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Ezekiel 31:3

    Ezekiel 31:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, a pine-tree with beautiful branches and thick growth, giving shade and very tall; and its top was among the clouds.

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs.

    World English Bible

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 31:3

    Stature - Maturity of life; age; adultness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 31:3

    Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar - Why is the Assyrian introduced here, when the whole chapter concerns Egypt? Bp. Lowth has shown that אשור ארז ashshur erez should be translated the tall cedar, the very stately cedar; hence there is reference to his lofty top; and all the following description belongs to Egypt, not to Assyria. But see on Ezekiel 31:11 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 31:3

    Fifth prophecy against Egypt: a warning to Pharaoh from the fate of the Assyrians. The Assyrian empire, after having been supreme in Asia for four centuries, had been overthrown by the united forces of the Babylonians and Medes, in the year of the battle of Carchemish (605 b.c.), which had broken the power of Egypt. This gives force to the warning to Egypt from Assyria's fall.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 31:3

    31:3 A cedar - Like the most goodly cedar for strength and beauty.