2 CHRONICLES 26:15

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“And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.”

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2 Chronicles 26:15 Translation & Meaning

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And he made וַיַּ֣עַשׂ׀ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
in Jerusalem בִּירֽוּשָׁלִַ֨ם Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine Jerusalem
engines, חִשְּׁבֹנ֜וֹת A contrivance, i.e., actual (a warlike machine) or mental (a machination) engines
invented מַֽחֲשֶׁ֣בֶת A contrivance, i.e., (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice) invented
by cunning men, חוֹשֵׁ֗ב Properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e., (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute cunning men
to be לִֽהְי֤וֹת To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) to be
on עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications on
the towers הַמִּגְדָּלִים֙ A tower (from its size or height); by analogy, a rostrum; figuratively, a (pyramidal) bed of flowers towers
and upon וְעַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the bulwarks, הַפִּנּ֔וֹת An angle; by implication, a pinnacle; figuratively, a chieftain bulwarks
to shoot לִירוֹא֙ Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach shoot
arrows בַּֽחִצִּ֔ים Properly, a piercer, i.e., an arrow; by implication, a wound; figuratively, (of God) thunder-bolt; the shaft of a spear arrows
and great גְּדֹל֑וֹת Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
stones וּבָֽאֲבָנִ֖ים A stone stones
withal. And his name שְׁמוֹ֙ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character withal name
spread וַיֵּצֵ֤א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim spread
far abroad; לְמֵ֣רָח֔וֹק Remote, literally or figuratively, of place or time; specifically, precious; often used adverbially (with preposition) far abroad
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
he was marvellously הִפְלִ֥יא Properly, perhaps to separate, i.e., distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication, to be (causatively, make) great, difficult, wonderful marvellously
helped, לְהֵֽעָזֵ֖ר To surround, i.e., protect or aid helped
till כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed till
he was strong. חָזָֽק׃ To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer strong

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  • 13  And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.

  • 14  And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.

  • 15  And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.

  • 16  But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

  • 17  And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the Lord, that were valiant men:




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