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Strong's Hebrew
4694. metsurah -- siegeworks, rampart
... 1), fortified (5), fortress (1), fortresses (1). fenced city, fort, munition,
stronghold. Or mtsurah {mets-oo-raw'}; feminine of ...
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4390. male -- to be full, to fill
... accomplish, confirm, consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill,
fulfill,. Or malae (Esth. 7:5) {maw-law'}; a primitive ...
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4692. matsor -- siege enclosure, siege, entrenchment
... 1), siege (17), siegeworks (1). besieged, bulwark, defense, fenced, fortress,
siege, strong hold, tower. Or matsuwr {maw-tsoor'}; from ...
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4013. mibtsar -- fortification
... tester (1), well-fortified (1). most fenced, fortress, most strong hold.
Also (in plural) feminine (Dan. 11:15) mibtsarah {mib-tsaw ...
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1219. batsar -- to cut off, make inaccessible, enclose
... as denominative from batsiyr) to gather grapes; also to be isolated (ie Inaccessible
by height or fortification) -- cut off, (de-)fenced, fortify, (grape ...
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5473. sug -- to fence about
... Definition: fence. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to fence about NASB Word
Usage carefully fence (1), fenced about (1). set about. A ...
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1588. gan -- an enclosure, garden
... 40), gardens (2). garden. From ganan; a garden (as fenced) -- garden. see
HEBREW ganan. 1587, 1588. gan. 1589 . Strong's Numbers.
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How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
... the day of wrath, that day; a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of cloud and
whirlwind, a day of trumpet and clangour, upon all fenced cities, and upon all ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xi how the simple.htm

... and delightful passion, arising from the apprehension and feeling of some good,
whereby the soul is supported under present troubles, and fenced against future ...
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... Men of war, mighty men of valor, . . . waited on the king, beside those whom the
king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah." Verses 12-19. ...
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Caleb --A Green Old Age
... chivalrous reason for his petition when he says,' Now, therefore, give me this mountain,
for the Anakims (the giants) are there; and the cities great and fenced ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/caleba green old age.htm

The Wicked Husbandmen.
... And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest
vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress ...
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Supposing Him to be the Gardener
... my Father is the husbandman," and that is one view of it; but we may also sing,
"My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: and he fenced it, and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 29 1883/supposing him to be the.htm

The Song of a City, and the Pearl of Peace
... Material and spiritual forces alike surround her. The Lord keeps His people doubly
fenced by walls and bulwarks, and hence He speaks of a double peace. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 31 1885/the song of a city.htm

... They proclaim an evangel which has been distilled from experience, and form at least
a track through this fenced portion of God's Word, which will lead many an ...
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Conflicts with Giant Mistake
... Just like the Garden of the Lord. See, it is just a little longer than it is wide,
and is fenced with a row of protecting flowers called Grace. ...
/.../berry/adventures in the land of canaan/chapter eight conflicts with giant.htm

Of all the Parts of the Body.
... each kind and situation, and covered them with skin drawn over them, which He either
adorned with beauty only, or covered with thick hair, or fenced with scales ...
/.../lactantius/on the workmanship of god/chap vii of all the parts.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fenced cities

There were in Palestine (1) cities, (2) unwalled villages, and (3) villages with castles or towers (1 Chronicles 27:25). Cities, so called, had walls, and were thus fenced. The fortifications consisted of one or two walls, on which were towers or parapets at regular intervals (2 Chronicles 32:5; Jeremiah 31:38). Around ancient Jerusalem were three walls, on one of which were ninety towers, on the second fourteen, and on the third sixty. The tower of Hananeel, near the north-east corner of the city wall, is frequently referred to (Nehemiah 3:1; 12:39; Zechariah 14:10). The gateways of such cities were also fortified (Nehemiah 2:8; 3:3, 6; Judges 16:2, 3; 1 Samuel 23:7).

The Hebrews found many fenced cities when they entered the Promised Land (Numbers 13:28; 32:17, 34-42; Joshua 11:12, 13; Judges 1:27-33), and we may estimate the strength of some of these cities from the fact that they were long held in possession by the Canaanites. The Jebusites, e.g., were enabled to hold possession of Jerusalem till the time of David (2 Samuel 5:6, 7; 1 Chronicles 11:5).

