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Deuteronomy 3:5

"All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.

Joshua 2:5

"It came about when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them."

1 Samuel 23:7

When it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he shut himself in by entering a city with double gates and bars."

2 Chronicles 8:5

He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;

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Bronze Gates

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Coming To Gates

Matthew 7:13-14

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

East Gates

Ezekiel 40:22

Its windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the gate which faced toward the east; and it was reached by seven steps, and its porch was in front of them.

Gates Of Death

Job 38:17

"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Gates Of The Temple

Exodus 38:18

The screen of the gate of the court was the work of the weaver, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. And the length was twenty cubits and the height was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.

North Gates

Ezekiel 46:9

"But when the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, he who enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate. And he who enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. No one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered but shall go straight out.

Opening Gates

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

Shutting Gates

Revelation 21:25

In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;

South Gates

1 Chronicles 26:15-25

For Obed-edom it fell to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse.

Waiting At Gates

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to Saul They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;

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2 Chronicles 14:7

For he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Psalm 147:13

For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your sons within you.

Isaiah 22:7

Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.

Isaiah 45:1-2

Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: "I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting, They stay in the strongholds; Their strength is exhausted, They are becoming like women; Their dwelling places are set on fire, The bars of her gates are broken.

Hosea 11:6

The sword will whirl against their cities, And will demolish their gate bars And consume them because of their counsels.

Luke 7:12

Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to Saul They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;

Acts 12:10

When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Acts 16:13

And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.

Revelation 21:25

In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;

Nehemiah 2:13-15

So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon's Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned.

2 Kings 14:13

Then Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, 400 cubits.

2 Chronicles 25:23

Then Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, 400 cubits.

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."

Nehemiah 2:3

I said to the king, "Let the king live forever Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?"

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes.

Nehemiah 3:3

Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.

Nehemiah 3:26

The temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.

Nehemiah 3:28-29

Above the Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house. After them Zadok the son of Immer carried out repairs in front of his house. And after him Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, carried out repairs.

Nehemiah 6:1

Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates,

Nehemiah 7:3

Then I said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house."

Nehemiah 11:19

Also the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon and their brethren who kept watch at the gates, were 172.

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Psalm 122:2

Our feet are standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem,

Isaiah 60:11

"Your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, With their kings led in procession.

Jeremiah 1:15

"For, behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north," declares the LORD; "and they will come and they will set each one his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls round about and against all the cities of Judah.

Acts 3:2

And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.

2 Chronicles 23:19

He stationed the gatekeepers of the house of the LORD, so that no one would enter who was in any way unclean.

2 Chronicles 24:8

So the king commanded, and they made a chest and set it outside by the gate of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:2

And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites by their divisions, each according to his service, both the priests and the Levites, for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister and to give thanks and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Ezekiel 44:11

"Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house and ministering in the house; they shall slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them.

Acts 3:10

and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, "Cursed before the LORD is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he shall set up its gates."

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."

1 Samuel 17:52

The men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted and pursued the Philistines as far as the valley, and to the gates of Ekron And the slain Philistines lay along the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath and Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

John 10:1-3

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. "But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Acts 10:17

Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in mind as to what the vision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Simon's house, appeared at the gate;

2 Kings 23:8

Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one's left at the city gate.

Psalm 9:14

That I may tell of all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.

Ezekiel 46:2

"The prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the post of the gate Then the priests shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate and then go out; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

Acts 14:13

The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.

Genesis 23:10-11

Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying, "No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead."

Ruth 4:1

Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

Then Elisha said, "Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'"

Nehemiah 13:19-22

It came about that just as it grew dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and that they should not open them until after the sabbath. Then I stationed some of my servants at the gates so that no load would enter on the sabbath day. Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem. Then I warned them and said to them, "Why do you spend the night in front of the wall? If you do so again, I will use force against you." From that time on they did not come on the sabbath. read more.
And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day For this also remember me, O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.

Genesis 34:19-20

The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father. So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

"If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then turns against her, and charges her with shameful deeds and publicly defames her, and says, 'I took this woman, but when I came near her, I did not find her a virgin,' then the girl's father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl's virginity to the elders of the city at the gate. read more.
"The girl's father shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man for a wife, but he turned against her; and behold, he has charged her with shameful deeds, saying, "I did not find your daughter a virgin." But this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city. "So the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him, and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give it to the girl's father, because he publicly defamed a virgin of Israel. And she shall remain his wife; he cannot divorce her all his days.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

"But if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.' "Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,' then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.' read more.
"In Israel his name shall be called, 'The house of him whose sandal is removed.'

