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Jeremiah 4:5-6

Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, "Blow the trumpet in the land; Cry aloud and say, 'Assemble yourselves, and let us go Into the fortified cities.' "Lift up a standard toward Zion! Seek refuge, do not stand still, For I am bringing evil from the north, And great destruction.

1 Samuel 23:14

David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.

2 Samuel 5:9

So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David And David built all around from the Millo and inward.

1 Chronicles 11:7-8

Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David. He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

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2 Samuel 20:6

And David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom; take your lord's servants and pursue him, so that he does not find for himself fortified cities and escape from our sight."

2 Samuel 24:7

and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out to the south of Judah, to Beersheba.

1 Kings 15:17

Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.

Numbers 32:34-36

The sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer, and Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah, and Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran as fortified cities, and sheepfolds for sheep.

Deuteronomy 3:4-5

"We captured all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. "All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.

Joshua 19:35-38

The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer and Hammath, Rakkath and Chinnereth, and Adamah and Ramah and Hazor, and Kedesh and Edrei and En-hazor, read more.
and Yiron and Migdal-el, Horem and Beth-anath and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.

2 Samuel 5:6-7

Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to David, "You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away"; thinking, "David cannot enter here." Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.

1 Chronicles 11:4-5

Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus); and the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there. The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, "You shall not enter here." Nevertheless David captured the stronghold of Zion (that is, the city of David).

1 Kings 4:13

Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead were his: the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars were his);

1 Kings 12:25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived there And he went out from there and built Penuel.

Deuteronomy 28:52

"It shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your towns throughout your land which the LORD your God has given you.

Proverbs 10:15

The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Ezekiel 24:21

'Speak to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am about to profane My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes and the delight of your soul; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.

Daniel 11:38-39

"But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures. "He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.

Jeremiah 51:53

"Though Babylon should ascend to the heavens, And though she should fortify her lofty stronghold, From Me destroyers will come to her," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 2:12-18

For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning Against everyone who is proud and lofty And against everyone who is lifted up, That he may be abased. And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up, Against all the oaks of Bashan, Against all the lofty mountains, Against all the hills that are lifted up, read more.
Against every high tower, Against every fortified wall, Against all the ships of Tarshish And against all the beautiful craft. The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, But the idols will completely vanish.

Isaiah 17:1-3

The oracle concerning Damascus "Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin. "The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, And there will be no one to frighten them. "The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, And sovereignty from Damascus And the remnant of Aram; They will be like the glory of the sons of Israel," Declares the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 25:2

For You have made a city into a heap, A fortified city into a ruin; A palace of strangers is a city no more, It will never be rebuilt.

Jeremiah 48:1

Concerning Moab Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed; Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured; The lofty stronghold has been put to shame and shattered.

Lamentations 2:2

The Lord has swallowed up; He has not spared All the habitations of Jacob In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He has brought them down to the ground; He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.

Amos 1:4

"So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael And it will consume the citadels of Ben-hadad.

Amos 2:2

"So I will send fire upon Moab And it will consume the citadels of Kerioth; And Moab will die amid tumult, With war cries and the sound of a trumpet.

Nahum 3:12

All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit-- When shaken, they fall into the eater's mouth.

2 Samuel 22:2-3

He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.

Psalm 31:2-3

Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.

Psalm 144:2

My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god.

Isaiah 25:4

For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless Is like a rain storm against a wall.

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Fortresses » Places used as » Strong-holds

Judges 6:2

The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.

2 Chronicles 11:11

He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » God's protection

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

Fortresses » Places used as » Forts

Isaiah 25:12

The unassailable fortifications of your walls He will bring down, Lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.

2 Samuel 5:9

So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David And David built all around from the Millo and inward.

Fortresses » The security of a nation

Daniel 11:10

"His sons will mobilize and assemble a multitude of great forces; and one of them will keep on coming and overflow and pass through, that he may again wage war up to his very fortress.

Isaiah 33:16

He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?"

Judges 9:31

He sent messengers to Abimelech deceitfully, saying, "Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem; and behold, they are stirring up the city against you.

Fortresses » Places used as » Strong towers

2 Chronicles 26:9

Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the corner buttress and fortified them.

Fortresses » Places fortified by art

Jeremiah 51:53

"Though Babylon should ascend to the heavens, And though she should fortify her lofty stronghold, From Me destroyers will come to her," declares the LORD.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Protection afforded to ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

"I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way."

Fortresses » Places strong by nature

Numbers 24:21

And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said, "Your dwelling place is enduring, And your nest is set in the cliff.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Christ, the defence of saints

Isaiah 33:16

He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.

Fortresses » Often » Deserted, &c

Isaiah 34:13

Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches.

Fortresses » Often » Levelled

Isaiah 25:12

The unassailable fortifications of your walls He will bring down, Lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.

Fortresses » Often » Destruction of, threatened

Isaiah 17:3

"The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, And sovereignty from Damascus And the remnant of Aram; They will be like the glory of the sons of Israel," Declares the LORD of hosts.

Fortresses » Often » Entered by the enemy

Daniel 11:7

"But one of the descendants of her line will arise in his place, and he will come against their army and enter the fortress of the king of the North, and he will deal with them and display great strength.

Fortresses » Often » Spoiled

Hosea 10:14

Therefore a tumult will arise among your people, And all your fortresses will be destroyed, As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle, When mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.

Fortresses » Afforded protection in danger

Judges 6:2

The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.

Fortresses » Defended against enemies

Nahum 2:1

The one who scatters has come up against you. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength.



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