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98 Bible Verses about Gates

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Deuteronomy 3:5

All of these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars. Furthermore, there were very many unwalled regions.

Joshua 2:5

At dusk, when it was time to close the city gates, the men left. I don't know where the men went. Go after them quickly, and you might overtake them."

1 Samuel 23:7

It was reported to Saul that David had come to Keilah, and Saul said, "The LORD has delivered him into my hand because he has shut himself in by going into a town with double gates and bars."

2 Chronicles 8:5

He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars,

2 Chronicles 14:7

He had told Judah, "Let's build up these cities, surrounding them with walls, towers, gates, and bars. The land still belongs to us, because we have kept on seeking the LORD our God. We have sought him out, and he has given us rest all around us." So the people built and prospered.

Psalm 107:16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Psalm 147:13

For he has strengthened the bars of your gates, blessing your children within you.

Isaiah 22:7

And it will come about that your choicest valleys will be filled with chariots, and horsemen will take their positions at the gates.

Isaiah 45:1-2

This is what the LORD says to his anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, as I strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him and gates that cannot keep closed: "I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Jeremiah 51:30

The warriors of Babylon have stopped fighting. They stay in their strongholds; their strength is dried up; they have become like women. Her buildings are set on fire; the bars of her gates are broken.

Hosea 11:6

The sword will fall on their cities, consuming and devouring their fortified gates, despite their planning.

Luke 7:12

As he approached the entrance to the city, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.

Acts 12:10

They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate that led into the city. It opened by itself for them, and they went outside and proceeded one block when the angel suddenly left him.

Acts 16:13

On the Sabbath day, we went out the city gate and walked along the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer. We sat down and began talking to the women who had gathered there.

Revelation 21:25

Its gates will never be shut at the end of the day because there will be no night there.

Nehemiah 2:13-15

So I went out during the night through the Valley Gate toward Dragon's Well, and from there to the Dung Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem that were broken down and burned by fire. I proceeded to the Fountain Gate, and then to the King's Pool, but there wasn't sufficient clearance for the animal I was riding to pass. I traveled the valley by night to inspect the wall, returning through the Valley Gate.

2 Kings 14:13

Then King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah's King Amaziah, the son of Jehoash and grandson of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. He went to Jerusalem and demolished 400 cubits of the wall of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

2 Chronicles 25:23

King Joash of Israel captured Joash's son King Amaziah of Judah, the grandson of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh and brought him back to Jerusalem, where he broke down 400 cubits of the wall of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

Nehemiah 1:3

They told me, "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are living in great distress and shame. Furthermore, the Jerusalem wall remains broken down and its gates have been burned by fire."

Nehemiah 2:3

Then I was filled with fear. I replied to the king, "May the king live forever. Why shouldn't I be troubled, since the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located lies waste, with its gates burned by fire?"

Nehemiah 3:1

So Eliashib the high priest came forward, along with his fellow priests, and reconstructed the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and installed its doors. They also consecrated the wall as far as the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem is a pool called Bethesda in Hebrew. It has five colonnades,

Nehemiah 3:3

The Fish Gate was repaired by Hassenaah's sons. They built its framework and installed its doors, including locks and security bars,

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Temple Servants were living on the Ophel as far as the Water Gate that faces eastward with its prominent tower.)

Nehemiah 3:28-29

The priests carried on repairs from above the Horse Gate as far as their own houses. Then next to them, Immer's son Zadok did repairs as far as his own house. Next to him, Shecaniah's son Shemaiah, custodian of the East Gate, carried on repairs.

Nehemiah 6:1

When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had completed the wall and that no break remained in it (even though by that time I hadn't yet installed the doors in the gates),

Nehemiah 7:3

I charged them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until mid-day. Until then, let everyone stand watch, keeping the gates shut and locked. Appoint security watches from those who live in Jerusalem. Everyone should maintain his own watch near his house."

Nehemiah 11:19

The Gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives, who kept watch at the gates, numbered 172.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the Ephraim Gate, above the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Guard Gate.

Psalm 122:2

Our feet are standing inside your gates, Jerusalem.

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates will always stand open by day or night, and they will not be shut, so that nations will bring you their wealth, with their kings led in procession.

