New International Version
he consulted with his officials and military staff about blocking off the water from the springs outside the city, and they helped him.
King James Bible
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.
Darby Bible Translation
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the fountains of waters that were outside the city; and they helped him.
World English Bible
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the springs which were outside of the city; and they helped him.
Young's Literal Translation
and he taketh counsel with his heads and his mighty ones, to stop the waters of the fountains that are at the outside of the city -- and they help him,
2 Chronicles 32:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When Hezekiah saw - This was in the fourteenth year of the reign of Hezekiah; and at first the Jewish king bought him off at the great price of three hundred talents of silver, and thirty talents of gold; and even emptied his own treasures, and spoiled the house of the Lord, to gratify the oppressive avarice of the Assyrian king. See the whole account, 2 Kings 18:13, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Strange Reward for Faithfulness
After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came.'--2 CHRON. XXXII. 1. The Revised Version gives a much more accurate and significant rendering of a part of these words. It reads: 'After these things and this faithfulness, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came.' What are 'these things' and 'this faithfulness'? The former are the whole of the events connected with the religious reformation in Judah, which King Hezekiah inaugurated and carried through so brilliantly …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
2 Chronicles 32:2
When Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and that he intended to wage war against Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 32:4
They gathered a large group of people who blocked all the springs and the stream that flowed through the land. "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find plenty of water?" they said.
You built a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the Old Pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or have regard for the One who planned it long ago.
Draw water for the siege, strengthen your defenses! Work the clay, tread the mortar, repair the brickwork!
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