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28 Bible Verses about Cities

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Leviticus 25:29-31

"If a person sells a residential house in a walled city, he is to redeem it within the year in which it was sold. He may have right to its redemption for a full year. But if it's not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house next to which is a wall is to belong in perpetuity to the one who bought it throughout his generations. It is not to be returned in the jubilee. However, the houses in the villages that don't have walls around them are to be categorized along with the fields of the land they may be redeemed and returned in the jubilee.

Deuteronomy 3:5

All of these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars. Furthermore, there were very many unwalled regions.

Genesis 4:17

Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,

2 Kings 7:10

So they left, called out to the city gatekeepers, and reported to them: "We went out to the Aramean encampment, and there was nobody there! Not even the sound of men only horses and donkeys tied up, and tents left just as they were!"

Nehemiah 13:19

As the Sabbath approached and it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem, I gave word to shut the gates, charging that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I stationed some of my men at the gates to ensure that no loads would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Genesis 23:10

Now since Ephron the Hittite had taken a seat there among the Hittites, he responded publicly to Abraham where the Hittites and everyone who was entering the gate of his city could hear him:

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom were particularly evil and sinful in their defiance of the LORD.

Jonah 3:5-10

The people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least important. When the message reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, removed his royal garments, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat down in ashes. Then he had this proclamation published throughout Nineveh: "By decree of the king and his nobles:read more.
No man or animal, herd or flock, is to taste anything, graze, or drink water. Instead, let both man and animal clothe themselves with sackcloth and cry out to God forcefully. Let every person turn from his evil ways and from his tendency to do violence. Who knows but that God may relent, have compassion, and turn from his fierce anger, so that we are not exterminated?" God took note of what they did that they turned from their evil ways. Because God relented concerning the trouble about which he had warned them, he did not carry it out.

Matthew 11:23

"And you, Capernaum! You won't be lifted up to heaven, will you? You'll go down to Hell! Because if the miracles that happened in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

Acts 17:16

While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was deeply disturbed to see the city full of idols.

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Cities » General references to

2 Kings 13:25

At that time, Jehoahaz's son Jehoash recaptured from Hazael's son Ben-hadad the cities that Hazael had captured through warfare from the control of Jehoahaz, Jehoash's father. Joash defeated and recovered cities of Israel from Ben-hadad three times.

Numbers 13:28

except that the people who have settled in the land are strong, and their cities are greatly fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak.

Genesis 18:24

Perhaps there are 50 righteous ones within the city. Will you actually destroy it and not forgive the place for the sake of the 50 righteous that are found there?

Genesis 41:48

Joseph collected the surplus food throughout the land of Egypt, storing food in cities; that is, he gathered the food from fields that surrounded every city and stored it there.

Cities » Of refuge

Joshua 20:9

These were appointed to be cities for all the Israelis and for the foreigner who lives among them, so that whoever kills anyone unintentionally may run there and not die at the hands of a closely related avenger until he stands for trial before the community.

Exodus 21:13

If he didn't lie in wait, but God let him fall into his reach, then I'll appoint for you a place to which he may flee.

Numbers 35:6

You are to set aside six towns of refuge from the towns that you will be giving to the descendants of Levi, where someone who kills a human being may run for shelter. In addition, give them 42 other towns.

Deuteronomy 4:42

where a person who accidentally killed someone could flee, if he killed his neighbor without having enmity toward him in the past. He may flee to one of these cities and live:

Deuteronomy 19:3

Build roads throughout the land that the LORD your God is providing as an inheritance, and then divide it into three districts so that any killer may flee there.

Cities » Fortified

Joshua 14:12

Now then, give me that hill country about which the LORD spoke back on that day, because you yourself heard back then that the Anakim were there, with great reinforced cities. Perhaps the LORD will be with me and I will expel them, just as the LORD said."

Joshua 10:20

Now it came about that after Joshua and the Israelis had finished the battle, destroying and scattering their survivors, who retreated into their fortified cities,

Numbers 32:36

Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified cities with corrals for sheep.

