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28 Bible Verses about Cities

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Leviticus 25:29-31

And when a man selleth a dwelling-house in a walled city, then hath his right of redemption been until the completion of a year from its selling; days -- is his right of redemption; and if it is not redeemed until the fulness to him of a perfect year, then hath the house which is in a walled city been established to extinction to the buyer of it, to his generations; it goeth not out in the jubilee; and a house of the villages which have no wall round about, on the field of the country is reckoned; redemption is to it, and in the jubilee it goeth out.

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these are cities fenced with high walls, two-leaved doors and bar, apart from cities of villages very many;

Genesis 4:17

and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son -- Enoch.

Acts 9:24

and their counsel against him was known to Saul; they were also watching the gates both day and night, that they may kill him,

2 Kings 7:10

And they come in, and call unto the gatekeeper of the city, and declare for themselves, saying, 'We have come in unto the camp of Aram, and lo, there is not there a man, or sound of man, but the bound horse, and the bound ass, and tents as they are.'

Nehemiah 13:19

And it cometh to pass, when the gates of Jerusalem have been dark before the sabbath, that I speak, and the doors are shut, and I say, that they do not open them till after the sabbath; and of my servants I have stationed at the gates; there doth not come in a burden on the sabbath-day.

Genesis 23:10

And Ephron is sitting in the midst of the sons of Heth, and Ephron the Hittite answereth Abraham in the ears of the sons of Heth, of all those entering the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 13:13

and the men of Sodom are evil, and sinners before Jehovah exceedingly.

Jonah 3:5-10

And the men of Nineveh believe in God, and proclaim a fast, and put on sackcloth, from their greatest even unto their least, seeing the word doth come unto the king of Nineveh, and he riseth from his throne, and removeth his honourable robe from off him, and spreadeth out sackcloth, and sitteth on the ashes, and he crieth and saith in Nineveh by a decree of the king and his great ones, saying, 'Man and beast, herd and flock -- let them not taste anything, let them not feed, even water let them not drink;read more.
and cover themselves with sackcloth let man and beast, and let them call unto God mightily, and let them turn back each from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who knoweth? He doth turn back, and God hath repented, and hath turned back from the heat of His anger, and we do not perish.' And God seeth their works, that they have turned back from their evil way, and God repenteth of the evil that He spake of doing to them, and he hath not done it.

Matthew 11:23

'And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades shalt be brought down, because if in Sodom had been done the mighty works that were done in thee, it had remained unto this day;

Acts 17:16

and Paul waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, beholding the city wholly given to idolatry,

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Cities » General references to

2 Kings 13:25

and Jehoash son of Jehoahaz turneth and taketh the cities out of the hand of Ben-Hadad son of Hazael that he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father in war; three times hath Joash smitten him, and he bringeth back the cities of Israel.

Numbers 13:28

only, surely the people which is dwelling in the land is strong; and the cities are fenced, very great; and also children of Anak we have seen there.

Genesis 18:24

peradventure there are fifty righteous in the midst of the city; dost Thou also consume, and not bear with the place for the sake of the fifty -- the righteous who are in its midst?

Genesis 41:48

And he gathereth all the food of the seven years which have been in the land of Egypt, and putteth food in the cities; the food of the field which is round about each city hath he put in its midst;

Cities » Of refuge

Joshua 20:9

These have been cities of meeting for all the sons of Israel, and for a sojourner who is sojourning in their midst, for the fleeing thither of any one smiting life inadvertently, and he doth not die by the hand of the redeemer of blood till his standing before the company.

Exodus 21:13

as to him who hath not laid wait, and God hath brought to his hand, I have even set for thee a place whither he doth flee.

Numbers 35:6

And the cities which ye give to the Levites are the six cities of refuge, which ye give for the fleeing thither of the man-slayer, and besides them ye give forty and two cities;

Deuteronomy 4:42

for the fleeing thither of the man-slayer, who slayeth his neighbour unknowingly, and he is not hating him heretofore, and he hath fled unto one of these cities, and he hath lived:

Deuteronomy 19:3

Thou dost prepare for thee the way, and hast divided into three parts the border of thy land which Jehovah thy God doth cause thee to inherit, and it hath been for the fleeing thither of every man-slayer.

