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36 Bible Verses about Towers

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Isaiah 32:14

For the palace will be forsaken,
the busy city abandoned.
The hill and the watchtower will become
barren places forever,
the joy of wild donkeys,
and a pasture for flocks,

Judges 8:17

He also tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.

Judges 9:51-52

There was a strong tower inside the city, and all the men, women, and lords of the city fled there. They locked themselves in and went up to the roof of the tower. When Abimelech came to attack the tower, he approached its entrance to set it on fire.

1 Chronicles 27:25

Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the king’s storehouses.
Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the storehouses in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the fortresses.

2 Chronicles 14:7

So he said to the people of Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought Him and He gave us rest on every side.” So they built and succeeded.

2 Chronicles 26:9-10

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them. Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.

2 Chronicles 32:5

Then Hezekiah strengthened his position by rebuilding the entire broken-down wall and heightening the towers and the other outside wall. He repaired the supporting terraces of the city of David, and made an abundance of weapons and shields.

Nehemiah 3:25-27

Palal son of Uzai made repairs opposite the Angle and tower that juts out from the upper palace of the king, by the courtyard of the guard. Beside him Pedaiah son of Parosh, and the temple servants living on Ophel made repairs opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the tower that juts out. Next to him the Tekoites made repairs to another section from a point opposite the great tower that juts out, as far as the wall of Ophel.

Ezekiel 26:4

They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and turn her into a bare rock.

Isaiah 30:25

Streams flowing with water will be on every high mountain and every raised hill on the day of great slaughter when the towers fall.

Jeremiah 50:15

Raise a war cry against her on every side!
She has thrown up her hands in surrender;
her defense towers have fallen;
her walls are demolished.
Since this is the Lord’s vengeance,
take out your vengeance on her;
as she has done, do the same to her.

Ezekiel 26:9

He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his iron tools.

2 Kings 9:17-20

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’” So a horseman went to meet Jehu and said, “This is what the king asks: ‘Do you come in peace?’”Jehu replied, “What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me.” The watchman reported, “The messenger reached them but hasn’t started back.” So he sent out a second horseman, who went to them and said, “This is what the king asks: ‘Do you come in peace?’”Jehu answered, “What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me.”read more.
Again the watchman reported, “He reached them but hasn’t started back. Also, the driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi—he drives like a madman.”

Isaiah 21:6-9

For the Lord has said to me,
“Go, post a lookout;
let him report what he sees. When he sees riders—
pairs of horsemen,
riders on donkeys,
riders on camels—
he must pay close attention.” Then the lookout reported,
“Lord, I stand on the watchtower all day,
and I stay at my post all night.read more.
Look, riders come—
horsemen in pairs.”
And he answered, saying,
“Babylon has fallen, has fallen.
All the images of her gods
have been shattered on the ground.”

Lamentations 4:17

?AyinAll the while our eyes were failing
as we looked in vain for assistance;
we watched from our towers
for a nation that refused to help.

Matthew 21:33

“Listen to another parable: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

Mark 12:1

Then He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug out a pit for a winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

Isaiah 5:1-2

I will sing about the one I love,
a song about my loved one’s vineyard:
The one I love had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill. He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones,
and planted it with the finest vines.
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expected it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes.

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.

Nehemiah 3:1

Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests began rebuilding the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and installed its doors. After building the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel, they dedicated it.

Nehemiah 12:38-39

The second thanksgiving procession went to the left, and I followed it with half the people along the top of the wall, past the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall, above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Jeremiah 31:38

“Look, the days are coming”—the Lord’s declaration—“when the city from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate will be rebuilt for the Lord.

Zechariah 14:10

All the land from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem will be changed into a plain. But Jerusalem will be raised up and will remain on its site from the Benjamin Gate to the place of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

Luke 13:4

Or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the people who live in Jerusalem?

Genesis 11:4-5

And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building.

Genesis 35:21

Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the Tower of Eder.

Judges 9:46

When all the lords of the Tower of Shechem heard, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

Luke 18:28-29

Then Peter said, “Look, we have left what we had and followed You.” So He said to them, “I assure you: There is no one who has left a house, wife or brothers, parents or children because of the kingdom of God,

Zephaniah 1:15-16

That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of destruction and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry
against the fortified cities,
and against the high corner towers.

Genesis 11:1-4

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary. As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let us make oven-fired bricks.” They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.read more.
And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

Genesis 11:5-9

Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building. The Lord said, “If they have begun to do this as one people all having the same language, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”read more.
So from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Acts 2:5-11

There were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. When this sound occurred, a crowd came together and was confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were astounded and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?read more.
How is it that each of us can hear in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites; those who live in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking the magnificent acts of God in our own languages.”

From Thematic Bible


Foundation » Laid for » Towers

Luke 14:28-29

"For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of him,

Towers » Illustrative of » The grace and dignity of the church

Song of Songs 4:4

Your neck is like the tower of David,
constructed in layers.
A thousand bucklers are hung on it—
all of them shields of warriors.

Song of Songs 7:4

Your neck is like a tower of ivory,
your eyes like pools in Heshbon
by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.

