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28 Bible Verses about Cities

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Leviticus 25:29-31

And if any one sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he shall have the right of redemption up to the end of the year of the sale thereof; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption. But if it be not redeemed until a whole year is complete, then the house that is in the walled city shall be established for ever to him that bought it, throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the jubilee. But the houses in villages that have no wall round about them shall be reckoned as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee.

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.

Genesis 4:17

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.

Acts 9:24

But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;

2 Kings 7:10

And they came and called to the porters of the city, and told them saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was no one there, no sound of man, but the horses tied, and the asses tied, and the tents as they were.

Nehemiah 13:19

And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.

Genesis 23:10

And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 13:13

And the people of Sodom were wicked, and great sinners before Jehovah.

Jonah 3:5-10

And the men of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. And the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water;read more.
and let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God; and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had said he would do unto them, and he did it not.

Matthew 11:23

And thou, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades. For if the works of power which have taken place in thee, had taken place in Sodom, it had remained until this day.

Acts 17:16

But in Athens, while Paul was waiting for them, his spirit was painfully excited in him seeing the city given up to idolatry.

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Cities » General references to

2 Kings 13:25

And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Ben-Hadad the son of Hazael the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father in the war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.

Numbers 13:28

Only, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, very great; moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Genesis 18:24

There are perhaps fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not forgive the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are therein?

Genesis 41:48

And he gathered up all the food of the seven years that was in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities; the food of the fields of the city, which were round about it, he laid up in it.

Cities » Of refuge

Joshua 20:9

These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whosoever smiteth any one mortally without intent might flee thither, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood before the assembly.

Exodus 21:13

But if he have not lain in wait, and God have delivered him into his hand, I will appoint thee a place to which he shall flee.

Numbers 35:6

And among the cities that ye shall give unto the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither, and besides them ye shall give forty-two cities:

Deuteronomy 4:42

that the manslayer might flee thither, who should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not previously, that fleeing to one of these cities, he might live:

Deuteronomy 19:3

Thou shalt prepare thee the way, and divide the territory of thy land, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, so that every slayer may flee thither.

Cities » Fortified

Joshua 14:12

And now give me this mountain, of which Jehovah spoke in that day; for thou heardest in that day that Anakim are there, and great fortified cities. If so be Jehovah shall be with me, then I shall dispossess them, as Jehovah said.

Joshua 10:20

And it came to pass when Joshua and the children of Israel had ended smiting them with a very great slaughter, until they were consumed, that the remnant which remained of them entered into fortified cities;

Numbers 32:36

and Beth-Nimrah, and Beth-haran, strong cities, and sheepfolds.

2 Chronicles 8:5

And he built upper Beth-Horon and lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 21:3

And their father had given them great gifts of silver and of gold and of precious things, besides fortified cities in Judah; but the kingdom he gave to Jehoram, for he was the firstborn.

Cities » Often great and goodly

Daniel 4:30

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Deuteronomy 6:10

And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God bringeth thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee: great and good cities which thou buildedst not,

Genesis 10:12

and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah: this is the great city.

Jonah 3:3

And Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of Jehovah. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.

Cities » Designated as » Treasure

2 Chronicles 16:4

And Ben-hadad hearkened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his forces against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon and Dan and Abelmaim, and all the store-magazines of the cities of Naphtali.

Exodus 1:11

And they set over them service-masters to oppress them with their burdens. And they built store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses.

2 Chronicles 17:12

And Jehoshaphat waxed exceeding great; and he built in Judah castles and store-cities.

1 Kings 9:19

and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and cities for chariots, and cities for the horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and on Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

Genesis 41:48

And he gathered up all the food of the seven years that was in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities; the food of the fields of the city, which were round about it, he laid up in it.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 8:4

Cities » Protected at night by watchmen

Psalm 127:1

{A Song of degrees. Of Solomon.} Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:

Song of Songs 5:7

The watchmen that went about the city found me; They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

Isaiah 21:11

The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

Cities » Numerous

Joshua 15:21

The cities at the extremity of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the south, were: Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,

1 Chronicles 2:22

And Segub begot Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead;

Jeremiah 2:28

Where then are thy gods that thou hast made for thyself? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for as the number of thy cities, are thy gods, O Judah.

