but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,
Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts.
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?
All the king's servants who were in the king's gate bowed down, and paid homage to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai didn't bow down or pay him homage.
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.
Daniel requested of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel was in the gate of the king.
It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.