Cities » Fortified

Joshua 14:12

And now, give to me this hill-country, of which Jehovah spake in that day, for thou didst hear in that day, for Anakim are there, and cities, great, fenced; if so be Jehovah is with me, then I have dispossessed them, as Jehovah hath spoken.'

Joshua 10:20

And it cometh to pass, when Joshua and the sons of Israel finish to smite them -- a very great smiting, till they are consumed, and the remnant who have remained of them go in unto the fenced cities,

Numbers 32:36

and Beth-Nimrah, and Beth-Haran, cities of defence, and sheepfolds.

2 Chronicles 8:5

And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar --

2 Chronicles 21:3

and their father giveth to them many gifts of silver and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah, and the kingdom he hath given to Jehoram, for He is the first-born.

Cities » Often great and goodly

Daniel 4:30

the king hath answered and said, Is not this that great Babylon that I have built, for the house of the kingdom, in the might of my strength, and for the glory of mine honour?

Deuteronomy 6:10

And it hath been, when Jehovah thy God doth bring thee in unto the land which He hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to thee -- cities great and good, which thou hast not built,

Genesis 10:12

and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah; it is the great city.

Jonah 3:3

and Jonah riseth, and he goeth unto Nineveh, according to the word of Jehovah. And Nineveh hath been a great city before God, a journey of three days.

Cities » Designated as » Treasure

2 Chronicles 16:4

And Ben-Hadad hearkeneth unto king Asa, and sendeth the heads of the forces that he hath unto cities of Israel, and they smite Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-Maim, and all the stores, cities of Naphtali.

Exodus 1:11

And they set over it princes of tribute, so as to afflict it with their burdens, and it buildeth store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses;

2 Chronicles 17:12

And Jehoshaphat is going on and becoming very great, and he buildeth in Judah palaces and cities of store,

1 Kings 9:19

and all the cities of stores that king Solomon hath, and the cities of the chariots, and the cities of the horsemen, and the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

Genesis 41:48

And he gathereth all the food of the seven years which have been in the land of Egypt, and putteth food in the cities; the food of the field which is round about each city hath he put in its midst;

More verses: 2 Chronicles 8:4

Cities » Protected at night by watchmen

Psalm 127:1

A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.

Song of Songs 5:7

The watchmen who go round about the city, Found me, smote me, wounded me, Keepers of the walls lifted up my veil from off me.

Isaiah 21:11

The burden of Dumah. Unto me is one calling from Seir 'Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?'

Cities » Numerous

Joshua 15:21

And the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah are unto the border of Edom in the south, Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,

1 Chronicles 2:22

And Segub begat Jair, and he hath twenty and three cities in the land of Gilead,

Jeremiah 2:28

And where are thy gods, that thou hast made to thyself? Let them arise, if they may save thee, In the time of thy vexation, For -- the number of thy cities have been thy gods, O Judah,

Cities » Entered through gates

Nehemiah 13:19

And it cometh to pass, when the gates of Jerusalem have been dark before the sabbath, that I speak, and the doors are shut, and I say, that they do not open them till after the sabbath; and of my servants I have stationed at the gates; there doth not come in a burden on the sabbath-day.

Genesis 34:24

And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, hearken do all those going out of the gate of his city, and every male is circumcised, all those going out of the gate of his city.

Nehemiah 13:22

And I say to the Levites, that they be cleansed, and, coming in, keeping the gates, to sanctify the sabbath-day. Also, this, remember for me, O my God, and have pity on me, according to the abundance of Thy kindness.

Cities » Different kinds of » Royal

Numbers 21:26

for Heshbon is a city of Sihon king of the Amorite, and he hath fought against the former king of Moab, and taketh all his land out of his hand, unto Arnon;

Joshua 10:2

that they are greatly afraid, because Gibeon is a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it is greater than Ai, and all its men -- heroes.

