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Nehemiah 2:13

    Nehemiah 2:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I went out by night, through the doorway of the valley, and past the dragon's water-spring as far as the place where waste material was put, viewing the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down, and the doorways which had been burned with fire.

    Webster's Revision

    And I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

    World English Bible

    I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates were consumed with fire.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the dragon's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

    Definitions for Nehemiah 2:13

    Dragon - Jackal; wild dog.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 2:13

    The dragon well - Perhaps so called because of the representation of a dragon, out of whose mouth the stream issued that proceeded from the well.

    Dung port - This was the gate on the eastern side of the city, through which the filth of the city was carried into the valley of Hinnom.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 2:13

    The gate of the valley - A gate opening on the valley of Hinnom, which skirted Jerusalem to the west and south. The exact position is uncertain; as is also that of "the dragon well."

    The dung port - The gate by which offal and excrements were conveyed out of the city, and placed eastward of the valley-gate.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 2:13

    2:13 I went - The footmen who accompanied him directing and leading him in the way. His design was to go round the city, to observe the compass and condition of the walls and gates, that he might make sufficient provisions for the work.