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Isaiah 22:10

    Isaiah 22:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have you broken down to fortify the wall.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you had the houses of Jerusalem numbered, pulling down the houses to make the wall stronger.

    Webster's Revision

    and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall;

    World English Bible

    You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 22:10

    And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem - That is, you have taken an estimate of their number so as to ascertain how many can be spared to be pulled down to repair the walls; or you have made an estimate of the amount of materials for repairing the walls, which would be furnished by pulling down the houses in Jerusalem.

    To fortify the wall - The houses in Jerusalem were built of stone, and therefore they would furnish appropriate materials for repairing the walls of the city. In 2 Chronicles 32:5, it is said that Hezekiah not only repaired the broken walls of the city on the approach of Sennacherib, but 'raised up the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.'

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 22:10

    22:10 Numbered - That they might exactly know their own strength. The houses - Which stood upon or without the walls, and so gave their enemies advantage, and hindered the fortifying the city.