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Theasaurus: Fortresses

37 Bible Verses about Fortresses

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Jeremiah 4:5-6

Declare you in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow you the trumpet in the land: cry, Gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the fortified cities. Set up the standard toward Zion: take refuge, delay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

1 Samuel 23:14

And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and remained in the mountains in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

2 Samuel 5:9

So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built all around from Millo inward.

1 Chronicles 11:7-8

And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David. And he built the city around it, even from Millo and around: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

2 Samuel 20:6

And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take you your lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get himself fortified cities, and escape us.

2 Samuel 24:7

And came to the stronghold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beer-sheba.

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 children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, And Atroth Shophan, and Jazer, and Jogbehah, And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fortified cities: and folds for sheep.

Deuteronomy 3:4-5

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

Joshua 19:35-38

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

2 Samuel 5:6-7

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: who spoke unto David, saying, Except you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here: thinking, David cannot come in here. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

1 Chronicles 11:4-5

And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, You shall not come here. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion, which is the city of David.

1 Kings 4:13

The son of Geber, in Ramoth-gilead; to him belonged the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also belonged the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and bronze bars:

1 Kings 12:25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt there; and went out from there, and built Penuel.

Deuteronomy 28:52

And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, in which you trusted, throughout all your land: and he shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which the LORD your God has given you.

Ezekiel 24:21

Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword.

Daniel 11:38-39

But in their place he shall honor the god of fortresses: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge and advance its glory: and he shall 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 the height of her strength, yet from me shall plunderers come unto her, says the LORD.

Isaiah 2:12-18

For the day of the LORD of hosts shall come upon everyone that is proud and lofty, and upon everyone 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 fortified wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all beautiful vessels. 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 the idols he shall utterly abolish.

Isaiah 17:1-3

The burden concerning 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 fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 25:2

For you have made of a city a heap; of a fortified city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

Jeremiah 48:1

Against Moab thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is plundered: Kiriathaim is put to shame and taken: the stronghold is put to shame and dismayed.

Lamentations 2:2

The Lord has swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and has not pitied: he has thrown down in his wrath the strongholds of the daughter of Judah; he has brought them down to the ground: 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 a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:

Nahum 3:12

All your strongholds shall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they are shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

2 Samuel 22:2-3

And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.

Psalm 31:2-3

Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Psalm 144:2

My goodness, 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 you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with imported seedlings:

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, for the blast of the terrible ones 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 children of Israel made themselves the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strongholds.

2 Chronicles 11:11

And he fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and store of food, and of oil and wine.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » God's protection

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations shall come unto you 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 the fortress of the high fort of your walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

2 Samuel 5:9

So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built all around from Millo inward.

Fortresses » The security of a nation

Daniel 11:10

But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.

Isaiah 33:16

He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the fortresses of rocks: 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 do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they finish in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?

Judges 9:31

And he sent messengers unto Abimelech secretly, saying, Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brethren are come to Shechem; and, behold, they fortify the city against you.

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 turning of the wall, and fortified them.

Fortresses » Places fortified by art

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall plunderers come unto her, says the LORD.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Protection afforded to ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

I have set you for a tester and a fortress among my people, that you may know and test their way.

Fortresses » Places strong by nature

Numbers 24:21

And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his oracle, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put your nest in a rock.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Christ, the defence of saints

Isaiah 33:16

He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the fortresses of rocks: 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 its fortresses: and it shall be a habitation of jackals, and a court for ostriches.

Fortresses » Often » Levelled

Isaiah 25:12

And the fortress of the high fort of your walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Fortresses » Often » Destruction of, threatened

Isaiah 17:3

The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts.

Fortresses » Often » Entered by the enemy

Daniel 11:7

But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his place, who shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:

Fortresses » Often » Spoiled

Hosea 10:14

Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.

Fortresses » Afforded protection in danger

Judges 6:2

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made themselves the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strongholds.

Fortresses » Defended against enemies

Nahum 2:1

He that dashes in pieces has come up before your face: keep the fortress, watch the road, make your flanks strong, fortify your power mightily.