2 Chronicles 27:4
New International Version
He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.

New Living Translation
He built towns in the hill country of Judah and constructed fortresses and towers in the wooded areas.

English Standard Version
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and forts and towers on the wooded hills.

Berean Study Bible
He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

King James Bible
Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

New King James Version
Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built fortresses and towers.

New American Standard Bible
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.

NASB 1995
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.

NASB 1977
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.

Amplified Bible
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built fortresses and towers.

Christian Standard Bible
He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

American Standard Version
Moreover he built cities in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he built cities in the land of Yehuda, and in Kharshath he built castles and towers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the mountain of Juda, and in the woods, he built both dwelling-places and towers.

Contemporary English Version
He built towns in the mountains of Judah and built fortresses and defense towers in the forests.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Juda, and castles and towers in the forests.

English Revised Version
Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Good News Translation
In the mountains of Judah he built cities, and in the forests he built forts and towers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He built cities in the hills of Judah, and he built forts and towers in the wooded areas.

International Standard Version
He also built cities in the hill country of Judah, along with fortresses and guard towers in the forests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover he built cities in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forest he built castles and towers.

Literal Standard Version
and he has built cities in the hill-country of Judah, and he has built palaces and towers in the forests.

NET Bible
He built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

New Heart English Bible
Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built fortresses and towers.

World English Bible
Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Young's Literal Translation
and cities he hath built in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he hath built palaces and towers.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jotham Reigns in Judah
3Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD, and he worked extensively on the wall at the hill of Ophel. 4He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests. 5Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and defeated them, and that year they gave him a hundred talents of silver, ten thousand cors of wheat, and ten thousand cors of barley. They paid him the same in the second and third years.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem, and he built up cities for defense in Judah.

2 Chronicles 27:5
Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and defeated them, and that year they gave him a hundred talents of silver, ten thousand cors of wheat, and ten thousand cors of barley. They paid him the same in the second and third years.


Treasury of Scripture

Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

he built cities

2 Chronicles 11:5-10
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah…

2 Chronicles 14:7
Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

2 Chronicles 26:9,10
Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them…

the mountains

Joshua 14:12,13
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said…

Luke 1:39
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

castles and towers.









(4) Moreover.--Literally, and cities built he in the hill region of Judah. (Comp. 2Chronicles 26:10.)

Castles.--Biraniyoth; a term explained at 2Chronicles 17:12. The contemporary prophets denounced the popular confidence in "fenced cities" as a kind of treason against Jehovah, who was Himself the shield and fortress of His people (Psalm 18:1; Isaiah 12:2). "Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth palaces; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof" (Hosea 8:14. Comp. Isaiah 2:15; Isaiah 17:3-4).

Verse 4. - The mountains of Judah; Hebrew, בְּהַר; Revised Version, hill country of Judah, the Hebrew text being in the singular number (compare particularly Joshua 9:1, where the Har is evidently placed in contrast with the Shefelah). Castles; Hebrew, בִּירָנִיּות (so 2 Chronicles 17:12). The meaning is that he built forts (Isaiah 2:15; Hosea 8:14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He also built
בָּנָ֖ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

cities
וְעָרִ֥ים (wə·‘ā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

in the hill country
בְּהַר־ (bə·har-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and fortresses
בִּֽירָנִיּ֖וֹת (bî·rā·nî·yō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1003: A fortress, fortified place

and towers
וּמִגְדָּלִֽים׃ (ū·miḡ·dā·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers

in the forests.
וּבֶחֳרָשִׁ֣ים (ū·ḇe·ḥo·rā·šîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2793: Horesh -- a forest


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