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Theasaurus: Gates

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

98 Bible Verses about Gates

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Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Joshua 2:5

And at the time of shutting the gate, when it was dark, these men went out, and I do not know where the men went; pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

1 Samuel 23:7

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

2 Chronicles 8:5

Likewise, he rebuilt Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the lower, fenced cities with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 14:7

Therefore, he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities and make about them walls and towers, gates, and bars, now that the land is ours; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. So they built and were prospered.

Psalm 107:16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Psalm 147:13

For he has strengthened the bars of thy gates; he has blessed thy sons within thee.

Isaiah 22:7

And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the soldiers set themselves in array at the gate.

Isaiah 45:1-2

Thus saith the LORD to his Messiah, to Cyrus, whom I have taken by his right hand to subdue Gentiles before him and to loose the loins of kings. To open before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut: I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight; they have remained in their holds; their might has failed; they became as women: the enemies have burned her dwellingplaces; they have broken her bars.

Hosea 11:6

And the sword shall fall upon his cities and shall consume his villages and devour them because of their own counsels.

Luke 7:12

Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and many people from the city were with her.

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leads unto the city, which opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street, and then the angel departed from him.

Revelation 21:25

And her gates shall never be shut by day; for there shall be no night there.

Nehemiah 2:13-15

And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the fountain of the dragon and to the dung port and considered the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates were consumed with fire. Then I went on to the gate of the fountain and to the king's pool, but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass. Then went I up in the night by the brook and considered the wall and turned back and entered by the gate of the valley and so returned.

2 Kings 14:13

Furthermore, Jehoash, king of Israel, took Amaziah, king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2 Chronicles 25:23

And Joash, the king of Israel, took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.

Nehemiah 2:3

and said unto the king, Let the king live for ever; why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the house of my fathers' sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib, the high priest, rose up with his brethren, the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.

John 5:2

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

Nehemiah 3:3

And the sons of Hassenaah built the fish gate; they laid its beams and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:26

And the Nethinims were in Ophel, , unto the place over against the water gate toward the east and the tower that lies out.

Nehemiah 3:28-29

From the horse gate the priests restored, each one over against his house. After them Zadok, the son of Immer, restored over against his house. After him, Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate restored.

Nehemiah 6:1

Now it came to pass when Sanballat and Tobiah 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 upon the gates),

Nehemiah 7:3

and I said unto them, Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot and even with the guards present, let them shut the doors and bar them. And appoint guards of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each one in his watch and each one to be in front of his house.

Nehemiah 11:19

Moreover, the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, guards at the gates, were one hundred and seventy-two.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from the gate of Ephraim, to the old gate, and to the fish gate, to the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, unto the sheep gate; and they stood still in the gate of the guards.

Psalm 122:2

Our feet stood within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Isaiah 60:11

Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that the strength of the Gentiles may be brought unto thee, and their kings guided.

Jeremiah 1:15

For, behold, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and each one shall set his seat at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem and near all its walls round about and near all the cities of Judah.

Acts 3:2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple,

2 Chronicles 23:19

He also set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD so that there should be no way for anyone who was unclean to enter in.

2 Chronicles 24:8

And at the king's commandment they made an ark and set it outside at the gate of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:2

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

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the gate of Benjamin on the high place, which is in the house of the LORD.

Ezekiel 44:11

Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, gatekeepers at the gates of the house, and servants in the house; they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to serve them.

Acts 3:10

and they knew that it was he who sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD that rises up and builds this city Jericho. He shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of 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.

1 Samuel 17:52

And the men of Israel and of Judah arose and shouted and pursued the Philistines unto the valley and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath and unto Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

In his time Hiel, the Bethelite, rebuilt Jericho. He laid the foundation thereof in Abiram, his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he had spoken by Joshua the son of Nun.

John 10:1-3

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same 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

Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men who were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house and stood before 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 to Beersheba, and broke down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua, the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

Psalm 9:14

that I may show forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy saving health.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open unto me the gates of righteousness; I will go in through them; I will praise JAH. This gate is of the LORD; the righteous shall enter in.

Ezekiel 46:2

And the prince shall enter from outside by the way of the porch of that gate and shall stand by the threshold of the gate (while the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings), and he shall worship at the entrance of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

Acts 14:13

Then the priest of Jupiter, who was before their city, brought bulls and garlands unto the gates and would have done sacrifice unto them with the people.

Genesis 23:10-11

This Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron, the Hittite, answered Abraham in the audience of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, No, my lord, hear me; I give thee the field, and the cave that is therein, I give it to thee; in the presence of the sons of my people I give it to thee; bury thy dead.

