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28 Bible Verses about Cities

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Leviticus 25:29-31

"'If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it has been sold. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption. If it isn't redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be made sure in perpetuity to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee. But the houses of the villages which have no wall around them shall be reckoned with the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.

Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Genesis 4:17

Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,

2 Kings 7:10

So they came and called to the porter of the city; and they told them, saying, "We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but the horses tied, and the donkeys tied, and the tents as they were."

Nehemiah 13:19

It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Genesis 23:10

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,

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.

Jonah 3:5-10

The people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. The news reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. He made a proclamation and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, "Let neither man nor animal, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, nor drink water;read more.
but let them be covered with sackcloth, both man and animal, and let them cry mightily to God. Yes, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, so that we might not perish?" God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. God relented of the disaster which he said he would do to them, and he didn't do it.

Matthew 11:23

You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day.

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the city full of idols.

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Cities » General references to

2 Kings 13:25

Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash strike him, and recovered the cities of Israel.

Numbers 13:28

However the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Genesis 18:24

What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?

Genesis 41:48

He gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was around every city, he laid up in the same.

Cities » Of refuge

Joshua 20:9

These were the appointed cities for all the children of Israel, and for the alien who lives among them, that whoever kills any person unintentionally might flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stands before the congregation.

Exodus 21:13

but not if it is unintentional, but God allows it to happen: then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee.

Numbers 35:6

"The cities which you shall give to the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to: and besides them you shall give forty-two cities.

Deuteronomy 4:42

that the manslayer might flee there, who kills his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him in time past; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:

Deuteronomy 19:3

You shall prepare you the way, and divide the borders of your land, which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit, into three parts, that every manslayer may flee there.

Cities » Fortified

Joshua 14:12

Now therefore give me this hill country, of which Yahweh spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and great and fortified cities. It may be that Yahweh will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as Yahweh spoke."

Joshua 10:20

It happened, when Joshua and the children of Israel had finished killing them with a very great slaughter until they were consumed, and the remnant which remained of them had entered into the fortified cities,

Numbers 32:36

and Beth Nimrah, and Beth Haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep.

2 Chronicles 8:5

Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 21:3

Their father gave them great gifts, of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.

Cities » Often great and goodly

Daniel 4:30

The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Deuteronomy 6:10

It shall be, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and goodly cities, which you didn't build,

Genesis 10:12

and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).

Jonah 3:3

So Jonah arose, and went to Nineveh, according to the word of Yahweh. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey across.

Cities » Designated as » Treasure

2 Chronicles 16:4

Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali.

Exodus 1:11

Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.

2 Chronicles 17:12

Jehoshaphat grew great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles and cities of store.

1 Kings 9:19

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

Genesis 41:48

He gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was around every city, he laid up in the same.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 8:4

Cities » Protected at night by watchmen

Song of Songs 5:7

The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.

Isaiah 21:11

The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?"

Cities » Numerous

Joshua 15:21

The farthest cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,

1 Chronicles 2:22

Segub became the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.

Jeremiah 2:28

"But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble: for according to the number of your cities are your gods, Judah.

Cities » Entered through gates

Nehemiah 13:19

It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Genesis 34:24

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.

Nehemiah 13:22

I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

Cities » Different kinds of » Royal

Numbers 21:26

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

Joshua 10:2

that they were very afraid, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

2 Samuel 12:26

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

Cities » Built » On hills

Luke 4:29

They rose up, threw him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff.

Revelation 17:9

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

Cities » Arranged in streets and lanes

Numbers 22:39

Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath Huzoth.

Luke 14:21

"That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.'

Cities » Often fortified by art

2 Chronicles 11:5-10

Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah. He built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa, Beth Zur, and Soco, and Adullam, read more.
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.

2 Chronicles 11:23

He dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to every fortified city: and he gave them food in abundance. He sought [for them] many wives.

Cities » Designated as » Royal

1 Chronicles 11:7

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

Joshua 10:2

that they were very afraid, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.

2 Samuel 12:26

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

1 Samuel 27:5

David said to Achish, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?"

Cities » Under governors

2 Corinthians 11:32

In Damascus the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of the Damascenes desiring to arrest me.

2 Chronicles 33:14

Now after this he built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance at the fish gate; and he encircled Ophel [with it], and raised it up to a very great height: and he put valiant captains in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Cities » Infested by dogs

1 Kings 14:11

He who dies of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and he who dies in the field shall the birds of the sky eat: for Yahweh has spoken it."'

Psalm 59:6

They return at evening, howling like dogs, and prowl around the city.

Psalm 59:14

At evening let them return. Let them howl like a dog, and go around the city.

Cities » Garrisoned in war

2 Chronicles 17:2

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

2 Chronicles 17:19

These were those who waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.

