New International Version
Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the LORD and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel.
King James Bible
He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
Darby Bible Translation
It was he who built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
World English Bible
He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, and in the wall of Ophel he hath built abundantly;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
On the wall of Ophel - The wall, says the Targum, of the interior palace. Ophel was some part of the wall of Jerusalem, that was most pregnable, and therefore Jotham fortified it in a particular manner.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ophel. or, the tower `The wall,' says the Targum, `of the interior palace.' Ophel appears to have been a tower, or fort, on the city wall, in which we read `the Nehthinim dwelt.'
'So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.'--2 CHRON. xxvii 6. This King Jotham is one of the obscurer of the Jewish monarchs, and we know next to nothing about him. The most memorable event in his reign is that 'in the year when King Uzziah,' his father, 'died,' and consequently in Jotham's first year, Isaiah saw the Lord sitting in the Temple on the empty throne, and had the lips which were to utter so many immortal words touched with fire from the altar. Whether …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
2 Kings 15:35
The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 33:14
Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate and encircling the hill of Ophel; he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.
and the temple servants living on the hill of Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.
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