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Ezekiel 17:5

    Ezekiel 17:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful soil; he placed it beside many waters; he set it as a willow-tree.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took some of the seed of the land, planting it in fertile earth, placing it by great waters; he put it in like a willow-tree.

    Webster's Revision

    He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful soil; he placed it beside many waters; he set it as a willow-tree.

    World English Bible

    He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful soil; he placed it beside many waters; he set it as a willow tree.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful soil; he placed it beside many waters; he set it as a willow tree.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 17:5

    The seed of the land - Zedekiah, brother of Jehoiachin.

    Planted it in a fruitful field - Made him king of Judea in place of his brother.

    Placed it by great waters - Put him under the protection of Babylon, situated on the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates.

    And set it as a willow tree - Made him dependent on this city of great waters, as the willow is on humidity.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 17:5

    He took also of the seed of the land - Zedekiah the king's uncle, not a Babylonian satrap, was made king.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 17:5

    17:5 The seed - Mattaniah, whom he called Zedekiah. Planted - Settled him on the throne of Judah. As a willow - The prophet compares this new made king to a willow, which grows no where so well as near great waters.