2 Kings 18:8
New International Version
From watchtower to fortified city, he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.

New Living Translation
He also conquered the Philistines as far distant as Gaza and its territory, from their smallest outpost to their largest walled city.

English Standard Version
He struck down the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.

Berean Study Bible
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city.

New American Standard Bible
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.

King James Bible
He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

Christian Standard Bible
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city.

Contemporary English Version
Hezekiah defeated the Philistine towns as far away as Gaza--from the smallest towns to the large, walled cities.

Good News Translation
He defeated the Philistines and raided their settlements, from the smallest village to the largest city, including Gaza and its surrounding territory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city.

International Standard Version
He attacked the Philistines, invading Gaza and its borders from watchtower to fortified garrison.

NET Bible
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from the watchtower to the city fortress.

New Heart English Bible
He struck the Philistines to Gaza and its borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He conquered the Philistines from the [smallest] watchtower to the [largest] fortified city all the way to Gaza and its territory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

New American Standard 1977
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the towers of the watchmen to the fenced city.

King James 2000 Bible
He struck the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

American King James Version
He smote the Philistines, even to Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

American Standard Version
He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He smote the Philistines even to Gaza, and to the border of it, from the tower of the watchmen even to the strong city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He smote the Philistines as far as Gaza, and all their borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

Darby Bible Translation
He smote the Philistines unto Gazah and its borders, from the watchmen's tower to the fortified city.

English Revised Version
He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

Webster's Bible Translation
He smote the Philistines, even to Gaza, and its borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

World English Bible
He struck the Philistines to Gaza and its borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

Young's Literal Translation
he hath smitten the Philistines unto Gaza, and its borders, from a tower of watchers unto the fenced city.
Study Bible
Hezekiah Destroys Idolatry in Judah
7And the LORD was with Hezekiah, and he prospered wherever he went. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to serve him. 8He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city. 9In the fourth year of Hezekiah's reign, which was the seventh year of the reign of Hoshea son of Elah over Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria marched against Samaria and besieged it.…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:9
The Israelites secretly did things against the LORD their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city, they built high places in all their cities.

2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines had also raided the cities of the foothills and the Negev of Judah, capturing and occupying Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, as well as Soco, Timnah, and Gimzo with their villages.

Isaiah 14:29
Do not rejoice, all you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken. For a viper will spring from the serpent's root, and a flying serpent from its egg.

Treasury of Scripture

He smote the Philistines, even to Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

the Philistines

1 Chronicles 4:41
And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture there for their flocks.

2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.

Isaiah 14:29
Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

Gaza [heb] Azzah

2 Kings 17:9
And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Chronicles 26:10
Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

Isaiah 5:2
And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.







Lexicon
He
הֽוּא־ (hū-)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

defeated
הִכָּ֧ה (hik·kāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

the Philistines
פְּלִשְׁתִּ֛ים (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

as
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

far as Gaza
עַזָּ֖ה (‘az·zāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5804: A Philistine city

and its borders,
גְּבוּלֶ֑יהָ (gə·ḇū·le·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

from
מִמִּגְדַּ֥ל (mim·miḡ·dal)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers

watchtower
נוֹצְרִ֖ים (nō·wṣ·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

fortified
מִבְצָֽר׃ (miḇ·ṣār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4013: A fortification, castle, fortified city, a defender

city.
עִ֥יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement
(8) He smote.--He it was who smote. The reduction of the Philistines was probably subsequent to the retreat of Sennacherib. (Comp. 2Chronicles 32:22; Isaiah 11:14.)

Unto Gaza.--The southernmost part of the Philistine territory.

From the tower of the watchmen . . . city.--See Note on 2Kings 17:9. The entire land of Philistia was ravaged by the Judean forces.

Verse 8. - He smote the Philistines. Hezekiah's Philistine war seems to have followed on an attempt which Sargon made to bring the whole country under the Assyrian dominion. Sargon attacked Philistia in B.C. 720, made Gaza and the other towns subject, and committed the custody of them to tributary kings, in whom he had confidence. But opposition soon manifested itself. Sargon's creatures were expelled - Akhimiti from Ash-clod, Padi from Ekron. Hezekiah assisted in this war of independence, attacked Sargon's viceroys, and helped the cities to free themselves. About the year B.C. 711 Sargon speaks of a league against Assyria, to which the parties were Philistia, Judaea, Edom, and Moab ('Eponym Canon,' p. 130). The Philistines, whom Hezekiah "smote," must be regarded as Assyrian partisans, whom he chastised in the interests of the national party. He did not seek conquests in Philistia for himself. Even unto Gaza. Gaza seems to have remained faithful to Assyria from its capture in B.C. 720. And the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen unto the fenced city. (On this expression, see the comment upon 2 Kings 17:9.) 18:1-8 Hezekiah was a true son of David. Some others did that which was right, but not like David. Let us not suppose that when times and men are bad, they must needs grow worse and worse; that does not follow: after many bad kings, God raised one up like David himself. The brazen serpent had been carefully preserved, as a memorial of God's goodness to their fathers in the wilderness; but it was idle and wicked to burn incense to it. All helps to devotion, not warranted by the word of God, interrupt the exercise of faith; they always lead to superstition and other dangerous evils. Human nature perverts every thing of this kind. True faith needs not such aids; the word of God, daily thought upon and prayed over, is all the outward help we need.
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