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Theasaurus: Fortresses

37 Bible Verses about Fortresses

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Jeremiah 4:5-6

Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem and say, "Blow a horn through the land, {call with a loud voice} and say, 'Be gathered and let us go into the fortified cities.' Lift up a signal toward Zion, bring yourselves to safety; you must not remain standing, for I [am] bringing evil from [the] north, and a great destruction.

1 Samuel 23:14

David remained in the wilderness, in the strongholds, and in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him {continually}, but God did not give him into his hand

2 Samuel 5:9

David occupied the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built all around [it] from the Millo and {inward}.

1 Chronicles 11:7-8

And David lived in the fortress. Therefore they called it the city of David. And he built the city all around from the Millo and up to the circuit. And Joab restored the remainder of the city.

2 Samuel 20:6

Then David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba the son of Bicri will do us more harm than Absalom. You take the servants of your lord and pursue after him, lest he find fortified cities for himself and escape from us."

2 Samuel 24:7

and came to the fortress of Tyre and all the cities of the Hivites and the Canaanites. Then they went out to the Negev of Judah at Beersheba.

1 Kings 15:17

Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and he built Ramah {to hinder the coming and going of anyone to Asa} king of Judah.

Numbers 32:34-36

The descendants of Gad rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, and Aroer, and Atroth Shophan, Jazer, and Jogbehah, and Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran, the cities of Mibzar, and the sheep pens for flocks.

Deuteronomy 3:4-5

And we captured all [of] his towns at that time; [there] was not a city that we did not take from them. All of these [were] fortified towns with high walls, gates, and bars, {apart from} very many [of] the villages of the open country.

Joshua 19:35-38

{The fortified cities} [are] Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth, Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor,read more.
Yiron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth-anath, Beth Shemesh; nineteen cities and their villages.

2 Samuel 5:6-7

The king and his men went to Jerusalem, to the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land. They said to David, "You will not come here, for even the blind and the lame can turn you back, saying, 'David cannot come here.'" David captured the fortress of Zion, the city of David.

1 Chronicles 11:4-5

And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (that [is] Jebus). And the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, [were] there. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, "You will not enter here." But David captured the stronghold of Zion; that [is,] the city of David.

1 Kings 4:13

Ben-Geber [was] in Ramoth-Gilead; the villages of Jair, the son of Manasseh which are in the Gilead [were] his, and the region of Argob which [is] in the Bashan, sixty great cities, with walls [having] crossbars of bronze, [were] his.

1 Kings 12:25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and he resided in it. Then he went out from there and built Penuel.

Deuteronomy 28:52

And it shall besiege you in all your towns {until your high and fortified walls fall}, which you [are] trusting in {throughout your land}; and it shall besiege you in all of your towns in all of your land that Yahweh your God has given to you.

Ezekiel 24:21

"Say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [will be] profaning my sanctuary, the pride of your strength [and] the delight of your eyes and the object of your own affection; and your sons and your daughters whom you left behind will fall by the sword,

Daniel 11:38-39

But {instead} he will honor the god of fortresses, a god whom his ancestors did not know. He will honor [him] with gold, and with silver, and with precious stones and with costly gifts. And he will deal with [the] {fortified strongholds} with [the help of] {a foreign god}; and he will increase wealth for whoever will acknowledge [him], and he will cause them to rule over the many, and he will distribute land for a price.

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon goes up [to] the heavens, and though she fortifies the high place of her strength, from me destroyers will come to her," {declares} Yahweh.

Isaiah 2:12-18

For [there is] a day for Yahweh of hosts against all of [the] proud and [the] lofty and against all that is lifted up and humble, and against all the lofty and lifted up cedars of Lebanon, and against all the large trees of Bashan, and against all the high mountains, and against all the lofty hills,read more.
and against every kind of high tower, and against every kind of fortified wall, and against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the ships of desire. And the haughtiness of the people shall be humbled, and the pride of everyone shall be brought low, and Yahweh alone will be exalted on that day. And the idols shall pass away entirely,

Isaiah 17:1-3

An oracle of Damascus: "Look! Damascus [will] cease being a city and will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted; they will be for the flocks, and they will lie down and {no one will frighten} [them]. And [the] fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, and [the] kingdom from Damascus; and the remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the children of Israel," {declares} Yahweh of hosts.

Isaiah 25:2

For you have {made} [the] city heap, [the] fortified city a ruin, [the] palace of foreigners {is no longer} a city; it will {never} be rebuilt.

Jeremiah 48:1

Concerning Moab, thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: "Woe to Nebo, for it is devastated. It is ashamed, Kiriathaim is captured. Misgab is ashamed, and it is filled with terror.

Lamentations 2:2

The Lord has devoured; he has not shown mercy to all the dwellings of Jacob; he has broken down in his wrath the fortifications of the daughter of Judah; he has leveled to the ground, he has dishonored the kingdom and its commanders.

