5505 roads

5505 roads

Recognised routes for travellers, or streets in towns and cities. In biblical times travelling by road was recognised as dangerous.

Kinds of road

In the open country Ex 13:17-18; Ac 19:1 See also Ge 16:7; Nu 20:17; Dt 1:2; Jos 10:10-11; Jdg 21:19; 1Sa 17:52; Isa 15:5

In towns and cities Ac 9:11 See also Est 6:9; Jer 37:21

Activities associated with roads and streets

Travelling Jdg 5:10; 2Ki 2:23; Lk 9:57; Lk 10:30-33; Ac 8:36

Talking Lk 24:32 See also Dt 6:7; Mk 9:33; Lk 10:4; Lk 13:26

Waiting 1Sa 4:13; 2Sa 15:2; 1Ki 20:38

Helping others Dt 22:4; Dt 27:18; Lk 10:30-33

Leisure and play Zec 8:4-5

Begging Lk 18:35

Living on the streets Mt 22:9-10 pp Lk 14:21-23 See also Job 31:32

Prayer Mt 6:5

Idolatry 2Ch 28:24; Jer 44:17; Eze 16:25

Injustice and dishonesty Isa 59:14 See also Jer 5:1

Dangers of the road

Ezr 8:31 See also 1Ki 13:24; Ezr 8:22; Ecc 12:5; Pr 22:13; Hos 7:1; Lk 10:30-33

Troubled times affecting roads and streets

Ps 55:11; Na 2:4 See also Jos 2:19; Jer 6:25; Hos 6:9; Isa 5:25; Isa 33:7-8; Isa 51:20; Am 5:16

Roads and streets deserted Jdg 5:6 See also Jer 9:21; Jer 33:10; La 1:4; Zep 3:6

Escape Jer 48:19

The road back from exile

Isa 40:3 See also Isa 11:16; Isa 35:8; Isa 57:14

Roads used figuratively

Mt 7:13-14 See also Ge 49:17; Pr 15:19; Isa 59:8; Jer 3:2; Jer 18:15; Jer 31:21; Lk 3:5; Rev 22:2

Roads of special importance in the NT

The road to Emmaus Lk 24:13-32

The road to Damascus Ac 9:3-9,17; Ac 22:6; Ac 26:13

See also

5197walking
5256city
5263communication
5336highway
5586town
5590travel
5828danger
8168way, the

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