Cities » Entered through gates

Nehemiah 13:19

And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.

Genesis 34:24

And all that went out at the gate of his city hearkened to Hamor and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised all that went out at the gate of his city.

Nehemiah 13:22

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God, and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!

Cities » Different kinds of » Royal

Numbers 21:26

For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites; and he had fought against the former king of Moab, and had taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Arnon.

Joshua 10:2

that they feared greatly; for Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

2 Samuel 12:26

And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

Cities » Built » On hills

Luke 4:29

and rising up they cast him forth out of the city, and led him up to the brow of the mountain upon which their city was built, so that they might throw him down the precipice;

Revelation 17:9

Here is the mind that has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains, whereon the woman sits.

Cities » Arranged in streets and lanes

Numbers 22:39

And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjath-huzoth.

Luke 14:21

And the bondman came up and brought back word of these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, in anger, said to his bondman, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring here the poor and crippled and lame and blind.

Cities » Often fortified by art

2 Chronicles 11:5-10

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah. And he built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa, and Beth-zur, and Soco, and Adullam, read more.
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, and Zorah, and Ajalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.

2 Chronicles 11:23

And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to all the fortified cities; and he gave them food in abundance. And he desired for them a multitude of wives.

Cities » Designated as » Royal

1 Chronicles 11:7

And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David.

Joshua 10:2

that they feared greatly; for Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

2 Samuel 12:26

And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

1 Samuel 27:5

And David said to Achish, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some country-town, that I may abide there; for why should thy servant abide in the royal city with thee?

Cities » Under governors

2 Corinthians 11:32

In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes shut up, wishing to take me;

2 Chronicles 33:14

And after this he built the outer wall of the city of David, on the west, toward Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the fish-gate, and carried it round Ophel, and raised it up a very great height; and he put captains of war in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Cities » Infested by dogs

1 Kings 14:11

Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat, and him that dieth in the field shall the fowl of the heavens eat; for Jehovah hath spoken.

Psalm 59:6

They return in the evening; they howl like a dog, and go round about the city:

Psalm 59:14

And in the evening they shall return, they shall howl like a dog, and go round about the city.

Cities » Garrisoned in war

2 Chronicles 17:2

And he placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had taken.

2 Chronicles 17:19

These were they that waited on the king, besides those that the king had put in the fortified cities throughout Judah.

Cities » Different kinds of » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:25

And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

Cities » Provided with judges

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes, that they may judge the people with just judgment.

2 Chronicles 19:5

And he set judges in the land throughout the fortified cities of Judah, city by city.

Cities » Were frequently » Besieged

Deuteronomy 28:52

And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and strong walls wherein thou trustedst come down, throughout all thy land; and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates in all thy land, which Jehovah thy God hath given thee.

2 Kings 19:24-25

I have digged, and have drunk strange waters, And with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the streams of Matsor. Hast thou not heard long ago that I have done it? And that from ancient days I formed it? Now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

Cities » Prosperity of, increased by commerce

Genesis 49:13

Zebulun will dwell at the shore of the seas; Yea, he will be at the shore of the ships, And his side toucheth upon Sidon.

Deuteronomy 33:18-19

And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; And thou, Issachar, in thy tents! They shall invite the peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they will suck the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand.

Cities » Different kinds of » Store

2 Chronicles 8:6

and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for chariots, and the cities for the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and on Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 8:4

And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

Cities » Illustrative of » The apostacy

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast; and its kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues with distress,

Revelation 17:18

And the woman which thou sawest is the great city, which has kingship over the kings of the earth.

Cities » Illustrative of » Church triumphant

Revelation 22:19

And if any one take from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

Cities » Built » In desert places

2 Chronicles 8:4

And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

Psalm 107:35-36

He maketh the wilderness into a pool of water, and the dry land into water-springs; And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;

Cities » Surrounded with walls

Deuteronomy 1:28

Whither shall we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, They are a people greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.

