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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews gader), Numbers 22:24 (R.V.). Fences were constructions of unmortared stones, to protect gardens, vineyards, sheepfolds, etc. From various causes they were apt to bulge out and fall (Psalm 62:3). In Psalm 80:12, R.V. (see Isaiah 5:5), the psalmist says, "Why hast thou broken down her fences?" Serpents delight to lurk in the crevices of such fences (Ecclesiastes 10:8; Comp. Amos 5:19).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.

2. (n.) An enclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.

3. (n.) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.

4. (n.) Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.

5. (n.) A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.

6. (v. t.) To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.

7. (v. t.) To enclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an enclosure.

8. (v. i.) To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.

9. (v. i.) To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the small sword, using the point only.

10. (v. i.) Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fens (batsar, mibhtsar):

Commonly used in the King James Version in the description of fortified places, as the translation 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 fortified place (Numbers 32:17, 36 Joshua 10:20; Joshua 19:35, etc.); matsor, "fenced cities," means "bulwark," "citadel" (2 Chronicles 8:5); metsurah, "fortification" (2 Chronicles 11:23; 2 Chronicles 12:4; 2 Chronicles 14:6; 21:3); for "fenced" the American Standard Revised Version substitutes "fortified" in all these instances; in Daniel 11:15, mibhtsar is "a well-fortified city," margin "the fortified cities," the English Revised Version "well-fenced"; "fence" is also the translation of gadher, "a wall" or "fence" (Job 19:8 the American Standard Revised Version, "walled up" (gadhar); Psalm 62:3); `azaq, "to loosen" (the ground) as with a mattock (Isaiah 5:2, where the King James Version has "fenced" it (the vineyard), the American Standard Revised Version "digged it," the English Revised Version "made a trench about it," it" margin "digged it" sukh, "to interweave" or "interlace" (Job 10:11, the Revised Version (British and American) "clothed"); male', "to be or become full" (2 Samuel 23:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "armed," margin "Hebrew filled").

ERV has "fence" for "wall" (Numbers 22:24 Isaiah 5:5 Hosea 2:6; the American Standard Revised Version retains "wall"), for "hedge" (Ecclesiastes 10:8 Ezekiel 13:5; Ezekiel 22:30; the American Standard Revised Version "wall"); "fenced" for "walled" (Numbers 13:28 Deuteronomy 1:28; the American Standard Revised Version "fortified"); compare for "strong" Joshua 19:29 Nehemiah 9:25 Psalm 108:10 (margin Joshua 19:29, "the city of Mibzar-zor, that is, the fortress of Tyre," the English Revised Version, "fenced"), for "hedged" (Lamentations 3:7, American Revised Version, "walled"); compare for "defenced," the English Revised Version "fenced," the American Standard Revised Version "fortified" (Isaiah 36:1; Isaiah 37:26, etc.); "fences" for "hedges" (Psalm 80:12, the American Standard Revised Version "walls"); in Jeremiah 49:3, the English Revised Version and the American Standard Revised Version have "fences."

See also HEDGE.

W. L. Walker

5418. phragmos -- a fencing in, a fence
... a fencing in, a fence. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: phragmos
Phonetic Spelling: (frag-mos') Short Definition: a hedge, fence, partition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5418.htm - 6k

5420. phrasso -- to fence in, to stop
... to fence in, to stop. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phrasso Phonetic Spelling:
(fras'-so) Short Definition: I stop, close up Definition: I stop, close up ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5420.htm - 6k

4717. stauroo -- to fence with stakes, to crucify
... to fence with stakes, to crucify. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: stauroo
Phonetic Spelling: (stow-ro'-o) Short Definition: I crucify Definition: I fix to ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4717.htm - 8k

3727. horkos -- an oath
... Word Origin akin to erkos (fence, enclosure) Definition an oath NASB Word
Usage oath (7), oaths (2), vows (1). oath. From herkos ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5473. sug -- to fence about
... 5472, 5473. sug. 5474 . to fence about. Transliteration: sug Phonetic
Spelling: (soog) Short Definition: fence. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5473.htm - 6k

7753. suk -- to hedge or fence up or about
... suk. 7754 . to hedge or fence up or about. Transliteration: suk Phonetic Spelling:
(sook) Short Definition: hedge. Word Origin a prim. ... fence, make an hedge up. ...
/hebrew/7753.htm - 6k

5480b. suk -- to hedge or fence about, shut in
... 5480a, 5480b. suk. 5481 . to hedge or fence about, shut in. Transliteration:
suk Short Definition: enclosed. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5480b.htm - 5k

1447. gader -- a wall
... wall. Word Origin from gadar Definition a wall NASB Word Usage fence (1),
hedges (1), wall (11), walls (1). fence, hedge, wall. From ...
/hebrew/1447.htm - 6k

5823. azaq -- to dig about
... root Definition to dig about NASB Word Usage dug it all around (1). fence about.
A primitive root; to grub over -- fence about. 5822, 5823. azaq. 5824 . ...
/hebrew/5823.htm - 5k

1443. gadar -- to wall up or off, to build a wall
... close up, fence up, hedge, enclose, make up a wall, mason, repairer. A
primitive root; to wall in or around -- close up, fence up ...
/hebrew/1443.htm - 6k

