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Theasaurus: Gates

Doorjamb (1 instance)
Doorkeeper (9 instances)
Doorway (256 instances)
Entrance (225 instances)
Entry (38 instances)
Gatekeeper (6 instances)
Hinges (5 instances)
Lintel (5 instances)
Portal (4 instances)
Threshold (31 instances)

98 Bible Verses about Gates

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Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Joshua 2:5

And at gate closing time, after dark, the men went out. Where they went I do not know. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.

1 Samuel 23:7

Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand, for he is shut in by going into a town that has gates and bars.

2 Chronicles 8:5

Also he built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

2 Chronicles 14:7

Therefore he said to Judah, Let us build these cities and surround them with walls, towers, gates, and bars. The land is still ours, because we sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him [yearning for Him with all our desire] and He has given us rest and peace on every side. So they built and prospered.

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Psalm 147:13

For He has strengthened and made hard the bars of your gates, and He has blessed your children within you.

Isaiah 22:7

And it came to pass that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen took their station [and set themselves in offensive array at the gate of Jerusalem].

Isaiah 45:1-2

Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held to subdue nations before him, and I will unarm and ungird the loins of kings to open doors before him, so that gates will not be shut. I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty warriors of Babylon have ceased to fight; they have remained in their holds. Their might has failed; they have become [weak and helpless] like women. Her dwelling places are burned up; her bars [and defenses generally] are broken.

Hosea 11:6

And the sword shall rage against and fall upon their cities and shall consume the bars of their gates and shall make an end [of their defenses], because of their own counsels and devices.

Luke 7:12

[Just] as He drew near the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out -- "the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large gathering from the town was accompanying her.

Acts 9:24

But [the knowledge of] their plot was made known to Saul. They were guarding the [city's] gates day and night to kill him,

Acts 12:10

When they had passed through the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city. Of its own accord [the gate] swung open, and they went out and passed on through one street; and at once the angel left him.

Acts 16:13

And on the Sabbath day we went outside the [city's] gate to the bank of the river where we supposed there was an [accustomed] place of prayer, and we sat down and addressed the women who had assembled there.

Revelation 21:25

And its gates shall never be closed by day, and there shall be no night there.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city.

Nehemiah 2:13-15

I went out by night by the Valley Gate toward the Dragon's Well and to the Dung Gate and inspected the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire. I passed over to the Fountain Gate and to the King's Pool, but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass. So [gradually] I went up by the brook [Kidron] in the night and inspected the wall; then I turned back and entered [the city] by the Valley Gate, and so returned.

2 Kings 14:13

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

2 Chronicles 25:23

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

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, The remnant there in the province who escaped exile are in great trouble and reproach; the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its [fortified] gates are destroyed by fire.

Nehemiah 2:3

And said to the king, Let the king live forever! Why should I not be sad faced when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lies waste, and its [fortified] gates are consumed by fire?

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set up its doors; they consecrated it even to the Tower of Hammeah or the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches (alcoves, colonnades, doorways).

Nehemiah 3:3

And the Fish Gate the sons of Hassenaah built; they laid its beams and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:26

And the servants of the priests dwelling on Ophel [the hill south of the temple] repaired to opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower.

Nehemiah 3:28-29

Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, everyone opposite his own house. After them repaired Zadok son of Immer opposite his house. Then Shemaiah son of Shecaniah, keeper of the East Gate, repaired.

Nehemiah 6:1

Now when Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall and that there was no breach left in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates,

Nehemiah 7:3

I said to them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while the watchmen are still on guard, let them shut and bar the doors. Appoint guards from the people of Jerusalem, each to his watch [on the wall] and each opposite his own house.

Nehemiah 11:19

The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, who kept watch, were 172.

Nehemiah 12:39

And above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate and by the Fish Gate and by the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of Hammeah, even to 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

And your gates shall be open continually, they shall not be shut day or night, that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations -- "and their kings led in procession [your voluntary captives].

Jeremiah 1:15

For, behold, I will call all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north, says the Lord; and they will come and set every one his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its walls round about, and against all the cities of Judah [as God's judicial act, a consequence of Judah's wickedness].

Acts 3:2

[When] a certain man crippled from his birth was being carried along, who was laid each day at that gate of the temple [which is] called Beautiful, so that he might beg for charitable gifts from those who entered the temple.