2 Chronicles 8:5

He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars,

2 Chronicles 21:3

Their father gave them many gifts made of silver, and gold, as well as valuable things, along with fortified cities in Judah, but he passed the kingdom to Jehoram because Jehoram was his firstborn.

Cities » Often great and goodly

Daniel 4:30

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Deuteronomy 6:10

"When the LORD your God brings you to the land that he promised to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, he will give you large and beautiful cities that you didn't build,

Genesis 10:12

along with Resen, which was located between Nineveh and the great city of Calah.

Jonah 3:3

So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh to do what the LORD had ordered.

Cities » Designated as » Treasure

2 Chronicles 16:4

So King Ben-hadad did just what King Asa had asked: he sent his commanding officers to attack the cities of Israel. They conquered Ijon, Dan, Bel-maim, and all of the storage centers in Naphtali.

Exodus 1:11

So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh.

2 Chronicles 17:12

As a result, Jehoshaphat grew more and more powerful, and built up fortresses and storage centers throughout Judah.

1 Kings 9:19

along with the storage cities that Solomon used for his chariots and for his cavalry, everything that Solomon felt like building in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory under his control.

Genesis 41:48

Joseph collected the surplus food throughout the land of Egypt, storing food in cities; that is, he gathered the food from fields that surrounded every city and stored it there.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 8:4

Cities » Protected at night by watchmen

Song of Songs 5:7

The watchmen making their rounds through the city found me. They beat me, they bruised me. Those guarding the walls took my cloak from me.

Isaiah 21:11

A message concerning Dumah. "Someone is calling to me from Seir: "Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?'

Cities » Numerous

Joshua 15:21

The cities to the far south of the tribe of the descendants of Judah (toward the border of Edom in the south) included Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,

1 Chronicles 2:22

Segub fathered Jair, who had 23 towns in the land of Gilead.

Jeremiah 2:28

"But where are your gods that you made for yourselves? Let them rise up, if they can deliver you in the time of your trouble. You have as many gods as you have towns, Judah.

Cities » Entered through gates

Nehemiah 13:19

As the Sabbath approached and it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem, I gave word to shut the gates, charging that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I stationed some of my men at the gates to ensure that no loads would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Genesis 34:24

All of the males who heard Hamor and his son Shechem, who had gone out to the city gate, were circumcised.

Nehemiah 13:22

Then I commanded the descendants of Levi to purify themselves and to come as gate keepers to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, my God, and show mercy to me according to the greatness of your gracious love.

Cities » Different kinds of » Royal

Numbers 21:26

Heshbon was the capital city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who fought against the previous king of Moab and captured all his land from his capital city to Arnon.

Joshua 10:2

So they were terrified, since Gibeon was a large city, comparable to one of the royal cities, was larger than Ai, and all of its men had been warriors.

2 Samuel 12:26

Meanwhile, Joab attacked the Ammonite city of Rabbah and captured its stronghold.

Cities » Built » On hills

Luke 4:29

They got up, forced Jesus out of the city, and led him to the edge of the hill on which their city was built, intending to throw him off.

Revelation 17:9

This calls for a mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is sitting. They are also seven kings.

Cities » Arranged in streets and lanes

Numbers 22:39

So accompanied by Balaam and Balak's officials, Balak traveled to Kiriath-huzoth,

Luke 14:21

"So the servant went back and reported all this to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and told his servant, "Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring back the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.'

Cities » Often fortified by art

2 Chronicles 11:5-10

Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem and built defensive fortification cities throughout Judah, including Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, read more.
Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron. These were all fortified cities throughout Judah and Benjamin.

2 Chronicles 11:23

Rehoboam was wise to distribute some of his children throughout all of the territories of Judah and Benjamin, placing them in all of the fortified cities. He allotted them abundant supplies of food and sought many wives for them.

Cities » Designated as » Royal

1 Chronicles 11:7

David occupied the fortress, so it was named the City of David after him.

Joshua 10:2

So they were terrified, since Gibeon was a large city, comparable to one of the royal cities, was larger than Ai, and all of its men had been warriors.