2 Samuel 12:26

And Joab fighteth against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captureth the royal city,

Cities » Built » On hills

Luke 4:29

and having risen, they put him forth without the city, and brought him unto the brow of the hill on which their city had been built -- to cast him down headlong,

Revelation 17:9

Here is the mind that is having wisdom; the seven heads are seven mountains, upon which the woman doth sit,

Cities » Arranged in streets and lanes

Numbers 22:39

And Balaam goeth with Balak, and they come to Kirjath-Huzoth,

Luke 14:21

'And that servant having come, told to his lord these things, then the master of the house, having been angry, said to his servant, Go forth quickly to the broad places and lanes of the city, and the poor, and maimed, and lame, and blind, bring in hither.

Cities » Often fortified by art

2 Chronicles 11:5-10

And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah, yea, he buildeth Beth-Lehem and Etam, and Tekoa, and Beth-Zur, and Shocho, and Adullam, read more.
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, that are in Judah and in Benjamin, cities of bulwarks.

2 Chronicles 11:23

And he hath understanding, and spreadeth out of all his sons to all lands of Judah and Benjamin, to all cities of the bulwarks, and giveth to them provision in abundance; and he asketh a multitude of wives.

Cities » Designated as » Royal

1 Chronicles 11:7

And David dwelleth in the fortress, therefore they have called it, 'City of David;'

Joshua 10:2

that they are greatly afraid, because Gibeon is a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it is greater than Ai, and all its men -- heroes.

2 Samuel 12:26

And Joab fighteth against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captureth the royal city,

1 Samuel 27:5

And David saith unto Achish, 'If, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes, they give to me a place in one of the cities of the field, and I dwell there, yea, why doth thy servant dwell in the royal city with thee?'

Cities » Under governors

2 Corinthians 11:32

In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king was watching the city of the Damascenes, wishing to seize me,

2 Chronicles 33:14

And after this he hath built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west of Gihon, in the valley, and at the entering in at the fish-gate, and it hath gone round to the tower, and he maketh it exceeding high, and he putteth heads of the force in all the cities of the bulwarks in Judah.

Cities » Infested by dogs

1 Kings 14:11

him who dieth of Jeroboam in a city do the dogs eat, and him who dieth in a field do fowl of the heavens eat, for Jehovah hath spoken.

Psalm 59:6

They turn back at evening, They make a noise like a dog, And go round about the city.

Psalm 59:14

And they turn back at evening, They make a noise like a dog, And they go round about the city.

Cities » Garrisoned in war

2 Chronicles 17:2

and putteth a force in all the fenced cities of Judah, and putteth garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had captured.

2 Chronicles 17:19

These are those serving the king, apart from those whom the king put in the cities of fortress, in all Judah.

Cities » Different kinds of » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

and Solomon gathereth chariots and horsemen, and he hath a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placeth them in the cities of the chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:25

And there are to Solomon four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placed them in cities of the chariot, and with the king in Jerusalem.

Cities » Provided with judges

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and authorities thou dost make to thee within all thy gates which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, for thy tribes; and they have judged the people -- a righteous judgment.

2 Chronicles 19:5

And he establisheth judges in the land, in all the fenced cities of Judah, for every city,

Cities » Were frequently » Besieged

Deuteronomy 28:52

'And it hath laid siege to thee in all thy gates, till thy walls come down, the high and the fenced ones in which thou art trusting, in all thy land; yea, it hath laid siege to thee in all thy gates, in all thy land, which Jehovah thy God hath given to thee;

2 Kings 19:24-25

I have digged, and drunk strange waters, And I dry up with the sole of my steps All floods of a bulwark. Hast thou not heard from afar, it I made, From days of old that I formed it? Now I have brought it in, And it becometh a desolation, Ruinous heaps are fenced cities,

Cities » Prosperity of, increased by commerce

Genesis 49:13

Zebulun at a haven of the seas doth dwell, And he is for a haven of ships; And his side is unto Zidon.

