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2 Chronicles 27:3

    2 Chronicles 27:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He put up the higher doorway of the house of the Lord, and did much building on the wall of the Ophel.

    Webster's Revision

    He built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    World English Bible

    He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 27:3

    On the wall of Ophel - The wall, says the Targum, of the interior palace. Ophel was some part of the wall of Jerusalem, that was most pregnable, and therefore Jotham fortified it in a particular manner.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 27:3

    Ophel was the name given to the long, narrowish, rounded spur or promontory, which intervenes between the central valley of Jerusalem (the Tyropoeon) and the Kidron, or valley of Jehoshaphat. The anxiety of Uzziah and Jotham to fortify their territory indicates a fear of external attack, which at this time was probably felt mainly in connection with Samaria and Syria (2 Kings 15:37 note). The faithless trust put in fortifications was rebuked by the prophets of the time Hosea 8:14; Isaiah 2:15.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 27:3

    27:3 Built - Repaired it: for it was built before, chap.11:5.