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1 Kings 14:28

28 Whenever the king went to the LORD’s temple, the guards bore the shields, and afterward they returned them to the guardroom.

Read 1 Kings 14:28 Using Other Translations

And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
And as often as the king went into the house of the LORD, the guard carried them and brought them back to the guardroom.
Whenever the king went to the Temple of the LORD, the guards would also take the shields and then return them to the guardroom.

What does 1 Kings 14:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 14:28

And it was so, when the king went into the house of the Lord,
&c.] The temple; for though he had fallen into idolatry, he had not wholly forsaken the worship of God in the temple, and perhaps by the late humbling providence he might be stirred up to attend there more frequently:

that the guard bare them:
before him, partly for pomp and grandeur, and partly to keep in awe such as were inclined to mutiny and sedition:

and brought them back into the guard chamber;
when the king returned, the place where the guard lodged and slept by turns.

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