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Doorjamb (1 instance)
Doorkeeper (9 instances)
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Entrance (225 instances)
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Portal (4 instances)
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98 Bible Verses about Gates

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Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Joshua 2:5

It happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went, I don't know. Pursue them quickly; for you will overtake them."

1 Samuel 23:7

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

2 Chronicles 8:5

Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 14:7

For he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities, and make walls around them, with towers, gates, and bars. The land is yet before us, because we have sought Yahweh our God; we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.

Psalm 107:16

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

Psalm 147:13

For he has strengthened the bars of your gates. He has blessed your children within you.

Isaiah 22:7

It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

Isaiah 45:1-2

Thus says Yahweh to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and strip kings of their armor; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut: "I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might has failed; they are become as women: her dwelling places are set on fire; her bars are broken.

Hosea 11:6

The sword will fall on their cities, and will destroy the bars of their gates, and will put an end to their plans.

Luke 7:12

Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Revelation 21:25

Its gates will in no way be shut by day (for there will be no night there),

Nehemiah 2:13-15

I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates were consumed with fire. Then I went on to the spring gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass. Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

2 Kings 14:13

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

2 Chronicles 25:23

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

Nehemiah 1:3

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

Nehemiah 2:3

I said to the king, "Let the king live forever! Why shouldn't my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and its gates have been consumed with fire?"

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up its doors; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

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

Nehemiah 3:3

The fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.)

Nehemiah 3:28-29

Above the horse gate repaired the priests, everyone over against his own house. After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his own house. After him repaired Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the east gate.

Nehemiah 6:1

Now it happened, when it was reported to Sanballat and Tobiah, and to Geshem the Arabian, and to the rest of our enemies, that I had built the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though even to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates;)

Nehemiah 7:3

I said to them, "Don't let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut the doors, and you bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, everyone in his watch, with everyone near his house."

Nehemiah 11:19

Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, who kept watch at the gates, were one hundred seventy-two.

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of the guard.

Psalm 122:2

Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem;

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates also shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, and their kings led captive.

Jeremiah 1:15

For, behold, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north," says Yahweh; "and they shall come, and they shall each set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls all around, and against all the cities of Judah.

Acts 3:2

A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.

2 Chronicles 23:19

He set the porters at the gates of the house of Yahweh, that no one who was unclean in anything should enter in.

2 Chronicles 24:8

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

2 Chronicles 31:2

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

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh.

Ezekiel 44:11

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

Acts 3:10

They recognized him, that it was he who used to sit begging for gifts for the needy at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. They were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Joshua 6:26

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

Genesis 28:17

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

1 Samuel 17:52

The men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until you come to Gai, and to the gates of Ekron. The wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath, and to Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid its foundation with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

John 10:1-3

"Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

Acts 10:17

Now while Peter was very perplexed in himself what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood before the gate,

2 Kings 23:8

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 he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance 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 your praise. In the gates of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah. This is the gate of Yahweh; the righteous will enter into it.

Ezekiel 46:2

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

Acts 14:13

The priest of Jupiter, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and would have made a sacrifice along with the multitudes.

Genesis 23:10-11

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

Ruth 4:1

Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. Behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, "Come over here, friend, and sit down!" He turned aside, and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

Elisha said, "Hear the word of Yahweh. Thus says Yahweh, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'"

Nehemiah 13:19-22

It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day. So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside of Jerusalem once or twice. Then I testified against them, and said to them, "Why do you stay around the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you." From that time on, they didn't come on the Sabbath.read more.
I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

Genesis 34:19-20

The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father. Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked 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 to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place;

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, and hates her, and accuses her of shameful things, and brings up an evil name on her, and says, "I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I didn't find in her the tokens of virginity;" then shall the father of the young lady, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the young lady's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate;read more.
and the young lady's father shall tell the elders, "I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her; and behold, he has accused her of shameful things, saying, 'I didn't find in your daughter the tokens of virginity;' and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity." They shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. The elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him; and they shall fine him one hundred [shekels] of silver, and give them to the father of the young lady, because he has brought up an evil name on a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

If the man doesn't want to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, "My husband's brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother to me." Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I don't want to take her;" then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."read more.
His name shall be called in Israel, The house of him who has his shoe untied.

Joshua 20:4

He shall flee to one of those cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city, and declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city. They shall take him into the city with them, and give him a place, that he may live among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate. It was so, that when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, "What city are you from?" He said, "Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel."

1 Kings 22:10

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

Deuteronomy 17:5

then you shall bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, to your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

If there is a young lady who is a virgin pledged to be married to a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones; the lady, because she didn't cry, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor's wife: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.

Joshua 8:29

He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until the evening, and at the sundown Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, and threw it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised a great heap of stones on it that remains to this day.

