'Fortresses' in the Bible
and what the land is in which it is dwelling, whether it is good or bad; and what are the cities in which it is dwelling, whether in camps or in fortresses;
And David abideth in the wilderness, in fortresses, and abideth in the hill-country, in the wilderness of Ziph; and Saul seeketh him all the days, and God hath not given him into his hand.
And the Ziphites go up unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, 'Is not David hiding himself with us in fortresses, in the forest, in the height of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desolate place?
And David goeth up thence, and abideth in fortresses at En-gedi.
"Foreigners lose heart, And come trembling out of their fortresses.
and Hazael asked, "Why is my lord weeping?" He replied, "Because I know the evil you will do to the people of Israel. You will set their fortresses on fire. You will kill their young men with the sword. You will dash their little ones to pieces. You will rip open their pregnant women."
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.
He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.
Jehoshaphat grew stronger and stronger. He built fortresses and storage cities in Judah
He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.
Foreigners fade away, And come trembling out of their fortresses.
God is in its fortresses; he reveals himself as its defender.
Consider its defenses! Walk through its fortresses, so you can tell the next generation about it!
You have broken through all his walls; you have laid his fortresses in ruin.
may there be peace within your walls, prosperity within your fortresses."
Hyenas will howl in the fortresses, and jackals, in the luxurious palaces. Babylon's time is almost up; her days are almost over.
He stretched out His hand over the sea; He made kingdoms tremble. The Lord has commanded that the Canaanite fortresses be destroyed.
"Look at the land of the Chaldeans! This is a people that no longer exist; Assyria destined her for desert creatures. They raised up her siege towers, they stripped her fortresses bare and turned her into a ruin.
he will dwell on the heights; his refuge will be the rocky fortresses, his food provided, his water assured.
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
Rise up, let's attack by night. Let us destroy her fortresses."
for Death has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares.
and the forces of the king of Babylon are fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that are left -- against Lachish, and against Azekah, for these have been left among the cities of Judah, cities of fortresses.
Come down from glory; sit on parched ground, resident of the daughter of Dibon, for the destroyer of Moab has come against you; he has destroyed your fortresses.
Her towns will be captured. Her fortresses will be taken. At that time the soldiers of Moab will be frightened like a woman in labor.
"And I will kindle a fire at the wall of Damascus, and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Ben-hadad."
The mighty men of Babylon have ceased to fight, they are sitting in the fortresses; their might hath failed, they are become as women: they have set her dwelling places on fire; her bars are broken.
Even if Babylon should ascend to the heavens and fortify her tall fortresses, destroyers will come against her from Me. [This is] the Lord's declaration.
Swallowed up hath the Lord, He hath not pitied any of the pleasant places of Jacob, He hath broken down in His wrath The fortresses of the daughter of Judah, He hath caused to come to the earth, He polluted the kingdom and its princes.
The Lord has become like an enemy he has devoured Israel. He has devoured all of her palaces, destroying her fortresses. He filled cherished Judah with mourning and lament.
The Lord has rejected his altar; he has rejected his sanctuary; he has delivered into the hands of the enemy the walls of its citadel fortresses. They have cried out in the house of Yahweh like a day of an appointed feast.
They put a wooden yoke on him with hooks and led him away to the king of Babylon. They brought him into the fortresses so his roar could no longer be heard on the mountains of Israel.
He will turn his attention back to the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble, fall, and be no more.
He'll invade the most prosperous areas of the province during a time of tranquility, accomplishing what neither his predecessors nor his ancestors ever could. He'll distribute war spoils, booty, and wealth to them, and he'll plot the overthrow of fortresses, though only for a time.
Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses-a god his fathers did not know-with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches.
He will deal with the strongest fortresses with [the help of] a foreign god. He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land as a reward.
"Israel has neglected its maker in building palaces. Judah has multiplied its fortified cities, but I will send fire to their cities, and it will consume their fortresses."
Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
A sword will flash in their cities, it will destroy the bars of their city gates, and will devour them in their fortresses.
So I will set Hazael's house on fire; fire will consume Ben Hadad's fortresses.
So I will set Gaza's city wall on fire; fire will consume her fortresses.
So I will set fire to Tyre's city wall; fire will consume her fortresses."
So I will set Teman on fire; fire will consume Bozrah's fortresses."
So I will set fire to Rabbah's city wall; fire will consume her fortresses. War cries will be heard on the day of battle; a strong gale will blow on the day of the windstorm.
So I will set Moab on fire, and it will consume Kerioth's fortresses. Moab will perish in the heat of battle amid war cries and the blaring of the ram's horn.
So I will set Judah on fire, and it will consume Jerusalem's fortresses."
Make this announcement in the fortresses of Ashdod and in the fortresses in the land of Egypt. Say this: "Gather on the hills around Samaria! Observe the many acts of violence taking place within the city, the oppressive deeds occurring in it."
"They do not know how to do what is right." (The Lord is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.
Therefore," says the sovereign Lord, "an enemy will encircle the land. He will take away your power; your fortresses will be looted."
"The Lord GOD has sworn by himself," declares the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, "I utterly detest the arrogance of Jacob; I hate his fortresses; and I will deliver up the city, along with everyone in it.
There will be peace. When Assyria invades our land, when it marches against our fortresses, we will raise against it seven shepherds, even eight leaders of men.
I will remove the cities of your land and tear down all your fortresses.
They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth They will come trembling out of their fortresses; To the LORD our God they will come in dread And they will be afraid before You.
All your fortresses are fig trees with figs that ripened first; when shaken, they fall- right into the mouth of the eater!
Draw water for the siege; strengthen your fortresses. Step into the clay and tread the mortar; take hold of the brick-mold!
For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments