Ezekiel 23:6
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New International Version
clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, and mounted horsemen.

New Living Translation
They were all attractive young men, captains and commanders dressed in handsome blue, charioteers driving their horses.

English Standard Version
clothed in purple, governors and commanders, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

New American Standard Bible
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

King James Bible
Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
dressed in blue, governors and prefects, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on steeds.

International Standard Version
who were clothed in blue—including governors and commanders. All of them were desirable young men—horsemen mounted on horses.

NET Bible
clothed in blue, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

New Heart English Bible
who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were governors and commanders clothed in purple. They were all handsome young men who rode on horses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
clothed with blue, governors and rulers, handsome young men all of them, horsemen riding upon horses.

New American Standard 1977
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

King James 2000 Bible
Who were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

American King James Version
Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

American Standard Version
who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who were clothed with blue, princes, and rulers, beautiful youths, all horsemen, mounted upon horses.

Darby Bible Translation
clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them attractive young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

English Revised Version
which were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

World English Bible
who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

Young's Literal Translation
Clothed with blue -- governors and prefects, Desirable young men all of them, Horsemen, riding on horses,
Study Bible
The Adultery of Oholah and Aholibah
5"Oholah played the harlot while she was Mine; and she lusted after her lovers, after the Assyrians, her neighbors, 6who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses. 7"She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 23:12
"She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and officials, the ones near, magnificently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.

Ezekiel 23:13
"I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took the same way.
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Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

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Ezekiel 23:12-15 She doted on the Assyrians her neighbors, captains and rulers clothed …

(6) Horsemen.--The Assyrians, like the Egyptians, made large use of cavalry, as was necessary to a warlike nation; the multiplication of horses had on this account been forbidden to the Israelites (Deuteronomy 17:16).

Verse 6. - Clothed with blue. The same word as that used in the description of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:4; Exodus 26:31, et al.). It was probably some hue of the Tyrian purple kind which marked the official dress of the "captains" of the Assyrian armies. The words, with those that follow, bring before us the magnificent array of the Assyrian cavalry - a force in which Israel, throughout its history, was deficient (Judges 5:10; Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 36:8.). Which were clothed with blue,.... A colour the Assyrians were fond of, and clothed their soldiers in, and was taking to the eye; and is mentioned, because that men, finely clothed find beautifully arrayed, are more engaging to women, who are fond of dress:

captains and rulers; men of power and authority in military and civil affairs, either in the camp, or in the court; officers either in the army, or in the king's palace; and which was a recommendation of them:

desirable young men; for their youth, strength, beauty, and honourable employments and offices:

horsemen riding upon horses: of which there was a scarcity in Judea; wherefore such were the more desirable to them, as appearing more grand, and being more serviceable and helpful to them. 6. blue—rather, "purple" [Fairbairn]. As a lustful woman's passions are fired by showy dress and youthful appearance in men, so Israel was seduced by the pomp and power of Assyria (compare Isa 10:8).

horsemen—cavaliers.23:1-49 A history of the apostacy of God's people from him, and the aggravation thereof. - In this parable, Samaria and Israel bear the name Aholah, her own tabernacle; because the places of worship those kingdoms had, were of their own devising. Jerusalem and Judah bear the name of Aholibah, my tabernacle is in her, because their temple was the place which God himself had chosen, to put his name there. The language and figures are according to those times. Will not such humbling representations of nature keep open perpetual repentance and sorrow in the soul, hiding pride from our eyes, and taking us from self-righteousness? Will it not also prompt the soul to look to God continually for grace, that by his Holy Spirit we may mortify the deeds of the body, and live in holy conversation and godliness?
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