2 Chronicles 32:3
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New International Version
he consulted with his officials and military staff about blocking off the water from the springs outside the city, and they helped him.

New Living Translation
he consulted with his officials and military advisers, and they decided to stop the flow of the springs outside the city.

English Standard Version
he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him.

New American Standard Bible
he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him.

King James Bible
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so he consulted with his officials and his warriors about stopping up the waters of the springs that were outside the city, and they helped him.

International Standard Version
he developed a plan with his commanders and his elite forces to cut off the water supply from the springs that were outside the city, and they helped him to carry it out.

NET Bible
he consulted with his advisers and military officers about stopping up the springs outside the city, and they supported him.

New Heart English Bible
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the springs which were outside of the city; and they helped him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he, his officers, and his military staff made plans to stop the water from flowing out of the springs outside the city. They helped him do it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city; and they helped him.

New American Standard 1977
he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were outside the city, and they helped him.

King James 2000 Bible
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were outside the city: and they did help him.

American King James Version
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.

American Standard Version
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city; and they helped him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He took counsel with the princes, and the most valiant men, to stop up the heads of the springs, that were without the city: and as they were all of this mind,

Darby Bible Translation
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the fountains of waters that were outside the city; and they helped him.

English Revised Version
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city; and they helped him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they helped him.

World English Bible
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the springs which were outside of the city; and they helped him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he taketh counsel with his heads and his mighty ones, to stop the waters of the fountains that are at the outside of the city -- and they help him,
Study Bible
Sennacherib Invades Judah
2Now when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and that he intended to make war on Jerusalem, 3he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him. 4So many people assembled and stopped up all the springs and the stream which flowed through the region, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find abundant water?"…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:2
Now when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and that he intended to make war on Jerusalem,

2 Chronicles 32:4
So many people assembled and stopped up all the springs and the stream which flowed through the region, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find abundant water?"

Isaiah 22:11
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.

Nahum 3:14
Draw for yourself water for the siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Go into the clay and tread the mortar! Take hold of the brick mold!
Treasury of Scripture

He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.

took counsel

2 Chronicles 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation …

2 Kings 18:20 You say, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength …

Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of …

Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 24:6 For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of …

Isaiah 40:13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has taught him?

Romans 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?

to stop

2 Kings 20:20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how …

Isaiah 22:8-11 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in that …

Verse 3. - To stop the waters of the fountains... without the city. These fountains or springs were probably those represented by En Rogel, on the Ophel spur or very large mound, or fortified hill (mistranslated possibly from that circumstance "tower," in 2 Kings 5:24; Isaiah 32:14), on the southeast of the temple. The object of Hezekiah is obvious enough. The word (סָתַּם) for "stopping" occurs in all thirteen times - twice in piel in Genesis, once in niph. in Nehemiah, and ten times in kal in Kings, Chronicles, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Psalms. It is for all material purposes very uniformly rendered in all these places by the word "stop" eight times, and otherwise "shut" or "closed," or to carry a derived meaning, "hidden" or "secret." If the word "shut" or "shut off" were employed, it would fit every occasion. So we are not told here how he stopped the fountain or fountains, but that he shut the waters off from one direction and guided them into another, vie. by a conduit running westward from the springs and the Gihon (i.e. the brook) flowing naturally down the Tyropoean valley to a pool prepared for it in the city (see our ver. 30; and 2 Kings 18:17; 2 Kings 20:20; Ecclus, 48:17; and Conder's 'Handbook to the Bible,' p. 339). This pool was very probably none other than the pool of Siloam. He took counsel with his princes, and his mighty men,.... With his nobles, and the officers of his army, what steps should be taken to resist, retard, and distress the enemy, and among the rest what follows was proposed:

to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city; that so the Assyrian army would find it difficult to supply themselves with water, which was an article of great importance:

and they did help him; to stop the fountains, not only with their advice how to do it, but with their men, their servants, who assisted those that Hezekiah employed in this work. 32:1-23 Those who trust God with their safety, must use proper means, else they tempt him. God will provide, but so must we also. Hezekiah gathered his people together, and spake comfortably to them. A believing confidence in God, will raise us above the prevailing fear of man. Let the good subjects and soldiers of Jesus Christ, rest upon his word, and boldly say, Since God is for us, who can be against us? By the favour of God, enemies are lost, and friends gained.
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