Ruth 4:1

And Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and, behold, the redeemer of whom Boaz spoke came by unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! Come here and sit down. And he came and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus hath the LORD said, Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

Nehemiah 13:19-22

And it came to pass, that when shadow came to the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut and charged that they should not be opened until after the sabbath; and I set some of my servants at the gates, that no burden be brought in on the sabbath day. So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of merchandise lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice. Then I testified and protested against them and said unto them, Why do ye lodge about the wall? If ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth they came no more on the sabbath.read more.
And I told the Levites that they should cleanse themselves and that they should come and guard the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Genesis 34:19-20

And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter and he was the most honourable of all the house of his father. Then Hamor and Shechem, his son, came unto the gate of their city and communed with 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

When any man takes a wife and after having gone in unto her, hates her and gives occasions of speech against her and brings up an evil name upon her and says, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not 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 to wife, and he hates her; and, behold, he has given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a virgin; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. Then the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; and they shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver and give them unto the father of the damsel because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel; and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

And if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders and say, My husband's brother refuses to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother. Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him, and if he stands and says, I desire not to take her; then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders and loose his shoe from off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that 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 is barefoot.

Joshua 20:4

And he that flees unto one of these cities shall present himself at the entering of the gate of the city and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city; they shall receive him into the city among them and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

And Absalom rose up early and stood beside the way of the gate; and when anyone that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto them and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy slave is of one of the tribes of Israel.

1 Kings 22:10

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

Deuteronomy 17:5

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

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

When a damsel that is a virgin is betrothed unto a husband and a man finds her in the city and lies with her, then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones, and they shall die; the damsel because she did not cry out, being in the city, and the man because he has humbled his neighbour's wife; so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

Joshua 8:29

And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening, and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city and raise a great heap of stones upon it, that remains unto this day.

2 Kings 7:3

And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate, who said one to another, Why shall we stay here until we die?

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the fear of the sword in all their gates, that their heart may faint and their ruins be multiplied; ah! it is made so that it might shine; it is prepared for the slaughter.

Luke 16:20

and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores

Revelation 22:14-15

Blessed are those who do his commandments that their power and authority might be in the tree of life and they may enter in through the gates into the city. But outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and whosoever loves and makes a lie.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets: She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying,

Proverbs 8:1-3

Doth not wisdom cry, and give her voice to intelligence? She stands in the top of high places, by the way at the crossroads of the paths. She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

Psalm 24:7-10

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

Isaiah 38:10

I said in the cutting off of my days; I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Job 17:16

They shall go down to the bars of Sheol, and together they shall rest in the dust.

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Psalm 9:13

Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer from those that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Psalm 107:18

Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many; because narrow is the gate, and confined is the way which leads unto life, and there are few that find it.

John 10:7-10

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I AM the door; whosoever enters in by me shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture.read more.
The thief comes not but for to steal and to kill and to destroy the sheep; I am come that they might have life and that they might have it in abundance.

Ezekiel 48:30-34

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

Revelation 21:12-15

And it had a wall great and high, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.read more.
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city and its gates and its wall.

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Brass » Articles made of » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

And Joash, the king of Israel, took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2 Kings 14:13

Furthermore, Jehoash, king of Israel, took Amaziah, king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from the gate of Ephraim, to the old gate, and to the fish gate, to the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, unto the sheep gate; and they stood still in the gate of the guards.

Nehemiah 3:13

The valley gate was restored by Hanun with the inhabitants of Zanoah; they rebuilt it and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars, and a thousand cubits in the wall unto the dung gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

And the Nethinims were in Ophel, , unto the place over against the water gate toward the east and the tower that 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 the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.

Joshua 20:4

And he that flees unto one of these cities shall present himself at the entering of the gate of the city and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city; they shall receive him into the city among 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, the redeemer of whom Boaz spoke came by unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! Come here and sit down. And he came and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple,

Ezekiel 46:1

Thus hath the Lord GOD said: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; and the day of the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the same manner it shall be opened the day of the new moon.

2 Kings 15:35

With all this, the high places were not removed; the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 26:10

When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house.

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither destroy the destitute in judgment: For the LORD will judge their cause and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.

2 Samuel 15:2

And Absalom rose up early and stood beside the way of the gate; and when anyone that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto them and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy slave 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 evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground,

1 Samuel 4:18

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

Proverbs 1:21

She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying,

Jeremiah 17:19-20

Thus said the LORD unto me: Go and stand in the gate of the sons 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 ye the word of the LORD, 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, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and lift yourselves up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

Matthew 7:13

Enter ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

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 unto me the gates of righteousness; I will go in through them; I will praise JAH. This gate is of the LORD; the righteous shall enter in.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

Likewise, he rebuilt Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the lower, fenced cities with walls, gates, and bars;

Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD that rises up and builds this city Jericho. He shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

1 Samuel 23:7

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

2 Samuel 18:24

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

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the gate of Benjamin on the high place, which is in the house of the LORD.

