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Theasaurus: Gates

Doorjamb (1 instance)
Doorkeeper (9 instances)
Doorway (256 instances)
Entrance (225 instances)
Entry (38 instances)
Gatekeeper (6 instances)
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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 walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.

Joshua 2:5

and it came to pass when the gate had to be closed, at dark, that the men went out: I know not whither the men have gone. Pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

1 Samuel 23:7

And it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Then Saul said, God has cast him off into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a city that has gates and bars.

2 Chronicles 8:5

And he built upper Beth-Horon and lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 14:7

And he said to Judah, Let us build these cities, and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars, while the land is yet before us; for we have sought Jehovah our God; we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. And they built and prospered.

Psalm 107:16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Psalm 147:13

For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee;

Isaiah 22:7

And it shall come to pass that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

Isaiah 45:1-2

Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him and I will loose the loins of kings; to open before him the two-leaved doors, and the gates shall not be shut: I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty men of Babylon have ceased to fight, they are sitting in the fortresses; their might hath failed, they are become as women: they have set her dwelling places on fire; her bars are broken.

Hosea 11:6

and the sword shall turn about in his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

Luke 7:12

And as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a very considerable crowd of the city was with her.

Acts 9:24

But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;

Acts 12:10

And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Revelation 21:25

And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there.

Nehemiah 2:13-15

And I went out by night by the valley-gate, even toward the jackal-fountain, and to the dung-gate; and I viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were in ruins, and its gates were consumed with fire. And I went on to the fountain-gate, and to the king's pool; and there was no place for the beast under me to pass. And I went up in the night through the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the valley-gate and returned.

2 Kings 14:13

And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner-gate, four hundred cubits.

2 Chronicles 25:23

And Joash 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 he broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, Those who remain, that are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction and reproach; and the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire.

Nehemiah 2:3

And I said to the king, Let the king live for ever! Why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

Nehemiah 3:1

And Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they built the sheep-gate. They hallowed it, and set up its doors; and they hallowed it even to the tower of Meah, to the tower of Hananeel.

John 5:2

Now there is in Jerusalem, at the sheepgate, a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.

Nehemiah 3:3

And the fish-gate did the sons of Senaah build: they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel, even over against the water-gate toward the east, and the tower which lies out.)

Nehemiah 3:28-29

From above the horse-gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house. After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. And after him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate.

Nehemiah 6:1

And it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobijah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had built the wall, and that there was no breach left in it (though at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates),

Nehemiah 7:3

And I said to them that the gates of Jerusalem should not be opened until the sun was hot, and that they should shut the doors and bar them while they stood by; and that there should be appointed watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one over against his house.

Nehemiah 11:19

And the doorkeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, that kept watch at the gates, were a hundred and seventy-two.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the gate of the old wall, and above the fish-gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep-gate; and they stood still in the prison-gate.

Psalm 122:2

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Isaiah 60:11

And thy gates shall stand open continually: (they shall not be shut day nor night,) that the wealth of the nations may be brought unto thee, and that their kings may be led to thee.

Jeremiah 1:15

For behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith Jehovah, and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah:

Acts 3:2

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

2 Chronicles 23:19

And he set the doorkeepers at the gates of the house of Jehovah, that no one unclean in anything should enter in.

2 Chronicles 24:8

And the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it at the gate of the house of Jehovah without,

2 Chronicles 31:2

And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests, and the Levites after their divisions, every man according to his service, as well the priests as the Levites, for burnt-offerings and for peace-offerings, to serve and to give thanks and to praise in the gates of the courts of Jehovah.

Jeremiah 20:2

And Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Jehovah.

Ezekiel 44:11

but they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house, and doing the service of the house: they shall slaughter the burnt-offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.

Acts 3:10

and they recognised him, that it was he who sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua swore at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah who shall rise up and build this city Jericho! In his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and in his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

Genesis 28:17

And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

1 Samuel 17:52

And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou comest to the ravine and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down on the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath, and to Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundation in Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates in Segub his youngest, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke through Joshua the son of Nun.

