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Strong's number H4043 magen :a shield (that is, the small one or buckler); figuratively a protector or defence.

#1 it was used as a deflector: The buckler's lightness and curved center made it excellent for deflecting attacking blades.
#2 it was used to hide the hand: The wielder of the buckler could use the metal disc to shield his sword-hand's position from view, keeping his opponent from guessing his next strike.
# 3 As a "metal fist": A buckler can be used to directly attack an opponent by punching with either its round face or its rim.
#4 As a binder: The buckler can be used to bind an opponent's sword hand and weapon against their body.

   As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30

   The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psalm 18:2

   My defence (buckler) is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. Psalm 7:10

    . . . He is a shield (buckler) unto all them that flee for refuge in Him. Proverbs 30:5

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