Ezekiel 17:20
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New International Version
I will spread my net for him, and he will be caught in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment on him there because he was unfaithful to me.

New Living Translation
I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon and put him on trial for this treason against me.

English Standard Version
I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon and enter into judgment with him there for the treachery he has committed against me.

New American Standard Bible
"I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. Then I will bring him to Babylon and enter into judgment with him there regarding the unfaithful act which he has committed against Me.

King James Bible
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment on him there for the treachery he committed against Me.

International Standard Version
I'll spread my net over him so that he'll be caught in my snare. I'll bring him to Babylon and carry out my sentence there because of his treachery toward me.

NET Bible
I will throw my net over him and he will be caught in my snare; I will bring him to Babylon and judge him there because of the unfaithfulness he committed against me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will spread my net over you to catch you in my trap. I will take you to Babylon and judge you there for rebelling against me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will spread my net upon him and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon and will enter into judgment with him there for his trespass with which he has rebelled against me.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will execute judgment on him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against me.

American King James Version
And I will spread my net on him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against me.

American Standard Version
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will enter into judgment with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my net: and I will bring him into Babylon, and will judge him there for the transgression by which he hath despised me.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare; and I will bring him to Babylon, and will enter into judgment with him there for his unfaithfulness in which he hath been unfaithful against me.

English Revised Version
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.

World English Bible
I will spread my net on him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will enter into judgment with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against me.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have spread out for him My snare, And he hath been caught in My net, And I have brought him in to Babylon, And pleaded with him there his trespass, That he hath trespassed against Me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:11-21 The parable is explained, and the particulars of the history of the Jewish nation at that time may be traced. Zedekiah had been ungrateful to his benefactor, which is a sin against God. In every solemn oath, God is appealed to as a witness of the sincerity of him that swears. Truth is a debt owing to all men. If the professors of the true religion deal treacherously with those of a false religion, their profession makes their sin the worse; and God will the more surely and severely punish it. The Lord will not hold those guiltless who take his name in vain; and no man shall escape the righteous judgment of God who dies under unrepented guilt.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - The words receive a special significance as being identical with those which Ezekiel had uttered in Ezekiel 12:13, with the addition that the sin against Nebuchadnezzar as the vicegerent of Jehovah, was a sin against Jehovah himself as the God of faithfulness and truth. There, in Babylon, the real character of his sin should be brought home to the conscience of the blind and captive king. What follows in ver. 21, in like manner, reproduces Ezekiel 12:14, 15.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare,.... See Gill on Ezekiel 12:13; where the same words are used, and of the same person:

and I will bring him to Babylon; though, as it is said in the place referred to, he should not see it, his eyes being put out before he was brought thither:

and I will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me; for though it was breaking covenant and oath with a Heathen prince, yet it was a trespass against God, in whose name they were made; and his being laid in prison at Babylon, and kept there to the time of his death, was the Lord's pleading with him, and judging of him; it was a reproof for his sins, and a condemnation of him and them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. my net—(Eze 12:13; 32:3). God entraps him as he had tried to entrap others (Ps 7:15). This was spoken at least upwards of three years before the fall of Jerusalem (compare Eze 8:1, with Eze 20:1).

plead with him—by judgments on him (Eze 20. 36).

Ezekiel 17:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable Explained
19Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "As I live, surely My oath which he despised and My covenant which he broke, I will inflict on his head. 20"I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. Then I will bring him to Babylon and enter into judgment with him there regarding the unfaithful act which he has committed against Me. 21"All the choice men in all his troops will fall by the sword, and the survivors will be scattered to every wind; and you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken."…
Cross References
Jeremiah 2:35
you say, 'I am innocent; he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

Jeremiah 37:17
Then King Zedekiah sent for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked him privately, "Is there any word from the LORD?" "Yes," Jeremiah replied, "you will be delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon."

Jeremiah 39:5
But the Babylonian army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. They captured him and took him to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced sentence on him.

Ezekiel 12:13
I will spread my net for him, and he will be caught in my snare; I will bring him to Babylonia, the land of the Chaldeans, but he will not see it, and there he will die.

Ezekiel 15:8
I will make the land desolate because they have been unfaithful, declares the Sovereign LORD."

Ezekiel 17:19
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: As surely as I live, I will repay him for despising my oath and breaking my covenant.

Ezekiel 18:24
"But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.

Ezekiel 20:35
I will bring you into the wilderness of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment upon you.

Ezekiel 20:36
As I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Ezekiel 32:3
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'With a great throng of people I will cast my net over you, and they will haul you up in my net.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will spread my net on him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against me.

I will spread

Ezekiel 12:13 My net also will I spread on him, and he shall be taken in my snare: …

Ezekiel 32:8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and set …

Joshua 10:16-18 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah…

2 Samuel 18:9 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode on a mule, …

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king …

Job 10:16 For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show …

Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in …

Jeremiah 39:5-7 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah …

Lamentations 1:13 From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against …

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in …

Hosea 7:12 When they shall go, I will spread my net on them; I will bring them …

Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of …

plead

Ezekiel 20:35,36 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there …

Ezekiel 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and …

Jeremiah 2:9,35 Why I will yet plead with you, said the LORD, and with your children's …

Jeremiah 50:44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan …

Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am …

Micah 6:2 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations …

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