Jeremiah 1:15

because I'm about to summon all the families and kingdoms from the north," declares the LORD. "They'll come and each one will set up his seat at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all of its surrounding walls, and against all of the towns of Judah.

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple.

2 Chronicles 23:19

Jehoiada also stationed inspectors at the LORD's Temple so that no one would enter who was ritually unclean in any manner.

2 Chronicles 24:8

the king issued an order and a chest was made and set outside the entrance gate to the LORD's Temple.

2 Chronicles 31:2

Hezekiah appointed the priestly divisions and the divisions of the descendants of Levi, each according to their service duties, including both priests and descendants of Levi who offered morning and evening burnt offerings, peace offerings, general ministry, thanksgiving, and praise in the gateways to the LORD's campgrounds.

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate of the Temple.

Ezekiel 44:11

Nevertheless, they are to serve in my sanctuary, overseeing the gates of the Temple, taking care of the Temple, slaughtering the burnt offerings and the sacrifices presented for the people, standing in the presence of the people, and ministering to them.

Acts 3:10

they knew that he was the man who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made everyone take the following oath at that time. He said: "Cursed in the presence of the LORD is the man who restores and rebuilds this city of Jericho! He will lay its foundation at the cost of his firstborn, and at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates."

Genesis 28:17

In mounting terror, he cried out, "How scary this place is! This is nothing less than God's house and the gateway to heaven!"

1 Samuel 17:52

The men of Israel and Judah got up with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance to the valley and to the gates of Ekron. Wounded Philistines fell along the way to Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

It was during Ahab's reign that Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations just as his firstborn son Abiram was dying, and he erected its gates while his youngest son Segub was dying, thus fulfilling the message that the LORD delivered through Nun's son Joshua.

John 10:1-3

"Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the person who doesn't enter the sheepfold through the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. It's to him the gatekeeper opens the gate, and it's his voice the sheep hear. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Acts 10:17

While Peter was still at a loss to know what the vision he had seen could mean, the men sent by Cornelius asked for Simon's house and went to the gate.

2 Kings 23:8

Then he gathered together all the priests from the cities of Judah and defiled the high places from Geba to Beer-sheba, where the priests had burned incense. He also demolished the high places of the gates that had been erected to the left as one enters the city gate that is, near the entrance operated by Joshua, the governor of the city.

Psalm 9:14

so I may declare everything for which you should be praised in the gates of the daughter of Zion, so I will rejoice in your deliverance.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD. This is the LORD's gate The righteous will enter through it.

Ezekiel 46:2

The Regent Prince is to enter through the portico of the gate from outside and is to stand at the doorframe of the gate where the priests are to present the Regent Prince's burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then the Regent Prince is to worship at the threshold of the gate and go out. The gate is not to be closed until evening.

Acts 14:13

The priest of the temple of Zeus, which was just outside the city, brought bulls and garlands to the gates. He and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifices.

Genesis 23:10-11

Now since Ephron the Hittite had taken a seat there among the Hittites, he responded publicly to Abraham where the Hittites and everyone who was entering the gate of his city could hear him: "No, sir. Listen to me! I'll give you the field, and I'll give you the cave that's in it. I give it to you publicly, in the sight of my people. Bury your dead."

Ruth 4:1

Meanwhile, Boaz approached the city gate and sat down there. Just then, the very same related redeemer whom Boaz had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, "Come over and sit down here, my friend!" So the man came over and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

So Elisha responded, "Listen to this message from the LORD! "This is what the LORD says: "At about this time tomorrow, in Samaria's city gate, a seah of finely ground flour will sell for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel."'"

Nehemiah 13:19-22

As the Sabbath approached and it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem, I gave word to shut the gates, charging that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I stationed some of my men at the gates to ensure that no loads would be brought in on the Sabbath day. As a result, the merchants and sellers of all sorts of goods remained outside Jerusalem a couple of times. I argued with them, "Why are you staying outside the wall? If you do this again, I'll arrest you." From that time on, they didn't come anymore on the Sabbath. read more.
Then I commanded the descendants of Levi to purify themselves and to come as gate keepers to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, my God, and show mercy to me according to the greatness of your gracious love.

Genesis 34:19-20

so the young man did not delay the matter any further, since he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now Shechem was the most important person in his father's household. So Hamor and his son Shechem entered the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city.