Deuteronomy 33:18-19

And of Zebulun he said: -- Rejoice, O Zebulun, in thy going out, And, O Issachar, in thy tents; Peoples to the mountain they call, There they sacrifice righteous sacrifices; For the abundance of the seas they suck, And hidden things hidden in the sand.

Cities » Different kinds of » Store

2 Chronicles 8:6

and Baalath, and all the cities of store that Solomon had, and all the cities of the chariot, and the cities of the horsemen, and all the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 8:4

and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath built in Hamath.

Cities » Illustrative of » The apostacy

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth messenger did pour out his vial upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom did become darkened, and they were gnawing their tongues from the pain,

Revelation 17:18

and the woman that thou didst see is the great city that is having reign over the kings of the land.'

Cities » Illustrative of » Church triumphant

Revelation 22:19

and if any one may take away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the scroll of the life, and out of the holy city, and the things that have been written in this scroll;'

Cities » Built » In desert places

2 Chronicles 8:4

and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath built in Hamath.

Psalm 107:35-36

He maketh a wilderness become a pool of water, And a dry land become fountains of waters. And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation.

Cities » Surrounded with walls

Deuteronomy 1:28

whither are we going up? our brethren have melted our heart, saying, A people greater and taller than we, cities great and fenced to heaven, and also sons of Anakim -- we have seen there.

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these are cities fenced with high walls, two-leaved doors and bar, apart from cities of villages very many;

Cities » Difficulty of taking, alluded to

Jeremiah 1:18-19

And I, lo, I have given thee this day for a fenced city, and for an iron pillar, and for brazen walls over all the land, to the kings of Judah, to its heads, to its priests, and to the people of the land; and they have fought against thee, and they prevail not against thee; for with thee am I, -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- to deliver thee.

Cities » Often insignificant

Genesis 19:20

lo, I pray thee, this city is near to flee thither, and it is little; let me escape, I pray thee, thither, (is it not little?) and my soul doth live.'

Ecclesiastes 9:14

A little city, and few men in it, and a great king hath come unto it, and hath surrounded it, and hath built against it great bulwarks;

Cities » Often deserted on the approach of an enemy

Jeremiah 4:29

From the voice of the horseman, And of him shooting with the bow, all the city is fleeing, They have come into thickets, And on cliffs they have gone up, All the city is forsaken, And there is no one dwelling in them.

1 Samuel 31:7

And they see -- the men of Israel, who are beyond the valley, and who are beyond the Jordan -- that the men of Israel have fled, and that Saul and his sons have died, and they forsake the cities and flee, and Philistines come in, and dwell in them.

Cities » Artificial mode of supplying water to

2 Kings 18:17

And the king of Asshur sendeth Tartan, and the chief of the eunuchs, and the chief of the butlers, from Lachish, unto king Hezekiah, with a heavy force, to Jerusalem, and they go up and come in to Jerusalem, and they go up, and come in and stand by the conduit of the upper pool that is in the highway of the fuller's field.

2 Kings 20:20

And the rest of the matters of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and bringeth in the waters to the city, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

Cities » Were frequently » Pillaged

Isaiah 13:16

And their sucklings are dashed to pieces before their eyes, Spoiled are their houses, and their wives lain with.

Jeremiah 20:5

And I have given all the strength of this city, And all its labour, and all its precious things, Yea, all the treasures of the kings of Judah I do give into the hand of their enemies, And they have spoiled them, and taken them, And have brought them into Babylon.

Cities » Built » Of stone and wood

Psalm 102:14

For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour.

Ezekiel 26:12

And they have spoiled thy wealth, And they have plundered thy merchandise, And they have thrown down thy walls, And thy desirable houses they break down, And thy stones, and thy wood, and thy dust, In the midst of the waters they place.

