help

Shield of your help is another of many names of God that celebrate His role as our defender. A magen was a small, round, light shield used for defense. However, magan also means “to bestow a gift,” as a suzerain does. Shield of your help may thus have a double meaning and describe God as a benefactor and a protector of those in relationship to him.

Picture of a Hebrew name for God - Magen ezrekha, translated Shield of your help, in Deuteronomy 33:29

Shield of your help (Magen ezrekha) in Deut. 33:29

Shield of your help in Hebrew:

Magen ‘ezrekha

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4043, 5828

Bible reference: Deut. 33:29

Blessed are you, O Israel
Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord,
Who is the shield of your help
And the sword of your majesty!
So your enemies will cringe before you,
And you will tread upon their high places.
(Deuteronomy 33:29)

The NIV calls God “your shield and helper.” In Psalms 33:20 and 115:9-11, He is “my help and my shield.”

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