Cities » Different kinds of » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:25

Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he stationed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

Cities » Provided with judges

Deuteronomy 16:18

You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Chronicles 19:5

He set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

Cities » Were frequently » Besieged

Deuteronomy 28:52

They shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, in which you trusted, throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which Yahweh your God has given you.

2 Kings 19:24-25

I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet will I dry up all the rivers of Egypt.' Haven't you heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? Now have I brought it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

Cities » Prosperity of, increased by commerce

Genesis 49:13

"Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon.

Deuteronomy 33:18-19

Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and Issachar, in your tents. They shall call the peoples to the mountain. There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they shall draw out the abundance of the seas, the hidden treasures of the sand."

Cities » Different kinds of » Store

2 Chronicles 8:6

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

2 Chronicles 8:4

He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.

Cities » Illustrative of » The apostacy

Revelation 17:18

The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."

Cities » Illustrative of » Church triumphant

Revelation 22:19

If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God 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

He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.

Psalm 107:35-36

He turns a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land into water springs. There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,

Cities » Surrounded with walls

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where are we going up? our brothers have made our heart to melt, saying, 'The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to the sky; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.'"

Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Cities » Difficulty of taking, alluded to

Jeremiah 1:18-19

For, behold, I have made you this day a fortified city, and an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land. They will fight against you; but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you," says Yahweh, "to deliver you."

Cities » Often insignificant

Genesis 19:20

See now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn't it a little one?), and my soul will live."

Ecclesiastes 9:14

There was a little city, and few men within it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it.

Cities » Often deserted on the approach of an enemy

Jeremiah 4:29

Every city flees for the noise of the horsemen and archers; they go into the thickets, and climb up on the rocks: every city is forsaken, and not a man dwells therein.

1 Samuel 31:7

When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those who were beyond 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 lived in them.

Cities » Artificial mode of supplying water to

2 Kings 18:17

The king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army to Jerusalem. They went up and came to Jerusalem. When they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.

2 Kings 20:20

Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and brought water into the city, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

Cities » Were frequently » Pillaged

Isaiah 13:16

Their infants also will be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and their wives raped.

Jeremiah 20:5

Moreover I will give all the riches of this city, and all its gains, and all the precious things of it, yes, 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 your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.

Ezekiel 26:12

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

Cities » Built » In plains

Genesis 11:2

It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.

Genesis 13:12

Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

Cities » Different kinds of » Commercial

Isaiah 23:11

He has stretched out his hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms. Yahweh has ordered the destruction of Canaan's strongholds.

Ezekiel 27:3

and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty.

Cities » Were called after » The family of the founder

Genesis 4:17

Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Judges 18:29

They called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however the name of the city was Laish at the first.

Cities » Were frequently » Depopulated

Isaiah 17:9

In that day, their strong cities will be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it will be a desolation.

Ezekiel 26:19

For thus says the Lord Yahweh: When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep on you, and the great waters shall cover you;

Cities » Were frequently » Burned

Judges 20:38

Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambushers was that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city.

Judges 20:40

But when the cloud began to arise up out of the city in a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them; and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to the sky.

Cities » Built » On solid foundations

Ezra 6:3

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

Revelation 21:14

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

It happened, when Joshua and the children of Israel had finished killing them with a very great slaughter until they were consumed, and the remnant which remained of them had entered into the fortified cities,

Isaiah 36:1

Now it happened in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all of the fortified cities of Judah, and captured them.

Cities » Were frequently » Stormed

Joshua 8:3-7

So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up to Ai. Joshua chose thirty thousand men, the mighty men of valor, and sent them out by night. He commanded them, saying, "Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city. Don't go very far from the city, but all of you be ready. I, and all the people who are with me, will approach to the city. It shall happen, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them. read more.
They will come out after us, until we have drawn them away from the city; for they will say, 'They flee before us, like the first time.' So we will flee before them, and you shall rise up from the ambush, and take possession of the city; for Yahweh your God will deliver it into your hand.

Judges 9:44

Abimelech, and the companies that were with him, rushed forward, and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city: and the two companies rushed on all who were in the field, and struck them.

Cities » Designated as » Merchant

Ezekiel 17:4

he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs of it, and carried it to a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

Isaiah 23:11

He has stretched out his hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms. Yahweh has ordered the destruction of Canaan's strongholds.

Ezekiel 27:3

and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty.

Cities » Often founded and enlarged by blood and rapine

Micah 3:10

They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Cities » Often fortified by nature

Psalm 125:2

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds his people from this time forth and forevermore.

Isaiah 33:16

he will dwell on high. His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks. His bread will be supplied. His waters will be sure.

Cities » Designed for habitations

Psalm 107:7

he led them also by a straight way, that they might go to a city to live in.

Psalm 107:36

There he makes the hungry live, that they may prepare a city to live in,

Cities » Sometimes had suburbs

Numbers 35:2

"Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and you shall give suburbs for the cities around them to the Levites.

Joshua 21:3

The children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the commandment of Yahweh, these cities with their suburbs.