5526. cakak -- to overshadow, screen, cover
... 33:22) {saw-kak'}; a primitive root; properly, to entwine as a screen; by implication,
to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect -- cover, defence, defend ...
/hebrew/5526.htm - 5k

2691. chatser -- enclosure, court
... court, tower, village (masculine and feminine); from chatsar in its original sense;
a yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded ...
/hebrew/2691.htm - 5k

2838. chashuq -- a fillet or ring
... fillet. Or chashuwq {khaw-shook'}; past participle of chashaq; attached, ie A
fence-rail or rod connecting the posts or pillars -- fillet. see HEBREW chashaq. ...
/hebrew/2838.htm - 6k


The Broken Fence
... The Broken Fence. ... Come then, let us take a walk with Solomon and stand with him and
consider and learn instruction while we look at this broken-down fence. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/the broken fence.htm

A Fence of Trust.
... Worry: A Hindrance to Service. (Psalm xxxvii:1-11; Matthew vi:19-34,
Philippians iv:6-7. American Revision.) A Fence of Trust. It ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on service/a fence of trust.htm

The Man Sent Ahead.
... The Tragic Break in the Plan The Man Sent Ahead. A high fence of silence
shuts out from view the after years. Just one chink of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks about jesus/the man sent ahead.htm

Chel. The Court of the Women.
... The same also did Chel, or the Ante-murale. "That space was ten cubits broad, divided
from the Court of the Gentiles by a fence, ten hand-breadths high; in ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 29 chel the court.htm

Chapter twenty-seven
... "Get behind the fence! We haven't half searched him yet! ... He sat down on a board that
projected from the broken fence. "You must like our company. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sheldon/in his steps/chapter twenty-seven.htm

Jesus Answers Ruth's Prayer
... She started up the fence which she thought led home, but she took the wrong fence
and it led out into a large pasture where there were deep canyons, bad cattle ...
/.../jesus answers ruths prayer.htm

The Witness of Balaam to Israel
... way. Then the angel of the LORD stood in a hollow way between the vineyards,
a fence being on this side, and a fence on that side. ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/ii the witness of balaam.htm

The Terror by Night
... Then he heard the bushes moving and twigs crackling under the feet of some animal
the other side of the lane-fence. He thought of the wildcat. ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the terror by night.htm

February the Ninth the Rock and the Bowing Wall
... He is also "as a tottering fence." The wind and the rain dislodge the fence, it
rots at its foundations, and one day it lies prone upon the ground. ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/february the ninth the rock.htm

Simplified Spelling.
... Through these comes the ripening fruit. And the outer crowd comes eagerly
for the fruit hanging over the fence within easy reach. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/simplified spelling.htm

Fence (12 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To enclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an enclosure.
8. (vi ... etc. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FENCE. fens ...
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Thorn-fence (1 Occurrence)
Thorn-fence. Thorn-bushes, Thorn-fence. Thorn-hedge . Multi-Version
Concordance Thorn-fence (1 Occurrence). Micah 7:4 ...
/t/thorn-fence.htm - 6k

Hedge (12 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted
as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of ...
/h/hedge.htm - 12k

Wall (227 Occurrences)
... 20). (see FENCE.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) A kind of knot often
used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale. 2. (n.) A ...
/w/wall.htm - 49k

Pale (16 Occurrences)
... fencing or inclosing; a picket. 7. (n.) That which encloses or fences in;
a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade. 8. (n.) A space or ...
/p/pale.htm - 12k

Sides (170 Occurrences)
... (WEB NIV). Numbers 22:24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a hollow way between
the vineyards, a fence being on this side, and a fence on that side. (See NIV) ...
/s/sides.htm - 38k

Alphabet (2 Occurrences)
... 2) beth = house (tent); (3) gimel = camel; (4) daleth = door; (5) he = house; (6)
waw = nail (Evans, tent peg); (7) zayin = weapon; (8) cheth = fence; (9) Teth ...
/a/alphabet.htm - 24k

Yoke (79 Occurrences)
... milkmaid's yoke. 4. (n.) A frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow,
a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence. 5. (n ...
/y/yoke.htm - 40k

Vat (7 Occurrences)
... Mark 12:1 And he began to say to them in parables, A man planted a vineyard, and
made a fence round it and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to ...
/v/vat.htm - 9k

Vault (2 Occurrences)
... 8. (vi) To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault
a fence. 9. (n.) To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring. 10. ...
/v/vault.htm - 9k

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Fence (12 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.
(Root in WEY DBY)

Numbers 22:24
Then the angel of Jehovah stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
(See JPS)

Ezra 9:9
For we are bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended lovingkindness unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the ruins thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
(See JPS)

Job 10:11
Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
(Root in KJV WBS YLT)

Psalms 62:3
How long will you assault a man, would all of you throw him down, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?

Ecclesiastes 10:8
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 5:5
And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
(See JPS)

Isaiah 17:11
In the day of your planting you were watching its growth, and in the morning your seed was flowering: but its fruit is wasted away in the day of grief and bitter sorrow.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 22:10
And the houses of Jerusalem ye did number, And ye break down the houses to fence the wall.

Ezekiel 13:5
Ye have not gone up into the breaches, nor made up the fence for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of Jehovah.

Ezekiel 22:30
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.

Hosea 2:6
Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence her in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths.



Fence: Figurative

Fence: General Scriptures Concerning

Fence: Hedge

Fence: Made of Stone Walls

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