Cities » Difficulty of taking, alluded to

Jeremiah 1:18-19

And I, behold, I appoint thee this day as a strong city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls, against the whole land; against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land. And they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee, saith Jehovah, to deliver thee.

Cities » Often insignificant

Genesis 19:20

Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is small: I pray thee, let me escape thither is it not small? and my soul shall live.

Ecclesiastes 9:14

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and encompassed it, and built great bulwarks against it:

Cities » Often deserted on the approach of an enemy

Jeremiah 4:29

At the noise of the horsemen and bowmen, every city fleeth; they go into the thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city is forsaken and no man dwelleth therein.

1 Samuel 31:7

And when the men of Israel that were on this side of the valley, and they that were on this side of the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

Cities » Artificial mode of supplying water to

2 Kings 18:17

And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish, with a strong force, against king Hezekiah, to Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the aqueduct of the upper pool, which is on the highway of the fuller's field.

2 Kings 20:20

And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool and the aqueduct, and brought the water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

Cities » Were frequently » Pillaged

Isaiah 13:16

And their infants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes, their houses shall be rifled, and their women ravished.

Jeremiah 20:5

And, I will give all the wealth of this city, and all its gains, and all its precious things, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah, will I give into the hand of their enemies; and they shall make them a prey, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.

Cities » Built » Of stone and wood

Psalm 102:14

For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour her dust.

Ezekiel 26:12

And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy wares; and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses; and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the waters.

Cities » Built » In plains

Genesis 11:2

And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.

Genesis 13:12

Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan; and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched tents as far as Sodom.

Cities » Different kinds of » Commercial

Isaiah 23:11

He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he shaketh the kingdoms. Jehovah hath given a commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strongholds thereof,

Ezekiel 27:3

and say unto Tyre: O thou that art situate at the entries of the sea, and traffickest with the peoples in many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.

Cities » Were called after » The family of the founder

Genesis 4:17

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.

Judges 18:29

And they named the city Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor, who was born to Israel; but the name of the city was La'ish at the first.

Cities » Were frequently » Depopulated

Isaiah 17:9

In that day shall his strong cities be as the forsaken tract in the woodland, and the mountain-top which they forsook before the children of Israel; and there shall be desolation.

Ezekiel 26:19

For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I bring up the deep upon thee, and the great waters cover thee:

Cities » Were frequently » Burned

Judges 20:38

Now the appointed signal between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that when they made a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city

Judges 20:40

But when the signal began to rise out of the city in a column of smoke, the Benjaminites looked behind them; and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to heaven.

Cities » Built » On solid foundations

Ezra 6:3

In the first year of king Cyrus, king Cyrus made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: Let the house be built for a place where they offer sacrifices, and let its foundations be solidly laid; its height sixty cubits, its breadth sixty cubits,

Revelation 21:14

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Cities » Figurative

Cities » Different kinds of » Fenced

Joshua 10:20

And it came to pass when Joshua and the children of Israel had ended smiting them with a very great slaughter, until they were consumed, that the remnant which remained of them entered into fortified cities;

Isaiah 36:1

And it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them.

Cities » Were frequently » Stormed

Joshua 8:3-7

And Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up to Ai. And Joshua chose thirty thousand valiant men, and sent them away by night. And he commanded them, saying, See, ye shall be in ambush against the city, behind the city: go not very far from the city, and be all of you ready. And I and all the people that are with me will approach to the city; and it shall come to pass when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them. read more.
And they will come out after us till we have drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first; and we will flee before them. And ye shall rise up from the ambush and take possession of the city; and Jehovah your God will deliver it into your hand.

Judges 9:44

Abim'elech and the company that was with him rushed forward and stood at the entrance of the gate of the city, while the two companies rushed upon all who were in the fields and slew them.

Cities » Designated as » Merchant

Ezekiel 17:4

He cropped off the top of its young shoots, and carried it into a merchants' land; he set it in a city of traders.

Isaiah 23:11

He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he shaketh the kingdoms. Jehovah hath given a commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strongholds thereof,

Ezekiel 27:3

and say unto Tyre: O thou that art situate at the entries of the sea, and traffickest with the peoples in many isles, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty.

