KJV EZE17 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekEZE16.htm EZE18.htm
17:1 And the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] came unto me, saying [H559] ,
17:2 Son [H1121] of man [H120] , put forth [H2330] a riddle [H2420] , and speak [H4911] a parable [H4912] unto the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] ;
17:3 And say [H559] , Thus saith [H559] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] ; A great [H1419] eagle [H5404] with great [H1419] wings [H3671] , longwinged [H83] [H750] , full [H4392] of feathers [H5133] , which had divers colours [H7553] , came [H935] unto Lebanon [H3844] , and took [H3947] the highest branch [H6788] of the cedar [H730] :(divers: Heb. embroidering)
17:4 He cropped off [H6998] the top [H7218] of his young twigs [H3242] , and carried [H935] it into a land [H776] of traffick [H3667] ; he set [H7760] it in a city [H5892] of merchants [H7402] .
17:5 He took [H3947] also of the seed [H2233] of the land [H776] , and planted [H5414] it in a fruitful [H2233] field [H7704] ; he placed [H3947] [it] by great [H7227] waters [H4325] , [and] set [H7760] it [as] a willow tree [H6851] .(planted: Heb. put it in a field of seed)
17:6 And it grew [H6779] , and became a spreading [H5628] vine [H1612] of low [H8217] stature [H6967] , whose branches [H1808] turned [H6437] toward him, and the roots [H8328] thereof were under him: so it became a vine [H1612] , and brought forth [H6213] branches [H905] , and shot [H7971] forth sprigs [H6288] .
17:7 There was also another [H259] great [H1419] eagle [H5404] with great [H1419] wings [H3671] and many [H7227] feathers [H5133] : and, behold, this vine [H1612] did bend [H3719] her roots [H8328] toward him, and shot forth [H7971] her branches [H1808] toward him, that he might water [H8248] it by the furrows [H6170] of her plantation [H4302] .
17:8 It was planted [H8362] in a good [H2896] soil [H7704] by great [H7227] waters [H4325] , that it might bring forth [H6213] branches [H6057] , and that it might bear [H5375] fruit [H6529] , that it might be a goodly [H155] vine [H1612] .(soil: Heb. field)
17:9 Say [H559] thou, Thus saith [H559] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] ; Shall it prosper [H6743] ? shall he not pull up [H5423] the roots [H8328] thereof, and cut off [H7082] the fruit [H6529] thereof, that it wither [H3001] ? it shall wither [H3001] in all the leaves [H2964] of her spring [H6780] , even without great [H1419] power [H2220] or many [H7227] people [H5971] to pluck it up [H5375] by the roots [H8328] thereof.
17:10 Yea, behold, [being] planted [H8362] , shall it prosper [H6743] ? shall it not utterly [H3001] wither [H3001] , when the east [H6921] wind [H7307] toucheth [H5060] it? it shall wither [H3001] in the furrows [H6170] where it grew [H6780] .
17:11 Moreover the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] came unto me, saying [H559] ,
17:12 Say [H559] now to the rebellious [H4805] house [H1004] , Know [H3045] ye not what these [things mean]? tell [H559] [them], Behold, the king [H4428] of Babylon [H894] is come [H935] to Jerusalem [H3389] , and hath taken [H3947] the king [H4428] thereof, and the princes [H8269] thereof, and led [H935] them with him to Babylon [H894] ;
17:13 And hath taken [H3947] of the king's [H4410] seed [H2233] , and made [H3772] a covenant [H1285] with him, and hath taken [H935] an oath [H423] of him: he hath also taken [H3947] the mighty [H352] of the land [H776] :(taken an: Heb. brought him to an oath)
17:14 That the kingdom [H4467] might be base [H8217] , that it might not lift itself up [H5375] , [but] that by keeping [H8104] of his covenant [H1285] it might stand [H5975] .(but: Heb. to keep his covenant, to stand to it)
17:15 But he rebelled [H4775] against him in sending [H7971] his ambassadors [H4397] into Egypt [H4714] , that they might give [H5414] him horses [H5483] and much [H7227] people [H5971] . Shall he prosper [H6743] ? shall he escape [H4422] that doeth [H6213] such [things]? or shall he break [H6565] the covenant [H1285] , and be delivered [H4422] ?
17:16 [As] I live [H2416] , saith [H5002] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] , surely in the place [H4725] [where] the king [H4428] [dwelleth] that made him king [H4427] , whose oath [H423] he despised [H959] , and whose covenant [H1285] he brake [H6565] , [even] with him in the midst [H8432] of Babylon [H894] he shall die [H4191] .
17:17 Neither shall Pharaoh [H6547] with [his] mighty [H1419] army [H2428] and great [H7227] company [H6951] make [H6213] for him in the war [H4421] , by casting up [H8210] mounts [H5550] , and building [H1129] forts [H1785] , to cut off [H3772] many [H7227] persons [H5315] :
17:18 Seeing he despised [H959] the oath [H423] by breaking [H6565] the covenant [H1285] , when, lo, he had given [H5414] his hand [H3027] , and hath done [H6213] all these [things], he shall not escape [H4422] .
17:19 Therefore thus saith [H559] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] ; [As] I live [H2416] , surely mine oath [H423] that he hath despised [H959] , and my covenant [H1285] that he hath broken [H6331] , even it will I recompense [H5414] upon his own head [H7218] .
17:20 And I will spread [H6566] my net [H7568] upon him, and he shall be taken [H8610] in my snare [H4686] , and I will bring [H935] him to Babylon [H894] , and will plead [H8199] with him there for his trespass [H4603] that he hath trespassed [H4604] against me.
17:21 And all his fugitives [H4015] with all his bands [H102] shall fall [H5307] by the sword [H2719] , and they that remain [H7604] shall be scattered [H6566] toward all winds [H7307] : and ye shall know [H3045] that I the LORD [H3068] have spoken [H1696] [it].
17:22 Thus saith [H559] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] ; I will also take [H3947] of the highest branch [H6788] of the high [H7311] cedar [H730] , and will set [H5414] [it]; I will crop off [H6998] from the top [H7218] of his young twigs [H3127] a tender one [H7390] , and will plant [H8362] [it] upon an high [H1364] mountain [H2022] and eminent [H8524] :
17:23 In the mountain [H2022] of the height [H4791] of Israel [H3478] will I plant [H8362] it: and it shall bring forth [H5375] boughs [H6057] , and bear [H6213] fruit [H6529] , and be a goodly [H117] cedar [H730] : and under it shall dwell [H7931] all fowl [H6833] of every wing [H3671] ; in the shadow [H6738] of the branches [H1808] thereof shall they dwell [H7931] .
17:24 And all the trees [H6086] of the field [H7704] shall know [H3045] that I the LORD [H3068] have brought down [H8213] the high [H1364] tree [H6086] , have exalted [H1361] the low [H8217] tree [H6086] , have dried [H3001] up the green [H3892] tree [H6086] , and have made the dry [H3002] tree [H6086] to flourish [H6524] : I the LORD [H3068] have spoken [H1696] and have done [H6213] [it].