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Ezekiel 17:15

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17:15 But this one from Israel’s royal family 1  rebelled against the king of Babylon 2  by sending his emissaries to Egypt to obtain horses and a large army. Will he prosper? Will the one doing these things escape? Can he break the covenant and escape?

Ezekiel 17:18

Context
17:18 He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. Take note 3  – he gave his promise 4  and did all these things – he will not escape!

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the member of the royal family, v. 13) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “him”; the referent (the king of Babylon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates being aware of or taking notice of something.

4 sn Heb “hand.” “Giving one’s hand” is a gesture of promise (2 Kgs 10:15).



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