22:9 You saw the many breaks
in the walls of the city of David; 1
you stored up water in the lower pool.
and demolished houses so you could have material to reinforce the wall. 3
22:11 You made a reservoir between the two walls
for the water of the old pool –
you did not depend on 6 the one who formed it long ago!
1 tn Heb “the breaks of the city of David, you saw that they were many.”
3 tn Heb “you demolished the houses to fortify the wall.”
4 tn Heb “look at”; NAB, NRSV “did not look to.”
5 tn The antecedent of the third feminine singular suffix here and in the next line is unclear. The closest feminine noun is “pool” in the first half of the verse. Perhaps this “old pool” symbolizes the entire city, which had prospered because of God’s provision and protection through the years.
6 tn Heb “did not see.”