John 10:1-3

Verily, verily, I say to you, He that enters not in by the door to the fold of the sheep, but mounts up elsewhere, he is a thief and a robber; but he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

Acts 10:17

And as Peter doubted in himself what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold also the men who were sent by Cornelius, having sought out the house of Simon, stood at the gate,

2 Kings 23:8

And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba even to Beer-sheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates, those at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, and those on the left hand of any going in at the gate of the city.

Psalm 9:14

That I may declare all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will be joyful in thy salvation.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise. This is the gate of Jehovah: the righteous shall enter therein.

Ezekiel 46:2

And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate from without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall offer his burnt-offering and his peace-offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate, and shall go forth: but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

Acts 14:13

And the priest of Jupiter who was before the city, having brought bulls and garlands to the gates, would have done sacrifice along with the crowds.

Genesis 23:10-11

And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, No, my lord: hear me. The field give I thee; and the cave that is in it, to thee I give it; before the eyes of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

Ruth 4:1

And Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. And behold, he that had the right of redemption, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. And he said, Thou, such a one, turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

And Elisha said, Hear the word of Jehovah. Thus saith Jehovah: To-morrow about this time shall the measure of fine flour be at a shekel, and two measures of barley at a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

Nehemiah 13:19-22

And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day. And the dealers and sellers of all kind of ware passed the night without Jerusalem once or twice. And I testified against them, and said to them, Why do ye pass the night before the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth they came not on the sabbath.read more.
And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God, and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!

Genesis 34:19-20

And the youth did not delay to do this, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter. And he was honourable above all in the house of his father. And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

If a man take a wife, and go in unto her and hate her, and charge her with things for scandalous talk, and cause an evil name against her to be spread abroad, and say, This woman have I taken, and I came in unto her, and I did not find her a virgin; then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate;read more.
and the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man as wife, and he hates her; and behold, he charges her with things for scandalous talk, saying, I found not thy daughter a virgin; and here are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. And the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him; and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath caused an evil name to be spread abroad against a virgin in Israel. And she shall remain his wife: he may not put her away all his days.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

But if the man like not to take his brother's wife, his brother's wife shall go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel: he will not perform for me the duty of a husband's brother. Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him; and if he stand to it and say, I like not to take her; then shall his brother's wife come near to him before the eyes of the elders, and draw his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that will not build up his brother's house.read more.
And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe drawn off.

Joshua 20:4

And he shall flee unto one of those cities and stand at the entrance of the city-gate, and shall declare his matter in the ears of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

And Absalom rose early, and stood beside the way of the gate; and it was so, that when any man who had a controversy had to come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

1 Kings 22:10

And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, having put on their robes, sat each on his throne, in the open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

Deuteronomy 17:5

thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman, who committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, the man or the woman, and shalt stone them with stones, that they die.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

If a damsel, a virgin, be betrothed to some one, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her, then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city, and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife; and thou shalt put evil away from thy midst.

Joshua 8:29

And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until the evening; and at the going down of the sun Joshua commanded, and they took his carcase down from the tree, and threw it down at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised upon it a great heap of stones, which remains to this day.

2 Kings 7:3

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

Ezekiel 21:15

In order that the heart may melt, and the stumbling-blocks be multiplied, I have set the threatening sword against all their gates: ah! it is made glittering, it is whetted for the slaughter.

Luke 16:20

And there was a poor man, by name Lazarus, who was laid at his gateway full of sores,

Revelation 22:14-15

Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they should go in by the gates into the city. Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom crieth without; she raiseth her voice in the broadways; she calleth in the chief place of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:

Proverbs 8:1-3

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding give forth her voice? On the top of high places by the way, at the cross-paths she taketh her stand. Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud.

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, ye gates; yea, lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.read more.
Who is he, this King of glory? Jehovah of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the meridian of my days I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Job 17:16

It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, when our rest shall be together in the dust.

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious unto me, O Jehovah; consider mine affliction from them that hate me, lifting me up from the gates of death:

Psalm 107:18

Their soul abhorreth all manner of food, and they draw near unto the gates of death:

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it. For narrow the gate and straitened the way that leads to life, and they are few who find it.

John 10:7-10

Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All whoever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: if any one enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and shall go out and shall find pasture.read more.
The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.

