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69 Bible Verses about Fortifications

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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.

Numbers 32:17

but we will keep ourselves armed and stay ready to go with the Israelis until we've brought them to their own places. Our families intend to live in fortified cities in the presence of the inhabitants of the land,

Deuteronomy 3:4-5

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

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."

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 19:35-38

Also included were the fortress towns of Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth, Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor, read more.
Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh, for a total of nineteen towns and their villages.

2 Kings 18:13

During the fourteenth year of the reign of King Hezekiah, King Sennacherib of Assyria approached all of the walled cities of Judah and seized them.

2 Chronicles 8:5

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

2 Chronicles 11:5-12

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. 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.

Nehemiah 9:25

They conquered fortified cities and fertile ground, possessing houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, with vineyards, olive orchards, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were satiated, and were well nourished, delighting themselves in your great goodness.

Isaiah 36:1

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

Jeremiah 4:5

Declare in Judah, make known in Jerusalem, by saying, "Blow the trumpet in the land, cry out, and say, "Gather together and let's go to the fortified cities!'

Jeremiah 34:7

while the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah that were left, namely Lachish and Azekah. (They were the only fortified cities that remained among the cities of Judah.)

Ezekiel 21:20

"Make a sign, carving it out and installing it at the junction on the way to the city. Set it to point one way for bringing the sword against Rabbah, the descendants of Ammon, and the other way against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

Zephaniah 1:16

a day of trumpet and battle cry against fortified cites and watch towers.

Joshua 6:5

When they sound a long blast with the ram's horn, as soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then the entire army is to cry out loud, the city wall will collapse, and then all of the soldiers are to charge straight ahead."

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 9:1

"Listen, Israel! Today you are about to cross the Jordan to enter and dispossess greater and mightier nations than you, who live in large cities that are fortified to the sky.

Joshua 6:20

So the army shouted and the trumpets were blown again. As soon as the army heard the sound of the trumpets, they shouted loudly and the wall collapsed. The army charged straight ahead into the city and captured it.

1 Samuel 31:10

They put Saul's weapons in the temple of Asherah and fastened his corpse to the wall of Beth-shan.

1 Kings 3:1

Later, Solomon intermarried with the family of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt by taking his daughter and bringing her to the City of David to live until he had completed building his own palace, the LORD's Temple, and the wall around Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:19

After this, they set fire to God's Temple, demolished the wall around Jerusalem, burned all of its fortified buildings, and destroyed everything of value.

Nehemiah 1:3

They told me, "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are living in great distress and shame. Furthermore, the Jerusalem wall remains broken down and its gates have been burned by fire."

Nehemiah 2:8

along with a letter to Asaph, the royal Commissioner of Forests, so that he will supply me with timber to craft beams for the gatehouses of the Temple, for the city walls, and for the house in which I will be living."

Jeremiah 49:27

"I'll kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it will devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad."

Jeremiah 51:44

I'll punish Bel in Babylon, and I'll make what he has swallowed come out of his mouth. The nations will no longer stream to him. Even the wall of Babylon will fall.

Ezekiel 26:4

and will destroy the city walls of Tyre. After they break down her fortified towers, I'll scrape away the city's debris, right down to the bare bedrock,

2 Samuel 8:6

David erected garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, placing the Arameans under servitude to him, and they paid tribute to him.

2 Samuel 8:14

He erected garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subservient to David, while the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 23:14

David was living in that stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was then at Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:16

David was living in that stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was then at Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 18:6

David later erected garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Arameans were placed under servitude to David, to whom they paid tribute.

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.

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 26:10

He also built watchtowers in the wilderness and had many cisterns hewed out, since he also possessed large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the midland plains. He had many farmers and vinedressers throughout the hills and fertile lands because he loved farming.

Judges 9:46

When all the "lords" at the tower of Shechem heard what had happened, they retreated into the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

2 Kings 9:17

While the watchman was standing guard in the tower at Jezreel, he watched Jehu's entourage arrive. So he called out, "I see a group arriving." Joram ordered, "Take a horseman, send him out to meet them, and have him ask, "Have you come in peace?'"

2 Chronicles 27:4

He also built cities in the hill country of Judah, along with fortresses and guard towers in the forests.

