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69 Bible Verses about Fortifications

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Numbers 13:28

Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in that land, and the cities are very great and strong; and moreover we saw the sons of Anak there.

Numbers 32:17

but we ourselves will go arm ourselves and go with diligence before the sons of Israel until we have brought them unto their place, and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

Deuteronomy 3:4-5

And we took all his cities at that time there was not a city which we did not take from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars besides a great many unwalled towns.

Deuteronomy 28:52

And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates until thy high and fenced walls come down, in which thou dost trust, throughout all thy land; and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God has given thee.

Joshua 14:12

Now, therefore, give me this mountain, of which the LORD spoke in that day; for thou didst hear in that day how the Anakims were there and that the cities were great and strong; peradventure, the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as the LORD said.

Joshua 19:35-38

And the strong cities are Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth, Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, Kedesh, Edrei, Enhazor,read more.
Iron, Migdalel, Horem, Bethanath, and Bethshemesh: nineteen cities with their villages.

2 Kings 18:13

Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came up against all the fenced cities of Judah and took them.

2 Chronicles 8:5

Likewise, he rebuilt Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the lower, fenced cities with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 11:5-12

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem and built cities for defence in Judah. He built Bethlehem and Etam and Tekoa and Bethzur and Shoco and Adullamread 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, fenced cities. And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them and provisions and wine and oil; and in all the cities he put shields and spears. He fortified them greatly, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

Nehemiah 9:25

And they took strong cities and fertile land and inherited houses full of all goods, hewn cisterns, vineyards and oliveyards and many trees of good fruit; so they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

Isaiah 36:1

Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah and took them.

Jeremiah 4:5

Declare ye in Judah and publish in Jerusalem and say, Blow ye the shofar in the land; cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

Jeremiah 34:7

when the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah, for of the strong cities of Judah these had remained.

Ezekiel 21:20

Show the way that the sword will come to Rabbath of the Ammonites and to Judah against Jerusalem, the defenced.

Zephaniah 1:16

A day of the shofar and alarm upon the strong cities, and upon the high towers.

Joshua 6:5

And when they make a long sound of jubilee with the horn so that ye hear the voice of the shofar, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat; then the people shall ascend up each man straight before him.

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, This people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

Deuteronomy 9:1

Hear, O Israel: Thou art ready to pass over the Jordan this day to enter in to inherit that of Gentiles greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,

Joshua 6:20

Then the people shouted when the priests blew with the shofarot, and it came to pass when the people heard the voice of the shofar, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, each man straight before him and they took the city.

1 Samuel 31:10

And they put his weapons in the house of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan.

1 Kings 3:1

And Solomon became a relative of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, for he took Pharaoh's daughter to wife and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the LORD and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

2 Chronicles 36:19

And they burnt the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burnt all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its desirable vessels.

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.

Nehemiah 2:8

and a letter unto Asaph, the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace of the house and for the wall of the city and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of the LORD upon me.

Jeremiah 49:27

And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the houses of Benhadad.

Jeremiah 51:44

And I will visit Bel himself in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up; and the Gentiles shall not flow together any more unto him; and the wall of Babylon shall fall.

Ezekiel 26:4

And they shall demolish the walls of Tyre and destroy her towers; I will also scrape her dust from her and make her like the top of a rock.

2 Samuel 8:6

Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became slaves to David, bringing presents. And the LORD saved David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:14

And he put garrisons in Edom; he put garrisons throughout all Edom, and all those of Edom became David's slaves. And the LORD saved David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 23:14

And David was then in the fortress, and the garrison of the Philistines was in Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:16

And David was then in the fortress, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 18:6

Then David put garrisons in Syria, the Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became David's slaves, bringing him presents. For the LORD saved David wherever he went.

2 Chronicles 1:14

And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen, and he had a thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 8:6

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

2 Chronicles 9:25

And Solomon also had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:2

And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah and set garrisons in the land of Judah and likewise in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa, his father had taken.

2 Chronicles 26:10

He also built towers in the desert and dug many wells, for he had much livestock, both in the low country and in the plains, husbandmen also and vine dressers in the mountains and in Carmel, for he loved agriculture.

Judges 9:46

And when those of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into the stronghold of the temple of the god Berith.

2 Kings 9:17

And the watchman, who stood in the tower of Jezreel, spied the company of Jehu as he came and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman and send to meet them and let him say unto them, Is there peace?

2 Chronicles 27:4

Moreover, he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

1 Kings 9:17-19

And Solomon built Gezer and Bethhoron, the lower, and Baalath and Tadmor in the land of the wilderness, likewise all the cities of store that Solomon had and cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 8:3-6

Then Solomon went to Hamathzobah and prevailed against it. And he built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store cities, which he built in the wilderness. Likewise, he rebuilt Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the lower, fenced cities with walls, gates, and bars;read more.
and Baalath and all the store cities that Solomon had and all the chariot cities and the cities of the horsemen and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and throughout all the land of his dominion.

1 Samuel 22:4

And he brought them before the king of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the fortress.

1 Samuel 23:14

And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.

2 Samuel 5:17

But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David, and David heard of it and went down to the fortress.

2 Chronicles 27:3-4

He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much. Moreover, he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Ezekiel 38:11

and thou shalt say, I will go up against the land of unwalled villages; I will go against those that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

Jeremiah 49:31

Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation that dwells without care, saith the LORD, which has neither gates nor bars, which dwells alone.

2 Samuel 22:2-3

And he said, The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. God is my Strong One; in him will I trust: he is my shield and the horn of my saving health; my defence and my refuge; my saviour, who shall save me from violence.

Psalm 37:39

Tau But the salvation of the righteous is the LORD; he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psalm 71:3

Be thou my strong habitation unto which I may continually resort; thou hast given a commandment that I should be saved because thou art my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 73:28

But as for me, to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Isaiah 2:12-18

For the day of the LORD of the hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up and upon all the oaks of Bashan, and upon all the high mountains and upon all the hills that are lifted up,read more.
and upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, and upon all the ships of Tarshish and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. And he shall utterly abolish the idols.

Jeremiah 5:17

And they shall eat up thine harvest and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds; they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees; and thy fenced cities, in which thou dost trust, they shall bring to nothing with the sword.

Hosea 8:14

For Israel has forgotten his Maker and has built temples; and Judah has multiplied fenced cities; but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Joel 2:7-9

They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war, and they shall march each one in his ways, and they shall not break his ranks. No one shall crowd his companion; they shall walk each one in his path: and even falling upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall go through the city; they shall run upon the wall; they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

Zephaniah 1:14-16

The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, the bitter voice of the day of the LORD; the mighty man shall cry there. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the shofar and alarm upon the strong cities, and upon the high towers.

Amos 5:9-10

that strengthens the spoiler against the strong, so that the spoiler shall come against the fortress. They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly.

Isaiah 17:3

The succour of Ephraim shall cease, and the kingdom from Damascus and the remnant of Syria; they shall be as the glory of the sons of Israel, saith the LORD of the hosts.

Isaiah 25:2

That thou hast turned the city into a heap; the defenced city into a ruin: the palace of strangers to not be a city; it shall never be rebuilt.

Lamentations 2:2

Beth The Lord has destroyed and has not forgiven; he has destroyed in his wrath all the habitations of Jacob; he has thrown down to the ground the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he has polluted the kingdom and its princes.

Hosea 10:14

Therefore, in thy peoples a tumult shall arise, and all thy fortresses shall be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her sons.

Micah 5:11

and I will cause all the cities of thy land to be destroyed, and I will cause all thy fortresses to be destroyed:

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Munitions » Fortifications

Nahum 2:1

The destroyer is risen up against thee: keep the fortress, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.