Isaiah 22:9
New International Version
You saw that the walls of the City of David were broken through in many places; you stored up water in the Lower Pool.

New Living Translation
You inspect the breaks in the walls of Jerusalem. You store up water in the lower pool.

English Standard Version
and you saw that the breaches of the city of David were many. You collected the waters of the lower pool,

Berean Study Bible
You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the City of David. You collected water from the lower pool.

New American Standard Bible
And you saw that the breaches In the wall of the city of David were many; And you collected the waters of the lower pool.

King James Bible
Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

Christian Standard Bible
You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the city of David. You collected water from the lower pool.

Contemporary English Version
You saw the holes in the outer wall of Jerusalem, and you brought water from the lower pool.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the city of David. You collected water from the lower pool.

International Standard Version
and saw that there were many breaches in the City of David. So you stored up water from the Lower Pool,

NET Bible
You saw the many breaks in the walls of the city of David; you stored up water in the lower pool.

New Heart English Bible
You saw the breaches of the City of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will see how many places in David's wall are broken. You will store water in the Lower Pool.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

New American Standard 1977
And you saw that the breaches In the wall of the city of David were many; And you collected the waters of the lower pool.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have also seen the breaches of the city of David that they are multiplied, and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And ye saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall uncover the secret places of the houses of the citadel of David: and they saw that they were many, and that one had turned the water of the old pool into the city;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall see the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and you have gathered together the waters of the lower pool,

Darby Bible Translation
and ye have seen the breaches of the city of David, that they are many; and ye have gathered together the waters of the lower pool;

English Revised Version
And ye saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye collected the waters of the lower pool.

World English Bible
You saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

Young's Literal Translation
And the breaches of the city of David ye have seen, For they have become many, And ye gather the waters of the lower pool,
Study Bible
The Valley of Vision
8He has uncovered the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest. 9You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the City of David. You collected water from the lower pool. 10You counted the houses of Jerusalem and tore them down to strengthen the wall.…
Cross References
2 Kings 20:20
As for the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, along with all his might and how he constructed the pool and the tunnel to bring water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Nehemiah 3:16
Beyond him, Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of a half-district of Beth-zur, made repairs up to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Mighty.

Isaiah 22:10
You counted the houses of Jerusalem and tore them down to strengthen the wall.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

2 Kings 20:20
And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Chronicles 32:1-6,30
After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself…







Lexicon
You saw
רְאִיתֶ֖ם (rə·’î·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

there were many
רָ֑בּוּ (rāb·bū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

breaches
בְּקִיעֵ֧י (bə·qî·‘ê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1233: Fissure, breach

in the walls of the City
עִיר־ (‘îr-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of David.
דָּוִ֛ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

You collected
וַֽתְּקַבְּצ֔וּ (wat·tə·qab·bə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6908: To gather, collect

water
מֵ֥י (mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

from the lower
הַתַּחְתּוֹנָֽה׃ (hat·taḥ·tō·w·nāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8481: Lower, lowest

pool.
הַבְּרֵכָ֖ה (hab·bə·rê·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1295: A pool, pond
(9) Ye have seen also the breaches . . .--The prophet paints the hasty preparations for defence. So in 2Chronicles 32:5 : "Hezekiah built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers," and added an outer line of defence. The "city of David" is, of course, the fortress of Zion.

The waters of the lower pool.--This was the Lower Gihon, now the Birket-es-Sultan. The operation is described more fully in 2Chronicles 32:3-4. Its object was to stop the outflow of the streams, and gather them into a reservoir, partly, of course, for the supply of the inhabitants during the siege, but still more that the Assyrian armies might find little or no water in the immediate neighbourhood of the city. Sargon, in his inscriptions, describes like preparations at Ashdod (Smith, Assyr. Discov., p. 291).

Verse 9. - Ye have seen also.... are many; rather, ye saw also were many. The breaches of the city of David. "The city of David" may be here a name for Jerusalem generally, as "the city where David dwelt" (Isaiah 29:1), or it may designate the eastern hill, where David fixed his residence (2 Samuel 5:7; Nehemiah 3:15, 16, 25; Nehemiah 12:37). In 2 Chronicles 32:5 we read that Hezekiah at this time "built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Mille in the city of David," where a particular part of Jerusalem seems certainly to be meant. Ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool. The arrangements made by Hezekiah with respect to the water-supply at the time of Sennacherib's invasion, seem to have been the following: He found on the north of the city, where the Assyrian attack was certain to be delivered, in the vicinity of the Damascus gate, a pool or reservoir (Isaiah 7:3), fed by a conduit from some natural source, which lay open and patent to view. The superfluous water ran off from it by a "brook" (2 Chronicles 32:4), which passed down the Tyropoeon valley, and joined the Kedron to the southeast of Ophel. His first step was to cover over and conceal the open reservoir, and also the" brook" which ran from it, at least as far as the northern city wall, to prevent their use by the Assyrians. He then further made a conduit underground (2 Chronicles 32:30) within the city, along the Tyropoeon depression, to a second reservoir, or "pool," also within the city, which could be freely used by the inhabitants (see ver. 11; and comp. Ecclus. 48:17). Further, it is probable that he carried a conduit from this second pool, under the temple area, to the" fount of the Virgin" on the eastern side of Ophel, and thence further conveyed the water by a tunnel through Ophel to the "pool of Siloam." (This last may be the work here alluded to.) The inscription recently discovered at this peel is probably of Hezekiah's time (see 'Quarterly Statement' of Palest. Expl. Fund for April, 1881, p. 70). 22:8-14 The weakness of Judah now appeared more than ever. Now also they discovered their carnal confidence and their carnal security. They looked to the fortifications. They made sure of water for the city. But they were regardless of God in all these preparations. They did not care for his glory in what they did. They did not depend upon him for a blessing on their endeavours. For every creature is to us what God makes it to be; and we must bless him for it, and use it for him. There was great contempt of God's wrath and justice, in contending with them. God's design was to humble them, and bring them to repentance. They walked contrary to this. Actual disbelief of another life after this, is at the bottom of the carnal security and brutish sensuality, which are the sin, the shame, and ruin of so great a part of mankind. God was displeased at this. It is a sin against the remedy, and it is not likely they should ever repent of it. Whether this unbelief works by presumption or despair, it produces the same contempt of God, and is a token that a man will perish wilfully.
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