Cities » Often founded and enlarged by blood and rapine

Micah 3:10

that build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with unrighteousness.

Cities » Often fortified by nature

Psalm 125:2

Jerusalem! mountains are round about her, and Jehovah is round about his people, from henceforth and for evermore.

Isaiah 33:16

he shall dwell on high, the fortresses of the rocks shall be his high retreat; bread shall be given him, his water shall be sure.

Cities » Designed for habitations

Psalm 107:7

And he led them forth by a right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Psalm 107:36

And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;

Cities » Sometimes had suburbs

Numbers 35:2

Command the children of Israel, that of the inheritance of their possession they give unto the Levites cities to dwell in; and a suburb for the cities round about them shall ye give unto the Levites.

Joshua 21:3

And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the word of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs.

Cities » Built » In pleasant situations

2 Kings 2:19

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold now, the situation of the city is good, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land is barren.

Psalm 48:2

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Cities » Built » Of brick and mortar

Exodus 1:14

and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness.

Exodus 1:11

And they set over them service-masters to oppress them with their burdens. And they built store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses.

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by famine

Jeremiah 52:6

In the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

Amos 4:6

And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places; yet ye have not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

Cities » Built » Beside rivers

Psalm 46:4

There is a river the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the habitations of the Most High.

Cities » Illustrative of » Visible church

Song of Songs 3:2-3

I will rise now, and go about the city; In the streets and in the broadways Will I seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. The watchmen that go about the city found me: Have ye seen him whom my soul loveth?

Cities » Furnished with stores

2 Chronicles 11:11-12

And he fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of victuals, and of oil and wine; and in every several city, targets and spears, and made them exceedingly strong. And Judah and Benjamin were his.

Cities » Densely inhabited

Jonah 4:11

and I, should not I have pity on Nineveh, the great city, wherein are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

Nahum 3:8

Art thou better than No-Amon, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about her, whose rampart was the sea, and of the sea was her wall?

Cities » Government of, by rulers

Nehemiah 3:9

And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 3:12

And next to them repaired Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.

Nehemiah 3:17-18

After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the chief of the half district of Keilah, for his district. After him repaired their brethren, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the chief of the half district of Keilah.

Nehemiah 7:2

And I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the citadel, charge over Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man and feared God above many.

Cities » Designated as » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 8:6

and Baalath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for chariots, and the cities for the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and on Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 9:25

And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed them in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

Cities » Suburbs of

Joshua 14:4

For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; and they gave no part to the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.

Numbers 35:3-5

And the cities shall they have to dwell in, and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts. And the suburbs of the cities that ye shall give unto the Levites shall be from the walls of the city outward, a thousand cubits round about. And ye shall measure, without the city, the east side two thousand cubits, and the south side two thousand cubits, and the west side two thousand cubits, and the north side two thousand cubits, and the city shall be in the midst: they shall have this as suburbs of the cities.

Cities » Different kinds of » Levitical

Leviticus 25:32-33

But as to the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites shall have a perpetual right of redemption. And if any one redeem from one of the Levites, then the house that was sold, in the city of his possession, shall go out in the jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.

Cities » Ancient

Genesis 4:17

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.

Genesis 10:10-12

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land went out Asshur, and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah: this is the great city.

Cities » A great defence to a country

2 Chronicles 11:5

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Cities » Built » Often of a square form

Revelation 21:16

And the city lies four-square, and its length is as much as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed twelve thousand stadia: the length and the breadth and height of it are equal.

Cities » Afforded refuge in times of danger

Jeremiah 8:14-16

Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fenced cities, and let us be silent there: for Jehovah our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against Jehovah. Peace is looked for, and there is no good; a time of healing, and behold, terror. The snorting of his horses is heard from Dan: the whole land trembleth at the sound of the neighing of his steeds, and they come, and devour the land, and all it contains, the city and those that dwell therein.

Cities » Often of great antiquity

Genesis 10:11-12

From that land went out Asshur, and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah: this is the great city.

