2 Chronicles 32:6
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New International Version
He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them before him in the square at the city gate and encouraged them with these words:

New Living Translation
He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them before him in the square at the city gate. Then Hezekiah encouraged them by saying:

English Standard Version
And he set combat commanders over the people and gathered them together to him in the square at the gate of the city and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,

New American Standard Bible
He appointed military officers over the people and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,

King James Bible
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He set military commanders over the people and gathered the people in the square of the city gate. Then he encouraged them, saying,

International Standard Version
He appointed military officers to take charge of the people, who gathered them together in the square near the city gate and spoke to them encouragingly,

NET Bible
He appointed military officers over the army and assembled them in the square at the city gate. He encouraged them, saying,

New Heart English Bible
He set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably to them, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He appointed military commanders over the troops and gathered the commanders in the square by the city gate. He spoke these words of encouragement:

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying:

New American Standard 1977
And he appointed military officers over the people, and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he set captains of war over the people and gathered them together to him in the plaza of the gate of the city and spoke unto their heart, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,

American King James Version
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably to them, saying,

American Standard Version
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he appointed captains of the soldiers of the army: and he called them all together in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke to their heart, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And he set captains of war over the people, and assembled them to him on the open place at the gate of the city, and spoke consolingly to them saying,

English Revised Version
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And he set captains of war over the people, and assembled them to him in the street of the gate of the city, and encouraged them, saying,

World English Bible
He set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably to them, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And he putteth heads of war over the people, and gathereth them unto him, unto the broad place of a gate of the city, and speaketh unto their heart, saying,
Study Bible
Sennacherib Invades Judah
5And he took courage and rebuilt all the wall that had been broken down and erected towers on it, and built another outside wall and strengthened the Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great number. 6He appointed military officers over the people and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying, 7"Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 30:22
Then Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good insight in the things of the LORD. So they ate for the appointed seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the LORD God of their fathers.

Isaiah 28:6
A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.
Treasury of Scripture

And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably to them, saying,

he set captains

2 Chronicles 17:14-19 And these are the numbers of them according to the house of their …

1 Chronicles 27:3,4 Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of the …

in the street

Ezra 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together …

Nehemiah 8:1-3,16 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the …

comfortably to them [heb] to their heart

2 Chronicles 30:22 And Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites that taught the …

Genesis 34:3 And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved …

Isaiah 40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare …

(6) Captains of war.--Literally, captains of battles: a phrase found here only.

In the street.--Into the open space. In like manner, "the open space that was before the water gate" is mentioned in Nehemiah 8:1; Nehemiah 8:16.

The gate.--Which gate we are not told; but the

LXX. reads, ??? ???????? ??? ????? ??? ????????, "the broad place of the gate of the ravine."

Spake comfortably to them.--Encouraged them. 2Chronicles 30:22. (See margin.)

Verse 6. - The street of the gate; translate, the wide area at the gate, etc.; what gate is not specified, but presumably either "the gate of Ephraim," which would be the one opposed to the camp of the besiegers, or possibly "the comer gate" (2 Chronicles 25:23; and Courier's 'Handbook,' pp. 343-345). And he set captains of war over the people,.... To teach them the exercises of war, to lead them on against the enemy, to direct them where to stand, and what to do in defence of the city:

and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city; the street which led to the gate, and was large and commodious to assemble the people in:

and spake comfortably to them; to animate and encourage them to hold out the siege, and do all they could to repel the enemy;

saying; as follows. 6. he … gathered them together … in the street—that is, the large open space at the gate of Eastern cities. Having equipped his soldiers with a full suit of military accoutrements, he addressed them in an animated strain, dwelling on the motives they had to inspire courage and confidence of success, especially on their consciousness of the favor and helping power of God.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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