Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on thetowers 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.
Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to thetowers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo inthe city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.
Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, tillthe Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up thetowers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, whilethe land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.