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his parents are to seize him and bring him before the elders at the gate of his city.

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

"Suppose a man marries a wife, but after having sexual relations with her, he despises her, invents charges against her, and defames her by saying, "I have married this woman, but when I had sexual relations with her I found that she wasn't a virgin.' Then the father of the young lady, along with her mother, is to bring evidence of the young lady's virginity to the elders at the gate. read more.
The father of the young lady is to then say to the elders: "I have given my daughter to this man as a wife, but he despises her. Now look, he has invented charges against her by saying, "I haven't found your daughter to be a virgin." But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity.' Then they are to spread the cloth before the elders of the city. The elders of that city will then take the man, punish him, fine him 100 shekels of silver, and then give them to the young lady's father, because he defamed a virgin of Israel. She is to remain his wife and he can't divorce her as long as he lives.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

But if the man does not want to marry his brother's widow, then she must go to the elders at the city gate and declare, "My husband's brother refuses to perform the duty of a brother-in-law in order to preserve the name of his brother in Israel. He is not willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law.' Then the elders of the city are to summon him and speak with him. If he insists on saying, "I don't want to marry her,' then she is to approach her brother-in-law in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and say in response, "May this be done to the man who does not preserve the lineage of his brother.' read more.
Then his family name in Israel will be known as "the family of the one whose sandal was removed.'"

Joshua 20:4

He may run to one of those cities, stand at the entrance to the city gate, and tell his side of the story to the elders of the city. They are to bring him inside the city with them and provide him a place to live among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

Then he would get up early, stand near the passageway to the palace gate, and when anyone arrived to file a legal complaint for a hearing before the king, Absalom would call to him and ask, "You're from what city?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of Israel's tribes,"

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were each sitting on their respective thrones, arrayed in their robes, on the threshing floor at the entrance to the city gate of Samaria, and all of the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

Deuteronomy 17:5

summon the man or the woman who did this evil thing to your city gates. Then stone the man or the woman to death.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

"If a man meets a young virgin lady in the city who is engaged to be married and has sexual relations with her, then the two must be brought to the city gate and there they must be stoned to death the girl because she was in a city but did not cry out for help, and the man who abused a woman who was engaged to another man. By doing this you are to remove this evil from among you.

Joshua 8:29

He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until dusk, and at sunset Joshua ordered his body brought down from the tree and laid at the entrance to the gate of the town. There he raised over it a large mound of stones, which stands there to this day.

2 Kings 7:3

Now there happened to be four lepers who were at that very moment at the entrance to the city gate. As they were talking with one another, they said, "Why are we sitting here waiting to die?

Ezekiel 21:15

so that their hearts melt and the number of those who stumble increase. I've set in place a slaughtering sword at the entrance to all their gates. Oh, no! It's made like lightning. It's drawn to slaughter.

Luke 16:20

A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate.

Revelation 22:14-15

"How blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city! Outside are dogs, sorcerers, immoral people, murderers, idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words:

Proverbs 8:1-3

Isn't wisdom calling out; isn't understanding raising her voice? On top of the highest places along the road she stands where the roads meet. Beside the gates, at the city entrance at the entrance to the portals she cries aloud:

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, gates! Be lifted up, ancient doors, so the King of Glory may come in. Who is the King of Glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle. Who is he, this King of Glory? The LORD of the heavenly armies He is the King of Glory. Interlude Davidic

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "Must I leave in the prime of my life? Must I be consigned to the control of Sheol? Bitter are my years!"

Job 17:16

Will it go down to the bars that lock the doors of the afterlife? Will we descend together into the dust?"

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, LORD, take note of my affliction, because of those who hate me. You snatch me away from the gates of death,

Matthew 7:13-14

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it. How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and there aren't many people who find it!"

John 10:7-10

So again Jesus said, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, I'm the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep didn't listen to them. I'm the gate. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved. He'll come in and go out and find pasture. read more.
The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I've come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Ezekiel 48:30-34

"These are the exits from the city: On the north side, 4,500 units by measurement, are to be the gates of the city. Named after the tribes of Israel, three gates are to serve the north site: one named the Reuben Gate, one named the Judah Gate, and one named the Levi Gate. On the east side, 4,500 units by measurement, there are to be three gates: one named the Joseph Gate, one named the Benjamin Gate, and one named the Dan Gate. read more.
On the south side, 4,500 units by measurement, there are to be three gates: one named the Simeon Gate, one named the Issachar Gate, and one named the Zebulun Gate. On the west side, 4,500 units by measurement, there are to be three gates: one named the Gad Gate, one named the Asher Gate, and one named the Naphtali Gate.

