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Ezekiel 1:2

    Ezekiel 1:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    On the fifth day of the month, in the fifth year after King Jehoiachin had been made a prisoner,

    Webster's Revision

    In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

    World English Bible

    In the fifth [day] of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 1:2

    Jehoiachin's captivity - Called also Jeconiah and Coniah; see 2 Kings 24:12. He was carried away by Nebuchadnezzar; see 2 Kings 24:14.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 1:2

    The Jewish date. This verse and Ezekiel 1:3, which seem rather to interrupt the course of the narrative, may have been added by the prophet when he revised and put together the whole book. The word "captivity" (as in Ezekiel 1:1) refers to the "transportation" of the king and others from their native to foreign soil. This policy of settling a conquered people in lands distant from their home, begun by the Assyrians, was continued by the Persians and by Alexander the Great. The Jews were specially selected for such settlements, and this was no doubt a Providential preparation for the Gospel, the dispersed Jews carrying with them the knowledge of the true God and the sacred Scriptures, and thus paving the way for the messengers of the kingdom of Christ.