2 Chronicles 23:19

Jehoiada set the gatekeepers at the gates of the house of the Lord so that no one should enter who was in any way unclean.

2 Chronicles 24:8

And at the king's command they made a chest and set it outside the gate of the house of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 31:2

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

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate by the house of the Lord.

Ezekiel 44:11

They shall minister in My sanctuary, having oversight as guards at the gates of the temple and ministering in the temple. They shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall attend the people to serve them.

Acts 3:10

And they recognized him as the man who usually sat [begging] for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement (bewilderment, consternation) over what had occurred to him.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua laid this oath on them, Cursed is the man before the Lord who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, How to be feared and reverenced is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gateway to heaven!

1 Samuel 17:52

And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron. So the wounded Philistines fell along the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days, Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of the life 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 through Joshua son of Nun.

Matthew 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros -- "a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra -- "a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].

John 10:1-3

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way (elsewhere, from some other quarter) is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The watchman opens the door for this man, and the sheep listen to his voice and heed it; and he calls his own sheep by name and brings (leads) them out.

Acts 10:17

Now Peter was still inwardly perplexed and doubted as to what the vision which he had seen could mean, when [just then] behold the messengers that were sent by Cornelius, who had made inquiry for Simon's house, stopped and stood before the gate.

2 Kings 23:8

And [Josiah] brought all the [idolatrous] priests out of the city of Judah and defiled the high places, where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba [north to south], and broke down the high places both at the entrance of the Gate of Joshua the governor of the city and that which was on one's left at the city's gate.

Psalm 9:14

That I may show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your praises! In the gates of the Daughter of Zion I will rejoice in Your salvation and Your saving help.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the [temple] gates of righteousness; I will enter through them, and I will confess and praise the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall enter through it.

Ezekiel 46:2

And the prince shall enter by the porch or vestibule of the gate from without and shall stand by the sidepost of the gate. The priests shall prepare and offer his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening.

Acts 14:13

And the priest of Zeus, whose [temple] was at the entrance of the town, brought bulls and garlands to the [city's] gates and wanted to join the people in offering sacrifice.

Genesis 23:10-11

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

Ruth 4:1

Then Boaz went up to the city's gate and sat down there, and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz had spoken came by. He said to him, Ho! Turn aside and sit down here. So he turned aside and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

Then Elisha said, Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will sell for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria!

Nehemiah 13:19-22

And when it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath [day began], I commanded that the gates should be shut and not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates to prevent any burden being brought in on the Sabbath day. So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice. But I reproved and warned them, saying, Why do you lodge by the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you. Then they stopped coming on the Sabbath.read more.
And I commanded the Levites to cleanse themselves and come and guard the gates to keep the Sabbath day holy. O my God, [earnestly] remember me concerning this also and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy and loving-kindness.

Genesis 34:19-20

And the young man did not delay to do the thing, for he delighted in Jacob's daughter. He was honored above all his family [so, ranking first, he acted first]. Then Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their [enclosed] town and discussed the matter with the citizens, saying,

Deuteronomy 21:19

Then his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

If any man takes a wife and goes in to her, and then scorns her And charges her with shameful things and gives her an evil reputation, and says, I took this woman, but when I came to her, I did not find in her the tokens of a virgin, Then the father of the young woman, and her mother, shall get and bring out the tokens of her virginity to the elders of the city at the gate.read more.
And her father shall say to the elders, I gave my daughter to this man as wife, but he hates and spurns her; And behold, he has made shameful charges against her, saying, I found not in your daughter the evidences of her virginity. And yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city, And the elders of that city shall take the man and rebuke and whip him. And they shall fine him 100 shekels of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought an evil name upon a virgin of Israel. And she shall be his wife; he may not divorce her all his days.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

And if the man does not want to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuses to continue his brother's name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother. Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. And if he stands firm and says, I do not want to take her, Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders and pull his shoe off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer, So shall it be done to that man who does not build up his brother's house.read more.
And his family shall be called in Israel, The House of Him Whose Shoe Was Loosed.

Joshua 20:4

He who flees to one of those cities shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and explain his case to the elders of that city; they shall receive him to [the protection of] that city and give him a place to dwell among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

And [he] rose up early and stood beside the gateway; and when any man who had a controversy came to the king for judgment, Absalom called to him, Of what city are you? And he would say, Your servant is of such and such a tribe of Israel.