Ezekiel 48:30-34

And these are the goings out of the city. On the north side, four thousand and five hundred cubits by measure. And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one. And at the east side four thousand and five hundred, and three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.read more.
And at the south side four thousand and five hundred cubits by measure, and three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one. At the west side four thousand and five hundred, and their three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.

Revelation 21:12-15

having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. On the east three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.read more.
And he that spoke with me had a golden reed as a measure, that he might measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.

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Brass » Articles made of » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

And Joash 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 he broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2 Kings 14:13

And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner-gate, four hundred cubits.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the gate of the old wall, and above the fish-gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep-gate; and they stood still in the prison-gate.

Nehemiah 3:13

The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall as far as the dung-gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel, even over against the water-gate toward the east, and the tower which lies out.)

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes, that they may judge the people with just judgment.

Joshua 20:4

And he shall flee unto one of those cities and stand at the entrance of the city-gate, and shall declare his matter in the ears of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

Deuteronomy 22:15

then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate;

Ruth 4:1

And Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. And behold, he that had the right of redemption, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. And he said, Thou, such a one, turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

Ezekiel 46:1

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working-days; but on the sabbath-day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

2 Kings 15:35

Only, the high places were not removed: the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. It was he who built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah.

Jeremiah 26:10

And the princes of Judah heard these things; and they went up from the king's house unto the house of Jehovah, and sat in the entry of the new gate of Jehovah.

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate; for Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoil them.

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes, that they may judge the people with just judgment.

2 Samuel 15:2

And Absalom rose early, and stood beside the way of the gate; and it was so, that when any man who had a controversy had to come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

Gates » The open square of, a place for idlers

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,

1 Samuel 4:18

And it came to pass, when he mentioned the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck broke, and he died; for the man was old, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

Proverbs 1:21

she calleth in the chief place of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:

Jeremiah 17:19-20

Thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, by which the kings of Judah come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; and say unto them, Hear the word of Jehovah, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates;

Gates » Figurative » Of salvation

Isaiah 26:2

Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

Matthew 7:13

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.

Genesis 28:17

And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise. This is the gate of Jehovah: the righteous shall enter therein.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

And 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 walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua swore at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah who shall rise up and build this city Jericho! In his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and in his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

1 Samuel 23:7

And it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Then Saul said, God has cast him off into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a city that has gates and bars.

2 Samuel 18:24

And David sat between the two gates; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate, on to the wall, and lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running alone.

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

And Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Jehovah.

Acts 7:58

and having cast him out of the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid aside their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman, who committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, the man or the woman, and shalt stone them with stones, that they die.

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

And he went out, bearing his cross, to the place called place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha;

Leviticus 24:23

And Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they led the reviler outside the camp and stoned him with stones. And the children of Israel did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

When new gods were chosen, then war was in the gates. Was shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Isaiah 22:7

And it shall come to pass that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

Ezekiel 21:15

In order that the heart may melt, and the stumbling-blocks be multiplied, I have set the threatening sword against all their gates: ah! it is made glittering, it is whetted for the slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

she calleth in the chief place of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:

Genesis 23:10

And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud.

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem goeth up.

Jeremiah 22:2

and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people who enter in through these gates.

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

And he appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their charges, to praise and serve before the priests, as the duty of every day required; and the doorkeepers by their divisions at every gate: for such was the commandment of David the man of God;

2 Chronicles 23:4

This is the thing which ye shall do: a third part of you that come in on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be keepers of the doors;

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon now the king was sitting in the gate of Benjamin,

1 Kings 22:10

And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, having put on their robes, sat each on his throne, in the open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

2 Chronicles 18:9

And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, having put on their robes, sat each on his throne; and they sat in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

Jeremiah 39:3

and all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebu, Sarsechim, chief chamberlain, Nergal-sharezer, chief magian, and all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

And they made way for her, and she went through the entrance of the horse-gate into the king's house, and they put her to death there.

Nehemiah 3:28

From above the horse-gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Valley gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the angle, and fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:13

And I went out by night by the valley-gate, even toward the jackal-fountain, and to the dung-gate; and I viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were in ruins, and its gates were consumed with fire.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Fish gate

2 Chronicles 33:14

And after this he built the outer wall of the city of David, on the west, toward Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the fish-gate, and carried it round Ophel, and raised it up a very great height; and he put captains of war in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:3

And the fish-gate did the sons of Senaah build: they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.