2 Kings 7:3

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

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.

Revelation 22:14-15

Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:

Proverbs 8:1-3

Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice? On the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she stands. Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud:

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in. Who is the King of glory? Yahweh strong and mighty, Yahweh mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; yes, lift them up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in.read more.
Who is this King of glory? Yahweh of Armies is the King of glory! Selah. By David.

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I go into the gates of Sheol. I am deprived of the residue of my years."

Job 17:16

Shall it go down with me to the gates of Sheol, or descend together into the dust?"

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Psalm 9:13

Have mercy on me, Yahweh. See my affliction by those who hate me, and lift me up from the gates of death;

Psalm 107:18

Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.

Matthew 7:13-14

"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

John 10:7-10

Jesus therefore said to them again, "Most certainly, I tell you, I am the sheep's door. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.read more.
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

Ezekiel 48:30-34

These are the exits of the city: On the north side four thousand and five hundred [reeds] by measure; and the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel, three gates northward: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one. At the east side four thousand and five hundred [reeds], and three gates: even the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.read more.
At the south side four thousand and five hundred [reeds] by measure, and three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one. At the west side four thousand and five hundred [reeds], with their three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.

Revelation 21:12-15

having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east were three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.read more.
He who spoke with me had for a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.

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Brass » Articles made of » Gates

Psalm 107:16

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

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

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

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

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

2 Kings 14:13

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

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of the guard.

Nehemiah 3:13

The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and one thousand cubits of the wall to the dung gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.)

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Deuteronomy 21:19

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

Deuteronomy 16:18

You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Joshua 20:4

He shall flee to one of those cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city, and declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city. They shall take him into the city with them, and give him a place, that he may live among them.

Deuteronomy 22:15

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

Ruth 4:1

Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. Behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, "Come over here, friend, and sit down!" He turned aside, and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.

Ezekiel 46:1

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

2 Kings 15:35

However the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burned incense in the high places. He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 26:10

When the princes of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of Yahweh; and they sat in the entry of the new gate of Yahweh's [house].

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court; for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

Deuteronomy 16:18

You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Samuel 15:2

Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate. It was so, that when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, "What city are you from?" He said, "Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel."

Gates » The open square of, a place for idlers

Genesis 19:1

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

1 Samuel 4:18

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

Proverbs 1:21

She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:

Jeremiah 17:19-20

Thus said Yahweh to me: Go, and stand in the gate of the children of the people, through which the kings of Judah come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; and tell them, Hear the word of Yahweh, you 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 the gates, that the righteous nation may enter: the one which keeps faith.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in.

Matthew 7:13

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

Genesis 28:17

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

Psalm 118:19-20

Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah. This is the gate of Yahweh; the righteous will enter into it.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Deuteronomy 3:5

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

Joshua 6:26

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

1 Samuel 23:7

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

2 Samuel 18:24

Now David was sitting between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate to the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, a man running alone.

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh.

Acts 7:58

They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

then you shall bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, to your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones.

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

He went out, bearing his cross, to the place called "The Place of a Skull," which is called in Hebrew, "Golgotha,"

Leviticus 24:23

Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they brought forth him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. The children of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

They chose new gods. Then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Isaiah 22:7

It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

Ezekiel 21:15

I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud:

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Jeremiah 22:2

Say, Hear the word of Yahweh, king of Judah, who sits on the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people who enter in by these gates.

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

He appointed, according to the ordinance of David his father, the divisions of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their offices, to praise, and to minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required; the doorkeepers also by their divisions at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

2 Chronicles 23:4

This is the thing that you shall do. A third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the thresholds.

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin),

1 Kings 22:10

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

2 Chronicles 18:9

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

Jeremiah 39:3

that all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, [to wit], Nergal Sharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergal Sharezer, Rabmag, with all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they made way for her. She went to the entrance of the horse gate to the king's house; and they killed her there.

Nehemiah 3:28

Above the horse gate repaired the priests, everyone over against his own 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 turning [of the wall], and fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:13

I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed 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 an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance at the fish gate; and he encircled Ophel [with it], and raised it up to a very great height: and he put valiant captains in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:3

The fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Gates » Of cities » Councils of state held at

2 Chronicles 18:9

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

Jeremiah 39:3

that all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, [to wit], Nergal Sharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergal Sharezer, Rabmag, with all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

even the whole bull shall he carry forth outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire. Where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.

Hebrews 13:11-13

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

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 17:5

then you shall bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, to your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones.

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Gates » Of cities » Often razed and burned

Nehemiah 1:3

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

Lamentations 2:9

Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her bars: Her king and her princes are among the nations where the law is not; Yes, her prophets find no vision from Yahweh.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.

