10 The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down the walls(A) around Jerusalem.

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but I said to the king, “May the king live forever!(A) Why should my face not look sad when the city(B) where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?(C)

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13 By night I went out through the Valley Gate(A) toward the Jackal[a] Well and the Dung Gate,(B) examining the walls(C) of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 2:13 Or Serpent or Fig

17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire.(A) Come, let us rebuild the wall(B) of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.(C)

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You saw that the walls of the City of David
    were broken through(A) in many places;
you stored up water
    in the Lower Pool.(B)

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The Babylonians[a] set fire(A) to the royal palace and the houses of the people and broke down the walls(B) of Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 39:8 Or Chaldeans

14 The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down all the walls(A) around Jerusalem.

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Her gates(A) have sunk into the ground;
    their bars(B) he has broken and destroyed.
Her king and her princes are exiled(C) among the nations,
    the law(D) is no more,
and her prophets(E) no longer find
    visions(F) from the Lord.

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