Cities » Built » In plains

Genesis 11:2

and it cometh to pass, in their journeying from the east, that they find a valley in the land of Shinar, and dwell there;

Genesis 13:12

Abram hath dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot hath dwelt in the cities of the circuit, and tenteth unto Sodom;

Cities » Different kinds of » Commercial

Isaiah 23:11

His hand He hath stretched out over the sea, He hath caused kingdoms to tremble, Jehovah hath charged concerning the merchant one, To destroy her strong places.

Ezekiel 27:3

O dweller on the entrances of the sea, Merchant of the peoples unto many isles, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou -- thou hast said: I am the perfection of beauty.

Cities » Were called after » The family of the founder

Genesis 4:17

and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son -- Enoch.

Judges 18:29

and call the name of the city Dan, by the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel; and yet Laish is the name of the city at the first.

Cities » Were frequently » Depopulated

Isaiah 17:9

In that day are the cities of his strength As the forsaken thing of the forest, And the branch that they have left, Because of the sons of Israel, It also hath been a desolation.

Ezekiel 26:19

For thus said the Lord Jehovah: In my making thee a city wasted, Like cities that have not been inhabited, In bringing up against thee the deep, Then covered thee have the great waters.

Cities » Were frequently » Burned

Judges 20:38

And there was the appointed sign to the men of Israel with the ambush -- their causing to go up a great volume of smoke from the city.

Judges 20:40

and the volume hath begun to go up from the city -- a pillar of smoke -- and Benjamin turneth behind, and lo, gone up hath the perfection of the city toward the heavens.

Cities » Built » On solid foundations

Ezra 6:3

'In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king hath made a decree concerning the house of God in Jerusalem: the house let be builded in the place where they are sacrificing sacrifices, and its foundations strongly laid; its height sixty cubits, its breadth sixty cubits;

Revelation 21:14

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

Cities » Figurative

Cities » Different kinds of » Fenced

Joshua 10:20

And it cometh to pass, when Joshua and the sons of Israel finish to smite them -- a very great smiting, till they are consumed, and the remnant who have remained of them go in unto the fenced cities,

Isaiah 36:1

And it cometh to pass, in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, come up hath Sennacherib king of Asshur against all the fenced cities of Judah, and seizeth them.

Cities » Were frequently » Stormed

Joshua 8:3-7

And Joshua riseth, and all the people of war, to go up to Ai, and Joshua chooseth thirty thousand men, mighty ones of valour, and sendeth them away by night, and commandeth them, saying, 'See, ye are liers in wait against the city, at the rear of the city, ye go not very far off from the city, and all of you have been prepared, and I and all the people who are with me draw near unto the city, and it hath come to pass when they come out to meet us as at the first, and we have fled before them, read more.
and they have come out after us till we have drawn them out of the city, for they say, They are fleeing before us as at the first, and we have fled before them, and ye rise from the ambush, and have occupied the city, and Jehovah your God hath given it into your hand;

Judges 9:44

And Abimelech and the detachments who are with him have pushed on, and stand at the opening of the gate of the city, and the two detachments have pushed against all who are in the field, and smite them,

Cities » Designated as » Merchant

Ezekiel 17:4

The top of its tender twigs it hath cropped, And it bringeth it in to the land of Canaan. In a city of merchants it hath placed it.

Isaiah 23:11

His hand He hath stretched out over the sea, He hath caused kingdoms to tremble, Jehovah hath charged concerning the merchant one, To destroy her strong places.

Ezekiel 27:3

O dweller on the entrances of the sea, Merchant of the peoples unto many isles, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou -- thou hast said: I am the perfection of beauty.

Cities » Often founded and enlarged by blood and rapine

Micah 3:10

Building up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.

Cities » Often fortified by nature

Psalm 125:2

Jerusalem! mountains are round about her, And Jehovah is round about His people, From henceforth even unto the age.

Isaiah 33:16

He high places doth inhabit, Strongholds of rock are his high tower, His bread hath been given, his waters stedfast.

Cities » Designed for habitations

Psalm 107:7

And causeth them to tread in a right way, To go unto a city of habitation.

Psalm 107:36

And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation.