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting in [royal] robes [or armor], each on his throne in an open place [on a threshing floor] at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

Deuteronomy 17:5

Then you shall bring forth to your town's gates that man or woman who has done that wicked thing and you shall stone that man or woman to death.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

If a maiden who is a virgin is engaged to be married, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her, Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and shall stone them to death -- "the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he has violated his neighbor's [promised] wife. So shall you put away evil from among you.

Joshua 8:29

And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset, Joshua commanded and they took the body down from the tree and cast it at the entrance of the city gate and raised a great heap of stones over it that is there to this day.

2 Kings 7:3

Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city's gate; and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die?

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the threatening and glittering sword against all their gates, that their hearts may melt and their stumblings be multiplied. Ah! It is made [to flash] like lightning; it is pointed and sharpened for slaughter.

Luke 16:20

And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ ulcerated] sores.

Hebrews 13:12

Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city's] gate in order that He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God].

Revelation 22:14-15

Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city. [But] without are the dogs and those who practice sorceries (magic arts) and impurity [the lewd, adulterers] and the murderers and idolaters and everyone who loves and deals in falsehood (untruth, error, deception, cheating).

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom cries aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the markets; She cries at the head of the noisy intersections [in the chief gathering places]; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Proverbs 8:1-3

Does not skillful and godly Wisdom cry out, and understanding raise her voice [in contrast to the loose woman]? On the top of the heights beside the way, where the paths meet, stands Wisdom [skillful and godly]; At the gates at the entrance of the town, at the coming in at the doors, she cries out:

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding 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 you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.read more.
Who is [He then] this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah [pause, and think of that]!

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the noontide and tranquillity of my days I must depart; I am to pass through the gates of Sheol (the place of the dead), deprived of the remainder of my years.

Job 17:16

[My hope] shall go down to the bars of Sheol (the unseen state) when once there is rest in the dust.

Job 38:17

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

Psalm 9:13

Have mercy upon me and be gracious to me, O Lord; consider how I am afflicted by those who hate me, You Who lift me up from the gates of death,

Psalm 107:18

They loathe every kind of food, and they draw near to the gates of death.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.

John 10:7-10

So Jesus said again, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that I Myself am the Door for the sheep. All others who came [as such] before Me are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not listen to and obey them. I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.read more.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

Ezekiel 48:30-34

And these shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to extend 4,500 measures, Three gates: one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi, the gates of the city being called after the names of the tribes of Israel; And on the east side's 4,500 measures, three gates: one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan;read more.
And on the south side's 4,500 measures, three gates: one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun; On the west side's 4,500 measures, three gates: one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.

Revelation 21:12-15

It had a massive and high wall with twelve [large] gates, and at the gates [there were stationed] twelve angels, and [on the gates] the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were written: On the east side three gates, on the north side three gates, on the south side three gates, and on the west side three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation [stones], and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.read more.
And he who spoke to me had a golden measuring reed (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 broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

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

2 Kings 14:13

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

Nehemiah 12:39

And above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate and by the Fish Gate and by the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of Hammeah, even to the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Nehemiah 3:13

The Valley Gate [the main entrance in the west wall, the Jaffa Gate] was repaired by Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah. They built it and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars and repaired a thousand cubits of the wall, as far as the Dung Gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

And the servants of the priests dwelling on Ophel [the hill south of the temple] repaired to opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower.

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Deuteronomy 21:19

Then his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

Deuteronomy 16:18

You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Joshua 20:4

He who flees to one of those cities shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and explain his case to the elders of that city; they shall receive him to [the protection of] that city and give him a place to dwell among them.

Deuteronomy 22:15

Then the father of the young woman, and her mother, shall get and bring out the tokens of her virginity to the elders of the city at the gate.

Ruth 4:1

Then Boaz went up to the city's gate and sat down there, and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz had spoken came by. He said to him, Ho! Turn aside and sit down here. So he turned aside and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

[When] a certain man crippled from his birth was being carried along, who was laid each day at that gate of the temple [which is] called Beautiful, so that he might beg for charitable gifts from those who entered the temple.

Ezekiel 46:1

Thus says the Lord God: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut during the six working days, but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and also on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.