Joshua 20:4

'He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and state his case in the hearing of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may dwell among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel."

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.

Deuteronomy 17:5

then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to death.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

"If there is a girl who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man finds her in the city and lies with her, then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor's wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.

Joshua 8:29

He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave command and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the city gate, and raised over it a great heap of stones that stands to this day.

2 Kings 7:3

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, "Why do we sit here until we die?

Ezekiel 21:15

that their hearts may melt, and many fall at all their gates. I have given the glittering sword. Ah! It is made for striking like lightning, it is wrapped up in readiness for slaughter.

Luke 16:20

"And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,

Revelation 22:14-15

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Proverbs 8:1-3

Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! read more.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."

Job 17:16

"Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together go down into the dust?"

Job 38:17

"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,

Psalm 107:18

Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.

Matthew 7:13-14

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

John 10:7-10

So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. "All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. read more.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Ezekiel 48:30-34

"These are the exits of the city: on the north side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, shall be the gates of the city, named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one. "On the east side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one. read more.
"On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one. "On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.

Revelation 21:12-15

It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. read more.
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.

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Brass » Articles made of » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

Then Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, 400 cubits.

2 Kings 14:13

Then Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, 400 cubits.

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Nehemiah 3:13

Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall to the Refuse Gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

The temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.

Deuteronomy 16:18

"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Joshua 20:4

'He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and state his case in the hearing of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may dwell among them.

Deuteronomy 22:15

then the girl's father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl's virginity to the elders of the city at the gate.

Ruth 4:1

Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.

Ezekiel 46:1

'Thus says the Lord GOD, "The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon.

2 Kings 15:35

Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 26:10

When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD and sat in the entrance of the New Gate of the LORD'S house.

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate; For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

Deuteronomy 16:18

"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Samuel 15:2

Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel."

Gates » The open square of, a place for idlers

Genesis 19:1

Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.

1 Samuel 4:18

When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for he was old and heavy. Thus he judged Israel forty years.

Psalm 69:12

Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.

Proverbs 1:21

At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Jeremiah 17:19-20

Thus the LORD said to me, "Go and stand in the public gate, through which the kings of Judah come in and go out, as well as in all the gates of Jerusalem; and say to them, 'Listen to the word of the LORD, kings of Judah, and all Judah and all inhabitants of Jerusalem who come in through these gates:

Gates » Figurative » Of salvation

Isaiah 26:2

"Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;

Deuteronomy 3:5

"All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, "Cursed before the LORD is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he shall set up its gates."

1 Samuel 23:7

When it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he shut himself in by entering a city with double gates and bars."

2 Samuel 18:24

Now David was sitting between the two gates; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running by himself.

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Acts 7:58

When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to death.

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.

Leviticus 24:23

Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

"New gods were chosen; Then war was in the gates. Not a shield or a spear was seen Among forty thousand in Israel.

Isaiah 22:7

Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.

Ezekiel 21:15

that their hearts may melt, and many fall at all their gates. I have given the glittering sword. Ah! It is made for striking like lightning, it is wrapped up in readiness for slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:

Jeremiah 14:2

"Judah mourns And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.

Jeremiah 22:2

and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, who sits on David's throne, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates.

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

Now according to the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their duties of praise and ministering before the priests according to the daily rule, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at every gate; for David the man of God had so commanded.

2 Chronicles 23:4

"This is the thing which you shall do: one third of you, of the priests and Levites who come in on the sabbath, shall be gatekeepers,

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, while he was in the king's palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern Now the king was sitting in the Gate of Benjamin;

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.

2 Chronicles 18:9

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.

Jeremiah 39:3

Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they seized her, and when she arrived at the entrance of the Horse Gate of the king's house, they put her to death there.

Nehemiah 3:28

Above the Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Valley gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

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

Nehemiah 2:13

So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon's Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Fish gate

2 Chronicles 33:14

Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the Fish Gate; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:3

Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.

Gates » Of cities » Councils of state held at

2 Chronicles 18:9

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.

Jeremiah 39:3

Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

that is, all the rest of the bull, he is to bring out to a clean place outside the camp where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.

Hebrews 13:11-13

For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 17:5

then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to death.

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Proverbs 31:31

Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

Gates » Of cities » Often razed and burned

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."

Lamentations 2:9

Her gates have sunk into the ground, He has destroyed and broken her bars Her king and her princes are among the nations; The law is no more Also, her prophets find No vision from the LORD.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

2 Chronicles 24:8

So the king commanded, and they made a chest and set it outside by the gate of the house of the LORD.

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

While he was at the Gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah the son of Hananiah was there; and he arrested Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "You are going over to the Chaldeans!"

