78 occurrences in 11 translations

'Stronghold' in the Bible

and build an altar to the LORD your God on top of this stronghold in an orderly manner. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering using the wood from the Asherah that you'll be cutting down."

When all the people of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the stronghold of the house of El-be'rith.

So every one of the people cut down his bundle and following Abim'elech put it against the stronghold, and they set the stronghold on fire over them, so that all the people of the Tower of Shechem also died, about a thousand men and women.

So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

So David swore to Saul. Then Saul went back home, and David and his men went up to the stronghold.

Yet David did capture the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went in search of David, but he heard about it and went down to the stronghold.

Meanwhile, Joab attacked the Ammonite city of Rabbah and captured its stronghold.

This is what he said: LORD, you are my stone stronghold and my fortified place; you are continuously delivering me.

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.

At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

and came to the stronghold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites; and they went out to the south of Judah, at Beer-sheba.

When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the fortress of the king’s palace; and while inside, he set fire to the king’s palace and died,

When he arrived at the stronghold, Gehazi took the bags from their custody and hid them away in the house. Then he sent the men away and they left.

The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You will never get in here.” Yet David did capture the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

Then David took up residence in the stronghold; therefore, it was called the city of David.

At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were fighting men, trained for battle, expert with shield and spear. Their faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.

Other Benjaminites and men from Judah also went to David at the stronghold.

Then Ezra said to them, “Go [your way], eat the rich festival food, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.”

It lives on a cliff where it spends the night;its stronghold is on a rocky crag.

Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;Be to me a rock of strength,A stronghold to save me.

For you are my high ridge and my stronghold; for the sake of your own reputation you lead me and guide me.

For You are the God of my strength [my stronghold—in whom I take refuge]; why have You rejected me?Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Yahweh of Hosts is with us;the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah

He alone is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I will not be shaken.

Be my protector and refuge, a stronghold where I can be safe! For you are my high ridge and my stronghold.

Gilead and Manasseh belong to me, while Ephraim is my chief stronghold and Judah is my scepter.

He is my faithful love and my fortress,my stronghold and my deliverer.He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him;He subdues my people under me.

The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable,but destruction awaits the malicious.

The wicked person desires a stronghold, but the righteous root endures.

A wise man scales the city of the mightyAnd brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Because you [Judah] have forgotten the God of your salvationAnd have not remembered the Rock of your Stronghold—Therefore you plant lovely plantsAnd set the grounds with vine slips of a strange god,

Be ashamed Sidon, the stronghold of the sea,for the sea has spoken:“I have not been in labor or given birth.I have not raised young menor brought up young women.”

Wail, you ships of Tarshish, because your stronghold is destroyed!"

For You have been a stronghold for the poor,a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.When the breath of the violentis like rain against a wall,

And the multitude of all the nations who wage war against Ariel,Even all who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress her,Will be like a dream, a vision of the night.

Who proceed down to EgyptWithout consulting Me,To take refuge in the stronghold of PharaohAnd to take shelter in the shadow of Egypt!

Their stronghold will vanish by reason of terror, and their commanders will be filled with alarm because of the battle standard," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

Lord, my strength and my stronghold,my refuge in a time of distress,the nations will come to Youfrom the ends of the earth, and they will say,“Our fathers inherited only lies,worthless idols of no benefit at all.”

Concerning Moab. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,“Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed;Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured;The lofty stronghold has been put to shame and shattered.

“Though Babylon should ascend to the heavens,And though she should fortify her lofty stronghold,From Me destroyers will come to her,” declares the Lord.

“‘Son of man, know that on the day I take their stronghold from them, their pride and joy, the delight of their eyes and the longing of their hearts, as well as their sons and daughters,

I will pour out My wrath on Pelusium,the stronghold of Egypt,and will wipe out the crowds of Thebes.

"Thus you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "{As I live}, {surely} whoever [is] in the ruins, by the sword they will fall, and whoever [is] on the surface of the open field, I will give him to the animals to eat him, and whoever [is] in the stronghold and in the cave, they will die by the plague.

And I, in the first year of Darius the Mede, my standing is for a strengthener, and for a stronghold to him;

And one hath stood up from a branch of her roots, in his station, and he cometh in unto the bulwark, yea, he cometh into a stronghold of the king of the south, and hath wrought against them, and hath done mightily;

and his sons stir themselves up, and have gathered a multitude of great forces, and he hath certainly come in, and overflowed, and passed through, and he turneth back, and they stir themselves up unto his stronghold.

And strong ones out of him stand up, and have polluted the sanctuary, the stronghold, and have turned aside the continual sacrifice, and appointed the desolating abomination.

The Lord will roar from Zionand raise His voice from Jerusalem;heaven and earth will shake.But the Lord will be a refuge for His people,a stronghold for the Israelites.

He brings destruction on the strong,and it falls on the stronghold.

"And you, watchtower of the flock, you stronghold of the daughter of Zion, it will happen even to you: The former dominion, even the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem, will come.

Thou also shalt be drunken; thou shalt be hid; thou also shalt seek a stronghold because of the enemy.

Yea, he scoffeth at kings, and princes are a scorn unto him; he derideth every stronghold: for he heapeth up dust, and taketh it.

And Tyre hath built herself a stronghold, and hath heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

and with a mighty voice he cried out, saying, "Great Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and has become a home for demons and a stronghold for every kind of foul spirit and for every kind of foul and hateful bird.

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