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Theasaurus: Fortresses

37 Bible Verses about Fortresses

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Jeremiah 4:5-6

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. Lift up a signal flag toward Zion.
Run for cover! Don’t stand still!
For I am bringing disaster from the north—
a great destruction.

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 5:9

David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.

1 Chronicles 11:7-8

Then David took up residence in the stronghold; therefore, it was called the city of David. He built up the city all the way around, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding parts, and Joab restored the rest of the city.

2 Samuel 20:6

So David said to Abishai, “Sheba son of Bichri will do more harm to us than Absalom. Take your lord’s soldiers and pursue him, or he will find fortified cities and elude us.”

2 Samuel 24:7

They went to the fortress of Tyre and all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites. Afterward, they went to the Negev of Judah at Beer-sheba.

1 Kings 15:17

Israel’s King Baasha went to war against Judah. He built Ramah in order to deny anyone access to Judah’s King Asa.

Numbers 32:34-36

The Gadites rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer, Atroth-shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah, Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified cities, and built sheepfolds.

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.

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 Samuel 5:6-7

The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites who inhabited the land. The Jebusites had said to David: “You will never get in here. Even the blind and lame can repel you”; thinking, “David can’t get in here.” Yet David did capture the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

1 Chronicles 11:4-5

David’s Capture of JerusalemDavid and all Israel marched to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus); the Jebusites who inhabited the land were there. The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You will never get in here.” Yet David did capture the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

1 Kings 4:13

Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (he had the villages of Jair son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, 60 great cities with walls and bronze bars);

1 Kings 12:25

Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. From there he went out and built Penuel.

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.

Ezekiel 24:21

‘Say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: I am about to desecrate My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the delight of your eyes, and the desire of your heart. Also, the sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword.

Daniel 11:38-39

Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses—a god his fathers did not know—with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches. He will deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land as a reward.

Jeremiah 51:53

Even if Babylon should ascend to the heavens
and fortify her tall fortresses,
destroyers will come against her from Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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.

Isaiah 17:1-3

An oracle against Damascus:Look, Damascus is no longer a city.
It has become a ruined heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken;
they will be places for flocks.
They will lie down without fear. 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.

Jeremiah 48:1

About Moab, this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says:Woe to Nebo, because it is about to be destroyed;
Kiriathaim will be put to shame; it will be taken captive.
The fortress will be put to shame and dismayed!

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.

Amos 1:4

Therefore, I will send fire against Hazael’s palace,
and it will consume Ben-hadad’s citadels.

Amos 2:2

Therefore, I will send fire against Moab,
and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth.
Moab will die with a tumult,
with shouting and the sound of the ram’s horn.

Nahum 3:12

All your fortresses are fig trees
with figs that ripened first;
when shaken, they fall—
right into the mouth of the eater!

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 31:2-3

Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a mountain fortress to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress;
You lead and guide me
because of Your name.

Psalm 144:2

He is my faithful love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer.
He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him;
He subdues my people under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation,
and you have failed to remember
the rock of your strength;
therefore you will plant beautiful plants
and set out cuttings from exotic vines.

Isaiah 25:4

For You have been a stronghold for the poor,
a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,
a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.
When the breath of the violent
is like rain against a wall,

From Thematic Bible


Fortresses » Places used as » Strong-holds

Judges 6:2

and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

2 Chronicles 11:11

He strengthened their fortifications and put leaders in them with supplies of food, oil, and wine.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » God's protection

Jeremiah 16:19

Lord, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in a time of distress,
the nations will come to You
from the ends of the earth, and they will say,
“Our fathers inherited only lies,
worthless idols of no benefit at all.”

Fortresses » Places used as » Forts

Isaiah 25:12

The high-walled fortress will be brought down,
thrown to the ground, to the dust.

2 Samuel 5:9

David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.

Fortresses » The security of a nation

Daniel 11:10

“His sons will mobilize for war and assemble a large number of armed forces. They will advance, sweeping through like a flood, and will again wage war as far as his fortress.

Isaiah 33:16

he will dwell on the heights;
his refuge will be the rocky fortresses,
his food provided, his water assured.

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, “What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore it by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?”

Judges 9:31

So he sent messengers secretly to Abimelech, saying, “Look, Gaal son of Ebed, with his brothers, have come to Shechem and are turning the city against you.

Fortresses » Places used as » Strong towers

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.

Fortresses » Places fortified by art

Jeremiah 51:53

Even if Babylon should ascend to the heavens
and fortify her tall fortresses,
destroyers will come against her from Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Protection afforded to ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people—
a refiner
so you may know and assay their way of life.

Fortresses » Places strong by nature

Numbers 24:21

Next he saw the Kenites and proclaimed his poem:Your dwelling place is enduring;
your nest is set in the cliffs.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Christ, the defence of saints

Isaiah 33:16

he will dwell on the heights;
his refuge will be the rocky fortresses,
his food provided, his water assured.

Fortresses » Often » Deserted, &c

Isaiah 34:13

Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;
her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.
She will become a dwelling for jackals,
an abode for ostriches.

Fortresses » Often » Levelled

Isaiah 25:12

The high-walled fortress will be brought down,
thrown to the ground, to the dust.

Fortresses » Often » Destruction of, threatened

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.

Fortresses » Often » Entered by the enemy

Daniel 11:7

In the place of the king of the South, one from her family will rise up, come against the army, and enter the fortress of the king of the North. He will take action against them and triumph.

Fortresses » Often » Spoiled

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.

Fortresses » Afforded protection in danger

Judges 6:2

and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

Fortresses » Defended against enemies

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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