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of Beth-haccherem repaired the Refuse Gate. He built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on top of the wall, and I appointed two great choirs, the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate.

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Jeremiah 17:19

Thus the LORD said to me, "Go and stand in the public gate, through which the kings of Judah come in and go out, as well as in all the gates of Jerusalem;

Gates » Of jerusalem » Old gate

Nehemiah 3:6

Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

Genesis 34:20

So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Gates » Of cities » Land sold at

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

He read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law.

Nehemiah 3:26

The temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

It came about that just as it grew dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and that they should not open them until after the sabbath. Then I stationed some of my servants at the gates so that no load would enter on the sabbath day.

Joshua 2:5

"It came about when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them."

Gates » Of the temple » The pious israelites delighted to enter

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

Then Elisha said, "Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'"

2 Kings 7:18

It happened just as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, "Two measures of barley for a shekel and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, will be sold tomorrow about this time at the gate of Samaria."

Gates » Made of » Brass

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes.

Gates » Made to » Houses

Luke 16:20

"And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,

Acts 12:14

When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.

Gates » Of the temple » Charge of, given by lot

1 Chronicles 26:13-19

They cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers' households, for every gate. The lot to the east fell to Shelemiah. Then they cast lots for his son Zechariah, a counselor with insight, and his lot came out to the north. For Obed-edom it fell to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse. read more.
For Shuppim and Hosah it was to the west, by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway. Guard corresponded to guard. On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two. At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar. These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.

Isaiah 29:21

Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

It came about that just as it grew dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and that they should not open them until after the sabbath. Then I stationed some of my servants at the gates so that no load would enter on the sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:22

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day For this also remember me, O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.

2 Kings 7:17

Now the king appointed the royal officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate; but the people trampled on him at the gate, and he died just as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.

Gates » Double doors

Isaiah 45:1

Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:

Ezekiel 41:24

Each of the doors had two leaves, two swinging leaves; two leaves for one door and two leaves for the other.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,

Job 38:17

"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."

Gates » Of jerusalem » Corner gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

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

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

Revelation 21:25

In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;

Gates » Illustrative » (of heaven,) of access to God

Genesis 28:12-17

He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. "Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. read more.
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it." He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of zion

Lamentations 1:4

The roads of Zion are in mourning Because no one comes to the appointed feasts All her gates are desolate; Her priests are groaning, Her virgins are afflicted, And she herself is bitter.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Gates » Illustrative » (of hell,) of satan's power

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

At that time Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the doorposts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of miphkad

Nehemiah 3:31

After him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, carried out repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, in front of the Inspection Gate and as far as the upper room of the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate He built it, covered it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah at the king's garden as far as the steps that descend from the city of David.

Gates » Of cities » Troops reviewed at, going to war

2 Samuel 18:4

Then the king said to them, "Whatever seems best to you I will do." So the king stood beside the gate, and all the people went out by hundreds and thousands.

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

"Into his right hand came the divination, 'Jerusalem,' to set battering rams, to open the mouth for slaughter, to lift up the voice with a battle cry, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up ramps, to build a siege wall.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink."

Gates » Illustrative » (strait,) of the entrance to life

Gates » Illustrative » (wide,) of the entrance to ruin

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

Gates » Illustrative » (of the grave,) of death

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of the lord

Psalm 118:20

This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.

Gates » Of cities » Custom of sitting at, in the evening, alluded to

Genesis 19:1

Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

Now the king appointed the royal officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate; but the people trampled on him at the gate, and he died just as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.

Gates » Made to » Camps

Exodus 32:26

then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

Go through, go through the gates, Clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

"Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

Gates » The place for the transaction of public business, announcement of legal transactions

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Isaiah 45:1

Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

"Your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, With their kings led in procession.

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The gates of the rivers are opened And the palace is dissolved.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

"It came about when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them."

Joshua 2:7

So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.

Gates » Figurative » Of the powers of hell (hades)

Gates » Figurative » Of the people of a city

Isaiah 3:26

And her gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will sit on the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Land redeemed at

Ruth 4:1

Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.

Gates » Bodies of criminals exposed to view at

2 Kings 10:8

When the messenger came and told him, saying, "They have brought the heads of the king's sons," he said, "Put them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until morning."

Gates » Conferences on public affairs

Genesis 34:20

So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Gates » Jails made in the towers of

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

It came about that just as it grew dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and that they should not open them until after the sabbath. Then I stationed some of my servants at the gates so that no load would enter on the sabbath day.

Gates » Made of iron

Acts 12:10

When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."

Gates » The law read at

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

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