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Ezekiel 29:6

    Ezekiel 29:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am Jehovah, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it will be clear to all the people of Egypt that I am the Lord, because you have been a false support to the children of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am Jehovah, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

    World English Bible

    All the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yahweh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 29:6

    They have been a staff of reed - An inefficient and faithless ally. The Israelites expected assistance from them when Nebuchadnezzar came against Jerusalem; and they made a feint to help them, but retired when Nebuchadnezzar went against them. Thus were the Jews deceived and ultimately ruined, see Ezekiel 29:7.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 29:6

    Staff of reed - The "reed" was especially appropriate to Egypt as the natural product of its river.