Nehemiah 2:15
New International Version
so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate.

New Living Translation
So, though it was still dark, I went up the Kidron Valley instead, inspecting the wall before I turned back and entered again at the Valley Gate.

English Standard Version
Then I went up in the night by the valley and inspected the wall, and I turned back and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned.

Berean Study Bible
so I went up the valley by night and inspected the wall. Then I headed back and reentered through the Valley Gate.

New American Standard Bible
So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned.

King James Bible
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

Christian Standard Bible
So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.

Contemporary English Version
So I went down to Kidron Valley and looked at the wall from there. Then before daylight I returned to the city through Valley Gate.

Good News Translation
so I went down into Kidron Valley and rode along, looking at the wall. Then I returned the way I had come and went back into the city through the Valley Gate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.

International Standard Version
I traveled the valley by night to inspect the wall, returning through the Valley Gate.

NET Bible
I continued up the valley during the night, inspecting the wall. Then I turned back and came to the Valley Gate, and so returned.

New Heart English Bible
Then went I up in the night by the wadi, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I went through the valley that night and examined the wall. Then I turned back, entered Valley Gate, and returned.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then went I up in the night in the valley, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

New American Standard 1977
So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then went I up in the night by the brook and considered the wall and turned back and entered by the gate of the valley and so returned.

King James 2000 Bible
Then went I up in the night by the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

American King James Version
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

American Standard Version
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I went up by the wall of the brook by night, and mourned over the wall, and passed through the gate of the valley, and returned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I went up in the night by the torrent, and viewed the wall, and going back I came to the gate of the valley, and returned.

Darby Bible Translation
And I went up in the night through the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the valley-gate and returned.

English Revised Version
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I went up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

World English Bible
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.

Young's Literal Translation
and I am going up through the brook by night, and am measuring about the wall, and turn back, and come in through the gate of the valley, and turn back.
Study Bible
Nehemiah Inspects the Walls
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. 16The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, for I had not yet told the Jews or priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.…
Cross References
John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where they entered a garden.

2 Chronicles 26:9
Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the angle in the wall, and he fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:16
The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, for I had not yet told the Jews or priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.

Treasury of Scripture

Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

the brook.

2 Samuel 15:23
And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.

Jeremiah 31:38-40
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner…

John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

Nehemiah 2:13
And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.







Lexicon
so I
וָאֱהִ֨י (wā·’ĕ·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

went up
עֹלֶ֤ה (‘ō·leh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the valley
בַנַּ֙חַל֙ (ḇan·na·ḥal)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft

by night
לַ֔יְלָה (lay·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

and
וָאֱהִ֥י (wā·’ĕ·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

inspected
שֹׂבֵ֖ר (śō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7663: To scrutinize, to expect

the wall.
בַּחוֹמָ֑ה (ba·ḥō·w·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection

Then I headed back
וָאָשׁ֗וּב (wā·’ā·šūḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

and reentered
וָאָב֛וֹא (wā·’ā·ḇō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

through the Valley
הַגַּ֖יְא (hag·gay)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1516: A valley

Gate.
בְּשַׁ֥עַר (bə·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate
(15) By the gate of the valley, and so returned.--The itineration seems to have completed the circuit of the walls.

Verse 15. - By the brook. "The brook Kidron," which skirted the city on the east. From this he would be able to "look up at the eastern wall" along its whole length, and see its condition. Following the brook, he was brought to the north-eastern angle of the city; on reaching which he seems to have "turned back" towards the point from which he had started, and skirting the northern wall, to have re-entered by the gate of the valley. 2:9-18 When Nehemiah had considered the matter, he told the Jews that God had put it into his heart to build the wall of Jerusalem. He does not undertake to do it without them. By stirring up ourselves and one another to that which is good, we strengthen ourselves and one another for it. We are weak in our duty, when we are cold and careless.
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