Acts 7:58

and casting him out of the city, they stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

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

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

And he, bearing his cross , went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha,

Leviticus 24:23

And Moses spoke to the sons of Israel that they should bring forth the one that had blasphemed out of the camp and stone him with stones. And the sons of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

When they chose new gods, the war was at the gates. Was there a shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Isaiah 22:7

And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the soldiers set themselves in array at the gate.

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the fear of the sword in all their gates, that their heart may faint and their ruins be multiplied; ah! it is made so that it might shine; it is prepared for the slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying,

Genesis 23:10

This Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron, the Hittite, answered Abraham in the audience of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Proverbs 8:3

She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourns, and its gates languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Jeremiah 22:2

and say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that doth sit upon the throne of David, thou, and thy slaves and thy people that enter in by these gates:

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, each thing in its day; the porters also by their courses at each gate, for so had David, the man of God, commanded.

2 Chronicles 23:4

This is the thing that ye must do: A third part of you, those who enter on the sabbath, shall be porters at the doors with the priests and the Levites;

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king was then sitting in the gate of Benjamin,

1 Kings 22:10

And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in the plaza 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, king of Judah, were each sitting on their thrones, clothed in their robes, and they sat in the threshing floor 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 even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they laid hands on her, and she entered into the entrance of the horse gate of the king's house, and they slew her there.

Nehemiah 3:28

From the horse gate the priests restored, each one over against his house.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Valley gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate and at the valley gate and at the corners and fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:13

And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the fountain of the dragon and to the dung port and considered the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates were consumed with fire.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Fish gate

2 Chronicles 33:14

Now after this he built the wall outside the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, and at the entrance of the fish gate, and fenced Ophel and raised it up to a very great height and put captains of the army in all the fenced cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:3

And the sons of Hassenaah built the fish gate; 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, king of Judah, were each sitting on their thrones, clothed in their robes, and they sat in the threshing floor 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 even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

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

Hebrews 13:11-13

For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore, Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Let us go forth, therefore, unto him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the gate of Benjamin on the high place, which is in the house of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 17:5

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

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Proverbs 31:31

Tau 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 unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.

Lamentations 2:9

Teth Her gates were thrown to the ground; he has destroyed and broken her bars; her king and her princes are carried off among the Gentiles; there is no law; nor have her prophets found vision from the LORD.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

And with Jesus sitting in front of the ark of the offering, he beheld how the people cast money into the ark and many that were rich cast in much.

2 Chronicles 24:8

And at the king's commandment they made an ark and set it outside at the gate of the house of the LORD.

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the gate of Benjamin on the high place, which is in the house of the LORD.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

And Malchiah, the son of Rechab, prince of the province of Bethhaccerem, restored the dung gate; he built it and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall and appointed two great choirs which went in procession, one went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate.

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying,

Jeremiah 17:19

Thus said the LORD unto me: Go and stand in the gate of the sons 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

Moreover, the old gate was restored by Jehoiada, the son of Paseah, and Meshullam, the son of Besodeiah; they laid its beams and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

and from the gate of Ephraim, to the old gate, and to the fish gate, to the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, unto the sheep gate; and they stood still in the gate of the guards.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

Genesis 34:20

Then Hamor and Shechem, his son, came unto the gate of their city and communed with the men of their city, saying,

Gates » Of cities » Land sold at

Genesis 23:10

This Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron, the Hittite, answered Abraham in the audience of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

Then Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

And he read in the book before the plaza that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

Nehemiah 3:26

And the Nethinims were in Ophel, , unto the place over against the water gate toward the east and the tower that lies out.

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

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

Joshua 2:5

And at the time of shutting the gate, when it was dark, these men went out, and I do not know where the men went; pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

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

Psalm 118:19

Open unto me the gates of righteousness; I will go in through them; I will praise JAH.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus hath the LORD said, Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for 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 for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel shall be tomorrow about this time in the gate of Samaria.

Gates » Made of » Brass

Psalm 107:16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib, the high priest, rose up with his brethren, the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.

John 5:2

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

Gates » Made to » Houses

Luke 16:20

and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores

Acts 12:14

And when she recognized Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in and told how Peter stood at the gate.

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 the houses of their fathers, for each gate. And the lot of the east fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah, his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out for the north. To Obededom towards the Negev; and to his sons the house of consultation. read more.
To Shuppim and Hosah to the west, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward. To the east six Levites, to the north four by day, to the Negev four by day, and toward the house of the consultation two by two. At the chamber of the vessels to the west, four in the way and two in the chamber. These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore and among the sons of Merari.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

His sons are far from saving health, and they shall be crushed in the gate, and there shall be no one to deliver them.

Isaiah 29:21

Those that made men to sin in word; those that laid a snare for him that reproved in the gate, and turned that which is just into vanity.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

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

Nehemiah 13:22

And I told the Levites that they should cleanse themselves and that they should come and guard the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

2 Kings 7:17

And the king appointed the prince on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate; and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.