Cities » Sometimes had suburbs

Numbers 35:2

'Command the sons of Israel, and they have given to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to inhabit; also a suburb for the cities round about them ye do give to the Levites.

Joshua 21:3

And the sons of Israel give to the Levites, out of their inheritance, at the command of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs:

Cities » Built » In pleasant situations

2 Kings 2:19

And the men of the city say unto Elisha, 'Lo, we pray thee, the site of the city is good, as my lord seeth, and the waters are bad, and the earth sterile.'

Psalm 48:2

Beautiful for elevation, A joy of all the land, is Mount Zion, The sides of the north, the city of a great king.

Cities » Built » Of brick and mortar

Exodus 1:14

and make their lives bitter in hard service, in clay, and in brick, and in every kind of service in the field; all their service in which they have served is with rigour.

Exodus 1:11

And they set over it princes of tribute, so as to afflict it with their burdens, and it buildeth store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses;

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by famine

Jeremiah 52:6

In the fourth month, in the ninth of the month, when the famine is severe in the city, and there hath been no bread for the people of the land,

Amos 4:6

And I also -- I have given to you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, And lack of bread in all your places, And ye have not turned back unto Me, an affirmation of Jehovah.

Cities » Built » Beside rivers

Psalm 46:4

A river -- its rivulets rejoice the city of God, Thy holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Cities » Illustrative of » Visible church

Song of Songs 3:2-3

-- Pray, let me rise, and go round the city, In the streets and in the broad places, I seek him whom my soul hath loved! -- I sought him, and I found him not. The watchmen have found me, (Who are going round about the city), 'Him whom my soul have loved saw ye?'

Cities » Furnished with stores

2 Chronicles 11:11-12

And he strengtheneth the bulwarks, and putteth in them leaders, and treasures of food, and oil, and wine, and in every city and city targets and spears, and strengtheneth them very greatly; and he hath Judah and Benjamin.

Cities » Densely inhabited

Jonah 4:11

and I -- have not I pity on Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than twelve myriads of human beings, who have not known between their right hand and their left -- and much cattle!'

Nahum 3:8

Art thou better than No-Ammon, That is dwelling among brooks? Waters she hath round about her, Whose bulwark is the sea, waters her wall.

Cities » Government of, by rulers

Nehemiah 3:9

And by their hand hath Rephaiah son of Hur, head of the half of the district of Jerusalem, strengthened.

Nehemiah 3:12

And by his hand hath Shallum son of Halohesh, head of the half of the district of Jerusalem, strengthened, he and his daughters.

Nehemiah 3:17-18

After him have the Levites strengthened, and Rehum son of Bani: by his hand hath Hashabiah, head of the half of the district of Keilah, strengthened, for his district. After him have their brethren strengthened, and Bavvai son of Henadad, head of the half of the district of Keilah.

Nehemiah 7:2

and I charge Hanani my brother, and Hananiah head of the palace, concerning Jerusalem -- for he is as a man of truth, and fearing God above many --

Cities » Designated as » Chariot

2 Chronicles 1:14

and Solomon gathereth chariots and horsemen, and he hath a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placeth them in the cities of the chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 8:6

and Baalath, and all the cities of store that Solomon had, and all the cities of the chariot, and the cities of the horsemen, and all the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 9:25

And there are to Solomon four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placed them in cities of the chariot, and with the king in Jerusalem.

Cities » Suburbs of

Joshua 14:4

for the sons of Joseph hath been two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they have not given a portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for their cattle, and for their possessions;

Numbers 35:3-5

And the cities have been to them to inhabit, and their suburbs are for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts. And the suburbs of the cities which ye give to the Levites are, from the wall of the city and without, a thousand cubits round about. And ye have measured from the outside of the city, the east quarter, two thousand by the cubit, and the south quarter, two thousand by the cubit, and the west quarter, two thousand by the cubit, and the north quarter, two thousand by the cubit; and the city is in the midst; this is to them the suburbs of the cities.

