A barrier or boundary, sometimes of live plants such as thorny bush (Mic 7:4; Hos 2:6), used to protect vineyards (Mark 12:1; Matt 21:33) or to mark off roads and fields (Luke 14:23). It symbolizes God’s protection (Job 1:10) or his restriction (Job 3:23).

Mic 7:4

4The best of them is like a brier,
the most upright of them a thorn hedge.
The day of their sentinels, of their punishment, has come;
now their confusion is at ... View more

Hos 2:6

6Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns;
and I will build a wall against her,
so that she cannot find her paths.

Mark 12:1

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
1Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, a ... View more

Matt 21:33

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
33“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and ... View more

Luke 14:23

23Then the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled.

Job 1:10

10Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increas ... View more

Job 3:23

23Why is light given to one who cannot see the way,
whom God has fenced in?

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