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2 Kings 18:8

    2 Kings 18:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He smote the Philistines, even to Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He overcame the Philistines as far as Gaza and its limits, from the tower of the watchman to the walled town.

    Webster's Revision

    He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

    World English Bible

    He struck the Philistines to Gaza and its borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He smote the Philistines unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 18:8

    Fenced - Fortified; protected.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 18:8

    From the tower of the watchmen - See the same words, 2 Kings 17:9 (note). It seems a proverbial mode of expression: he reduced every kind of fortification; nothing was able to stand before him.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 18:8

    Sargon had established the complete dominion of Assyria over the Philistines. Hence, the object of Hezekiah's Philistine campaign was not so much conquest as opposition to the Assyrian power. How successful it was is indicated in the Assyrian records by the number of towns in this quarter which Sennacherib recovered before he proceeded against Jerusalem.