Isaiah 22:10
New International Version
You counted the buildings in Jerusalem and tore down houses to strengthen the wall.

New Living Translation
You survey the houses and tear some down for stone to strengthen the walls.

English Standard Version
and you counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall.

Berean Study Bible
You counted the houses of Jerusalem and tore them down to strengthen the wall.

King James Bible
And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.

New King James Version
You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, And the houses you broke down To fortify the wall.

New American Standard Bible
Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem And tore down houses to fortify the wall.

NASB 1995
Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem And tore down houses to fortify the wall.

NASB 1977
Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem, And you tore down houses to fortify the wall.

Amplified Bible
Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem And you tore down the houses [to get materials] to fortify the city wall [by extending it].

Christian Standard Bible
You counted the houses of Jerusalem so that you could tear them down to fortify the wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You counted the houses of Jerusalem so that you could tear them down to fortify the wall.

American Standard Version
and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have filled the houses of Jerusalem and you have broken down houses that you may fortify the wall

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and that they had pulled down the houses of Jerusalem, to fortify the wall of the city.

Contemporary English Version
You counted the houses in Jerusalem and tore down some of them, so you could get stones to repair the city wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and broken down houses to fortify the wall.

English Revised Version
and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will count the houses in Jerusalem. You will tear down those houses in order to fortify the walls.

International Standard Version
counted the houses of Jerusalem, tore down certain houses to strengthen the wall,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye broke down the houses to fortify the wall;

Literal Standard Version
And you numbered the houses of Jerusalem, "" And you break down the houses to fortify the wall.

NET Bible
You counted the houses in Jerusalem, and demolished houses so you could have material to reinforce the wall.

New Heart English Bible
You also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who had done this, neither did you have respect for him who purposed it long ago.

World English Bible
You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall.

Young's Literal Translation
And the houses of Jerusalem ye did number, And ye break down the houses to fence the wall.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
9You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the City of David. You collected water from the lower pool. 10 You counted the houses of Jerusalem and tore them down to strengthen the wall. 11You built a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider Him who planned it long ago.…

Cross References
Isaiah 22:9
You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the City of David. You collected water from the lower pool.

Isaiah 22:11
You built a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider Him who planned it long ago.


Treasury of Scripture

And you have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have you broken down to fortify the wall.

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(10) Ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem.--The preparations for defence are continued. The houses were numbered that some might be pulled down and others left, as strategical plans might determine. (Comp. 2Chronicles 32:5.) So in what was probably a contemporary psalm we have, "Walk about Zion . . . tell the towers thereof . . . mark ye well her bulwarks" (Psalm 48:12). So in the later siege of Jerusalem houses were thrown down by (or, more accurately, on account of) the mounds that were employed by the besiegers (Jeremiah 33:4).

Verse 10. - Ye have numbered... have broken down; rather, ye numbered... ye broke down. The "numbering" was probably in order to see how many could be spared for pulling down. The repair of the walls with materials thus furnished was a sign of extreme haste and urgency. It would seem from vers. 7, 8 that the repairs were not begun until the town was invested.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You counted
סְפַרְתֶּ֑ם (sə·p̄ar·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate

the houses
בָּתֵּ֥י (bāt·tê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and tore them down
וַתִּתְֿצוּ֙ (wat·tiṯṣəw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5422: To pull down, break down

to strengthen
לְבַצֵּ֖ר (lə·ḇaṣ·ṣêr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1219: To cut off, make inaccessible, enclose

the wall.
הַחוֹמָֽה׃ (ha·ḥō·w·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection


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