Cities » Different kinds of » Levitical

Leviticus 25:32-33

As to cities of the Levites -- houses of the cities of their possession -- redemption age-during is to the Levites; as to him who redeemeth from the Levites, both the sale of a house and the city of his possession have gone out in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession in the midst of the sons of Israel.

Cities » Ancient

Genesis 4:17

and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son -- Enoch.

Genesis 10:10-12

And the first part of his kingdom is Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar; from that land he hath gone out to Asshur, and buildeth Nineveh, even the broad places of the city, and Calah, and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah; it is the great city.

Cities » A great defence to a country

2 Chronicles 11:5

And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah,

Cities » Built » Often of a square form

Revelation 21:16

and the city lieth square, and the length of it is as great as the breadth; and he did measure the city with the reed -- furlongs twelve thousand; the length, and the breadth, and the height, of it are equal;

Cities » Afforded refuge in times of danger

Jeremiah 8:14-16

Wherefore are we sitting still? Be gathered, and we go in to the fenced cities, And we are silent there, For Jehovah our God hath made us silent, Yea, He causeth us to drink water of gall, For we have sinned against Jehovah. Looking for peace -- and there is no good, For a time of healing, and lo, terror. From Dan hath been heard the snorting of his horses, From the voice of the neighings of his mighty ones, Trembled hath all the land, And they come in and consume the land and its fulness, The city and the inhabitants in it.

Cities » Often of great antiquity

Genesis 10:11-12

from that land he hath gone out to Asshur, and buildeth Nineveh, even the broad places of the city, and Calah, and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah; it is the great city.

Cities » Were called after » The country in which built

Daniel 4:29-30

'At the end of twelve months, on the palace of the kingdom of Babylon he hath been walking; the king hath answered and said, Is not this that great Babylon that I have built, for the house of the kingdom, in the might of my strength, and for the glory of mine honour?

Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Cities » Were called after » The proprietor of the land

1 Kings 16:24

and he buyeth the mount Samaria from Shemer, with two talents of silver, and buildeth on the mount, and calleth the name of the city that he hath built by the name of Shemer, lord of the hill -- Samaria.

Cities » Were frequently » Wasted by pestilence

1 Samuel 5:11

And they send and gather all the princes of the Philistines, and say, 'Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and it turneth back to its place, and it doth not put us to death -- and our people;' for there hath been a deadly destruction throughout all the city, very heavy hath the hand of God been there,

Cities » Illustrative of » Heavenly inheritance

Cities » Perishable nature of

Cities » Different kinds of » Refuge

Numbers 35:6

And the cities which ye give to the Levites are the six cities of refuge, which ye give for the fleeing thither of the man-slayer, and besides them ye give forty and two cities;

Cities » Illustrative of » Saints

Cities » Built » Of brick and slime

Genesis 11:3

and they say each one to his neighbour, 'Give help, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly:' and the brick is to them for stone, and the bitumen hath been to them for mortar.

Cities » Often built to perpetuate a name

Cities » First mention of

Genesis 4:17

and Cain knoweth his wife, and she conceiveth, and beareth Enoch; and he is building a city, and he calleth the name of the city, according to the name of his son -- Enoch.

Cities » Different kinds of » Treasure

Exodus 1:11

And they set over it princes of tribute, so as to afflict it with their burdens, and it buildeth store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses;

Cities » Were frequently » Razed and sown with salt

Judges 9:45

and Abimelech hath fought against the city all that day, and captureth the city, and the people who are in it he hath slain, and he breaketh down the city, and soweth it with salt.

Cities » Were frequently » Made heaps of ruins

Isaiah 25:2

For Thou didst make of a city a heap, Of a fenced city a ruin, A high place of strangers from being a city, To the age it is not built.

Cities » Built » With compactness

Psalm 122:3

Jerusalem -- the builded one -- Is as a city that is joined to itself together.

Cities » Often had citadels

Judges 9:51

and a strong tower hath been in the midst of the city, and thither flee do all the men and the women, and all the masters of the city, and they shut it behind them, and go up on the roof of the tower.