2 Kings 15:35

Yet the high places were not removed; the people sacrificed and burned incense still on the high places. He built the Upper Gate of the house of the Lord.

Jeremiah 26:10

When the princes of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the Lord and sat down in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the Lord.

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held], For the Lord will plead their cause and deprive of life those who deprive [the poor or afflicted].

Deuteronomy 16:18

You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Samuel 15:2

And [he] rose up early and stood beside the gateway; and when any man who had a controversy came to the king for judgment, Absalom called to him, Of what city are you? And he would say, Your servant is of such and such a tribe of Israel.

Gates » The open square of, a place for idlers

Genesis 19:1

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

1 Samuel 4:18

And when he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.

Proverbs 1:21

She cries at the head of the noisy intersections [in the chief gathering places]; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Jeremiah 17:19-20

Thus said the Lord to me: Go and stand in the gate of the sons of the people, through which the kings of Judah enter and through which they go out, and also [stand] in all the gates of Jerusalem. Say to them, Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem who enter through these gates.

Gates » Figurative » Of salvation

Isaiah 26:2

Open the gates, that the [uncompromisingly] righteous nation which keeps her faith and her troth [with God] may enter in.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Matthew 7:13

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, How to be feared and reverenced is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gateway to heaven!

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the [temple] gates of righteousness; I will enter through them, and I will confess and praise the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall enter through it.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

Also he built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua laid this oath on them, Cursed is the man before the Lord who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

1 Samuel 23:7

Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand, for he is shut in by going into a town that has gates and bars.

2 Samuel 18:24

Now David was sitting between the two gates; and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate by the wall, and when he looked, he saw a man running alone.

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate by the house of the Lord.

Acts 7:58

Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him, and the witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

Then you shall bring forth to your town's gates that man or woman who has done that wicked thing and you shall stone that man or woman to death.

Hebrews 13:12

Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city's] gate in order that He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God].

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

And they took Jesus and led [Him] away; so He went out, bearing His own cross, to the spot called The Place of the Skull -- "in Hebrew it is called Golgotha.

Hebrews 13:12

Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city's] gate in order that He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God].

Leviticus 24:23

Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the Israelites did as the Lord commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

[Formerly] they chose new gods; then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among 40,000 in Israel?

Isaiah 22:7

And it came to pass that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen took their station [and set themselves in offensive array at the gate of Jerusalem].

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the threatening and glittering sword against all their gates, that their hearts may melt and their stumblings be multiplied. Ah! It is made [to flash] like lightning; it is pointed and sharpened for slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She cries at the head of the noisy intersections [in the chief gathering places]; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was present there among the sons of Heth; so, in the hearing of all who went in at the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, saying,

Proverbs 8:3

At the gates at the entrance of the town, at the coming in at the doors, she cries out:

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourns and her gates languish; [her people] sit in black [mourning garb] upon the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Jeremiah 22:2

Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, you who sit upon the throne of David -- "you and your servants and your people who enter by these gates.

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

And he appointed, as ordered by David his father, the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites to their offices to praise and to serve before the priests as the duty of every day required, and the gatekeepers also by their divisions at every gate; for so had David the man of God commanded.

2 Chronicles 23:4

This is what you shall do: a third of you priests and Levites who are resuming service on the Sabbath shall be doorkeepers,

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian [a Cushite], one of the eunuchs who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon or cistern pit; and while the king was then sitting in the Gate of Benjamin,

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting in [royal] robes [or armor], each on his throne in an open place [on a threshing floor] at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

2 Chronicles 18:9

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

Jeremiah 39:3

[ When Jerusalem was taken] all the princes of the king of Babylon came in and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim [the Rabsaris] a chief of the eunuchs, and Nergal-sharezer [II, the Rabmag] a chief of the magicians, with all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they made way for Athaliah, and she went into the entrance of the Horse Gate of the king's house; there they slew her.

