'Fortress' in the Bible
There the boundary turned toward Ramah, reaching to the fortress city of Tyre and turned to Hosah, where it terminated at the Mediterranean Sea.
Also included were the fortress towns of Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth-hagoiim [fortress or city of the nations].
and he leadeth them before the king of Moab, and they dwell with him all the days of David's being in the fortress.
And Gad the prophet saith unto David, 'Thou dost not abide in a fortress, go, and thou hast entered for thee the land of Judah;' and David goeth and entereth the forest of Hareth.
And David sweareth to Saul, and Saul goeth unto his house, and David and his men have gone up unto the fortress.
And David captureth the fortress of Zion, it is the city of David.
Therefore they say, "The blind and lame are never to come into the house." David occupied the fortress, naming it the City of David. He built up the surroundings from the terrace ramparts inward.
And the Philistines hear that they have anointed David for king over Israel, and all the Philistines come up to seek David, and David heareth, and goeth down unto the fortress,
Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress.
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
God is my strong fortress, And he maketh my way perfectly smooth.
and David is then in a fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,
They went to the fortress of Tyre and all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites. Afterwards, they went to the Negev of Judah at Beer-sheba.
It happened that when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went to the citadel fortress of the house of the king, and he burnt the house of the king over him with fire so that he died.
And Pekah the son of Remaliah, his captain, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the fortress of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites; and he slew him, and reigned in his stead.
The Israelites said things about the Lord their God that were not right. They built high places in all their cities, from the watchtower to the fortress.
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from the watchtower to the city fortress.
The inhabitants of Jebus told David, "You're not coming in here!" Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, now known as the City of David.
David occupied the fortress, so it was named the City of David after him.
and David is then in the fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,
And of the Gadite there have been separated unto David, to the fortress, to the wilderness, mighty of valour, men of the host for battle, setting in array target and buckler, and their faces the face of the lion, and as roes on the mountains for speed:
Likewise, some of the sons of Benjamin and Judah came to David, to the fortress.
These are those serving the king, apart from those whom the king put in the cities of fortress, in all Judah.
But it was in the fortress of Ecbatana in the province of Media that a scroll was found with this record written on it:
The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah: During the month of Chislev in the twentieth year, when I was in the fortress city of Susa,
And [let me have] a letter [written] to Asaph, keeper of the king's forest, so that he will give me timber to rebuild the gates of the temple's fortress, the city wall, and the home where I will live." The king granted my [requests], for I was graciously strengthened by my God.
And the Nethinims were in Ophel, , unto the place over against the water gate toward the east and the tower that lies out.
Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.
And the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, , and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.
In those days King Ahasuerus reigned from his royal throne in the fortress at Susa.
At the end of this time, the king held a week-long banquet in the garden courtyard of the royal palace for all the people, from the greatest to the least, who were present in the fortress of Susa.
Let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom, so that they may assemble all the beautiful young virgins to the harem at the fortress of Susa. [Put them] under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women, and give them the required beauty treatments.
A Jewish man was in the fortress of Susa named Mordecai son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite.
When the king's command and edict became public knowledge, many young women gathered at the fortress of Susa under Hegai's care. Esther was also taken to the palace and placed under the care of Hegai, who was in charge of the women.
The couriers left, spurred on by royal command, and the law was issued in the fortress of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was in confusion.
On their royal horses, the couriers rode out in haste, at the king's urgent command. The law was also issued in the fortress of Susa.
In the fortress of Susa the Jews killed and destroyed 500 men,
On that day the number of people killed in the fortress of Susa was reported to the king.
The king said to Queen Esther, "In the fortress of Susa the Jews have killed and destroyed 500 men, including Haman's 10 sons. What have they done in the rest of the royal provinces? Whatever you ask will be given to you. Whatever you seek will also be done."
A rock he doth inhabit, Yea, he lodgeth on the tooth of a rock, and fortress.
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me.
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high fortress. Selah.
Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high fortress. Selah.
God is known in her palaces as a high fortress.
My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress.
But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.
My Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, God of Gracious Love, are my fortress. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "Lily of The Covenant," for teaching about his battle with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, when Joab returned and attacked 12,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.
He only is my rock and my salvation; my high fortress: I shall not be greatly moved.
He only is my rock and my salvation; my high fortress: I shall not be moved.
Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
You brought us into the net (the prison fortress, the dungeon); You laid a heavy burden upon our loins.
Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
You are my fortress and shield; I hope in your word.
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.
In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.
An offended brother is [harder to reach] than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
The wise conquer a city of warriors and bring down its mighty fortress.
The Beloved: I was a wall, and my breasts were like fortress towers. Then I found favor in his eyes.
The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
Be ashamed, Sidon, because the sea has spoken, the fortress of the sea: I have neither been in labor nor given birth, I have neither reared young men nor brought up young women."
Wail, ships of Tarshish, because your fortress is destroyed!
For You have turned the city into a pile of rubble, a fortified city, into a ruin; the fortress of barbarians is no longer a city; it will never be rebuilt.
For thou hast been a fortress to the poor, a fortress for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat: for the blast of the terrible ones has been as the storm against a wall.
And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
For the fortress is neglected; the once-crowded city is abandoned. Hill and watchtower are permanently uninhabited. Wild donkeys love to go there, and flocks graze there.
this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.
And thorns shall go up her citadel fortress, weeds and thistle plants in her fortresses; and it shall be [the] settlement of jackals, green grass for [the] daughters of an ostrich.
And the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh [the military official] from Lachish [the Judean fortress commanding the road from Egypt] to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem with a great army. And he stood by the canal of the Upper Pool on the highway to the Fuller's Field.
I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Thus says Yahweh: 'Look, I [will] restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, and I will have compassion on his dwellings, and [the] city will be rebuilt upon its mound, and [the] citadel fortress will stand on its rightful site.
Why is thy fortress swept away? It could not stand because the LORD pushed it over.
About Moab, this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Woe to Nebo, because it is about to be destroyed; Kiriathaim will be put to shame; it will be taken captive. The fortress will be put to shame and dismayed!
therefore watch out! I'm coming to get you! I'm going to attack your waterways, and then I'm going to make the land of Egypt a total wasteland from the Aswan fortress to the border of Ethiopia!
"This is what the LORD says: "Those who are supporting Egypt will fall; her majestic strength that she brought from the Aswan fortress will collapse by the sword that invades her,' declares the Lord GOD.
I'll pour out my anger on Sin, Egypt's strong fortress, and I'll eliminate the gangs in Thebes.
I saw the vision, and as I watched, I was in the fortress city of Susa, in the province of Elam. I saw in the vision that I was beside the Ulai Canal.
But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:
But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.
So the king of the north shall come and cast up a mount and shall take the strong cities, and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any fortress that can withstand.
His forces will rise up and desecrate the temple fortress. They will abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination of desolation.
That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
The exiles of this fortress of the people of Israel will take possession of what belongs to the people of Canaan, as far as Zarephath, and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will take possession of the towns of the Negev.
As for you, watchtower for the flock, fortress of Daughter Zion -- your former dominion will be restored, the sovereignty that belongs to Daughter Jerusalem.
In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
The Lord is good -- indeed, he is a fortress in time of distress, and he protects those who seek refuge in him.
He that dasheth in pieces is come up against thy face: keep the fortress, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.
They mock kings, and rulers are a joke to them. They laugh at every fortress and build siege ramps to capture it.
[Oh, I know, I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God!] I will [in my thinking] stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress, and will watch to see what He will say within me and what answer I will make [as His mouthpiece] to the perplexities of my complaint against Him.
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust and gold like the dirt of the streets.
Return to your fortress, you prisoners who have hope. Even today I am telling you: In return I will repay you double.
And different persons cried some different thing in the crowd. But he, not being able to know the certainty on account of the uproar, commanded him to be brought into the fortress.
But as he was about to be led into the fortress, Paul says to the chiliarch, Is it allowed me to say something to thee? And he said, Dost thou know Greek?
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