I brought the leaders of Judah up on top of the wall, and I appointed two large choirs to give thanks. One was to proceed 1 on the top of the wall southward toward the Dung Gate.
So I stationed people at the lower places behind the wall in the exposed places. 1 I stationed the people by families, with their swords, spears, and bows.
They went over the Fountain Gate and continued directly up the steps of the City of David on the ascent to the wall. They passed the house of David and continued on to the Water Gate toward the east.
that the Lord, the God of Israel, says, 1 ‘The forces at your disposal 2 are now outside the walls fighting against King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and the Babylonians 3 who have you under siege. I will gather those forces back inside the city. 4