Several of the kings of Israel and Judah distinguished themselves as fortifiers or "builders" of cities.

Fenced (61 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Fenced cities. There were in Palestine ... 27:25). Cities,
so called, had walls, and were thus fenced. The fortifications ...
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Well-fenced (1 Occurrence)
Well-fenced. Well-fed, Well-fenced. Well-fortified . Multi-Version
Concordance Well-fenced (1 Occurrence). Daniel 11 ...
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Fence (12 Occurrences)
... of batsar, "to cut off," "to separate," "to fortify" (and forms) (Deuteronomy
3:5; Deuteronomy 9:1; Deuteronomy 28:52, etc.); mibhtsar, "fenced city," is a ...
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Watchers (16 Occurrences)
... that 'are' not right against Jehovah their God, and build for them high places in
all their cities, from a tower of the watchers unto the fenced city, (YLT). ...
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Trustedst (3 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and
fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and ...
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Bethharan (1 Occurrence)
... BETH-HARAN. beth-ha'-ran (beth haran): A fenced city East of the Jordan (Numbers
32:36) identical with BETH-HARAM, which see. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Seizeth (5 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 18:13 And in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah hath Sennacherib king
of Asshur come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and seizeth them, (YLT ...
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Horem (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Consecrated, one of the fenced cities of Naphtali
(Joshua 19:38). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HOREM. ...
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Capture (53 Occurrences)
... Nehemiah 9:25 And they capture fenced cities, and fat ground, and possess houses
full of all good, digged-wells, vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit-trees in ...
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Trusting (45 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 28:52 And it hath laid siege to thee in all thy gates, till thy walls
come down, the high and the fenced ones in which thou art trusting, in all ...
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Bible Concordance
Fenced (61 Occurrences)

Mark 12:1 Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.

Numbers 13:28 only, surely the people which is dwelling in the land 'is' strong; and the cities are fenced, very great; and also children of Anak we have seen there.

Numbers 32:17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

Numbers 32:36 And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.

Deuteronomy 1:28 whither are we going up? our brethren have melted our heart, saying, A people greater and taller than we, cities great and fenced to heaven, and also sons of Anakim -- we have seen there.

Deuteronomy 3:5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Deuteronomy 9:1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,

Deuteronomy 28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

Joshua 10:20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.

Joshua 14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.

Joshua 19:29 and the border hath turned back to Ramah, and unto the fenced city Tyre; and the border hath turned back to Hosah, and its outgoings are at the sea, from the coast to Achzib,

Joshua 19:35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,

1 Samuel 6:18 And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.

2 Samuel 20:6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

2 Samuel 23:7 But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.

2 Kings 3:19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.

2 Kings 8:12 And Hazael saith, 'Wherefore is my lord weeping?' and he saith, 'Because I have known the evil that thou dost to the sons of Israel -- their fenced places thou dost send into fire, and their young men with sword thou dost slay, and their sucklings thou dost dash to pieces, and their pregnant women thou dost rip up.'

2 Kings 10:2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armor;

2 Kings 17:9 And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Kings 18:8 He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Kings 18:13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.

2 Kings 19:25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

2 Chronicles 8:5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 11:10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.

2 Chronicles 11:23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

2 Chronicles 12:4 And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 14:6 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.

2 Chronicles 17:2 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.

2 Chronicles 17:19 These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.

2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

2 Chronicles 21:3 And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.

2 Chronicles 32:1 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.

2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 9:25 And they capture fenced cities, and fat ground, and possess houses full of all good, digged-wells, vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit-trees in abundance, and they eat, and are satisfied, and become fat, and delight themselves in Thy great goodness.

Job 10:11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

Job 19:8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

Psalms 89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges, Thou hast made his fenced places a ruin.

Psalms 108:10 Who doth bring me in to the fenced city? Who hath led me unto Edom?

