Ezekiel Chapter 31  PDF  MSWord

Go to Chapter:
|all |01 |02 |03 |04 |05 |06 |07 |08 |09 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |21 |22 |23 |24 |25 |26 |27 |28 |29 |30 |31 |32 |33 |34 |35 |36 |37 |38 |39 |40 |41 |42 |43 |44 |45 |46 |47 |48 |

Go to verse:
|01 |02 |03 |04 |05 |06 |07 |08 |09 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |

Go to Commentary on Ezek 31
 

1It came to pass in the 11th year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
  2“Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude:

 Whom are you like in your greatness?

 

 3 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.

 

 4 The waters nourished it,

 the deep made it grow tall;

 its rivers ran all around where it was planted,

 and it sent out its channels

 to all the trees of the field.

 

 5 Therefore its stature was exalted

 above all the trees of the field,

 and its boughs were multiplied,

 and when it shot them forth, its branches became long

 because of plenty of water.

 

 6 All the birds of the heavens

 made their nests in its boughs,

 and under its branches

 all the animals of the field brought forth their young;

 and all great nations

 lived under its shadow.

 

 7 Thus was it beautiful in its greatness,

 in the length of its branches,

 for its root was by plentiful waters.

 

 8 The cedars in the garden of God could not compare with it;

 the fir trees could not rival its branches,

 and the plane trees could not match its branches,

 nor was any tree in the garden of God

 like it in its beauty.

 

 9 I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches,

 so that all the trees of Eden

 that were in the garden of God envied it.

 

10Therefore thus said the Lord Yahweh: Because you are exalted in stature, and he has set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height,
  11I will even deliver him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations; he will surely deal with him. I have driven him out for his wickedness.
  12Strangers, the most ruthless of the nations, have cut him off and have left him; on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs lie broken in all the ravines of the land, and all the peoples of the earth have gone away from his shadow and have left him.
  13On his ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell, and all the animals of the field will be on his branches.
  14to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up on their height, even all who drink water; for they are all delivered to death, to the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with those who go down to the pit.
 

15This is what the Lord Yahweh says: In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning; I closed the deep over it, and I restrained its rivers, and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted because of him.
  16I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol to be with those who go down to the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth.
  17They also went down into Sheol with him to those who are slain by the sword, yes, those who were his arm, that lived under his shadow in the midst of the nations.
 

18To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? Yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the lower parts of the earth; you will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord Yahweh.
 


prev   top   next