Amos 1:4

So I will send fire against Hazael's house and it will consume the citadel fortresses of Ben-Hadad.

Amos 2:2

So I will send a fire against Moab and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Kerioth, and Moab will die amid uproar, amid war cries [and] amid the sound of a horn.

Nahum 3:12

All of your fortifications [are like] fig trees with [ripe] firstfruits-- if they are shaken, they will fall into the mouth of the eater.

2 Samuel 22:2-3

And he said: "Yahweh [is] my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. I take refuge in God, my rock, my shield, and the {strength} of my salvation. My stronghold and my refuge, O my savior, you will save me from violence!

Psalm 31:2-3

Incline your ear to me. Quickly deliver me. Become my rock of refuge, {a fortified keep} to save me. For you [are] my rock and my fortress. So, for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me.

Psalm 144:2

my loyal love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and [one] in whom I take refuge, the one who subdues peoples under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and you have not remembered the rock of your refuge; therefore you plant plants of pleasantness, and you {plant} a vine of a foreigner.

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from [the] rainstorm, a shade from [the] heat. For [the] breath of [the] ruthless [was] like a rainstorm against a wall,

From Thematic Bible


Fortresses » Places used as » Strong-holds

Judges 6:2

The hand of the Midianites prevailed over Israel; because of the presence of the Midianites, the {Israelites} made for themselves hiding places that [were] in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

2 Chronicles 11:11

And he strengthened the fortifications and put commanders in them, [along with] stores of food, olive oil, and wine.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » God's protection

Jeremiah 16:19

Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in [the] day of distress, to you [the] nations will come from the ends of [the] earth, and they will say, "Our ancestors have inherited only lies, vanity, and there is no profit in them.

Fortresses » Places used as » Forts

Isaiah 25:12

And he will throw down the fortification of the high point of your walls; he will bring [it] low; he will {send it} to the ground, to [the] dust.

2 Samuel 5:9

David occupied the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built all around [it] from the Millo and {inward}.

Fortresses » The security of a nation

Daniel 11:10

"But his sons will wage war and they will gather a multitude of great forces and {he will advance with great force}, and he will overflow [like a flood] and he will pass through and he will return, and they will wage war up to his fortress.

Isaiah 33:16

That one will live [on the] heights; [the] fortresses of rocks [will be] his refuge. His food [will] be given; his waters [will] endure.

Fortresses » Places used as » Cities

Nehemiah 4:2

Then he said before his brothers and the army of Samaria, "What are the feeble Jews doing? Will they restore [these things] for themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the piles of rubble--even those burned up?"

Judges 9:31

and he sent messengers to Abimelech in Tormah, saying, "Look, Gaal son of Ebed and his relatives [are] coming to Shechem, and they [are] stirring up the city against you.

Fortresses » Places used as » Strong towers

2 Chronicles 26:9

And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and at the Angle, and he strengthened them.

Fortresses » Places fortified by art

Jeremiah 51:53

Though Babylon goes up [to] the heavens, and though she fortifies the high place of her strength, from me destroyers will come to her," {declares} Yahweh.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Protection afforded to ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

"I have made you an assayer among my people, a fortification, so that you may know and put to the test their ways.

Fortresses » Places strong by nature

Numbers 24:21

And he looked [at] the Kenites, {uttered} his oracle, and said, "Steady [is] your dwelling place; in the rock is your nest.

Fortresses » Illustrative of » Christ, the defence of saints

Isaiah 33:16

That one will live [on the] heights; [the] fortresses of rocks [will be] his refuge. His food [will] be given; his waters [will] endure.

Fortresses » Often » Deserted, &c

Isaiah 34:13

And thorns shall go up her citadel fortress, weeds and thistle plants in her fortresses; and it shall be [the] settlement of jackals, green grass for [the] daughters of an ostrich.

Fortresses » Often » Levelled

Isaiah 25:12

And he will throw down the fortification of the high point of your walls; he will bring [it] low; he will {send it} to the ground, to [the] dust.

Fortresses » Often » Destruction of, threatened

Isaiah 17:3

And [the] fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, and [the] kingdom from Damascus; and the remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the children of Israel," {declares} Yahweh of hosts.

Fortresses » Often » Entered by the enemy

Daniel 11:7

And a branch from her roots will rise up [in] his place, and he will come against the army and he will enter the stronghold of the king of the north and he will take action against them and he will prevail.

Fortresses » Often » Spoiled

Hosea 10:14

The tumult of war will rise up against your people, and all your fortresses will be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel; on the day of war mothers were dashed to pieces with [their] children.

Fortresses » Afforded protection in danger

Judges 6:2

The hand of the Midianites prevailed over Israel; because of the presence of the Midianites, the {Israelites} made for themselves hiding places that [were] in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

Fortresses » Defended against enemies

Nahum 2:1

{One who shatters} has come up against you! Guard [the] fortification! Watch [the] road! Gird [your] loins! {Muster} all [your] strength!