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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Gate

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GATE, GATES

In Scripture these expressions are not limited to the doors, or entrances, into an house, or city; but the term is figuratively made use of to denote place, or person, or people. Thus the gates of hell means hell itself; gates of judgment, the place where justice was awarded. "Salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks;" meaning, that all rests upon this bottom, in a way of grace, mercy, and salvation. (Isaiah 26:1)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Gate'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/g/gate.html. London. 1828.

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