New International Reader's Version
8 The Lord made Judah a place where it wasn’t safe to live anymore.
At that time, you depended
on the weapons in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.
9 You saw that the walls of the City of David
were broken through in many places.
You stored up water
in the Lower Pool.
10 You picked out the weaker buildings in Jerusalem.
You tore them down and used their stones
to strengthen the city walls against attack.