Gates » Of cities » Councils of state held at

2 Chronicles 18:9

And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, having put on their robes, sat each on his throne; and they sat in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

Jeremiah 39:3

and all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebu, Sarsechim, chief chamberlain, Nergal-sharezer, chief magian, and all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

even the whole bullock shall he carry forth outside the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out shall it be burnt.

Hebrews 13:11-13

for of those beasts whose blood is carried as sacrifices for sin into the holy of holies by the high priest, of these the bodies are burned outside the camp. Wherefore also Jesus, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate: therefore let us go forth to him without the camp, bearing his reproach:

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

And Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 17:5

thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman, who committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, the man or the woman, and shalt stone them with stones, that they die.

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.

Gates » Of cities » Often razed and burned

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, Those who remain, that are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction and reproach; and the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire.

Lamentations 2:9

Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are among the nations: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from Jehovah.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

And Jesus, having sat down opposite the treasury, saw how the crowd was casting money into the treasury; and many rich cast in much.

2 Chronicles 24:8

And the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it at the gate of the house of Jehovah without,

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Thou art deserting to the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 20:2

And Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Jehovah.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

And the dung-gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the chief of the district of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

And I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great choirs and processions, on the right hand upon the wall towards the dung-gate.

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

she calleth in the chief place of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:

Jeremiah 17:19

Thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, by which the kings of Judah come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;

Gates » Of jerusalem » Old gate

Nehemiah 3:6

And the gate of the old wall repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodiah; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, and its locks, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the gate of the old wall, and above the fish-gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep-gate; and they stood still in the prison-gate.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

Genesis 34:20

And Hamor and Shechem his son 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

And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

And Abraham hearkened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the money that he had named in the ears of the sons of Heth four hundred shekels of silver, current with the merchant.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

And he read in it before the open place that was before the water-gate from the morning until midday, in presence of the men and the women, and those that could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel, even over against the water-gate toward the east, and the tower which lies out.)

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.

Joshua 2:5

and it came to pass when the gate had to be closed, at dark, that the men went out: I know not whither the men have gone. Pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

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

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

And Elisha said, Hear the word of Jehovah. Thus saith Jehovah: To-morrow about this time shall the measure of fine flour be at a shekel, and two measures of barley at a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

2 Kings 7:18

And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king saying, Two measures of barley shall be at a shekel, and the measure of fine flour at a shekel, to-morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria.

Gates » Made of » Brass

Psalm 107:16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

And Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they built the sheep-gate. They hallowed it, and set up its doors; and they hallowed it even to the tower of Meah, to the tower of Hananeel.

John 5:2

Now there is in Jerusalem, at the sheepgate, a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.

Gates » Made to » Houses

Luke 16:20

And there was a poor man, by name Lazarus, who was laid at his gateway full of sores,

Acts 12:14

and having recognised the voice of Peter, through joy did not open the entry, but running in, reported that Peter was standing before the entry.

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

1 Chronicles 26:13-19

And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate. And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah; and they cast lots for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, and his lot came out northward; to Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse. read more.
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the ascent, watch against watch. Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and in the storehouse two and two. At the portico westward, four at the causeway, two at the portico. These are the divisions of the doorkeepers among the sons of the Korahites and among the sons of Merari.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is no deliverer:

Isaiah 29:21

that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:22

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God, and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!

2 Kings 7:17

And the king had appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate; and the people trampled upon him in the gate, and he died, according to what the man of God had said, what he had said when the king came down to him.

Gates » Double doors

Isaiah 45:1

Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him and I will loose the loins of kings; to open before him the two-leaved doors, and the gates shall not be shut:

Ezekiel 41:24

And the doors had two leaves, two turning-leaves: two for the one door, and two leaves for the other.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious unto me, O Jehovah; consider mine affliction from them that hate me, lifting me up from the gates of death:

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the meridian of my days I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Corner gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the angle, and fortified them.

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. On the east three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates, twelve pearls; each one of the gates, respectively, was of one pearl; and the street of the city pure gold, as transparent glass.

Revelation 21:25

And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there.