Revelation 21:12-15

It had a large, high wall with twelve gates. Twelve angels were at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written on the gates. There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the lamb were written on them.read more.
The angel who was talking to me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.

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Brass » Articles made of » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

King Joash of Israel captured Joash's son King Amaziah of Judah, the grandson of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh and brought him back to Jerusalem, where he broke down 400 cubits of the wall of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

2 Kings 14:13

Then King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah's King Amaziah, the son of Jehoash and grandson of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. He went to Jerusalem and demolished 400 cubits of the wall of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the Ephraim Gate, above the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Guard Gate.

Nehemiah 3:13

Hanun and the residents of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate, reconstructing it and installing its doors, including locks and security bars. They also rebuilt 1,000 cubits of the wall as far as the Dung Gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Temple Servants were living on the Ophel as far as the Water Gate that faces eastward with its prominent tower.)

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his parents are to seize him and bring him before the elders at the gate of his city.

Deuteronomy 16:18

"Appoint judges and civil servants according to your tribes in all your cities that the LORD your God is about to give you, so they may judge the people impartially.

Joshua 20:4

He may run to one of those cities, stand at the entrance to the city gate, and tell his side of the story to the elders of the city. They are to bring him inside the city with them and provide him a place to live among them.

Deuteronomy 22:15

Then the father of the young lady, along with her mother, is to bring evidence of the young lady's virginity to the elders at the gate.

Ruth 4:1

Meanwhile, Boaz approached the city gate and sat down there. Just then, the very same related redeemer whom Boaz had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, "Come over and sit down here, my friend!" So the man came over and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple.

Ezekiel 46:1

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "The inner, east-facing courtyard is to remain shut during the six working days of the week, but on the Sabbath day it is to be opened, as well as on the day of the New Moon.

2 Kings 15:35

except the high places were not torn down, and the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. But he rebuilt the upper gate of the LORD's Temple.

Jeremiah 26:10

When the Judean officials heard all these things, they came up from the king's house to the LORD's Temple and sat in the doorway of the New Gate of the LORD's Temple.

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't rob the poor person because he is poor, and don't crush the helpless in court, for the LORD will plead their case and ruin the lives of those who ruin them.

Deuteronomy 16:18

"Appoint judges and civil servants according to your tribes in all your cities that the LORD your God is about to give you, so they may judge the people impartially.

2 Samuel 15:2

Then he would get up early, stand near the passageway to the palace gate, and when anyone arrived to file a legal complaint for a hearing before the king, Absalom would call to him and ask, "You're from what city?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of Israel's tribes,"

Gates » The open square of, a place for idlers

Genesis 19:1

The two angels entered Sodom at sunset while Lot was sitting in the gate area of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up, greeted them, bowed low with his face to the ground,

1 Samuel 4:18

When he mentioned the Ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backwards by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, since he was old and heavy. Eli had judged Israel for 40 years.

Proverbs 1:21

She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words:

Jeremiah 17:19-20

The LORD told me, "Go, stand in the gate of the people, where the kings of Judah come in and go out, and in the other gates of Jerusalem as well. Say to them, "Kings of Judah, all Judah, and all the residents of Jerusalem entering these gates, hear this message from the LORD.

Gates » Figurative » Of salvation

Isaiah 26:2

Open your gates, so the righteous nation that safeguards its faith may enter.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, gates! Be lifted up, ancient doors, so the King of Glory may come in.

Matthew 7:13

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Genesis 28:17

In mounting terror, he cried out, "How scary this place is! This is nothing less than God's house and the gateway to heaven!"

Psalm 118:19-20

Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD. This is the LORD's gate The righteous will enter through it.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars,

Deuteronomy 3:5

All of these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars. Furthermore, there were very many unwalled regions.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made everyone take the following oath at that time. He said: "Cursed in the presence of the LORD is the man who restores and rebuilds this city of Jericho! He will lay its foundation at the cost of his firstborn, and at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates."

1 Samuel 23:7

It was reported to Saul that David had come to Keilah, and Saul said, "The LORD has delivered him into my hand because he has shut himself in by going into a town with double gates and bars."

2 Samuel 18:24

Meanwhile, David was sitting between the inner and outer gates of the city. The watchman was up on the roof of the gateway near the walls, looking around, and there was a man running by himself!

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate of the Temple.

Acts 7:58

ran him outside of the city, and began to stone him to death. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

summon the man or the woman who did this evil thing to your city gates. Then stone the man or the woman to death.

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

Carrying the cross all by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of a Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.

Leviticus 24:23

So Moses spoke to the Israelis and they brought the one who cursed outside the camp and stoned him to death with boulders. The Israelis did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

New gods were chosen, then war came to the city gates, but there wasn't a shield or spear to be seen among 40,000 soldiers of Israel.

Isaiah 22:7

And it will come about that your choicest valleys will be filled with chariots, and horsemen will take their positions at the gates.

Ezekiel 21:15

so that their hearts melt and the number of those who stumble increase. I've set in place a slaughtering sword at the entrance to all their gates. Oh, no! It's made like lightning. It's drawn to slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words:

Genesis 23:10

Now since Ephron the Hittite had taken a seat there among the Hittites, he responded publicly to Abraham where the Hittites and everyone who was entering the gate of his city could hear him:

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the city entrance at the entrance to the portals she cries aloud:

Jeremiah 14:2

"Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Jeremiah 22:2

"Listen to this message from the LORD, king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David you, your officials, and your people who enter these gates.

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

Following proscriptions laid down by his father David, Solomon appointed divisions of priests for their service as well as descendants of Levi for duties of praise and ministry before the priests consistent with the daily rules. Furthermore, because David, the man of God, had commanded it, Solomon also appointed gatekeepers to serve by divisions at every gate of the Temple.

2 Chronicles 23:4

"Look! The king's son is going to rule, just as the LORD promised David's descendants. So here's what you'll need to do: One third of you priests and descendants of Levi who are on duty during the Sabbath will serve as guards at the temple gates.

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch in the king's house, heard that Jeremiah had been put in the cistern. The king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were each sitting on their respective thrones, arrayed in their robes, on the threshing floor at the entrance to the city gate of Samaria, and all of the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

2 Chronicles 18:9

Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were each sitting on their own thrones, arrayed in their robes, and sitting on the threshing floor at the entrance to the city gate of Samaria, and all of the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

Jeremiah 39:3

All the officials of the king of Babylon came and sat in the Middle Gate, including Nergal-sarri-usur, governor of Sinmagir, Nabu-sarrussu-ukin the high official, Nergal-sarri-user, the chief official, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they arrested her when she arrived at the entrance to the Horse Gate near the royal palace, and then they executed her there.

Nehemiah 3:28

The priests carried on repairs from above the Horse Gate as far as their own houses.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Valley gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah also built towers in Jerusalem, at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and at the Angle and fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:13

So I went out during the night through the Valley Gate toward Dragon's Well, and from there to the Dung Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem that were broken down and burned by fire.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Fish gate

2 Chronicles 33:14

Later on, Manasseh reinforced the outer wall to the City of David on the west side overlooking the Gihon Valley as far as the Fish Gate. He encircled the Ophel, raising it to a great height.

Nehemiah 3:3

The Fish Gate was repaired by Hassenaah's sons. They built its framework and installed its doors, including locks and security bars,

Gates » Of cities » Councils of state held at

2 Chronicles 18:9

Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were each sitting on their own thrones, arrayed in their robes, and sitting on the threshing floor at the entrance to the city gate of Samaria, and all of the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

Jeremiah 39:3

All the officials of the king of Babylon came and sat in the Middle Gate, including Nergal-sarri-usur, governor of Sinmagir, Nabu-sarrussu-ukin the high official, Nergal-sarri-user, the chief official, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

along with the rest of the bull, he is to bring it outside the camp to a clean place, where fat ashes are to be poured over it and then it is to be thoroughly burned over wood with fire. It is to be burned where the fat ashes are poured out."

