|New International Version (© 2011)|
It was Hezekiah who blocked the upper outlet of the Gihon spring and channeled the water down to the west side of the City of David. He succeeded in everything he undertook.
King James Bible
This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
American Standard Version
This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper spring of the waters of Gihon, and brought them straight down on the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
Young's Literal Translation
And Hezekiah himself hath stopped the upper source of the waters of Gihon, and directeth them beneath to the west of the city of David, and Hezekiah prospereth in all his work;
2 Chronicles 32:30 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The upper watercourse - He made canals to bring the waters of Gihon from the west side of Jerusalem to the west side of the city of David.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Hezekiah Or, `Hezekiah stopped the upper going out (motza, i.e., the egress into the open air,) of the waters of Gihon, and brought them underneath, (lemattah, by a subterraneous course.) to the west of the city of David:' See Note on
1 Kings 1:45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from there rejoicing...
2 Chronicles 32:4 So there was gathered much people together, who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the middle of the land...
Isaiah 22:9-11 You have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool...
1 Kings 1:33,38,45 The king also said to them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride on my own mule...
Joshua 1:7,8 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you...
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...
2 Chronicles 32:30 Parallel CommentariesBlocked City Closed David Directed Gihon Hezekiah Hezeki'ah Higher Outlet Prospered Side Spring Stopped Straight Succeeded Upper Water Watercourse Waters West WorksBlocked City Closed David Directed Gihon Hezekiah Hezeki'ah Higher Outlet Prospered Side Spring Stopped Straight Succeeded Upper Water Watercourse Waters West WorksTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Kings 1:33 he said to them: "Take your lord's servants with you and have Solomon my son mount my own mule and take him down to Gihon.
2 Kings 20:20 As for the other events of Hezekiah's reign, all his achievements and how he made the pool and the tunnel by which he brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
2 Chronicles 32:4 They gathered a large group of people who blocked all the springs and the stream that flowed through the land. "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find plenty of water?" they said.