1 Kings 9:17-19

So Solomon rebuilt Gezer, lower Beth-horon, Baalath, and Tamar in the wilderness, 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.

2 Chronicles 8:3-6

After this, Solomon traveled to Hamath-zobah and captured it. Then he rebuilt Tadmor in the desert, along with supply centers that he had built in Hamath. He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars, read more.
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.

1 Samuel 22:4

David left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time David was in the stronghold.

1 Samuel 23:14

David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and he lived in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God did not let David slip into Saul's control.

2 Samuel 5:17

When the Philistines eventually learned that Israel had anointed David to be king over Israel, they marched out in search of him. But David heard about it and retreated to his stronghold.

2 Chronicles 27:3-4

Jotham constructed the Upper Gate of the LORD's Temple and did extensive work on the wall of Ophel. He also built cities in the hill country of Judah, along with fortresses and guard towers in the forests.

Ezekiel 38:11

and boasting, "I'm going to invade a land comprised of open country that is at rest, its people living confidently, all of whose inhabitants will be living securely, with neither fortification nor bars on their doors.

Jeremiah 49:31

"Arise, go up against a nation at ease, living securely," declares the LORD, "without gates or bars, living alone.

2 Samuel 22:2-3

This is what he said: LORD, you are my stone stronghold and my fortified place; you are continuously delivering me. He is my God, my strong stone in him I will find my refuge my shield, the strength of my salvation, my high tower, my way of escape, and the one who is saving me. You will save me from violence.

Psalm 37:39

But deliverance for the righteous one comes from the LORD; he is their strength in times of distress.

Psalm 71:3

Be my sheltering refuge where I may go continuously; command my deliverance for you are my rock and fortress.

Psalm 73:28

As for me, how good for me it is that God is near! I have made the Lord GOD my refuge so I can tell about all your deeds. An instruction of Asaph

Isaiah 2:12-18

"For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has reserved a time to oppose all who are proud and haughty, and the self-exalting they will be humbled. He will take his stand against all the cedars of Lebanon, against the proud and self-exalting; and against all the oaks of Bashan; against all the high mountains, and against all the lofty hills;read more.
against every high tower, and against every fortified wall; against all the ships from Tarshish, and against all their impressive watercraft. "Humanity's haughtiness will be humbled, male arrogance will be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. Their idols will utterly vanish.

Jeremiah 5:17

"They'll devour your harvest and your food. They'll devour your sons and your daughters. They'll devour your vines and your fig trees. With their swords they'll batter down your fortified cities in which you trust.

Hosea 8:14

"Israel has neglected its maker in building palaces. Judah has multiplied its fortified cities, but I will send fire to their cities, and it will consume their fortresses."

Joel 2:7-9

They run like elite soldiers, climbing ramparts like men trained for war. Each man advances in proper order, never breaking rank. Neither does a man crowd his fellow soldier; each one marches in his own path. When they fall by the sword they are not injured. They swarm through the city, running upon its ramparts. Climbing atop the houses, they enter through windows like a thief."

Zephaniah 1:14-16

"The great Day of the LORD approaches How it comes, hurrying faster and faster! The sound of the Day of the LORD there includes the bitter cry of the mighty soldier. That day will be filled with wrath, a day of trouble and tribulation, a day of desolation and devastation, a day of doom and gloom, a day of clouds and shadows, a day of trumpet and battle cry against fortified cites and watch towers.

Amos 5:9-10

It is he who is raining sudden destruction upon the strong like lightning, so that ruin comes upon the fortress. They have hated those who are presenting their cases in court, detesting the one who speaks truthfully.

Isaiah 17:3

The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and royal authority from Damascus; the survivors from Aram will be like the glory of the Israelis," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

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!

Lamentations 2:2

The Lord swallowed up without pity all of Jacob's habitations. In his wrath he tore down the strongholds of fair Judah. He cast to the ground in dishonor both her kingdom and its rulers.

Hosea 10:14

Therefore a disaster will come upon your people, and all of your fortresses will be ruined. As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel in wartime, mothers were dashed to pieces along with their children.

Micah 5:11

I will cut off the cities of your land, and I will tear down all of your fortifications.

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Munitions » Fortifications

Nahum 2:1

You are being attacked by advancing forces! Guard your rampart! Watch your roads! Prepare yourselves! Marshall your defenses!

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