2 Samuel 3:27; 2 Samuel 10:8; 2 Samuel 15:2; 2 Samuel 18:4; 2 Samuel 18:24; 2 Samuel 18:33; 2 Samuel 19:8; 2 Samuel 23:16
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died , for the blood of Asahel his brother.
And the children of Ammon came out , and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate: and the Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and Ishtob, and Maacah, were by themselves in the field.
And Absalom rose up early , and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said , Of what city art thou? And he said , Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
And the king said unto them, What seemeth you best I will do . And the king stood by the gate side, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.
And David sat between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked , and behold a man running alone.
And the king was much moved , and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept : and as he went , thus he said , O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee , O Absalom, my son, my son!
Then the king arose , and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying , Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.
And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.