Nehemiah 3:28

Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, everyone opposite his own house.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Valley gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Also Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and at the angle of the wall, and fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:13

I went out by night by the Valley Gate toward the Dragon's Well and to the Dung Gate and inspected the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Fish gate

2 Chronicles 33:14

And he built an outer wall to the City of David west of Gihon in the valley, to the entrance of the Fish Gate, and ran it around Ophel, raising it to a very great height; and he put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:3

And the Fish Gate the sons of Hassenaah built; they laid its beams and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Gates » Of cities » Councils of state held at

2 Chronicles 18:9

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

Jeremiah 39:3

[ When Jerusalem was taken] all the princes of the king of Babylon came in and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim [the Rabsaris] a chief of the eunuchs, and Nergal-sharezer [II, the Rabmag] a chief of the magicians, with all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

Even the whole bull shall he carry forth without the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on a fire of wood, there where the ashes are poured out.

Hebrews 13:11-13

For when the blood of animals is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin, the victims' bodies are burned outside the limits of the camp. Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city's] gate in order that He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God]. Let us then go forth [from all that would prevent us] to Him outside the camp [at Calvary], bearing the contempt and abuse and shame with Him.

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate by the house of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 17:5

Then you shall bring forth to your town's gates that man or woman who has done that wicked thing and you shall stone that man or woman to death.

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Proverbs 31:31

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!

Gates » Of cities » Often razed and burned

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, The remnant there in the province who escaped exile are in great trouble and reproach; the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its [fortified] gates are destroyed by fire.

Lamentations 2:9

Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are [exiled] among the nations; the law is no more; her prophets also obtain no vision from the Lord.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

And He sat down opposite the treasury and saw how the crowd was casting money into the treasury. Many rich [people] were throwing in large sums.

2 Chronicles 24:8

And at the king's command they made a chest and set it outside the gate of the house of the Lord.

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

And when he was at the Gate of Benjamin, a sentry was [on guard] there, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he seized Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are deserting to the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate by the house of the Lord.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

The Dung Gate was repaired by Malchijah son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth-haccherem. He rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

Then I brought the princes of Judah up on the wall, and I appointed two great companies of them who gave thanks and went in procession. One went to the right upon the wall toward the Dung Gate.

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

She cries at the head of the noisy intersections [in the chief gathering places]; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Jeremiah 17:19

Thus said the Lord to me: Go and stand in the gate of the sons of the people, through which the kings of Judah enter and through which they go out, and also [stand] in all the gates of Jerusalem.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Old gate

Nehemiah 3:6

Moreover, the Old Gate Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah repaired. They laid its beams and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

And above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate and by the Fish Gate and by the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of Hammeah, even to the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

Genesis 34:20

Then Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their [enclosed] town and discussed the matter with the citizens, saying,

Gates » Of cities » Land sold at

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was present there among the sons of Heth; so, in the hearing of all who went in at the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, saying,

Genesis 23:16

So Abraham listened to what Ephron said and acted upon it. He weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: 400 shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

He read from it, facing the broad place before the Water Gate, from early morning until noon, in the presence of the men and women and those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.

Nehemiah 3:26

And the servants of the priests dwelling on Ophel [the hill south of the temple] repaired to opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower.

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

And when it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath [day began], I commanded that the gates should be shut and not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates to prevent any burden being brought in on the Sabbath day.

Joshua 2:5

And at gate closing time, after dark, the men went out. Where they went I do not know. 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 [temple] gates of righteousness; I will enter through them, and I will confess and praise the Lord.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

Then Elisha said, Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will sell for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria!

2 Kings 7:18

When the man of God had told the king, Two measures of barley shall sell for a shekel and a measure of fine flour for a shekel tomorrow about this time in the gate of Samaria,

Gates » Made of » Brass

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set up its doors; they consecrated it even to the Tower of Hammeah or the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches (alcoves, colonnades, doorways).

Gates » Made to » Houses

Luke 16:20

And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ ulcerated] sores.

Acts 12:14

And recognizing Peter's voice, in her joy she failed to open the gate, but ran in and told the people that Peter was standing before the porch gate.

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

1 Chronicles 26:13-19

And they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for every gate. The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, and his lot came out for the north. To Obed-edom it came out for the south, and to his sons the storehouse was allotted. read more.
To Shuppim and Hosah the lot fell for the west, by the refuse gate that goes into the ascending highway, post opposite post. On the east were six Levites, on the north four a day, on the south four a day, and two by two at the storehouse. At the colonnade on the west side [of the outer court of the temple], there were four at the road and two at the colonnade. These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Korahites and the sons of Merari.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

His children are far from safety; [involved in their father's ruin] they are crushed in the [court of justice in the city's] gate, and there is no one to deliver them.

