Ezekiel 17:3
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New International Version
Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar,

New Living Translation
Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: "A great eagle with broad wings and long feathers, covered with many-colored plumage, came to Lebanon. He seized the top of a cedar tree

English Standard Version
say, Thus says the Lord GOD: A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, rich in plumage of many colors, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.

New American Standard Bible
saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

King James Bible
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to say: This is what the Lord GOD says: A great eagle with great wings, long pinions, and full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.

International Standard Version
Tell them, 'This is what the Lord GOD says, "A massive eagle with gigantic wings, long pinions, and full, multi-colored plumage came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

NET Bible
Say to them: 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'A great eagle with broad wings, long feathers, with full plumage which was multi-hued, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.

New Heart English Bible
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "A great eagle with great wings and long feathers, full of feathers, which had various colors, came to Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Say, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: A large eagle came to Lebanon. It had large wings with long, colorful feathers. It took hold of the top of a cedar tree.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and say: Thus saith the Lord GOD: A great eagle with great wings And long pinions, Full of feathers, which had divers colours, Came unto Lebanon, And took the top of the cedar;

New American Standard 1977
saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors, came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and say: Thus hath the Lord GOD said, A great eagle with great wings and long members, full of feathers of diverse colours, came unto Lebanon and took the highest branch of the cedar:

King James 2000 Bible
And say, Thus says the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had various colors, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

American King James Version
And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, long winged, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came to Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

American Standard Version
and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came unto Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And say: Thus saith the Lord God: A large eagle with great wings, long-limbed, full of feathers, and of variety, came to Libanus, and took away the marrow of the cedar.

Darby Bible Translation
and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: A great eagle with great wings, long-pinioned, full of feathers, which was of divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar.

English Revised Version
and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

Webster's Bible Translation
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, long-winged, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came to Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

World English Bible
and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: A great eagle with great wings and long feathers, full of feathers, which had various colors, came to Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The great eagle, great-winged, long-pinioned, Full of feathers, that hath diverse colours, Hath come in unto Lebanon, And it taketh the foliage of the cedar,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1-10 Mighty conquerors are aptly likened to birds or beasts of prey, but their destructive passions are overruled to forward God's designs. Those who depart from God, only vary their crimes by changing one carnal confidence for another, and never will prosper.
Study Bible
The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine
2"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel, 3saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar. 4"He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

Jeremiah 22:23
"You who dwell in Lebanon, Nested in the cedars, How you will groan when pangs come upon you, Pain like a woman in childbirth!

Jeremiah 48:40
For thus says the LORD: "Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle And spread out his wings against Moab.

Ezekiel 17:4
"He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.

Ezekiel 17:12
"Say now to the rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean?' Say, 'Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took its king and princes and brought them to him in Babylon.

Ezekiel 31:3
Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.

Daniel 4:22
it is you, O king; for you have become great and grown strong, and your majesty has become great and reached to the sky and your dominion to the end of the earth.

Hosea 8:1
Put the trumpet to your lips! Like an eagle the enemy comes against the house of the LORD, Because they have transgressed My covenant And rebelled against My law.

Habakkuk 1:8
"Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.
Treasury of Scripture

And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, long winged, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came to Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

A great. Nebuchadnezzar, so called from his towering ambition and rapaciousness

Ezekiel 17:7,12 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: …

Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end …

Jeremiah 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as …

Jeremiah 48:40 For thus said the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall …

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, …

Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued …

Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against …

Matthew 24:28 For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

great wings. Extensive empire, both in length and breadth

Daniel 2:38 And wherever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and …

Daniel 4:32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with …

Daniel 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the …

full. Numerous subjects, of various nations, and of different languages and manners.

divers colours. [heb] embroidering
came. Came against Judah and Jerusalem

Ezekiel 17:12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know you not what these things mean? …

2 Kings 24:10-16 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came …

2 Chronicles 36:9,10 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned …

Jeremiah 22:23-28 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that make your nest in the cedars, how gracious …

Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before …

the highest. Jeconiah, whom he took captive to Babylon
the cedar. The royal and ancient family of David

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