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Theasaurus: Fortresses

37 Bible Verses about Fortresses

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Jeremiah 4:5-6

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. Set up the banner in Zion: come together, do not delay: for I bring evil from the north wind, and a great destruction.

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 5:9

So David dwelt in the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

1 Chronicles 11:7-8

And David dwelt in the fortress; therefore, they called it the city of David. And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about, and Joab restored the rest of the city.

2 Samuel 20:6

And David said to Abishai, Now Sheba, the son of Bichri, shall do us more harm than Absalom; take thou thy lord's slaves and pursue after him lest he find fenced cities and escape us.

2 Samuel 24:7

Then they came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out towards the Negev from Judah, even to Beersheba.

1 Kings 15:17

And Baasha, king of Israel, went up against Judah and built Ramah, that he might not allow any to go out or come in to Asa, king of Judah.

Numbers 32:34-36

And the sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer and Atroth-shophan and Jaazer and Jogbehah and Bethnimrah and Bethharan, fenced cities, and also folds for sheep.

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.

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 Samuel 5:6-7

Then the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, who dwelt in the land, who spoke unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in here, thinking, David cannot come in here. Nevertheless, David took the fortress of Zion; the same is the city of David.

1 Chronicles 11:4-5

Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus, for there the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of that land. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not enter here. Nevertheless, David took the fortress of Zion, which is the city of David.

1 Kings 4:13

the son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which were in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and brasen bars;

1 Kings 12:25

And Jeroboam rebuilt Shechem in Mount Ephraim and dwelt therein, and going out from there, rebuilt Penuel.

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.

Ezekiel 24:21

Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the glory of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and the gift of your soul; your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.

Daniel 11:38-39

But in his place shall he honour the god of fortresses, , a god whom his fathers did not know; he shall honour it with gold and silver and precious stones and with things of great price. And with the people of the strange god that he shall know, he shall make strong fortresses, increase their glory; and cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify her strength upon high, yet from me shall destroyers come unto her, said the LORD.

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.

Isaiah 17:1-3

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 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.

Jeremiah 48:1

Against Moab thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said; Woe unto Nebo! for it is destroyed; it is confounded; Kiriathaim is taken; Misgab is confounded and dismayed.

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.

Amos 1:4

But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.

Amos 2:2

but I will send fire in Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth; and Moab shall die in tumult, with shouting and with the sound of the shofar:

Nahum 3:12

All thy strongholds are like fig trees with the firstripe figs; if they are shaken, they even fall into the mouth of the eater.

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 31:2-3

Incline thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake thou shalt lead me and guide me.

Psalm 144:2

My mercy and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and he in whom I trust, who subdues my people under me.

Isaiah 17:10

Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy saving health and hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength; therefore thou shalt plant pleasant plants and set it with strange slips:

Isaiah 25:4

For thou hast been strength to the poor, strength to the needy in his distress, refuge from the storm, shadow from the heat, for the force of the violent is as a storm against the wall.

From Thematic Bible


Fortresses » Places used as » Strong-holds

Judges 6:2

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel, and because of the Midianites the sons of Israel made dens in the mountains and caves and strongholds.

2 Chronicles 11:11

And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them and provisions and wine and oil;

Fortresses » Illustrative of » God's protection

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the time of the affliction; Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.

Fortresses » Places used as » Forts

Isaiah 25:12

and lay siege to the fortress of thy high walls; he shall humble it and bring it down to the ground, even to the dust.

2 Samuel 5:9

So David dwelt in the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

Fortresses » The security of a nation

Daniel 11:10

But the sons of that one shall be stirred up and shall assemble a multitude of great armies and shall come in great haste, and overflow and pass through and turn and come with wrath unto his fortress.

Isaiah 33:16

he shall dwell upon the high places: fortresses of rocks shall be his place of refuge: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? Is this to be permitted them? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish on time? Will they resurrect the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which were burned?

Judges 9:31

And he sent messengers unto Abimelech astutely, saying, Behold, Gaal, the son of Ebed, and his brethren have come to Shechem; and, behold, they have fortified the city against thee.

Fortresses » Places used as » Strong towers

2 Chronicles 26:9

Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate and at the valley gate and at the corners and fortified them.

Fortresses » Places fortified by art

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify her strength upon high, yet from me shall destroyers come unto her, said the LORD.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Protection afforded to ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people; thou shalt know and examine their way.

Fortresses » Places strong by nature

Numbers 24:21

And he looked on the Kenite and took up his parable and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock;

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Christ, the defence of saints

Isaiah 33:16

he shall dwell upon the high places: fortresses of rocks shall be his place of refuge: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Fortresses » Often » Deserted, &c

Isaiah 34:13

And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of dragons and a court for young owls.

Fortresses » Often » Levelled

Isaiah 25:12

and lay siege to the fortress of thy high walls; he shall humble it and bring it down to the ground, even to the dust.

Fortresses » Often » Destruction of, threatened

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.

Fortresses » Often » Entered by the enemy

Daniel 11:7

But of the new shoot from her roots shall one stand up upon his throne and shall come unto the army and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north and do in them according to his will and shall prevail:

Fortresses » Often » Spoiled

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.

Fortresses » Afforded protection in danger

Judges 6:2

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel, and because of the Midianites the sons of Israel made dens in the mountains and caves and strongholds.

Fortresses » Defended against enemies

Nahum 2:1

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