For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you.
Your shoes shall be iron and bronze; and as your days, so shall your strength be.
Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the chamber behind 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 many colors upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins dressed. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing outside before the doors: but when we had opened it, we found no man within.
The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive, all of it, it shall be 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 like the bars of a castle.
And the sword shall rage against his cities, and shall consume his districts, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
I will break also the gate of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holds the scepter from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, says the LORD.
And Samson lay till 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 a hill that is before Hebron.
Behold, your troops in the midst of you are women: the gates of your land shall be set wide open unto your enemies: the fire shall devour the bars of your gates.