Nehemiah 2:15
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New International Version
so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate.

New Living Translation
So, though it was still dark, I went up the Kidron Valley instead, inspecting the wall before I turned back and entered again at the Valley Gate.

English Standard Version
Then I went up in the night by the valley and inspected the wall, and I turned back and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned.

New American Standard Bible
So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned.

King James Bible
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.

International Standard Version
I traveled the valley by night to inspect the wall, returning through the Valley Gate.

NET Bible
I continued up the valley during the night, inspecting the wall. Then I turned back and came to the Valley Gate, and so returned.

New Heart English Bible
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I went through the valley that night and examined the wall. Then I turned back, entered Valley Gate, and returned.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then went I up in the night in the valley, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

New American Standard 1977
So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then went I up in the night by the brook and considered the wall and turned back and entered by the gate of the valley and so returned.

King James 2000 Bible
Then went I up in the night by the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

American King James Version
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

American Standard Version
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I went up in the night by the torrent, and viewed the wall, and going back I came to the gate of the valley, and returned.

Darby Bible Translation
And I went up in the night through the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the valley-gate and returned.

English Revised Version
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I went up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

World English Bible
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

Young's Literal Translation
and I am going up through the brook by night, and am measuring about the wall, and turn back, and come in through the gate of the valley, and turn back.
Study Bible
Nehemiah Inspects the Walls
14Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. 15So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned. 16The officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials or the rest who did the work.…
Cross References
John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where they entered a garden.

2 Chronicles 26:9
Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the corner buttress and fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:16
The officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials or the rest who did the work.
Treasury of Scripture

Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

the brook. The brook Kidron

2 Samuel 15:23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed …

Jeremiah 31:38-40 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that the city shall be built …

John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples …

the gate (The gate leading to the valley of Jehoshaphat, east of the city, through which the brook Kidron flows. It was by this gate he went out; so that he went round the whole of the city, and entered by the same gate.)

Nehemiah 2:13 And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the …

(15) By the gate of the valley, and so returned.--The itineration seems to have completed the circuit of the walls.

Verse 15. - By the brook. "The brook Kidron," which skirted the city on the east. From this he would be able to "look up at the eastern wall" along its whole length, and see its condition. Following the brook, he was brought to the north-eastern angle of the city; on reaching which he seems to have "turned back" towards the point from which he had started, and skirting the northern wall, to have re-entered by the gate of the valley. Then went I up in the night by the brook,.... The brook Kidron:

and viewed the wall; that was on that side:

and turned back; did not go quite round the wall, the way perhaps being obstructed with rubbish, and was unpassable or he had not time to do it:

and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned; into the city, the same way he went out of it, Nehemiah 2:13. 15. Then went I up … by the brook—that is, Kedron.

and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned—the gate leading to the valley of Jehoshaphat, east of the city. He went out by this gate, and having made the circuit of the city, went in by it again [Barclay, City of the Great King].2:9-18 When Nehemiah had considered the matter, he told the Jews that God had put it into his heart to build the wall of Jerusalem. He does not undertake to do it without them. By stirring up ourselves and one another to that which is good, we strengthen ourselves and one another for it. We are weak in our duty, when we are cold and careless.
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