Hebrews 13:11-13

For the bodies of animals, whose blood is taken into the sanctuary by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. That is why Jesus, in order to sanctify the people by his own blood, also suffered outside the city gate. Therefore go to him outside the camp and endure the insults he endured.

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate of the Temple.

Deuteronomy 17:5

summon the man or the woman who did this evil thing to your city gates. Then stone the man or the woman to death.

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Gates » Of cities » Often razed and burned

Nehemiah 1:3

They told me, "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are living in great distress and shame. Furthermore, the Jerusalem wall remains broken down and its gates have been burned by fire."

Lamentations 2:9

Jerusalem's gates collapsed to the ground; he destroyed and broke the bars of her gates. Both king and prince have gone into captivity. There is no instruction, and the prophets receive no vision from the LORD.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

As Jesus sat facing the offering box, he watched how the crowd was dropping their money into it. Many rich people were dropping in large amounts.

2 Chronicles 24:8

the king issued an order and a chest was made and set outside the entrance gate to the LORD's Temple.

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

He was in the Gate of Benjamin, and chief officer Irijah, Shelemiah's son and the grandson of Hananiah, was there. He arrested Jeremiah the prophet, accusing him: "You are going over to the Chaldeans!"

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate of the Temple.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

Rechab's descendant Malchijah, ruling official of the Beth-haccherem district, repaired the Dung Gate, reconstructing it, installing its doors, its locks, and its security bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

Then I brought up the leaders of Judah to the crest of the wall, and appointed two large thanksgiving choirs, the first of which proceeded on the wall to the right toward the Dung Gate.

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words:

Jeremiah 17:19

The LORD told me, "Go, stand in the gate of the people, where the kings of Judah come in and go out, and in the other gates of Jerusalem as well.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Old gate

Nehemiah 3:6

Paseah's son Joiada and Besodeiah's son Meshullam repaired the Old Gate. They built its framework and installed its doors, including locks and security bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the Ephraim Gate, above the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Guard Gate.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

Genesis 34:20

Now Shechem was the most important person in his father's household. So Hamor and his son Shechem entered the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city.

Gates » Of cities » Land sold at

Genesis 23:10

Now since Ephron the Hittite had taken a seat there among the Hittites, he responded publicly to Abraham where the Hittites and everyone who was entering the gate of his city could hear him:

Genesis 23:16

Abraham agreed with Ephron, so he weighed out to Ephron the money to which he had agreed publicly while the Hittites were listening: 400 shekels of silver at the current merchant rate.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

Ezra read from it, facing the plaza in front of the Water Gate, from early in the morning until mid-day in the presence of the men and women, as well as all who could understand. All the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Temple Servants were living on the Ophel as far as the Water Gate that faces eastward with its prominent tower.)

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

As the Sabbath approached and it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem, I gave word to shut the gates, charging that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I stationed some of my men at the gates to ensure that no loads would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Joshua 2:5

At dusk, when it was time to close the city gates, the men left. I don't know where the men went. Go after them quickly, and you might overtake them."

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

Psalm 118:19

Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

So Elisha responded, "Listen to this message from the LORD! "This is what the LORD says: "At about this time tomorrow, in Samaria's city gate, a seah of finely ground flour will sell for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel."'"

2 Kings 7:18

It happened just as the man of God had spoken to the king: "At about this time tomorrow, in Samaria's city gate, a seah of finely ground flour will sell for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel."

Gates » Made of » Brass

Psalm 107:16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

So Eliashib the high priest came forward, along with his fellow priests, and reconstructed the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and installed its doors. They also consecrated the wall as far as the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem is a pool called Bethesda in Hebrew. It has five colonnades,

Gates » Made to » Houses

Luke 16:20

A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate.

Acts 12:14

On recognizing Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed that she didn't open the gate but ran back inside and announced that Peter was standing at the gate.

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

1 Chronicles 26:13-19

assigned by lottery according to their ancestral households, whether large or small alike, for their gate assignments. The lot for the eastern gate fell to Shelemiah. They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, who was a wise counselor, and his lot indicated the northern gate. Obed-edom's lot indicated the south gate, and his sons were also allotted responsibility for the storehouse. read more.
For Shuppim and Hosah the lot indicated the west at the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending road. Each guard corresponding to each guard, on the east six descendants of Levi were assigned for each day, on the north four for each day, on the south four for each day (as well as two pairs of guards assigned to the storehouse), and for the colonnade on the west four were assigned at the road and two at the colonnade. These were the ranks of trustees assigned among the descendants of Korah and the sons of Merari.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

His children are far from deliverance; they'll be maltreated before they leave home, with no one to rescue them.

