For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee;
Then Ehud went out into the vestibule, and closed the doors of the roof chamber upon him, and locked them.
2 Samuel 13:17
Then he called his young man that attended upon him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.
2 Samuel 13:18
Now she had a vest of many colours upon her; for so were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. And his attendant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened them, within we found no one.
The cities of the south are shut up, and there is none to open them; all Judah is carried away captive: it is wholly carried away captive.
Song of Solomon 4:12
A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.
and the sword shall turn about in his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
And I will break the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Beth-Eden; and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith Jehovah.
But Samson lay till midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and pulled them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that is before Hebron.
Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are as women: the gates of thy land are set wide open unto thine enemies; the fire devoureth thy bars.