Song of Songs 8:10

W I am a wall
and my breasts like towers.
So in his eyes I have become
like one who finds peace.

Towers » Frequently thrown down in war

Judges 9:49

Each person also cut his own branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches against the inner chamber and set it on fire around the people, and all the people in the Tower of Shechem died—about 1,000 men and women.

Judges 8:17

He also tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.

Ezekiel 26:4

They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and turn her into a bare rock.

Towers » Were built » Walls of cities

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.

2 Chronicles 14:7

So he said to the people of Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought Him and He gave us rest on every side.” So they built and succeeded.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Hananeel

Zechariah 14:10

All the land from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem will be changed into a plain. But Jerusalem will be raised up and will remain on its site from the Benjamin Gate to the place of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

Jeremiah 31:38

“Look, the days are coming”—the Lord’s declaration—“when the city from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate will be rebuilt for the Lord.

Towers » Frequently strong and well fortified

Judges 9:51

There was a strong tower inside the city, and all the men, women, and lords of the city fled there. They locked themselves in and went up to the roof of the tower.

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.

Towers » Illustrative of » God as the protector of his people

2 Samuel 22:3

my God, my mountain where I seek refuge.
My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge,
and my Savior, You save me from violence.

2 Samuel 22:51

He is a tower of salvation for His king;
He shows loyalty to His anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Syene

Ezekiel 30:6

This is what the Lord says:
Those who support Egypt will fall,
and its proud strength will collapse.
From Migdol to Syene
they will fall within it by the sword.
This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 29:10

therefore, I am against you and your Nile. I will turn the land of Egypt into ruins, a desolate waste from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush.

Towers » Frequently left desolate

Isaiah 32:14

For the palace will be forsaken,
the busy city abandoned.
The hill and the watchtower will become
barren places forever,
the joy of wild donkeys,
and a pasture for flocks,

Zephaniah 3:6

I have cut off nations;
their corner towers are destroyed.
I have laid waste their streets,
with no one to pass through.
Their cities lie devastated,
without a person, without an inhabitant.

Towers » Watchmen posted on, in times of danger

2 Kings 9:17

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand at my guard post
and station myself on the lookout tower.
I will watch to see what He will say to me
and what I should reply about my complaint.

Towers » Were used as citadels in times of war

Ezekiel 27:11

Men of Arvad and Helech
were stationed on your walls all around,
and Gammadites were in your towers.
They hung their shields all around your walls;
they perfected your beauty.

Judges 9:51

There was a strong tower inside the city, and all the men, women, and lords of the city fled there. They locked themselves in and went up to the roof of the tower.

Towers » Illustrative of » The proud and haughty

Isaiah 30:25

Streams flowing with water will be on every high mountain and every raised hill on the day of great slaughter when the towers fall.

Isaiah 2:15

against every high tower,
against every fortified wall,

Towers » Were built » In vineyards

Matthew 21:33

“Listen to another parable: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

Isaiah 5:2

He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones,
and planted it with the finest vines.
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expected it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Lebanon

Song of Songs 7:4

Your neck is like a tower of ivory,
your eyes like pools in Heshbon
by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » David

Song of Songs 4:4

Your neck is like the tower of David,
constructed in layers.
A thousand bucklers are hung on it—
all of them shields of warriors.

Towers » Were used as armories

Song of Songs 4:4

Your neck is like the tower of David,
constructed in layers.
A thousand bucklers are hung on it—
all of them shields of warriors.

Towers » Were built » In the deserts

2 Chronicles 26:10

Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.

Towers » Were built » In the forests

2 Chronicles 27:4

He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Meah

Nehemiah 12:39

above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Thebez

Judges 9:50-51

Abimelech went to Thebez, camped against it, and captured it. There was a strong tower inside the city, and all the men, women, and lords of the city fled there. They locked themselves in and went up to the roof of the tower.

Towers » Illustrative of » The name of the lord

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Of the furnaces

Nehemiah 3:11

Malchijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-moab made repairs to another section, as well as to the Tower of the Ovens.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Edar

Genesis 35:21

Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the Tower of Eder.

Towers » Illustrative of » Ministers

Jeremiah 6:27

I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people—
a refiner
so you may know and assay their way of life.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Babel

Genesis 11:9

Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Jezreel

2 Kings 9:17

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”

Towers » Origin and antiquity of

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Penuel

Judges 8:17

He also tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Shechem

Judges 9:46

When all the lords of the Tower of Shechem heard, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

Towers » Were built » In cities

Judges 9:51

There was a strong tower inside the city, and all the men, women, and lords of the city fled there. They locked themselves in and went up to the roof of the tower.

Towers » Of jerusalem remarkable for number, strength and beauty

Psalm 48:12

Go around Zion, encircle it;
count its towers,

Towers » Frequently very high

Isaiah 2:15

against every high tower,
against every fortified wall,

Towers » Mentioned in scripture » Siloam

Luke 13:4

Or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the people who live in Jerusalem?

Towers » Illustrative of » Mount sion

Micah 4:8

And you, watchtower for the flock,
fortified hill of Daughter Zion,
the former rule will come to you,
sovereignty will come to Daughter Jerusalem.

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