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I dug ponds to irrigate them.
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And I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood of the young trees,
Nehemiah 2:14 And I passed to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's aqueduct, and there was no place for the beast on which I rode to pass.
Songs 7:4 Thy neck as a tower of ivory. Thy eyes like the fishpools in Hesebon, which are in the gate of the daughter of the multitude. Thy nose is as the tower of Libanus, that looketh toward Damascus.
Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
Jeremiah 17:8 And he shall be as a tree that is planted by the waters, that spreadeth out its roots towards moisture: and it shall not fear when the heat cometh. And the leaf thereof shall be green, and in the time of drought it shall not be solicitous, neither shall it cease at any time to bring forth fruit.
ContextThe Futility of Pleasure
…5I made gardens, and orchards, and set them with trees of all kinds, 6And I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood of the young trees,7I got me menservants, and maidservants, and had a great family: and herds of oxen, and great flocks of sheep, above all that were before me in Jerusalem:…
And a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, to give me timber that I may cover the gates of the tower of the house, and the walls of the city, and the house that I shall enter into. And the king gave me according to the good hand of my God with me.
And I passed to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's aqueduct, and there was no place for the beast on which I rode to pass.
And the gate of the fountain, Sellum, the son of Cholhoza, built, lord of the street of Maspha: he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks, and the bars, and the walls of the pool of Siloe unto the king's guard, and unto the steps that go down from the city of David.
After him built Nehemiah the son of Azboc, lord of half the street of Bethsur, as far as over against the sepulchre of David, and to the pool, that was built with great labour, and to the house of the mighty.
Additional TranslationsI built reservoirs to water my groves of flourishing trees.I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that brings forth trees:
I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared;
I made me pools of water, to water from them the timber-bearing wood.
I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood, where the trees are reared.
I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared:
I made me pools of water, to water with them the wood that bringeth forth trees:
I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.
I made for me pools of water, to water from them a forest shooting forth trees.
Jump to PreviousFlourishing Forest Forth Groves Growing Ponds Pools Reared Shooting Springing Therefrom Therewith Trees Water Wood Woods Young
Jump to NextFlourishing Forest Forth Groves Growing Ponds Pools Reared Shooting Springing Therefrom Therewith Trees Water Wood Woods Young
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