A watchman stationed on a wall (2Sam 18:24; Song 5:7) or in a watchtower (2Chr 20:24) whose task it was to warn of approaching danger (Ezek 33:2-6; Ps 127:1). Sentinels also guarded the fields and vineyards, especially during harvest season (Isa 5:2; Job 27:18). The term is often used in a figurative or symbolic sense (Isa 62:6; Ezek 3:17; Ezek 33:7-9; Mic 7:4).

2Sam 18:24

24Now David was sitting between the two gates. The sentinel went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and when he looked up, he saw a man running alone.

Song 5:7

7Making their rounds in the city
the sentinels found me;
they beat me, they wounded me,
they took away my mantle,
those sentinels of the walls.

2Chr 20:24

24When Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; they were corpses lying on the ground; no one had escaped.

Ezek 33:2-6

2O Mortal, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one of their number as their sentinel;3and if ... View more

Ps 127:1

God's Blessings in the Home
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.
1Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city, ... View more

Isa 5:2

2He dug it and cleared it of stones,
and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
and hewed out a wine vat in it;
he expected it ... View more

Job 27:18

18They build their houses like nests,
like booths made by sentinels of the vineyard.

Isa 62:6

6Upon your walls, O Jerusalem,
I have posted sentinels;
all day and all night
they shall never be silent.
You who remind the Lord,
take no rest,

Ezek 3:17

17Mortal, I have made you a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

Ezek 33:7-9

7So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.8If I say to the wi ... View more

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

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