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He removed his protection from Judah.[a]
    In that day, you looked for additional weapons
    from the storehouse of the Forest of Lebanon.[b]
You discovered the many breaches in the City of David,
    and you collected water in the lower pool.[c]
10 You inspected the houses in Jerusalem
    and tore some down to fortify the wall.

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  1. Isaiah 22:8 Or “He (the invading army) has taken away Judah’s covering.”
  2. Isaiah 22:8 Or “the House of the Forest,” likely a royal armory mentioned in 1 Kings 10:17. A forest is often a metaphor for humanity. See Song. 2:3; Isa. 55:12.
  3. Isaiah 22:9 Possibly the Pool of Siloam.

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