Ezekiel 29:17
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New International Version
In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month on the first day, the word of the LORD came to me:

New Living Translation
On April 26, the first day of the new year, during the twenty-seventh year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, this message came to me from the LORD:

English Standard Version
In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:

New American Standard Bible
Now in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,

King James Bible
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the twenty-seventh year in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: "

International Standard Version
On the first day of the first month of the twenty-seventh year of our captivity, a message came to me from the LORD, who had this to say:

NET Bible
In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:

New Heart English Bible
It came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the first day of the first month in the twenty-seventh year, the LORD spoke his word to me. He said,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Now in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

American King James Version
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

American Standard Version
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month , in the first day of the month, the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first of the month: that the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first [month], on the first of the month, [that] the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,

English Revised Version
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

World English Bible
It came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and seventh year, in the first month, in the first of the month, hath a word of Jehovah been unto me, saying:
Study Bible
Egypt the Reward of Nebuchadnezzar
16"And it will never again be the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing to mind the iniquity of their having turned to Egypt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD."'" 17Now in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying, 18"Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre; every head was made bald and every shoulder was rubbed bare. But he and his army had no wages from Tyre for the labor that he had performed against it."…
Cross References
Ezekiel 24:1
And the word of the LORD came to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, saying,

Ezekiel 26:1
Now in the eleventh year, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Ezekiel 29:1
In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Ezekiel 30:1
The word of the LORD came again to me saying,

Ezekiel 30:20
In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

A.M.

(17) In the seven and twentieth year.--This is the latest date among all Ezekiel's prophecies, and is more than sixteen years after the prophecy of the former part of the chapter. This date corresponds with the thirty-fifth year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign (see 2Kings 25:2; 2Kings 25:8), and, from Ezekiel 29:18, was evidently uttered after the close of the siege of Tyre. As that siege lasted thirteen years, it must have been begun at least as early as Nebuchadnezzar's twenty-second year, or within three years after the destruction of Jerusalem. Josephus, however, states (Antt. x. 9, 7) that in the twenty-third year of his reign Nebuchadnezzar made a successful expedition against Closyria, after which he brought the Ammonites and Moabites into subjection, and then conquered Egypt. The two former campaigns are consistent enough with the still progressing siege of Tyre; but hardly the latter. We must, therefore, suppose a considerable interval between these conquests, of which Josephus takes no notice.

The present utterance may have been either simultaneous with or only just before the conquest of Egypt. Its most probable time is during the early part of the campaign against Egypt.

This passage is placed with the other prophecies against Egypt in order to bring them all together, and is assigned to this particular place, after the analogy of Ezekiel 26:7, in order to bring the mention of the agent by whom the conquest is to be effected immediately after the general prophecy of judgment.

Verse 17. - In the seven and twentieth, etc. The section that follows has the interest of being, as far as the dates recorded enable us to determine, the latest of Ezekiel's prophecies, and brings us to B.C. 572. It was manifestly inserted at a later date, seventeen years after those which precede and follow it, either by the prophet, as he collected and revised his writings, or by some later editor, as a proof that his earlier predictions had already received, or were on the point of receiving, their fulfillment. The fact that the special word of the Lord came on the first day of the year is not without significance. Then, as now, the beginning of a new year was a time for men generally to look before and after, for a prophet to ask himself what new stage in the order of the Divine government the year was likely to produce. And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year,.... Of Jeconiah's captivity; or of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, as Jarchi, Kimchi, and Abendana, from Seder Olam Rabba (z), observe; though it was in the thirty fifth year of his reign that Tyre was taken by him; and after that Egypt was given him:

in the first month, in the first day of the month: the month Nisan, which answers to part of March, and part of April. According to Bishop Usher (a), it was on the twentieth of April, on the third day of the week (Tuesday), in 3432 A.M.or before Christ 572. Mr. Whiston (b) makes it to be a year sooner. This prophecy is not put in its proper place, as to order of time, since it was sixteen or seventeen years after the preceding, and the last of Ezekiel's prophecies; but is here placed, because it relates to the same subject as the former, the destruction of Egypt.

The word of the Lord came unto me, saying; as follows:

(z) C. 26. p. 77. (a) Annales Vet. Test. A. M. 3432. (b) Chronological Tables, cent. 10. 17. The departure from the chronological order occurs here only, among the prophecies as to foreign nations, in order to secure greater unity of subject.29:17-21 The besiegers of Tyre obtained little plunder. But when God employs ambitious or covetous men, he will recompense them according to the desires of their hearts; for every man shall have his reward. God had mercy in store for the house of Israel soon after. The history of nations best explains ancient prophecies. All events fulfil the Scriptures. Thus, in the deepest scenes of adversity, the Lord sows the seed of our future prosperity. Happy are those who desire his favour, grace, and image; they will delight in his service, and not covet any earthly recompence; and the blessings they have chosen shall be sure to them for ever.
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