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Ezekiel 30:17

    Ezekiel 30:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these cities'shall go into captivity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The young men of On and Pi-beseth will be put to the sword: and these towns will be taken away prisoners.

    Webster's Revision

    The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these cities'shall go into captivity.

    World English Bible

    The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these [cities] shall go into captivity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The young men of Aven and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 30:17

    Aven - Or On, the famous Heliopolis, or city of the sun.

    Pibeseth - Bubastum or Bubaste, by a slight alteration of the letters. It is situated on the eastern branch of the Nile, towards Arabia.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 30:17

    Aven - The same as "On" Genesis 41:45, or "Heliopolis." The word "Aven" means also "transgression" (compare Hosea 10:8). Some have thought that here too Ezekiel substituted the word "Aven" for "On" to mark the "sin" of idolatry there in full vogue.

    Pi-beseth - The Bubastis of Herodotus. The hieroglyphic name is "Pe-bast," the house of Bast (the Egyptian Artemis, the cat-headed goddess). Bubastis was situated on the easternmost, the Pelusian, branch of the Delta. The road from Pelusium to Memphis lay through Bubastis and On. In the days of Herodotus Bubastis was the seat of one of the chief annual festivals of the Egyptians. The Persians took the town and razed the walls. The ruins bear the modern name Tel-Basta.