Ezekiel 19:4
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New International Version
The nations heard about him, and he was trapped in their pit. They led him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

New Living Translation
Then the nations heard about him, and he was trapped in their pit. They led him away with hooks to the land of Egypt.

English Standard Version
The nations heard about him; he was caught in their pit, and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

Berean Study Bible
When the nations heard of him, he was trapped in their pit. With hooks they led him away to the land of Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
'Then nations heard about him; He was captured in their pit, And they brought him with hooks To the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.

Christian Standard Bible
When the nations heard about him, he was caught in their pit. Then they led him away with hooks to the land of Egypt.

Contemporary English Version
When the nations heard of him, they trapped him in a pit, then they used hooks to drag him to Egypt.

Good News Translation
The nations heard about him and trapped him in a pit. With hooks they dragged him off to Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the nations heard about him, he was caught in their pit. Then they led him away with hooks to the land of Egypt.

International Standard Version
The nations heard about him. He had become caught in their trap. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

NET Bible
The nations heard about him; he was trapped in their pit. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The nations heard about him, caught him in their pit, and brought him with hooks to Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the nations assembled against him, He was taken in their pit; And they brought him with hooks Unto the land of Egypt.

New American Standard 1977
‘Then nations heard about him; He was captured in their pit, And they brought him with hooks To the land of Egypt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Gentiles also heard of him; he was taken in their trap, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.

American King James Version
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains to the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks unto the land of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the nations heard of him, and took him, but not without receiving wounds: and they brought him in chains into the land of Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
And the nations heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with nose-rings into the land of Egypt.

English Revised Version
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit: and they brought him with hooks unto the land of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains to the land of Egypt.

World English Bible
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
And hear of it do nations, In their pit it hath been caught, And they bring it in with chains unto the land of Egypt.
Study Bible
A Lament for the Princes of Israel
3She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a young lion. After learning to tear his prey, he devoured men. 4When the nations heard of him, he was trapped in their pit. With hooks they led him away to the land of Egypt. 5When she saw that she had waited in vain, that her hope was lost, she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.…
Cross References
2 Kings 23:34
Then Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah, and he changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt, where he died.

2 Chronicles 36:4
Then Neco king of Egypt made Eliakim brother of Jehoahaz king over Judah and Jerusalem, and he changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Eliakim's brother Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt.

2 Chronicles 36:6
Then Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jehoiakim and bound him in bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.

Ezekiel 19:3
She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a young lion. After learning to tear his prey, he devoured men.

Ezekiel 19:5
When she saw that she had waited in vain, that her hope was lost, she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.

Treasury of Scripture

The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains to the land of Egypt.

he was Taken prisoner by Pharaoh-necho, and brought into Egypt

2 Kings 23:31,33,34 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and …

2 Chronicles 36:4,6 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and …

Jeremiah 22:11,12,18 For thus said the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of …

(4) Brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.--Jehoahaz was conquered by Pharaohnecho, deposed, and carried captive (2Kings 23:33; 2Chronicles 36:4). "Chains" is literally nose-rings, keeping up the figure of the lion. In the first part of the verse also there is allusion to the custom of assembling the neighbourhood to secure a lion or other wild beast.

Verse 4. - The nations also heard of him, etc. The fact that lies under the parable is that Egypt and its allies began to be alarmed as they watched the aggressive policy of Jehoahaz, as men are alarmed when they hear that a young lion is in the neighbourhood, and proceed to lay snares for him. In chains, etc.; literally, nose rings, such as were put into the nostrils of brutes or men (Ezekiel 38:4; 2 Kings 19:28; Isaiah 37:29). The mention of Egypt points to the deportation of Jehoahaz by Pharaoh-Necho (2 Kings 23:34; Jeremiah 22:11). The nations also heard of him,.... The neighbouring nations, particularly the Egyptians; the fame of his behaviour reached them; they were informed how he used his own subjects, and what designs he had formed, and what preparations he was making against his neighbours; wherefore they thought it proper to oppose his measures in time, and to hinder him from proceeding and putting his projects into execution, by coming out against him, and fighting with him, as they did:

he was taken in their pit; alluding to the manner of hunting and taking lions, and such like beasts of prey; which was done by digging pits, and covering the mouths of them with straw, as Jarchi observes, into which in their flight they fell unawares: so Pharaohnecho king of Egypt came out against Jehoahaz, and took him, and put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might reign no more in Jerusalem, after he had been on the throne but three months, 2 Kings 23:31;

and they brought him with chains into the land of Egypt; or, "with hooks" (u); in his nose, as in Isaiah 37:29; or with a bridle, as the Septuagint; or with branches, as the Syriac version, in his jaws; the Targum renders it in chains, as we do: it is certain that Jehoahaz was put in bonds or fetters, and carried into Egypt, where he died, 2 Kings 23:33.

(u) "in, vel cum hamis", Montanus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Starckius. 4. The nations—Egypt, in the case of Jehoahaz, who probably provoked Pharaoh by trying to avenge the death of his father by assailing the bordering cities of Egypt (2Ki 23:29, 30).

in their pit—image from the pitfalls used for catching wild beasts (Jer 22:11, 12).

chains—or hooks, which were fastened in the noses of wild beasts (see on [1049]Eze 19:9).19:1-9 Ezekiel is to compare the kingdom of Judah to a lioness. He must compare the kings of Judah to a lion's whelps; they were cruel and oppressive to their own subjects. The righteousness of God is to be acknowledged, when those who have terrified and enslaved others, are themselves terrified and enslaved. When professors of religion form connexions with ungodly persons, their children usually grow up following after the maxims and fashions of a wicked world. Advancement to authority discovers the ambition and selfishness of men's hearts; and those who spend their lives in mischief, generally end them by violence.
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