New American Standard Bible
Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem And tore down houses to fortify the wall.
King James Bible
And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
Darby Bible Translation
and ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and have broken down the houses to fortify the wall;
World English Bible
You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall.
Young's Literal Translation
And the houses of Jerusalem ye did number, And ye break down the houses to fence the wall.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem - That is, you have taken an estimate of their number so as to ascertain how many can be spared to be pulled down to repair the walls; or you have made an estimate of the amount of materials for repairing the walls, which would be furnished by pulling down the houses in Jerusalem.
To fortify the wall - The houses in Jerusalem were built of stone, and therefore they would furnish appropriate materials for repairing the walls of the city. In 2 Chronicles 32:5, it is said that Hezekiah not only repaired the broken walls of the city on the approach of Sennacherib, but 'raised up the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.'
LibraryGihon, the Same with the Fountain of Siloam.
I. In 1 Kings 1:33,38, that which is, in the Hebrew, "Bring ye Solomon to Gihon: and they brought him to Gihon"; is rendered by the Chaldee, "Bring ye him to Siloam: and they brought him to Siloam." Where Kimchi thus; "Gihon is Siloam, and it is called by a double name. And David commanded, that they should anoint Solomon at Gihon for a good omen, to wit, that, as the waters of the fountain are everlasting, so might his kingdom be." So also the Jerusalem writers; "They do not anoint the king, but …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
And you saw that the breaches In the wall of the city of David were many; And you collected the waters of the lower pool.
And you made a reservoir between the two walls For the waters of the old pool. But you did not depend on Him who made it, Nor did you take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.
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