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

Genesis 28:12-17

And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens. And behold, angels of God ascended and descended upon it. And behold, Jehovah stood above it. And he said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land on which thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. read more.
And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places to which thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done what I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of zion

Lamentations 1:4

The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly: all her gates are desolate; her priests sigh, her virgins are in grief; and as for her, she is in bitterness.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the gate of the old wall, and above the fish-gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even to the sheep-gate; and they stood still in the prison-gate.

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

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

At that time Hezekiah stripped the doors of the temple of Jehovah, and the posts that Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave them to the king of Assyria.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of miphkad

Nehemiah 3:31

After him repaired Malchijah of the goldsmiths to the place of the Nethinim and of the dealers, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the ascent of the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

And the fountain-gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the chief of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, and to the stairs that go down from the city of David.

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

2 Samuel 18:4

And the king said to them, I will do what is good in your sight. And the king stood by the gate-side, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

In his right hand is the lot of Jerusalem to appoint battering-rams, to open the mouth for bloodshed, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering-rams against the gates, to cast mounds, to build siege-towers.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

she calleth in the chief place of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

And he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the entrance of the city, behold, a widow woman was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

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

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

Matthew 7:13

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise.

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

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the meridian of my days I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of the lord

Psalm 118:20

This is the gate of Jehovah: the righteous shall enter therein.

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

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

And the king had appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate; and the people trampled upon him in the gate, and he died, according to what the man of God had said, what he had said when the king came down to him.

Gates » Made to » Camps

Exodus 32:26

And Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, He that is for Jehovah, let him come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered to him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a banner for the peoples.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

Yet all this is of no avail to me so 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

And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

And Abraham hearkened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the money that he had named in the ears of the sons of Heth four hundred shekels of silver, current with the merchant.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Isaiah 45:1

Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him and I will loose the loins of kings; to open before him the two-leaved doors, and the gates shall not be shut:

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

And the priest of Jupiter who was before the city, having brought bulls and garlands to the gates, would have done sacrifice along with the crowds.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

And thy gates shall stand open continually: (they shall not be shut day nor night,) that the wealth of the nations may be brought unto thee, and that their kings may be led to thee.

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said, In the meridian of my days I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace melteth away.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

and it came to pass when the gate had to be closed, at dark, that the men went out: I know not whither the men have gone. Pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

Joshua 2:7

And the men pursued after them the way to the Jordan, to the fords; and when they who pursued after them had gone out, they closed the gate.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

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

Gates » Figurative » Of the people of a city

Isaiah 3:26

and her gates shall lament and mourn; and, stripped, she shall sit upon the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Land redeemed at

Ruth 4:1

And Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. And behold, he that had the right of redemption, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. And he said, Thou, such a one, turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

Gates » Bodies of criminals exposed to view at

2 Kings 10:8

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

Gates » Conferences on public affairs

Genesis 34:20

And Hamor and Shechem his son 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

And Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Jehovah.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

And the priest of Jupiter who was before the city, having brought bulls and garlands to the gates, would have done sacrifice along with the crowds.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

And it came to pass, that when it began to be dark in the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut; and I commanded that they should not be opened till after the sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that no burden should be brought in on the sabbath day.

Gates » Made of iron

Acts 12:10

And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, Those who remain, that are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction and reproach; and the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire.

Gates » The law read at

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Topics on Gates

Bronze Gates

19;107;16

For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Capturing Gates

1;22;17

I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

City Gates

25;5;14

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

Coming To Gates

40;7;13-14

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.

East Gates

26;40;22

And its windows, and its projections, and its palm-trees were according to the measure of the gate that looked toward the east; and they went up to it by seven steps; and the projections thereof were before them.

Gates Of Death

18;38;17

Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Gates Of The Temple

2;38;18

And the curtain of the gate of the court was of embroidery of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus; and the length was twenty cubits, and the height like the breadth, five cubits, just as the hangings of the court;

Named Gates

42;16;20

And there was a poor man, by name Lazarus, who was laid at his gateway full of sores,

North Gates

26;46;9

And when the people of the land come in before Jehovah in the set feasts, he that cometh in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that cometh in by the way of the south gate shall go out by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate by which he came in, but shall go out straight before him.

Opening Gates

19;118;19

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise.

Shutting Gates

66;21;25

And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there.

South Gates

13;26;15-25

to Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;