Cities » Inhabitants of, called citizens

Acts 21:39

And Paul said, 'I, indeed, am a man, a Jew, of Tarsus of Cilicia, of no mean city a citizen; and I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.'

Cities » Town clerk of

Acts 19:35

And the public clerk having quieted the multitude, saith, 'Men, Ephesians, why, who is the man that doth not know that the city of the Ephesians is a devotee of the great goddess Artemis, and of that which fell down from Zeus?

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

and saith before his brethren and the force of Samaria, yea, he saith, 'What are the weak Jews doing? are they left to themselves? do they sacrifice? do they complete in a day? do they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish? -- and they burnt!'

Judges 9:31

and he sendeth messengers unto Abimelech deceitfully, saying, 'Lo, Gaal son of Ebed and his brethren are coming into Shechem, and lo, they are fortifying the city against thee;

Foundation » Laid for » Cities

1 Kings 16:34

In his days hath Hiel the Beth-Elite built Jericho; in Abiram his first-born he laid its foundation, and in Segub his youngest he set up its doors, according to the word of Jehovah that He spake by the hand of Joshua son of Nun.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua adjureth them at that time, saying, 'Cursed is the man before Jehovah who raiseth up and hath built this city, even Jericho; in his first-born he doth lay its foundation, and in his youngest he doth set up its doors;'

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

And he riseth, and goeth to Zarephath, and cometh in unto the opening of the city, and lo there, a widow woman gathering sticks, and he calleth unto her, and saith, 'Bring, I pray thee, to me, a little water in a vessel, and I drink.'

Topics on Cities

Building Cities

Psalm 127:1

A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.

Burning Cities

Genesis 19:24

and Jehovah hath rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah, from the heavens;

Capturing Cities

2 Samuel 5:6-9

And the king goeth, and his men, to Jerusalem, unto the Jebusite, the inhabitant of the land, and they speak to David, saying, 'Thou dost not come in hither, except thou turn aside the blind and the lame;' saying, 'David doth not come in hither.'

Cities In Israel

Deuteronomy 3:4-6

and we capture all his cities at that time, there hath not been a city which we have not taken from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Cities of refuge

Numbers 35:6-34

And the cities which ye give to the Levites are the six cities of refuge, which ye give for the fleeing thither of the man-slayer, and besides them ye give forty and two cities;

Cities of the plain

Genesis 13:10-12

And Lot lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the whole circuit of the Jordan that it is all a watered country (before Jehovah's destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, as Jehovah's garden, as the land of Egypt,) in thy coming toward Zoar,

Destruction Of Cities

Leviticus 26:31

and I have made your cities a waste, and have made desolate your sanctuaries, and I smell not at your sweet fragrances;

Empty Cities

Joshua 8:17

and there hath not been left a man in Ai and Bethel who hath not gone out after Israel, and they leave the city open, and pursue after Israel.

Entering Cities

2 Samuel 5:6

And the king goeth, and his men, to Jerusalem, unto the Jebusite, the inhabitant of the land, and they speak to David, saying, 'Thou dost not come in hither, except thou turn aside the blind and the lame;' saying, 'David doth not come in hither.'

Fortified Cities

Numbers 13:28

only, surely the people which is dwelling in the land is strong; and the cities are fenced, very great; and also children of Anak we have seen there.

Four Cities

Joshua 19:7

Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages;

Rebuilding Named Cities

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua adjureth them at that time, saying, 'Cursed is the man before Jehovah who raiseth up and hath built this city, even Jericho; in his first-born he doth lay its foundation, and in his youngest he doth set up its doors;'

Three Cities

Numbers 35:14

the three of the cities ye give beyond the Jordan, and the three of the cities ye give in the land of Canaan; cities of refuge they are.

Two Cities

Jude 1:7

as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, in like manner to these, having given themselves to whoredom, and gone after other flesh, have been set before -- an example, of fire age-during, justice suffering.