2 Samuel 12:26

Meanwhile, Joab attacked the Ammonite city of Rabbah and captured its stronghold.

1 Samuel 27:5

David told Achish, "If it pleases you, give me a place in one of the outlying towns, so I may live there. Why should your servant live with you in the royal city?"

Cities » Under governors

2 Corinthians 11:32

In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas put guards around the city of Damascus to catch me,

2 Chronicles 33:14

Later on, Manasseh reinforced the outer wall to the City of David on the west side overlooking the Gihon Valley as far as the Fish Gate. He encircled the Ophel, raising it to a great height.

Cities » Infested by dogs

1 Kings 14:11

"I will burn up Jeroboam's dynasty, as a man burns up manure until it is gone. Dogs will eat anyone who dies in the city that belongs to Jeroboam's household. The birds of the sky will eat anyone who dies in the open field, because the LORD has determined it.'

Psalm 59:6

At night they return like howling dogs; they prowl around the city.

Psalm 59:14

At night they return like howling dogs; they prowl around the city.

Cities » Garrisoned in war

2 Chronicles 17:2

by placing troops in all of the fortified citadels through Judah and by establishing garrisons throughout the land of Judah and in the cities that his father Asa had captured.

2 Chronicles 17:19

These men served the king, and there were others whom the king garrisoned inside fortified cities throughout all of Judah.

Cities » Different kinds of » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon amassed both chariots and horsemen: he owned 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, stationing them in armories and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:25

Solomon had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots, along with 12,000 cavalry soldiers. He stationed them in various chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

Cities » Provided with judges

Deuteronomy 16:18

"Appoint judges and civil servants according to your tribes in all your cities that the LORD your God is about to give you, so they may judge the people impartially.

2 Chronicles 19:5

and appointing judges throughout the land in all of the walled cities of Judah, city by city. He issued this reminder to the judges:

Cities » Were frequently » Besieged

Deuteronomy 28:52

They'll besiege all your cities until your high and fortified walls in which you have trusted collapse throughout the land. Indeed, they will besiege all your cities, which the LORD your God gave you."

2 Kings 19:24-25

I myself dug for and drank foreign water. With the sole of my foot I dried up all the streams of Egypt!" "Didn't you hear? I determined it years ago! I planned this from ancient times, and now I've brought it to pass, to turn fortified cities into piles of ruins

Cities » Prosperity of, increased by commerce

Genesis 49:13

"Zebulun will settle down near the sea shore and become a safe haven for shipping, bordering Sidon."

Deuteronomy 33:18-19

About Zebulun he said: "Zebulun, rejoice as you go out and Issachar, in being inside your tents. They will call the nations to the mountain, and there they will offer righteous sacrifices, for they'll draw from the abundance of the sea and from the hidden treasures of the sand."

Cities » Different kinds of » Store

2 Chronicles 8:6

and he rebuilt Baalath and its supply centers that belonged to Solomon, along with all the cities that he utilized to garrison his chariots and cavalry forces. Solomon was pleased also to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory that he controlled.

2 Chronicles 8:4

Then he rebuilt Tadmor in the desert, along with supply centers that he had built in Hamath.

Cities » Illustrative of » The apostacy

Revelation 16:10

The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed on their tongues in anguish

Revelation 17:18

The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."

Cities » Illustrative of » Church triumphant

Revelation 22:19

If anyone takes away any words from the book of this prophecy, God will take away his portion of the tree of life and the holy city that are described in this book.

Cities » Built » In desert places

2 Chronicles 8:4

Then he rebuilt Tadmor in the desert, along with supply centers that he had built in Hamath.

Psalm 107:35-36

He turns a desert into a pool of water, dry land into springs of water. There he settled the hungry, where they built a city to live in.

Cities » Surrounded with walls

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where can we go? Our brothers discouraged us when they said that the people are bigger and taller than we are. Their cities are tall and fortified to the sky, and we also saw the Anakim there.'

