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Ezekiel 17:23

    Ezekiel 17:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shade of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It will be planted on the high mountain of Israel: it will put out branches and have fruit and be a fair cedar: under it all birds of every sort will make their living-place, resting in the shade of its branches.

    Webster's Revision

    in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shade of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

    World English Bible

    in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shade of its branches shall they dwell.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 17:23

    In the mountain of the height of Israel - He shall make his appearance at the temple, and found his Church at Jerusalem.

    Shalt bring forth boughs - Apostles, evangelists, and their successors in the Gospel ministry.

    And bear fruit - Multitudes of souls shall be converted by their preaching.

    And under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing - All the nations of the earth shall receive his Gospel.

    In the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell - Trust in him alone for salvation, and be saved in their trusting.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 17:23

    In the mountain of the height of Israel - The parallel passage Ezekiel 20:40 points to the mountain on which the temple stood. But it is not here the actual Mount Moriah so much as the kingdom of which that mountain was the representative, the seat of the throne of the anointed Son of God (Psalm 2:6; compare Psalm 40:2).

    All fowl of every wing - (or, of every kind) are those who flock from all lands to this kingdom. Compare Matthew 13:32.

    The prophet brings prominently forward the future exaltation of the king; and he furnishes us thereby with hope, encouragement, and consolation, at such times as we see the Church of Christ in like depression.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 17:23

    17:23 In the mountain - In Jerusalem. All fowl - All nations. In the shadow - There they shall find peace and safety.