Song of Songs 7:2 Thy waist 'is' a basin of roundness, It lacketh not the mixture, Thy body a heap of wheat, fenced with lilies,

Isaiah 2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

Isaiah 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
(Root in KJV YLT)

Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
(Root in KJV YLT)

Isaiah 36:1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
(Root in KJV YLT)

Isaiah 37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
(Root in KJV YLT)

Jeremiah 1:18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
(Root in KJV YLT)

Jeremiah 4:5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.
(Root in KJV DBY YLT)

Jeremiah 5:17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
(Root in KJV DBY YLT)

Jeremiah 15:20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto Me, and I do answer thee, yea, I declare to thee great and fenced things -- thou hast not known them.

Jeremiah 34:7 When the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced cities remained of the cities of Judah.
(Root in KJV DBY)

Jeremiah 48:18 Come down from honour, sit in thirst, O inhabitant, daughter of Dibon, For a spoiler of Moab hath come up to thee, He hath destroyed thy fenced places.

Ezekiel 21:20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.
(Root in KJV DBY YLT)

Ezekiel 36:35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.

Daniel 11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.

Daniel 11:24 Peaceably even into the fertile places of the province He cometh, and he hath done that which his fathers did not, nor his fathers' fathers; prey, and spoil, and substance, to them he scattereth, and against fenced places he deviseth his devices, even for a time.

Hosea 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Habakkuk 1:10 And at kings it doth scoff, And princes 'are' a laughter to it, At every fenced place it doth laugh, And it heapeth up dust, and captureth it.

Zephaniah 1:16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

Zechariah 9:12 Turn back to a fenced place, Ye prisoners of the hope, Even to-day a second announcer I restore to thee.



Fenced Cities

Related Terms

Well-fenced (1 Occurrence)

Fence (12 Occurrences)

Watchers (16 Occurrences)

Trustedst (3 Occurrences)

Bethharan (1 Occurrence)

Seizeth (5 Occurrences)

Horem (1 Occurrence)

Capture (53 Occurrences)

Trusting (45 Occurrences)

Fort (8 Occurrences)

Fortress (75 Occurrences)

Fortification (5 Occurrences)

Hammath (2 Occurrences)

Fortified (79 Occurrences)

Afar (98 Occurrences)

Cities (427 Occurrences)

Victual (6 Occurrences)

Vine-dressers (18 Occurrences)

Kedesh (12 Occurrences)

Nether (19 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

Lodge (64 Occurrences)

Lacketh (17 Occurrences)

Gibeon (39 Occurrences)

Wine-tank (1 Occurrence)

Well-fed (2 Occurrences)

Well-fortified (1 Occurrence)

Well-nourished (1 Occurrence)

Wells (15 Occurrences)

Impoverish (3 Occurrences)

Figurative (20 Occurrences)

Fortresses (45 Occurrences)

Fences (6 Occurrences)

Two-leaved (6 Occurrences)

Ramah (38 Occurrences)

Roundness (1 Occurrence)

Rakkath (1 Occurrence)

Rama (2 Occurrences)

Encircled (17 Occurrences)

Expected (18 Occurrences)

Establishment (4 Occurrences)

Establisheth (16 Occurrences)

Digged-wells (1 Occurrence)

Destroys (23 Occurrences)

Dispossessed (42 Occurrences)

Deviseth (12 Occurrences)

Desolated (21 Occurrences)

Melted (33 Occurrences)

Migdalel (1 Occurrence)

Migdal-el (1 Occurrence)

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Mixture (16 Occurrences)

Brasen (6 Occurrences)

Beth-shemesh (19 Occurrences)

Bethanath (2 Occurrences)

Beth-anath (2 Occurrences)

Bethnimrah (2 Occurrences)

Bethshemesh (19 Occurrences)

Beth-haran (1 Occurrence)

Bethshemite (2 Occurrences)


Covertly (2 Occurrences)

Chinnereth (4 Occurrences)


Ancestors (7 Occurrences)

Abroad (120 Occurrences)

Announcer (3 Occurrences)

Anakims (9 Occurrences)

Lacks (27 Occurrences)

Slaying (21 Occurrences)

Sucklings (18 Occurrences)

Sennacherib (13 Occurrences)

Sheepfold (3 Occurrences)

Scattereth (18 Occurrences)

Shishak (6 Occurrences)

Sheep-fold (1 Occurrence)

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