Deuteronomy 3:5

All of these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars. Furthermore, there were very many unwalled regions.

Cities » Difficulty of taking, alluded to

Jeremiah 1:18-19

"As for me, today I'm making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land. They'll fight against you, but they won't prevail against you, because I am with you," declares the LORD, "to deliver you."

Cities » Often insignificant

Genesis 19:20

Look, there is a town nearby where I can flee, and it's a small one. Let me escape there! It's a small one, isn't it? That way I'll stay alive!"

Ecclesiastes 9:14

There was a little city with few men in it. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built massive siege ramps against it.

Cities » Often deserted on the approach of an enemy

Jeremiah 4:29

At the sound of the horseman and the archer the entire city flees. Its residents go into the thickets and climb among the rocks. Every city is abandoned, and no one lives in them.

1 Samuel 31:7

When the men of Israel who were across the valley and who were across the Jordan saw that the army of Israel had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned the cities and fled, and the Philistines came and occupied them.

Cities » Artificial mode of supplying water to

2 Kings 18:17

Sometime later, the king of Assyria sent Tartan, Rab-saris, and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem, accompanied with a large army.

2 Kings 20:20

Now the rest of Hezekiah's actions, as well as his glorious deeds, including how he constructed the pool and the conduit to bring water into the city, are recorded in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not?

Cities » Were frequently » Pillaged

Isaiah 13:16

Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes, and their houses will be looted, and their wives slept with.

Jeremiah 20:5

I'll turn over all the wealth of this city, all its possessions, all its valuables, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah right into the hands of their enemies, and they'll plunder them, capture them, and take them to Babylon.

Cities » Built » Of stone and wood

Psalm 102:14

Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.

Ezekiel 26:12

They will plunder your riches and loot your businesses. They'll tear down your walls and demolish your luxurious homes. They'll grab the stones, wood, and rubble from the destruction and dump it all into the Mediterranean Sea.

Cities » Built » In plains

Genesis 11:2

As people migrated westward, they came across a plain in the region of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 13:12

So Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the plain, setting up his tent in the vicinity of Sodom.

Cities » Different kinds of » Commercial

Isaiah 23:11

He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has made kingdoms tremble. The LORD has issued orders concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

Ezekiel 27:3

Tell Tyre, who lives at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea, who serves as the international merchant to many coastal districts: "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Tyre, you've been claiming, "I am beauty perfected.'

Cities » Were called after » The family of the founder

Genesis 4:17

Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.

Judges 18:29

They renamed the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who had been born in Israel. The former name of the city was Laish.

Cities » Were frequently » Depopulated

Isaiah 17:9

"At that time, their fortified cities that they abandoned because of the Israelis will be like desolate places of the forests and hilltops there will be desolation.

Ezekiel 26:19

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "When I turn your city into a ghost town, when I flood you with deep water that covers you completely,

Cities » Were frequently » Burned

Judges 20:38

Meanwhile, the army of Israel had arranged to signal their soldiers who had been hiding in ambush by sending up a cloud of smoke from the city.

Judges 20:40

But then the smoke began to rise from the city in a column. The army of Benjamin observed behind them that the whole city was going up in flames straight into the sky!

Cities » Built » On solid foundations

Ezra 6:3

DATE: First year of Cyrus the King FROM: King Cyrus SUBJECT: The Temple of God in Jerusalem

Revelation 21:14

The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the lamb were written on them.

Cities » Figurative

Hebrews 12:22

Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together,

Hebrews 11:16

Instead, they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.

Cities » Different kinds of » Fenced

Joshua 10:20

Now it came about that after Joshua and the Israelis had finished the battle, destroying and scattering their survivors, who retreated into their fortified cities,

Isaiah 36:1

In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, King Sennacherib of Assyria attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them.

