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69 Bible Verses about Fortifications

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Numbers 13:28

However, the people living in the land are strong, and the cities are large and fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak there.

Numbers 32:17

But we will arm ourselves and be ready to go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them into their place. Meanwhile, our dependents will remain in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

Deuteronomy 3:4-5

We captured all his cities at that time. There wasn’t a city that we didn’t take from them: 60 cities, the entire region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a large number of rural villages.

Deuteronomy 28:52

They will besiege you within all your gates until your high and fortified walls, that you trust in, come down throughout your land. They will besiege you within all your gates throughout the land the Lord your God has given you.

Joshua 14:12

Now give me this hill country the Lord promised me on that day, because you heard then that the Anakim are there, as well as large fortified cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me and I will drive them out as the Lord promised.”

Joshua 19:35-38

The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth, Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor, read more.
Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh—19 cities, with their villages.

2 Kings 18:13

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

2 Chronicles 8:5

He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon—fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars—

2 Chronicles 11:5-12

Rehoboam stayed in Jerusalem, and he fortified cities in Judah. He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, read more.
Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin. He strengthened their fortifications and put leaders in them with supplies of food, oil, and wine. He also put large shields and spears in each and every city to make them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

Nehemiah 9:25

They captured fortified cities and fertile land
and took possession of well-supplied houses,
cisterns cut out of rock, vineyards,
olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance.
They ate, were filled,
became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness.

Isaiah 36:1

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

Jeremiah 4:5

Declare in Judah, proclaim in Jerusalem, and say:Blow the ram’s horn throughout the land.
Cry out loudly and say:
Assemble yourselves,
and let’s flee to the fortified cities.

Jeremiah 34:7

while the king of Babylon’s army was attacking Jerusalem and all of Judah’s remaining cities—against Lachish and Azekah, for they were the only ones left of Judah’s fortified cities.

Ezekiel 21:20

Mark out a road that the sword can take to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

Zephaniah 1:16

a day of trumpet blast and battle cry
against the fortified cities,
and against the high corner towers.

Joshua 6:5

When there is a prolonged blast of the horn and you hear its sound, have all the people give a mighty shout. Then the city wall will collapse, and the people will advance, each man straight ahead.”

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where can we go? Our brothers have discouraged us, saying: The people are larger and taller than we are; the cities are large, fortified to the heavens. We also saw the descendants of the Anakim there.’

Deuteronomy 9:1

“Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan to go and drive out nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities fortified to the heavens.

Joshua 6:20

So the people shouted, and the trumpets sounded. When they heard the blast of the trumpet, the people gave a great shout, and the wall collapsed. The people advanced into the city, each man straight ahead, and they captured the city.

1 Samuel 31:10

Then they put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and hung his body on the wall of Beth-shan.

1 Kings 3:1

Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt by marrying Pharaoh’s daughter. Solomon brought her to live in the city of David until he finished building his palace, the Lord’s temple, and the wall surrounding Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:19

Then the Chaldeans burned God’s temple. They tore down Jerusalem’s wall, burned down all its palaces, and destroyed all its valuable articles.

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, “The remnant in the province, who survived the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem’s wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned down.”

Nehemiah 2:8

And let me have a letter written to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so that he will give me timber to rebuild the gates of the temple’s fortress, the city wall, and the home where I will live.” The king granted my requests, for I was graciously strengthened by my God.

Jeremiah 49:27

I will set fire to the wall of Damascus;
it will consume Ben-hadad’s citadels.

Jeremiah 51:44

I will punish Bel in Babylon.
I will make him vomit what he swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him;
even Babylon’s wall will fall.

Ezekiel 26:4

They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and turn her into a bare rock.

2 Samuel 8:6

Then he placed garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Arameans became David’s subjects and brought tribute. The Lord made David victorious wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:14

He placed garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites were subject to David. The Lord made David victorious wherever he went.

2 Samuel 23:14

At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:16

At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 18:6

Then he placed garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Arameans became David’s subjects and brought tribute. The Lord made David victorious wherever he went.

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon’s Horses and WealthSolomon accumulated 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, which he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 8:6

Baalath, all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon, all the chariot cities, the cavalry cities, and everything Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 9:25

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

2 Chronicles 17:2

He stationed troops in every fortified city of Judah and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.