Isaiah 29:21

those who make a person appear to be the offender in a lawsuit, who set a trap for someone who is making his defense in court, and push aside the innocent with specious arguments.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

As the Sabbath approached and it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem, I gave word to shut the gates, charging that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I stationed some of my men at the gates to ensure that no loads would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:22

Then I commanded the descendants of Levi to purify themselves and to come as gate keepers to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, my God, and show mercy to me according to the greatness of your gracious love.

2 Kings 7:17

Meanwhile, the king appointed the same royal attendant on whom he depended to take control of the city gate, but the people trampled him to death in the gate, just as the man of God had told the king when the king came down to him.

Gates » Double doors

Ezekiel 41:24

Each door had two sections mounted on hinges, for a total of two sections for one door and two sections for the other.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, LORD, take note of my affliction, because of those who hate me. You snatch me away from the gates of death,

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "Must I leave in the prime of my life? Must I be consigned to the control of Sheol? Bitter are my years!"

Gates » Of jerusalem » Corner gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah also built towers in Jerusalem, at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and at the Angle and fortified them.

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

It had a large, high wall with twelve gates. Twelve angels were at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written on the gates. There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

Revelation 21:21

The twelve gates were twelve pearls, and each gate was made of a single pearl. The street of the city was made of pure gold, as clear as glass.

Revelation 21:25

Its gates will never be shut at the end of the day because there will be no night there.

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

Genesis 28:12-17

when he had a dream! He saw a raised highway that had been built with its ending point on earth and its beginning point in heaven. God's angels were ascending and descending on it. And there was the LORD, standing above it and telling Jacob, "I am the LORD God of your grandfather Abraham. I'm Isaac's God, too. I'm giving you and your descendants the ground on which you're sleeping. Your descendants are going to become like the dust of the earth and spread out to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants. read more.
Now pay attention! I'm here with you, and I'm going to be watching over you wherever you go. I'm going to bring you back to this land, because I won't ever leave you until I've accomplished what I've promised about you." Then Jacob woke up during the night and told himself, "Surely, the LORD is in this place and I never knew it!" In mounting terror, he cried out, "How scary this place is! This is nothing less than God's house and the gateway to heaven!"

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of zion

Lamentations 1:4

The roads that lead to Zion are in mourning, because no one travels to the festivals. All her gates are desolate; her priests are moaning. Her young women are grieving, and she is bitter.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

and from above the Ephraim Gate, above the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Guard Gate.

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

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

At that time, Hezekiah removed the doors to the LORD's Temple and the doorposts that he had overlaid with gold, and gave the gold to the king of Assyria.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of miphkad

Nehemiah 3:31

Next to him, Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, carried on repairs up to the house of the Temple Servants and the merchants, up to the Muster Gate as far as the ascent to the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

Colhozeh's son Shallum, ruling official of the Mizpah district, repaired the Fountain Gate, reconstructing it, installing its doors, its locks, and its security bars, as well as the Pool of Shelach near the royal garden as far as the stairway that descends from the City of David.

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

2 Samuel 18:4

So David responded, "I'll do what you think best." Then he stood alongside the city gate as the army went out in battle array by hundreds and thousands.

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

On his right hand he is divining against Jerusalem, preparing to set up battering rams, preparing for the slaughter, getting ready to sound the alarm for battle, setting the battering rams in place at the gates, building siege mounds, and erecting a siege wall.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words:

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So he got up and went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the entrance to the city, a widow was there gathering sticks. So he asked her, "Please, may I have some water in a cup so I can have a drink."

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

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

Matthew 7:13

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD.

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

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "Must I leave in the prime of my life? Must I be consigned to the control of Sheol? Bitter are my years!"

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of the lord

Psalm 118:20

This is the LORD's gate The righteous will enter through it.

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

Genesis 19:1

The two angels entered Sodom at sunset while Lot was sitting in the gate area of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up, greeted them, bowed low with his face to the ground,

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

Meanwhile, the king appointed the same royal attendant on whom he depended to take control of the city gate, but the people trampled him to death in the gate, just as the man of God had told the king when the king came down to him.