Isaiah 29:21

Those who make a man an offender and bring condemnation upon him with a word, and lay a trap for him who upholds justice at the city gate, and thrust aside the innocent and truly righteous with an empty plea.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

And when it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath [day began], I commanded that the gates should be shut and not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates to prevent any burden being brought in on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:22

And I commanded the Levites to cleanse themselves and come and guard the gates to keep the Sabbath day holy. O my God, [earnestly] remember me concerning this also and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy and loving-kindness.

2 Kings 7:17

The king had appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate, and the [starving] people trampled him in the gate [as they struggled to get through for food], and he died, as the man of God had foretold when the king came down to him.

Gates » Double doors

Ezekiel 41:24

And the doors had two leaves apiece, two folding leaves -- "two leaves for the one door and two leaves for the other door.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Have mercy upon me and be gracious to me, O Lord; consider how I am afflicted by 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 doors of deep darkness?

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the noontide and tranquillity of my days I must depart; I am to pass through the gates of Sheol (the place of the dead), deprived of the remainder of my years.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Corner gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Also Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and at the angle of the wall, and fortified them.

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

It had a massive and high wall with twelve [large] gates, and at the gates [there were stationed] twelve angels, and [on the gates] the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were written: On the east side three gates, on the north side three gates, on the south side three gates, and on the west side three gates.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each separate gate being built of one solid pearl. And the main street (the broadway) of the city was of gold as pure and translucent as glass.

Revelation 21:25

And its gates shall never be closed by day, and there shall be no night there.

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

Genesis 28:12-17

And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood over and beside him and said, I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father [forefather] and the God of Isaac; I will give to you and to your descendants the land on which you are lying. And your offspring shall be as [countless as] the dust or sand of the ground, and you shall spread abroad to the west and the east and the north and the south; and by you and your Offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed and bless themselves. read more.
And behold, I am with you and will keep (watch over you with care, take notice of) you wherever you may go, and I will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done all of which I have told you. And Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it. He was afraid and said, How to be feared and reverenced is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gateway to heaven!

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of zion

Lamentations 1:4

The roads to Zion mourn, because no one comes to the solemn assembly or the appointed feasts. All her gates are desolate, her priests sigh and groan, her maidens are grieved and vexed, and she herself is in bitterness.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

And above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate and by the Fish Gate and by the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of Hammeah, even to the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

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

Matthew 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros -- "a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra -- "a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

Then Hezekiah stripped off the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord and from the doorposts which he as 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, repaired as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, opposite the Muster Gate, and to the ascent and upper room of the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallum son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt and covered it and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah (Siloam), by the King's Garden, as far as the stairs that go down [the eastern slope] from the [portion of Jerusalem known as] the City of David.

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

2 Samuel 18:4

The king said to them, Whatever seems best to you I will do. So he stood beside the gate, and all the army came out by hundreds and by thousands.

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

In his right hand is the lot marked for Jerusalem: to set battering rams, to open the mouth calling for slaughter, to lift up the voice with a war cry, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up siege mounds, and to build siege towers.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She cries at the head of the noisy intersections [in the chief gathering places]; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So he arose and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her, Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

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

Matthew 7:14

But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.

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

Matthew 7:13

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the [temple] gates of righteousness; I will enter through them, and I will confess and praise the Lord.

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

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the noontide and tranquillity of my days I must depart; I am to pass through the gates of Sheol (the place of the dead), deprived of the remainder of my years.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of the lord

Psalm 118:20

This is the gate of the Lord; the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall enter through it.

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

Genesis 19:1

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

The king had appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate, and the [starving] people trampled him in the gate [as they struggled to get through for food], and he died, as the man of God had foretold 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 on the Lord's side, let him come to me. And all the Levites [the priestly tribe] gathered together to him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Cast up, cast up the highway! Gather out the stones. Lift up a standard or ensign over and for the peoples.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

Yet all this benefits me nothing as long as 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 present there among the sons of Heth; so, in the hearing of all who went in at the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, saying,

Genesis 23:16

So Abraham listened to what Ephron said and acted upon it. He weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: 400 shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

And the priest of Zeus, whose [temple] was at the entrance of the town, brought bulls and garlands to the [city's] gates and wanted to join the people in offering sacrifice.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

When they had passed through the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city. Of its own accord [the gate] swung open, and they went out and passed on through one street; and at once the angel left him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

When they had passed through the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city. Of its own accord [the gate] swung open, and they went out and passed on through one street; and at once the angel left him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

John 10:9

I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the [temple] gates of righteousness; I will enter through them, and I will confess and praise the Lord.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

And your gates shall be open continually, they shall not be shut day or night, that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations -- "and their kings led in procession [your voluntary captives].

