Breastplates

    The scriptures mention two types of breastplates: (1) The front part of a soldier’s protective clothing or armor. In a symbolic sense, Saints should wear a breastplate of righteousness to protect themselves against evil (Isa. 59:17; Eph. 6:14). (2) An article of clothing worn by the high priest in the law of Moses (Ex. 28:13–30; 39:8–21). It was made of linen and bore twelve precious stones. It is sometimes referred to in connection with the Urim and Thummim (D&C 17:1; JS—H 1:35, 42, 52).