Nehemiah 2:14
New International Version
Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through;

New Living Translation
Then I went to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but my donkey couldn’t get through the rubble.

English Standard Version
Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but there was no room for the animal that was under me to pass.

Berean Study Bible
Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no room for the animal under me to get through;

King James Bible
Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

New King James Version
Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but there was no room for the animal under me to pass.

New American Standard Bible
Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass.

NASB 1995
Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass.

NASB 1977
Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass.

Amplified Bible
Then I passed over to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but there was no place for the animal that I was riding to pass.

Christian Standard Bible
I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but farther down it became too narrow for my animal to go through.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but farther down it became too narrow for my animal to go through.

American Standard Version
Then I went on to the fountain gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I passed by the Gate of the Valley and to the Pool of the King, and there was no place for the beast to pass there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I passed on to the fountain gate, and to the king's pool; and there was no room for the beast to pass under me.

Contemporary English Version
On the east side of the city, I headed north to Fountain Gate and King's Pool, but then the trail became too narrow for my donkey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
Then I went on to the fountain gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

Good News Translation
Then on the east side of the city I went north to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool. The donkey I was riding could not find any path through the rubble,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Passing through Fountain Gate, I arrived at King's Pool, but the animal I was riding couldn't get through.

International Standard Version
I proceeded to the Fountain Gate, and then to the King's Pool, but there wasn't sufficient clearance for the animal I was riding to pass.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then I went on to the fountain gate and to the king's pool; but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

Literal Standard Version
And I pass over to the Fountain Gate, and to the King’s Pool, and there is no place for the beast under me to pass over,

NET Bible
I passed on to the Gate of the Well and the King's Pool, where there was not enough room for my animal to pass with me.

New Heart English Bible
Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King?s Pool, but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass.

World English Bible
Then I went on to the spring gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass.

Young's Literal Translation
And I pass over unto the gate of the fountain, and unto the pool of the king, and there is no place for the beast under me to pass over,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nehemiah Inspects the Walls
13So I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Well of the Serpent and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and the gates that had been destroyed by fire. 14Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no room for the animal under me to get through; 15so I went up the valley by night and inspected the wall. Then I headed back and reentered through the Valley Gate.…

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 3:15
The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt it, roofed it, and installed its doors, bolts, and bars. He also repaired the wall of the Pool of Shelah near the king's garden, as far as the stairs that descend from the City of David.

Nehemiah 12:37
At the Fountain Gate they climbed the steps of the City of David on the ascent to the wall and passed above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.

Ecclesiastes 2:6
I built reservoirs to water my groves of flourishing trees.


Treasury of Scripture

Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

Nehemiah 3:15
But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.

2 Kings 18:17
And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.

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?









(14) The gate of the fountain of Siloah (Nehemiah 3:15), called also "the king's pool."

Verse 14. - The gate of the fountain. A gate near the pool of Siloam (which, though bearing that name in Nehemiah 3:15, seems to be here called "the king's pool" ); perhaps the "gate between two walls of 2 Kings 25:4. There was no place for the beast that was under me to pass. The accumulated rubbish blocked the way. The animal could not proceed. Nehemiah therefore dismounted, and "in the night, dark as it was, pursued his way on foot.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I went on
וָאֶֽעֱבֹר֙ (wā·’e·‘ĕ·ḇōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the Fountain
הָעַ֔יִן (hā·‘a·yin)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

Gate
שַׁ֣עַר (ša·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

and the King’s
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

Pool,
בְּרֵכַ֖ת (bə·rê·ḵaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1295: A pool, pond

but [there was] no
וְאֵין־ (wə·’ên-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

room
מָק֥וֹם (mā·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

for the animal
לַבְּהֵמָ֖ה (lab·bə·hê·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

under me
תַּחְתָּֽי׃ (taḥ·tāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

to get through;
לַעֲבֹ֥ר (la·‘ă·ḇōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on


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