1So I went to Jerusalem and was there three days.
Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. There was no animal with me but the one on which I rode.
I went out by night by 2the Valley Gate to the Dragon Spring and to 3the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem 4that were broken down 5and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.
Then I went on to 6the Fountain Gate and to 7the King's Pool, but there was no room for the animal that was under me to pass.
Then I went up in the night 8by the valley and inspected the wall, and I turned back and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned.
And the officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, and I had not yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, and the rest who were to do the work.