Cities » Were frequently » Stormed

Joshua 8:3-7

So Joshua and all of the fighting men prepared to go out against Ai. Joshua selected 30,000 valiant warriors and sent them out by night, telling them, "Pay attention now! You are to set up an ambush around the city. Don't go very far from the city, and all of you remain on alert. I and all of the army with me will advance upon the city. When they come out after us like they did before, we'll run away from them. read more.
They'll come after us until we've drawn them away from the city, because they'll say, "They're running away from us just like they did before.' While we're running away from them, you get up from the ambush and seize the city, because the LORD your God will give it into your control.

Judges 9:44

Then Abimelech and the soldiers who were with him rushed forward and commandeered the entrance to the city gate while the other two companies ran out to kill everyone who was in the field.

Cities » Designated as » Merchant

Ezekiel 17:4

He plucked off the top of its shoot, brought it to a land of merchants, and set it down in a city full of traders.

Isaiah 23:11

He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has made kingdoms tremble. The LORD has issued orders concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

Ezekiel 27:3

Tell Tyre, who lives at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea, who serves as the international merchant to many coastal districts: "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Tyre, you've been claiming, "I am beauty perfected.'

Cities » Often founded and enlarged by blood and rapine

Micah 3:10

who are building up Zion by means of bloodshed, and Jerusalem by means of iniquity.

Cities » Often fortified by nature

Psalm 125:2

Just as mountains encircle Jerusalem, so the LORD encircles his people, from now to eternity.

Isaiah 33:16

this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.

Cities » Designed for habitations

Psalm 107:7

He led them in a straight way to find a city where they could live.

Psalm 107:36

There he settled the hungry, where they built a city to live in.

Cities » Sometimes had suburbs

Numbers 35:2

"Instruct the Israelis to set aside a portion of their inheritance for the descendants of Levi to live in, along with grazing land surrounding their towns.

Joshua 21:3

So, just as the Lord had said, the Israelis set aside cities for the descendants of Levi from a portion of their own inheritances, along with their grazing lands.

Cities » Built » In pleasant situations

2 Kings 2:19

The men who lived in the city addressed Elisha. "Look now," they said, "our city's location is good, as you have been observing, but the water springs here are bad and the land isn't sustaining crops."

Psalm 48:2

Beautifully situated, the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion towards the north, the city of the great King.

Cities » Built » Of brick and mortar

Exodus 1:14

making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

Exodus 1:11

So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh.

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by famine

Jeremiah 52:6

By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine became so severe that there was no food for the people of the land.

Amos 4:6

"I also have scheduled food shortages for you in all of your cities, and lack of bread in all of your settlements, but you haven't returned to me," declares the LORD.

Cities » Built » Beside rivers

Psalm 46:4

Look! There is a river whose streams make the city of God rejoice, even the Holy Place of the Most High.

Cities » Illustrative of » Visible church

Song of Songs 3:2-3

I'll get up and go all around the city, throughout the streets, and in the squares. I'll seek the one I love. I sought him, but didn't find him. The watchmen who go all around the city found me. I asked, "Have you seen the one I love?"

Cities » Furnished with stores

2 Chronicles 11:11-12

He also strengthened the fortified cities, assigned officers to them, and stockpiled food, oil, and wine. He also stockpiled shields and spears in every city and fortified them greatly to secure his rule over Judah and Benjamin.

Cities » Densely inhabited

Jonah 4:11

So why shouldn't I be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 human beings who do not know their right hand from their left, as well as a lot of livestock?

Nahum 3:8

"Are you any better than Thebes, which sits by the upper Nile, surrounded by water? The sea was her defense, the waters her wall of protection.

Cities » Government of, by rulers

Nehemiah 3:9

Next to him, Hur's son Rephaiah, ruling official for half of the Jerusalem district, did repairs.

Nehemiah 3:12

and next to him Hallohesh's son Shallum, ruling official for the other half of the Jerusalem district, did repairs, as did his daughters.

Nehemiah 3:17-18

Next to him the descendants of Levi, led by Bani's son Rehum, carried on repairs. Next to him Hashabiah, ruling official for half of the Keilah district, did repairs for his district. Next to him their brothers, led by Henadad's son Bavvai, ruling official for the other half of the Keilah district, carried on repairs.