2 Chronicles 26:10

Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.

Judges 9:46

When all the lords of the Tower of Shechem heard, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

2 Kings 9:17

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”

2 Chronicles 27:4

He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

1 Kings 9:17-19

Then Solomon rebuilt Gezer, Lower Beth-horon, Baalath, Tamar in the Wilderness of Judah, all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon, the chariot cities, the cavalry cities, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 8:3-6

Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and seized it. He built Tadmor in the wilderness along with all the storage cities that he built in Hamath. He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon—fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars— read more.
Baalath, all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon, all the chariot cities, the cavalry cities, and everything Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the land of his dominion.

1 Samuel 22:4

So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

1 Samuel 23:14

David then stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul searched for him every day, but God did not hand David over to him.

2 Samuel 5:17

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went in search of David, but he heard about it and went down to the stronghold.

2 Chronicles 27:3-4

Jotham built the Upper Gate of the Lord’s temple, and he built extensively on the wall of Ophel. He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

Ezekiel 38:11

You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of open villages; I will come against a tranquil people who are living securely, all of them living without walls and without bars or gates—

Jeremiah 49:31

Rise up, go up against a nation at ease,
one living in security.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
They have no doors, not even a gate bar;
they live alone.

2 Samuel 22:2-3

He said:The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge.
My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge,
and my Savior, You save me from violence.

Psalm 71:3

Be a rock of refuge for me,
where I can always go.
Give the command to save me,
for You are my rock and fortress.

Psalm 73:28

But as for me, God’s presence is my good.
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
so I can tell about all You do.

Isaiah 2:12-18

For a day belonging to the Lord of Hosts is coming
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up—it will be humbled— against all the cedars of Lebanon,
lofty and lifted up,
against all the oaks of Bashan, against all the high mountains,
against all the lofty hills,read more.
against every high tower,
against every fortified wall, against every ship of Tarshish,
and against every splendid sea vessel. So human pride will be brought low,
and the loftiness of men will be humbled;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day. The idols will vanish completely.

Jeremiah 5:17

They will consume your harvest and your food.
They will consume your sons and your daughters.
They will consume your flocks and your herds.
They will consume your vines and your fig trees.
They will destroy with the sword
your fortified cities in which you trust.

Hosea 8:14

Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces;
Judah has also multiplied fortified cities.
I will send fire on their cities,
and it will consume their citadels.

Joel 2:7-9

They attack as warriors attack;
they scale walls as men of war do.
Each goes on his own path,
and they do not change their course. They do not push each other;
each man proceeds on his own path.
They dodge the arrows, never stopping. They storm the city;
they run on the wall;
they climb into the houses;
they enter through the windows like thieves.

Zephaniah 1:14-16

The great Day of the Lord is near,
near and rapidly approaching.
Listen, the Day of the Lord
then the warrior’s cry is bitter. That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of destruction and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry
against the fortified cities,
and against the high corner towers.

Amos 5:9-10

He brings destruction on the strong,
and it falls on the stronghold. They hate the one who convicts the guilty
at the city gate
and despise the one who speaks with integrity.

Isaiah 17:3

The fortress disappears from Ephraim,
and a kingdom from Damascus.
The remnant of Aram will be
like the splendor of the Israelites.
This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

Isaiah 25:2

For You have turned the city into a pile of rocks,
a fortified city, into ruins;
the fortress of barbarians is no longer a city;
it will never be rebuilt.

Lamentations 2:2

?BetWithout compassion the Lord has swallowed up
all the dwellings of Jacob.
In His wrath He has demolished
the fortified cities of Daughter Judah.
He brought them to the ground
and defiled the kingdom and its leaders.

Hosea 10:14

the roar of battle will rise against your people,
and all your fortifications will be demolished
in a day of war,
like Shalman’s destruction of Beth-arbel.
Mothers will be dashed to pieces
along with their children.

Micah 5:11

I will remove the cities of your land
and tear down all your fortresses.

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Munitions » Fortifications

Nahum 2:1

One who scatters is coming up against you.
Man the fortifications!
Watch the road!
Brace yourself!
Summon all your strength!

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