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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And I went on to the fountain-gate, and to the king's pool; and there was no place for the beast 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:14 No place - The way being obstructed with heaps of rubbish.
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Kings 20:20
The rest of the events in Hezekiah's reign, including the extent of his power and how he built a pool and dug a tunnel to bring water into the city, are recorded in [The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.]
The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallum son of Col-hozeh, the leader of the Mizpah district. He rebuilt it, roofed it, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars. Then he repaired the wall of the pool of Siloam near the king's garden, and he rebuilt the wall as far as the stairs that descend from the City of David.
At the Fountain Gate they went straight up the steps on the ascent of the city wall toward the City of David. They passed the house of David and then proceeded to the Water Gate on the east.
I built reservoirs to collect the water to irrigate my many flourishing groves.
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