Gates » Made to » Camps

Exodus 32:26

he stood in the gate of the camp and called out: "Whoever is for the LORD come over to me," and all the sons of Levi gathered around him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

"Pass through the gates! prepare the way for the people! Build up! Build up the highway! Clear it of stumbling stones, speak among the nations.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

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

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

Genesis 23:10

Now since Ephron the Hittite had taken a seat there among the Hittites, he responded publicly to Abraham where the Hittites and everyone who was entering the gate of his city could hear him:

Genesis 23:16

Abraham agreed with Ephron, so he weighed out to Ephron the money to which he had agreed publicly while the Hittites were listening: 400 shekels of silver at the current merchant rate.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

The priest of the temple of Zeus, which was just outside the city, brought bulls and garlands to the gates. He and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifices.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate that led into the city. It opened by itself for them, and they went outside and proceeded one block when the angel suddenly left him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate that led into the city. It opened by itself for them, and they went outside and proceeded one block when the angel suddenly left him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates will always stand open by day or night, and they will not be shut, so that nations will bring you their wealth, with their kings led in procession.

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "Must I leave in the prime of my life? Must I be consigned to the control of Sheol? Bitter are my years!"

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The river gates will be opened, and the palace will collapse.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

At dusk, when it was time to close the city gates, the men left. I don't know where the men went. Go after them quickly, and you might overtake them."

Joshua 2:7

So the men pursued them along the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan River. As soon as the search party had left, they shut the city gate after them.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple.

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from 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 lament and mourn. Ravaged, she will sit on the ground."

Gates » Of cities » Land redeemed at

Ruth 4:1

Meanwhile, Boaz approached the city gate and sat down there. Just then, the very same related redeemer whom Boaz had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, "Come over and sit down here, my friend!" So the man came over and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple.

Gates » Bodies of criminals exposed to view at

2 Kings 10:8

When the messenger arrived to report to the king, he said, "They have brought the heads of the king's sons."

Gates » Conferences on public affairs

Genesis 34:20

Now Shechem was the most important person in his father's household. So Hamor and his son Shechem entered the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city.

Gates » Jails made in the towers of

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate of the Temple.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

The priest of the temple of Zeus, which was just outside the city, brought bulls and garlands to the gates. He and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifices.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

As the Sabbath approached and it began to get dark at the gates of Jerusalem, I gave word to shut the gates, charging that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I stationed some of my men at the gates to ensure that no loads would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Gates » Made of iron

Acts 12:10

They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate that led into the city. It opened by itself for them, and they went outside and proceeded one block when the angel suddenly left him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

They told me, "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are living in great distress and shame. Furthermore, the Jerusalem wall remains broken down and its gates have been burned by fire."

Gates » The law read at

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate that led into the city. It opened by itself for them, and they went outside and proceeded one block when the angel suddenly left him.

Topics on Gates

Bronze Gates

19;107;16

For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

Capturing Gates

1;22;17

I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in heaven and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies.

City Gates

25;5;14

Our elders have ceased ruling at the gate; our young men have abandoned their music.

Coming To Gates

40;7;13-14

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

East Gates

26;40;22

Its windows, porches, and palm tree ornaments had measurements identical to the east-facing gate. Reached by seven ascending steps, its porch lay to the front of the steps.

Gates Of Death

18;38;17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

Gates Of The Temple

2;38;18

The screen of the gate of the court was the work of an embroiderer of blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. The length was 20 cubits and it was five cubits high along its width, corresponding to the hangings of the court.

Named Gates

42;16;20

A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate.

North Gates

26;46;9

When the people who live in the land come into the LORD's presence during the festivals, whoever enters through the northern gate is to leave through the southern gate, and whoever enters through the southern gate is to leave through the northern gate. No one is to leave by the same route that he enters, but instead is to go straight out.

Opening Gates

19;118;19

Open for me the righteous gates so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD.

Shutting Gates

66;21;25

Its gates will never be shut at the end of the day because there will be no night there.

South Gates

13;26;15-25

Obed-edom's lot indicated the south gate, and his sons were also allotted responsibility for the storehouse.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,

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