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the noontide and tranquillity of my days I must depart; I am to pass through the gates of Sheol (the place of the dead), deprived of the remainder of my years.

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The gates or dams of the rivers [surrounding and guarding Nineveh] are opened and the [imperial] palace [of sun-dried brick] is dissolved [by the torrents] and is in dismay.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

And at gate closing time, after dark, the men went out. Where they went I do not know. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.

Joshua 2:7

So the men pursued them to the Jordan as far as the fords. As soon as the pursuers had gone, the city's gate was shut.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

[When] a certain man crippled from his birth was being carried along, who was laid each day at that gate of the temple [which is] called Beautiful, so that he might beg for charitable gifts from those who entered the temple.

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

[When] a certain man crippled from his birth was being carried along, who was laid each day at that gate of the temple [which is] called Beautiful, so that he might beg for charitable gifts from those who entered the temple.

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

Matthew 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros -- "a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra -- "a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].

Gates » Figurative » Of the people of a city

Isaiah 3:26

And [Jerusalem's] gates shall lament and mourn [as those who wail for the dead]; and she, being ruined and desolate, shall sit upon the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Land redeemed at

Ruth 4:1

Then Boaz went up to the city's gate and sat down there, and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz had spoken came by. He said to him, Ho! Turn aside and sit down here. So he turned aside and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

[When] a certain man crippled from his birth was being carried along, who was laid each day at that gate of the temple [which is] called Beautiful, so that he might beg for charitable gifts from those who entered the temple.

Gates » Bodies of criminals exposed to view at

2 Kings 10:8

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

Gates » Conferences on public affairs

Genesis 34:20

Then Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their [enclosed] town and discussed the matter with the citizens, saying,

Gates » Jails made in the towers of

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate by the house of the Lord.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

And the priest of Zeus, whose [temple] was at the entrance of the town, brought bulls and garlands to the [city's] gates and wanted to join the people in offering sacrifice.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

And when it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath [day began], I commanded that the gates should be shut and not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates to prevent any burden being brought in on the Sabbath day.

Gates » Made of iron

Acts 12:10

When they had passed through the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city. Of its own accord [the gate] swung open, and they went out and passed on through one street; and at once the angel left him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, The remnant there in the province who escaped exile are in great trouble and reproach; the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its [fortified] gates are destroyed by fire.

Gates » The law read at

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

When they had passed through the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city. Of its own accord [the gate] swung open, and they went out and passed on through one street; and at once the angel left him.

Topics on Gates

Bronze Gates

19;107;16

For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

Capturing Gates

1;22;17

In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies,

City Gates

25;5;14

The elders have ceased from [congregating at] the city's gate, the young men from their music.

Coming To Gates

40;7;13-14

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.

East Gates

26;40;22

And its windows and its archway or vestibule and its palm trees were of the same size as those of the gate that faces toward the east. It was reached by going up seven steps, and the archway of its vestibule was on the inner side.

Gates Of Death

18;38;17

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

Gates Of The Temple

2;38;18

The hanging or screen for the gate of the court was embroidered in blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff], and fine twined linen; the length was twenty cubits and the height in the breadth was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.

Named Gates

42;16;20

And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ ulcerated] sores.

North Gates

26;46;9

But when the people of the land shall come before the Lord at the appointed solemn feasts, he who enters the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate; he shall not return by the gate by which he came in but shall go out by the opposite gate [straight ahead].

Opening Gates

19;118;19

Open to me the [temple] gates of righteousness; I will enter through them, and I will confess and praise the Lord.

Shutting Gates

66;21;25

And its gates shall never be closed by day, and there shall be no night there.

South Gates

13;26;15-25

To Obed-edom it came out for the south, and to his sons the storehouse was allotted.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

But [the knowledge of] their plot was made known to Saul. They were guarding the [city's] gates day and night to kill him,