Cities » Built » In pleasant situations

2 Kings 2:19

The men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold, please, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land miscarries."

Psalm 48:2

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

Cities » Built » Of brick and mortar

Exodus 1:14

and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all kinds of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.

Exodus 1:11

Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by famine

Jeremiah 52:6

In the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was severe in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.

Amos 4:6

"I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in every town; yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.

Cities » Built » Beside rivers

Psalm 46:4

There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.

Cities » Illustrative of » Visible church

Song of Songs 3:2-3

I will get up now, and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him. The watchmen who go about the city found me; "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"

Cities » Furnished with stores

2 Chronicles 11:11-12

He fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of food, and oil and wine. In every city [he put] shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Cities » Densely inhabited

Jonah 4:11

Shouldn't I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can't discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much livestock?"

Nahum 3:8

Are you better than No-Amon, who was situated among the rivers, who had the waters around her; whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was of the sea?

Cities » Government of, by rulers

Nehemiah 3:9

Next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 3:12

Next to him repaired Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of half the district 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 ruler of half the district of Keilah, for his district. After him repaired their brothers, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of Keilah.

Nehemiah 7:2

that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

Cities » Designated as » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 8:6

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

2 Chronicles 9:25

Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he stationed 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 portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their livestock and for their property.

Numbers 35:3-5

The cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their livestock, and for their substance, and for all their animals. "The suburbs of the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward one thousand cubits around it. You shall measure outside of the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.

Cities » Different kinds of » Levitical

Leviticus 25:32-33

"'Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time. The Levites may redeem the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, and it shall be released 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

Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Genesis 10:10-12

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).

Cities » A great defence to a country

2 Chronicles 11:5

Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

Cities » Built » Often of a square form

Revelation 21:16

The city lies foursquare, and its length is as great as its breadth. He measured the city with the reed, Twelve thousand twelve stadia. Its length, breadth, and height 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 fortified cities, and let us be silent there; for Yahweh our God has put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against Yahweh. We looked for peace, but no good came; [and] for a time of healing, and behold, dismay! The snorting of his horses is heard from Dan: at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones the whole land trembles; for they are come, and have devoured the land and all that is in it; the city and those who dwell therein.

Cities » Often of great antiquity

Genesis 10:11-12

Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same 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 in the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, 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

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

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by pestilence

1 Samuel 5:11

They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and they said, "Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, that it not kill us and our people." For there was a deadly confusion throughout all 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

"The cities which you shall give to the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to: and besides them you shall give forty-two cities.

Cities » Illustrative of » Saints

Cities » Built » Of brick and slime

Genesis 11:3

They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

Cities » Often built to perpetuate a name

Cities » First mention of

Genesis 4:17

Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Cities » Different kinds of » Treasure

Exodus 1:11

Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.

Cities » Were frequently » Razed and sown with salt

Judges 9:45

Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and killed the people who were therein: and he beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.

Cities » Were frequently » Made heaps of ruins

Isaiah 25:2

For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It will never be built.

Cities » Built » With compactness

Psalm 122:3

Jerusalem, that is 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 there fled all the men and women, and all they of the city, and shut themselves in, and went up to the roof of the tower.

Cities » Inhabitants of, called citizens

Acts 21:39

But Paul said, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. I beg you, allow me to speak to the people."

Cities » Town clerk of

Acts 19:35

When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus?

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, since they are burned?"

Judges 9:31

He sent messengers to Abimelech craftily, saying, "Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brothers are come to Shechem; and behold, they constrain the city [to take part] against you.

Foundation » Laid for » Cities

1 Kings 16:34

In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid its foundation with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

Joshua 6:26

Joshua commanded them with an oath at that time, saying, "Cursed is the man before Yahweh, who rises up and builds this city Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates."

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, "Please get me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink."

Topics on Cities

Capturing Cities

2 Samuel 5:6-9

The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "Unless you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here;" thinking, "David can't come in here."

Cities In Israel

Deuteronomy 3:4-6

We took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we didn't take from them; sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Cities of refuge

Numbers 35:6-34

"The cities which you shall give to the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to: and besides them you shall give forty-two cities.

Cities of the plain

Genesis 13:10-12

Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.

Destruction Of Cities

Leviticus 26:31

I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

Empty Cities

Joshua 8:17

There was not a man left in Ai or Beth El who didn't go out after Israel. They left the city open, and pursued Israel.

Entering Cities

2 Samuel 5:6

The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "Unless you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here;" thinking, "David can't come in here."

Fortified Cities

Numbers 13:28

However the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Four Cities

Joshua 19:7

Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan; four cities with their villages;

Rebuilding Named Cities

Joshua 6:26

Joshua commanded them with an oath at that time, saying, "Cursed is the man before Yahweh, who rises up and builds this city Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates."

Three Cities

Numbers 35:14

You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Two Cities

Jude 1:7

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.