Cities » Were called after » The country in which built

Daniel 4:29-30

At the end of twelve months he was walking upon the royal palace of Babylon: the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Cities » Were called after » The proprietor of the land

1 Kings 16:24

And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and built on the hill, and called the name of the city that he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by pestilence

1 Samuel 5:11

And they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, that it kill us not, and our people. For there was deadly alarm throughout the city: the hand of God was very heavy there;

Cities » Illustrative of » Heavenly inheritance

Cities » Perishable nature of

Cities » Different kinds of » Refuge

Numbers 35:6

And among the cities that ye shall give unto the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither, and besides them ye shall give forty-two cities:

Cities » Illustrative of » Saints

Cities » Built » Of brick and slime

Genesis 11:3

And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.

Cities » Often built to perpetuate a name

Cities » First mention of

Genesis 4:17

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.

Cities » Different kinds of » Treasure

Exodus 1:11

And they set over them service-masters to oppress them with their burdens. And they built store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses.

Cities » Were frequently » Razed and sown with salt

Judges 9:45

And Abim'elech fought against the city all that day; he took the city, and killed the people that were in it; and he razed the city and sowed it with salt.

Cities » Were frequently » Made heaps of ruins

Isaiah 25:2

For thou hast made of the city a heap, of the fortified town a ruin, the palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built up.

Cities » Built » With compactness

Psalm 122:3

Jerusalem, which art built as a city that is compact together,

Cities » Often had citadels

Judges 9:51

But there was a strong tower within the city, and all the people of the city fled to it, all the men and women, and shut themselves in; and they went to the roof of the tower.

Cities » Inhabitants of, called citizens

Acts 21:39

But Paul said, I am a Jew of Tarsus, citizen of no insignificant city of Cilicia, and I beseech of thee, allow me to speak to the people.

Cities » Town clerk of

Acts 19:35

And the townclerk, having quieted the crowd, said, Ephesians, what man is there then who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of Artemis the great, and of the image which fell down from heaven?

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? shall they be permitted to go on? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, when they are burned?

Judges 9:31

And he sent messengers to Abim'elech at Aru'mah, saying, "Behold, Ga'al the son of Ebed and his kinsmen have come to Shechem, and they are stirring up the city against you.

Foundation » Laid for » Cities

1 Kings 16:34

In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundation in Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates in Segub his youngest, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke through Joshua the son of Nun.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua swore at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah who shall rise up and build this city Jericho! In his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and in his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

And he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the entrance of the city, behold, a widow woman was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

Topics on Cities

Building Cities

19;127;1

{A Song of degrees. Of Solomon.} Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:

Burning Cities

1;19;24

And Jehovah rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven,

Capturing Cities

10;5;6-9

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land; and they spoke to David, saying, Thou shalt not come in hither, but the blind and the lame will drive thee back; as much as to say, David will not come in hither.

Cities In Israel

5;3;4-6

And we took all his cities at that time: there was not a town which we took not from them, sixty cities, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Cities of refuge

4;35;6-34

And among the cities that ye shall give unto the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither, and besides them ye shall give forty-two cities:

Cities of the plain

1;13;10-12

And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of the Jordan that it was thoroughly watered, before Jehovah had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah; as the garden of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt, as one goes to Zoar.

Cities Under Attack

20;25;28

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is as a city broken down, without walls.

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

And I will lay waste your cities and desolate your sanctuaries; and I will not smell your sweet odours.

Empty Cities

6;8;17

And not a man remained in Ai and Bethel that went not out after Israel; and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.

Entering Cities

10;5;6

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land; and they spoke to David, saying, Thou shalt not come in hither, but the blind and the lame will drive thee back; as much as to say, David will not come in hither.

Fortified Cities

4;13;28

Only, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, very great; moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Four Cities

6;19;7

Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Ashan: four cities and their hamlets;

Rebuilding Named Cities

6;6;26

And Joshua swore at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah who shall rise up and build this city Jericho! In his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and in his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

Three Cities

4;35;14

Three cities shall ye give on this side of the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Two Cities

65;1;7

as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities around them, committing greedily fornication, in like manner with them, and going after other flesh, lie there as an example, undergoing the judgment of eternal fire.