Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They won't be disappointed when they speak with their enemies in the gate. A Song of Ascents.
Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."
then you shall bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, to your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones.
who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.
They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks blamelessly.
For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins -- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.
Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,
All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor, and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
2 Samuel 3:27
When Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and struck him there in the body, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud:
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,