For he has strengthened the bars of thy gates; he has blessed thy sons within thee.
Thy locks shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Then Ehud went forth through the porch and shut the doors of the parlour upon him and locked them.
2 Samuel 13:17
Then he called his servant that ministered unto him and said, Put now this woman out from me and bolt the door after her.
2 Samuel 13:18
And she had a garment of different colours upon her, for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out and bolted the door after her.
saying, We certainly found the prison shut with all security and the keepers standing outside before the doors, but when we had opened, we found no one within.
The cities of the south were shut up, and no one could open them: Judah was carried away captive; all of it, it was completely carried away captive.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
And the sword shall fall upon his cities and shall consume his villages and devour them because of their own counsels.
I will also break the bar of Damascus and cut off the inhabitants of the plain of Aven and him that holds the sceptre from the house of Eden; and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir.
And Samson slept until midnight and arose at midnight and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron.
Behold, thy people in the midst of thee shall be like women; the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies; the fire shall devour thy bars.