Gates » Double doors

Isaiah 45:1

Thus saith the LORD to his Messiah, to Cyrus, whom I have taken by his right hand to subdue Gentiles before him and to loose the loins of kings. To open before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut:

Ezekiel 41:24

And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Isaiah 45:2

I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer from those that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Isaiah 38:10

I said in the cutting off of my days; I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Corner gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate and at the valley gate and at the corners and fortified them.

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

And it had a wall great and high, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

Revelation 21:21

And the twelve gates are twelve pearls; in each one, one; each gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold, as shining glass.

Revelation 21:25

And her gates shall never be shut by day; for there shall be no night there.

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

Genesis 28:12-17

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it and said, I AM the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land upon which thou dost lie, to thee will I give it and to thy seed; and thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt multiply to the west and to the east and to the Aquilon and to the Negev; 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 where thou goest and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD 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

Daleth The streets of Zion mourn because there are none to come to the solemnities; all her gates are destroyed; her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

and from the gate of Ephraim, to the old gate, and to the fish gate, to the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, unto the sheep gate; and they stood still in the gate of the guards.

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

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

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

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of miphkad

Nehemiah 3:31

After him, Malchiah, the son of the refiner, restored unto the place of the Nethinims and of the merchants, over against the gate of judgment and to the going up of the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

Shallun, the son of Colhozeh, the prince of the region of Mizpah, restored the gate of the fountain; he built it, covered it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Siloah of the king's garden, unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.

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

2 Samuel 18:4

Then the king said unto them, I will do what seems best unto you. And the king stood beside the gate, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

The divination was to his right hand upon Jerusalem, to appoint captains, to open the mouth for the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering rams against the gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying,

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks; and he called to her and said, Bring 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 ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open unto me the gates of righteousness; I will go in through them; I will praise JAH.

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

Isaiah 38:10

I said in the cutting off of my days; I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of the lord

Psalm 118:20

This gate is of the LORD; the righteous shall enter in.

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

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground,

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

And the king appointed the prince on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate; and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.

Gates » Made to » Camps

Exodus 32:26

Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the LORD's side? Come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; clear up, clear up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a banner as an example for the people.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

Yet all this avails me nothing 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

This Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron, the Hittite, answered Abraham in the audience of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

Then Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Isaiah 45:1

Thus saith the LORD to his Messiah, to Cyrus, whom I have taken by his right hand to subdue Gentiles before him and to loose the loins of kings. To open before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut:

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

Then the priest of Jupiter, who was before their city, brought bulls and garlands unto the gates and would have done sacrifice unto them with the people.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leads unto the city, which opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street, and then the angel departed from him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leads unto the city, which opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street, and then the angel departed from him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open unto me the gates of righteousness; I will go in through them; I will praise JAH.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that the strength of the Gentiles may be brought unto thee, and their kings guided.

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said in the cutting off of my days; I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be destroyed.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

And at the time of shutting the gate, when it was dark, these men went out, and I do not know where the men went; pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

Joshua 2:7

And the men pursued after them along the way to Jordan unto the fords; and as soon as those who pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple,

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple,

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

Gates » Figurative » Of the people of a city

Isaiah 3:26

Thy gates shall lament and mourn, and she being desolate 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, the redeemer of whom Boaz spoke came by unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! Come here and sit down. And he came and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered 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

Then Hamor and Shechem, his son, came unto the gate of their city and communed with the men of their city, saying,

Gates » Jails made in the towers of

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the gate of Benjamin on the high place, which is in the house of the LORD.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

Then the priest of Jupiter, who was before their city, brought bulls and garlands unto the gates and would have done sacrifice unto them with the people.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

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

Gates » Made of iron

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leads unto the city, which opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street, and then the angel departed from him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.

Gates » The law read at

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leads unto the city, which opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street, and then the angel departed from him.

Topics on Gates

Bronze Gates

19;107;16

For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Capturing Gates

1;22;17

that in blessing I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates 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 ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

East Gates

26;40;22

And their windows and their arches and their palm trees were after the measure of the gate that looks toward the east; and they went up unto it by seven steps; and its arches were before them.

Gates Of Death

18;38;17

Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Gates Of The Temple

2;38;18

And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen; twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, the same as the hangings of the court.

Named Gates

42;16;20

and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores

North Gates

26;46;9

But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that enters in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that enters by the way of the south gate shall go forth 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 forth opposite it.

Opening Gates

19;118;19

Open unto me the gates of righteousness; I will go in through them; I will praise JAH.

Shutting Gates

66;21;25

And her gates shall never be shut by day; for there shall be no night there.

South Gates

13;26;15-25

To Obededom towards the Negev; and to his sons the house of consultation.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their ambushes were understood by Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.