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Theasaurus: Fortresses

37 Bible Verses about Fortresses

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Jeremiah 4:5-6

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!' Raise a standard in the direction of Zion. Flee! Don't stand around! For I'm bringing calamity from the north, along with great destruction.

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 5:9

Therefore they say, "The blind and lame are never to come into the house." David occupied the fortress, naming it the City of David. He built up the surroundings from the terrace ramparts inward.

1 Chronicles 11:7-8

David occupied the fortress, so it was named the City of David after him. He built up the walls surrounding the city in a complete circle from the terrace ramparts, and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

2 Samuel 20:6

So David told Abishai, "Now Bichri's son Sheba is about to do more damage than did Absalom. So take my personal guards and go after them. Otherwise, he'll run to one of the fortified cities and escape from us."

2 Samuel 24:7

and arrived at the fortified city of Tyre and all of the towns of the Hivites and Canaanites.

1 Kings 15:17

King Baasha of Israel invaded Judah and interdicted Ramah by building fortifications around it so no one could enter or leave to join King Asa of Judah.

Numbers 32:34-36

The descendants of Gad rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer, Atrothshophan, Jazer, Jogbehah, Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified cities with corrals for sheep.

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.

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 Samuel 5:6-7

Later, the king and his army marched on Jerusalem against the Jebusites, who were inhabiting the territory at that time and who had told David, "You're not coming in here! Even the blind and the lame could turn you away!" because they were thinking "David can't come here." Even so, David captured the stronghold of Zion, which is now known as the City of David.

1 Chronicles 11:4-5

Later, David and all of Israel marched to Jerusalem (then known as Jebus, where the Jebusites lived when they inhabited the land). The inhabitants of Jebus told David, "You're not coming in here!" Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, now known as the City of David.

1 Kings 4:13

Ben-geber in Ramoth-gilead, including the towns that belonged to Manasseh's descendant Jair that are in Gilead;

1 Kings 12:25

Later on, Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. He also expanded from there and built Penuel.

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."

Proverbs 10:15

The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.

Ezekiel 24:21

"Tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: "Look! I'm about to profane my sanctuary, the source of your proud strength, the desire of your eyes, and the object of your affection. Your sons and daughters, whom you've left behind, will die by the sword.

Daniel 11:38-39

He'll glorify the god of fortresses, a god whom his ancestors never knew, honoring him with gold, silver, valuable jewels, and treasures. He'll take action against the strongest fortresses. With the help of a foreign god, he'll recognize those who honor him, making them rule over many, and he'll parcel out the land for a profit.

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon should reach up to the heavens and fortify her high fortresses, from me destroyers will come to her," declares the LORD.

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.

Isaiah 17:1-3

A message about Damascus: "Look! Damascus will cease to be a city. Instead, it will become a pile of ruins. The cities of Oraru will be deserted they will be devoted to herds that will lay at rest, and terrorism will be no more. 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!

Jeremiah 48:1

To Moab: This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "How terrible for Nebo, for it's laid waste. Kiriathaim is put to shame, it's captured. The fortress is put to shame, it's shattered.

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.

Amos 1:4

So I will send down fire upon the house of Hazael, and it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

Amos 2:2

So I will send down fire upon Moab, and it will devour the fortified citadels of Kerioth. Moab will die in the uproar of battle, with a war cry and with the trumpeting of the ram's horn.

Nahum 3:12

All your defenses are like fig trees with ripe early fruit when shaken, it falls right into the devourer's mouth.

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 31:2-3

Listen to me, and deliver me quickly. Become a rock of safety for me, a fortified citadel to deliver me; For you are my rock and my fortress; for the sake of your name guide me and lead me.

Psalm 144:2

he is my gracious love and my fortress, my strong tower and my deliverer, my shield and the one in whom I find refuge, who subdues nations under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the Rock that is your strength. Therefore even though you plant delightful plants, sowing them with imported vine-seedlings,

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat for the blistering attack from the ruthless is like a rainstorm beating against a wall,

From Thematic Bible


Fortresses » Places used as » Strong-holds

Judges 6:2

Midian's control predominated throughout Israel, and because of Midian the Israelis went out to find temporary hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and fortified places.

2 Chronicles 11:11

He also strengthened the fortified cities, assigned officers to them, and stockpiled 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 difficulty, to you the nations will come, and from the ends of the earth they'll say, "Surely our ancestors inherited deception, things that are worthless, and in which there is no profit."

Fortresses » Places used as » Forts

Isaiah 25:12

He brings down the high fortifications of your walls and lays them low; he will raze them to the ground, right down to the dust.

2 Samuel 5:9

Therefore they say, "The blind and lame are never to come into the house." David occupied the fortress, naming it the City of David. He built up the surroundings from the terrace ramparts inward.

Fortresses » The security of a nation

Daniel 11:10

His sons will prepare for war, assembling an army of considerable force. One of them will come on forcefully, overflowing, passing through, and waging war up to his own fortress.

Isaiah 33:16

this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?"

Judges 9:31

He sent messengers to Abimelech in secret and told him, "Look out! Ebed's son Gaal and his family have arrived here in Shechem. Watch out! They're stirring up the city against you.

Fortresses » Places used as » Strong towers

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah also built towers in Jerusalem, at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and at the Angle and fortified them.

Fortresses » Places fortified by art

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon should reach up to the heavens and fortify her high fortresses, from me destroyers will come to her," declares the LORD.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Protection afforded to ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

"I've made you an assayer of my people, as well as a fortress. You know how to test their way."

Fortresses » Places strong by nature

Numbers 24:21

Balaam also uttered this prophetic statement about the Kenites: "Your dwelling places are stable, because your nest is carved in solid rock.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Christ, the defence of saints

Isaiah 33:16

this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.

Fortresses » Often » Deserted, &c

Isaiah 34:13

Thorns will grow over its palaces, nettles and brambles its fortresses. It will become a haunt for jackals, a home for ostriches.

Fortresses » Often » Levelled

Isaiah 25:12

He brings down the high fortifications of your walls and lays them low; he will raze them to the ground, right down to the dust.

Fortresses » Often » Destruction of, threatened

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.

Fortresses » Often » Entered by the enemy

Daniel 11:7

""One of her family line will replace him. He'll come against the army and enter the fortress of the northern king, conquering them and becoming victorious.

Fortresses » Often » Spoiled

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.

Fortresses » Afforded protection in danger

Judges 6:2

Midian's control predominated throughout Israel, and because of Midian the Israelis went out to find temporary hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and fortified places.

Fortresses » Defended against enemies

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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