The laying up of supplies for future use. Store-cities were used in Egypt (Exod 1:11), where Israelites helped build them. Solomon’s construction program later included store-cities in Israel (1Kgs 9:19; 2Chr 8:4-6; 2Chr 16:4; 2Chr 17:2). We also read of storehouses, which required assigned gatekeepers and watchmen (1Chr 26:15). Stores could be carried off as booty of war (Isa 39:6). Royal storehouses could provide equipment for rescuing a person in trouble (Jer 38:11-13) or they could supply food in times of famine (Gen 41:56); empty storehouses at such times were a disaster (Joel 1:17). The Temple storehouse retained the tithes of the people (Mal 3:10). Storehouses were also coupled with barns as routine equipment for rich people (Luke 12:16-19; Luke 12:24). As for materials kept in storage, references include edible food (Gen 6:21); crops (Luke 12:17); grain (Gen 41:49); wine (2Chr 11:11; 2Chr 32:28); wheat, barley, and oil (Jer 41:8); and iron (1Chr 22:3). People also stored documents (Ezra 6:1); silver, gold, and sacred vessels (2Chr 5:1); and baggage (Isa 10:28). In popular cosmology God’s storehouses held the wind (Ps 135:7; Jer 10:13; Jer 51:16), snow and hail (Job 38:22), and the ocean (Ps 33:7). The very heavens and earth could be stored for the eschatological fire that would judge the “godless” (2Pet 3:7). And in a metaphorical sense, people could store up sin (Hos 13:12) and violence (Amos 3:10) and wrath for days to come (Rom 2:5), or they could store up wisdom (Prov 2:7).

Exod 1:11

11Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh.

1Kgs 9:19

19as well as all of Solomon's storage cities, the cities for his chariots, the cities for his cavalry, and whatever Solomon desired to build, in Jerusalem, in L ... View more

2Chr 8:4-6

4He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage towns that he built in Hamath.5He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities, wit ... View more

2Chr 16:4

4Ben-hadad listened to King Asa, and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel. They conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-maim, and all the store-citi ... View more

2Chr 17:2

2He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that his father Asa had taken.

1Chr 26:15

15Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the storehouse.

Isa 39:6

6Days are coming when all that is in your house, and that which your ancestors have stored up until this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left ... View more

Jer 38:11-13

11So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to the house of the king, to a wardrobe of the storehouse, and took from there old rags and worn-out clothes, wh ... View more

Gen 41:56

56And since the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egyp ... View more

Joel 1:17

17The seed shrivels under the clods,
the storehouses are desolate;
the granaries are ruined
because the grain has failed.

Mal 3:10

10Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open t ... View more

Luke 12:16-19

16Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly.17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops ... View more

Luke 12:24

24Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

Gen 6:21

21Also take with you every kind of food that is eaten, and store it up; and it shall serve as food for you and for them.”

Luke 12:17

17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’

Gen 41:49

49So Joseph stored up grain in such abundance—like the sand of the sea—that he stopped measuring it; it was beyond measure.

2Chr 11:11

11He made the fortresses strong, and put commanders in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine.

2Chr 32:28

28storehouses also for the yield of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds.

Jer 41:8

8But there were ten men among them who said to Ishmael, “Do not kill us, for we have stores of wheat, barley, oil, and honey hidden in the fields.” So he refrai ... View more

1Chr 22:3

3David also provided great stores of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing,

Ezra 6:1

The Decree of Darius
1Then King Darius made a decree, and they searched the archives where the documents were stored in Babylon.

2Chr 5:1

1Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of the Lord was finished. Solomon brought in the things that his father David had dedicated, and stored the si ... View more

Isa 10:28

28he has come to Aiath;
he has passed through Migron,
at Michmash he stores his baggage;

Ps 135:7

7He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth;
he makes lightnings for the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

Jer 10:13

13When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightnings for the rain, ... View more

Jer 51:16

16When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightnings for the rain,
... View more

Job 38:22

22“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

Ps 33:7

7He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
he put the deeps in storehouses.

2Pet 3:7

7But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the godless.

Hos 13:12

12Ephraim's iniquity is bound up;
his sin is kept in store.

Amos 3:10

10They do not know how to do right, says the Lord,
those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.

Rom 2:5

5But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Prov 2:7

7he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly,

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