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Ezekiel 31:3

Context
NET ©

Consider Assyria, 1  a cedar in Lebanon, 2  with beautiful branches, like a forest giving shade, and extremely tall; its top reached into the clouds.

NIV ©

Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.

NASB ©

‘Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.

NLT ©

You are as Assyria was––a great and mighty nation. Assyria, too, was once like a cedar of Lebanon, full of thick branches that cast deep forest shade with its top high among the clouds.

MSG ©

Look! Assyria was a Big Tree, huge as a Lebanon cedar, beautiful limbs offering cool shade, Skyscraper high, piercing the clouds.

BBE ©

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

NRSV ©

Consider Assyria, a cedar of Lebanon, with fair branches and forest shade, and of great height, its top among the clouds.

NKJV ©

Indeed Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, With fine branches that shaded the forest, And of high stature; And its top was among the thick boughs.


KJV
Behold, the Assyrian
<0804>
[was] a cedar
<0730>
in Lebanon
<03844>
with fair
<03303>
branches
<06057>_,
and with a shadowing
<06751> (8688)
shroud
<02793>_,
and of an high
<01362>
stature
<06967>_;
and his top
<06788>
was among the thick boughs
<05688>_.
{with fair branches: Heb. fair of branches}
NASB ©
'Behold
<02009>
, Assyria
<0804>
was a cedar
<0730>
in Lebanon
<03844>
With beautiful
<03303>
branches
<06057>
and forest
<02793>
shade
<06751>
, And very
<06967>
high
<06967>
, And its top
<06788>
was among
<0996>
the clouds
<05645>
.
HEBREW
wtrmu
<06788>
htyh
<01961>
Mytbe
<05688>
Nybw
<0996>
hmwq
<06967>
hbgw
<01362>
lum
<06751>
srxw
<02793>
Pne
<06057>
hpy
<03303>
Nwnblb
<03844>
zra
<0730>
rwsa
<0804>
hnh (31:3)
<02009>
LXXM
idou
<2400
INJ
assour {N-PRI} kuparissov {N-NSF} en
<1722
PREP
tw
<3588
T-DSM
libanw
<3030
N-DSM
kai
<2532
CONJ
kalov
<2570
A-NSM
taiv
<3588
T-DPF
parafuasin {N-DPF} kai
<2532
CONJ
uqhlov
<5308
A-NSM
tw
<3588
T-DSN
megeyei
<3174
N-DSN
eiv
<1519
PREP
meson
<3319
A-ASM
nefelwn
<3507
N-GPF
egeneto
<1096
V-AMI-3S
h
<3588
T-NSF
arch
<746
N-NSF
autou
<846
D-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
Consider
<02009>
Assyria
<0804>
, a cedar
<0730>
in Lebanon
<03844>
, with beautiful
<03303>
branches
<06057>
, like a forest
<02793>
giving shade
<06751>
, and extremely
<01362>
tall
<06967>
; its top
<06788>
reached
<01961>
into
<0996>
the clouds
<05688>
.
NET ©

Consider Assyria, 1  a cedar in Lebanon, 2  with beautiful branches, like a forest giving shade, and extremely tall; its top reached into the clouds.

NET © Notes

sn Either Egypt, or the Lord compares Egypt to Assyria, which is described in vv. 3-17 through the metaphor of a majestic tree. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:185. Like Egypt, Assyria had been a great world power, but in time God brought the Assyrians down. Egypt should learn from history the lesson that no nation, no matter how powerful, can withstand the judgment of God. Rather than following the text here, some prefer to emend the proper name Assyria to a similar sounding common noun meaning “boxwood” (see Ezek 27:6), which would make a fitting parallel to “cedar of Lebanon” in the following line. In this case vv. 3-18 in their entirety refer to Egypt, not Assyria. See L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:121-27.

sn Lebanon was know for its cedar trees (Judg 9:15; 1 Kgs 4:33; 5:6; 2 Kgs 14:9; Ezra 3:7; Pss 29:5; 92:12; 104:16).



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