2 Chronicles 24:8

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

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

When he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are falling away to the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

The dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth Haccherem; he built it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

Then I brought up the princes of Judah on the wall, and appointed two great companies who gave thanks and went in procession. [One went] on the right hand on the wall toward the dung gate;

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:

Jeremiah 17:19

Thus said Yahweh to me: Go, and stand in the gate of the children of the people, through 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

The old gate repaired Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, and its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of the guard.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

Genesis 34:20

Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,

Gates » Of cities » Land sold at

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

He read therein before the broad place that was before the water gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women, and of those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were [attentive] to the book of the law.

Nehemiah 3:26

(Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.)

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Joshua 2:5

It happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went, I don't know. Pursue them quickly; for you will overtake them."

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

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

Elisha said, "Hear the word of Yahweh. Thus says Yahweh, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.'"

2 Kings 7:18

It happened, 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 through bars of iron.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

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

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up its doors; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananel.

John 5:2

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

Gates » Made to » Houses

Acts 12:14

When she recognized Peter's voice, she didn't open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.

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

1 Chronicles 26:13-19

They cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate. The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward. To Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse. read more.
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch against watch. Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two. For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar. These were the divisions of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,

Isaiah 29:21

who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:22

I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

2 Kings 7:17

The king appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to be in charge of the gate: and the people trod on 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

Ezekiel 41:24

The doors had two leaves [apiece], two turning leaves: two [leaves] for the one door, and two leaves for the other.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

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

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Have mercy on me, Yahweh. See my affliction by those who hate me, and lift me up from the gates of death;

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I go into 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 turning [of the wall], and fortified them.

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east were three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

Revelation 21:21

The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

Revelation 21:25

Its gates will in no way be shut by day (for there will be no night there),

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

Genesis 28:12-17

He dreamed. Behold, a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, "I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed. read more.
Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken of to you." Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I didn't know it." He was afraid, and said, "How dreadful is this place! This is none other than God's house, and this is the gate of heaven."

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of zion

Lamentations 1:4

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

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

and above the gate of Ephraim, and by the old gate, and by the fish gate, and the tower of Hananel, and the tower of Hammeah, even to the sheep gate: and they stood still in the gate of the guard.

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

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

At that time did Hezekiah cut off [the gold from] the doors of the temple of Yahweh, and [from] the pillars 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 repaired Malchijah one of the goldsmiths to the house of the Nethinim, and of the merchants, over against the gate of Hammiphkad, and to the ascent of the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

The spring gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, even to the stairs that go down from the city of David.

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

2 Samuel 18:4

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

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

In his right hand was the divination [for] Jerusalem, to set battering rams, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build forts.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

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

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

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

Matthew 7:13

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

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah.

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

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I go into 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 is the gate of Yahweh; the righteous will enter into it.

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

Genesis 19:1

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

The king appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to be in charge of the gate: and the people trod on 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, "Whoever is on Yahweh's side, come to me!" All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way of the people! Cast up, cast up the highway! Gather out the stones! Lift up a banner for the peoples.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

Yet all this 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

Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:16

Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

The priest of Jupiter, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and would have made a sacrifice along with the multitudes.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates also shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, and their kings led captive.

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said, "In the middle of my life I go into 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 are opened, and the palace is dissolved.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

It happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went, I don't know. Pursue them quickly; for you will overtake them."

Joshua 2:7

The men pursued them the way to the Jordan to the fords: and as soon as those who pursued them had gone out, they shut the gate.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.

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

Gates » Figurative » Of the people of a city

Isaiah 3:26

Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Land redeemed at

Ruth 4:1

Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. Behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, "Come over here, friend, and sit down!" He turned aside, and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.

Gates » Bodies of criminals exposed to view at

2 Kings 10:8

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

Gates » Conferences on public affairs

Genesis 34:20

Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,

Gates » Jails made in the towers of

Jeremiah 20:2

Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

The priest of Jupiter, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and would have made a sacrifice along with the multitudes.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should 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 to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem also 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 to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

Topics on Gates

Bronze Gates

19;107;16

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

Capturing Gates

1;22;17

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

City Gates

25;5;14

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

Coming To Gates

40;7;13-14

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

East Gates

26;40;22

The windows of it, and its arches, and the palm trees of it, were after the measure of the gate whose prospect is toward the east; and they went up to it by seven steps; and its arches were before them.

Gates Of Death

18;38;17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Gates Of The Temple

2;38;18

The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, like to the hangings of the court.

Named Gates

42;16;20

A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, full of sores,

North Gates

26;46;9

But when the people of the land shall come before Yahweh in the appointed feasts, he who enters by the way of the north gate to worship shall go forth by the way of the south gate; and he who 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 straight before him.

Opening Gates

19;118;19

Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah.

Shutting Gates

66;21;25

Its gates will in no way be shut by day (for there will be no night there),

South Gates

13;26;15-25

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

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,