'Fortresses' in the Bible
As a result, Jehoshaphat grew more and more powerful, and built up fortresses and storage centers throughout Judah.
He also built cities in the hill country of Judah, along with fortresses and guard towers in the forests.
You have broken through all his walls; you have laid his fortresses in ruin.
May peace be within your ramparts, and prosperity within your fortresses."
"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.
Thorns will grow over its palaces, nettles and brambles its fortresses. It will become a haunt for jackals, a home for ostriches.
Get ready, let's attack at night, and destroy her fortresses."
Though Babylon should reach up to the heavens and fortify her high fortresses, from me destroyers will come to her," declares the LORD.
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.
He'll turn his attention toward the fortresses in his own territory, but he'll stumble and fall, and won't endure.
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.
He'll glorify the god of fortresses, a god whom his ancestors never knew, honoring him with gold, silver, valuable jewels, and treasures.
He'll take action against the strongest fortresses. With the help of a foreign god, he'll recognize those who honor him, making them rule over many, and he'll parcel out the land for a profit.
"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 a disaster will come upon your people, and all of your fortresses will be ruined. As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel in wartime, mothers were dashed to pieces along with their children.
"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.
"Draw water, because a siege is coming! Strengthen your fortresses! Make the clay good and strong! Mix the mortar! Go get your brick molds!
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