Nehemiah 7:2

I appointed my brother Hanani and fortress commander Hananiah to be over Jerusalem, since he was a faithful person who revered God more than many others did.

Cities » Designated as » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon amassed both chariots and horsemen: he owned 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, stationing them in armories and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 8:6

and he rebuilt Baalath and its supply centers that belonged to Solomon, along with all the cities that he utilized to garrison his chariots and cavalry forces. Solomon was pleased also to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory that he controlled.

2 Chronicles 9:25

Solomon had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots, along with 12,000 cavalry soldiers. He stationed them in various chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

Cities » Suburbs of

Joshua 14:4

since the descendants of Joseph constituted two tribes Manasseh and Ephraim. They did not allot a portion to the descendants of Levi in the land, since they were given cities to live in, along with pastures for their livestock and property.

Numbers 35:3-5

The towns are to be reserved for their dwelling places and the grazing lands are to be reserved for their cattle, livestock, and all their animals. The grazing lands that you are to reserve for use by the descendants of Levi are to extend 1,000 cubits from the walls of the town. You are to measure from outside the wall of the town on the east side 2,000 cubits, on the south side 2,000 cubits, on the west side 2,000 cubits, and on the north side 2,000 cubits, with the town placed at the center. This reserved area is to serve as grazing land for their towns.

Cities » Different kinds of » Levitical

Leviticus 25:32-33

Nevertheless, the cities that belong to the descendants of Levi that is, the houses in the cities that belong to them are to belong to the descendants of Levi perpetually as part of their right of redemption. If someone from the descendants of Levi redeems the houses in the cities that they own, they are to be returned in the jubilee, because the houses of the cities of the descendants of Levi are to remain their property among the Israelis.

Cities » Ancient

Genesis 4:17

Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.

Genesis 10:10-12

His kingdom began in the region of Shinar with the cities of Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh. From there he went north to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, along with Resen, which was located between Nineveh and the great city of Calah.

Cities » A great defence to a country

2 Chronicles 11:5

Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem and built defensive fortification cities throughout Judah,

Cities » Built » Often of a square form

Revelation 21:16

The city was cubic in shape: its length was the same as its width. He measured the city with his rod, and it measured at 12,000 stadia:Its length, width, and height were the same.

Cities » Afforded refuge in times of danger

Jeremiah 8:14-16

Why are we sitting here? Join together! Let's go to the fortified cities and perish there! For the LORD our God has condemned us to perish and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against him. We waited for peace, but no good has come, for a time of healing, but instead there was terror. "The snorting of their horses is heard from Dan. At the neighing of their stallions, the whole earth quakes. They're coming to devour the land and all it contains, the city and all who live in it.

Cities » Often of great antiquity

Genesis 10:11-12

From there he went north to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, along with Resen, which was located between Nineveh and the great city of Calah.

Cities » Were called after » The country in which built

Daniel 4:29-30

About a year later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Cities » Were called after » The proprietor of the land

1 Kings 16:24

He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver, fortified the hill, and named the city Samaria after Shemer, the former owner of the hill.

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by pestilence

1 Samuel 5:11

They sent messengers and gathered together all the Philistine lords: "Send away the Ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to where it belongs so that it does not kill us and our people." Meanwhile, a deadly panic had spread all over the town, and God kept on pressuring them there.

Cities » Illustrative of » Heavenly inheritance

Hebrews 11:16

Instead, they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.

Cities » Perishable nature of

Cities » Different kinds of » Refuge

Numbers 35:6

You are to set aside six towns of refuge from the towns that you will be giving to the descendants of Levi, where someone who kills a human being may run for shelter. In addition, give them 42 other towns.

Cities » Illustrative of » Saints

Cities » Built » Of brick and slime

Genesis 11:3

They told each other, "Come on! Let's burn bricks thoroughly." They used bricks for stone and tar for mortar.

Cities » Often built to perpetuate a name

Cities » First mention of

Genesis 4:17

Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.

Cities » Different kinds of » Treasure

Exodus 1:11

So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh.

Cities » Were frequently » Razed and sown with salt

Judges 9:45

Abimelech fought against the city all that day, captured the city, killed the people in it, then tore the city to the ground and sowed it with salt.

Cities » Were frequently » Made heaps of ruins

Isaiah 25:2

For you have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified city into a ruin; the foreigners' citadel is no longer a city it will never be rebuilt!

Cities » Built » With compactness

Psalm 122:3

Jerusalem stands built up, a city knitted together.

Cities » Often had citadels

Judges 9:51

But there was a fortified tower in the center of the city, and all the men, women, and leaders of the city escaped to it, shut themselves in, and went up to the roof of the tower.

Cities » Inhabitants of, called citizens

Acts 21:39

Paul replied, "I'm a Jew from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. Please let me speak to the people."

Cities » Town clerk of

Acts 19:35

When the city recorder had quieted the crowd, he said, "Men of Ephesus, who in the world doesn't know that this city of Ephesus is the keeper of the temple of the great Artemis and of the statue that fell down from heaven?

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?"

Judges 9:31

He sent messengers to Abimelech in secret and told him, "Look out! Ebed's son Gaal and his family have arrived here in Shechem. Watch out! They're stirring up the city against you.

Foundation » Laid for » Cities

1 Kings 16:34

It was during Ahab's reign that Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations just as his firstborn son Abiram was dying, and he erected its gates while his youngest son Segub was dying, thus fulfilling the message that the LORD delivered through Nun's son Joshua.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made everyone take the following oath at that time. He said: "Cursed in the presence of the LORD is the man who restores and rebuilds this city of Jericho! He will lay its foundation at the cost of his firstborn, and at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates."

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So he got up and went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the entrance to the city, a widow was there gathering sticks. So he asked her, "Please, may I have some water in a cup so I can have a drink."

Topics on Cities

Building Cities

19;127;1

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor uselessly. Unless the LORD guards the city, its security forces keep watch uselessly.

Burning Cities

1;19;24

Then the LORD rained sulfur and fire out of the sky from the LORD on Sodom and Gomorrah,

Capturing Cities

10;5;6-9

Later, the king and his army marched on Jerusalem against the Jebusites, who were inhabiting the territory at that time and who had told David, "You're not coming in here! Even the blind and the lame could turn you away!" because they were thinking "David can't come here."

Cities In Israel

5;3;4-6

Then we captured all his cities at that time. There was not a city left that we didn't capture from them 60 cities in all from the region of Argob, which is part of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Cities of refuge

4;35;6-34

You are to set aside six towns of refuge from the towns that you will be giving to the descendants of Levi, where someone who kills a human being may run for shelter. In addition, give them 42 other towns.

Cities of the plain

1;13;10-12

Lot looked around and noticed that the whole Jordan plain as far as Zoar was well-watered like the garden of the LORD or like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Cities Under Attack

20;25;28

Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control.

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

I'll lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don't have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.

Empty Cities

6;8;17

There wasn't a single man left in Ai or Bethel who didn't run out after Israel. They left the city open and pursued Israel.

Entering Cities

10;5;6

Later, the king and his army marched on Jerusalem against the Jebusites, who were inhabiting the territory at that time and who had told David, "You're not coming in here! Even the blind and the lame could turn you away!" because they were thinking "David can't come here."

Fortified Cities

4;13;28

except that the people who have settled in the land are strong, and their cities are greatly fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak.

Four Cities

6;19;7

Also included were Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan, for a total of four towns and villages.

Rebuilding Named Cities

6;6;26

Then Joshua made everyone take the following oath at that time. He said: "Cursed in the presence of the LORD is the man who restores and rebuilds this city of Jericho! He will lay its foundation at the cost of his firstborn, and at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates."

Three Cities

4;35;14

Appoint three towns this side of the Jordan River and three towns in the land of Canaan to serve as the towns of refuge,

Two Cities

65;1;7

Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them, which like them committed sexual sins and pursued homosexual activities, serve as an example of the punishment of eternal fire.

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