Ezekiel 17:14
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New International Version
so that the kingdom would be brought low, unable to rise again, surviving only by keeping his treaty.

King James Bible
That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.

Darby Bible Translation
that the kingdom might be abased, that it might not lift itself up, that it might keep his covenant in order to stand.

World English Bible
that the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping his covenant it might stand.

Young's Literal Translation
That the kingdom may be humble, That it may not lift itself up, To keep his covenant -- that it may stand.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That the kingdom might be base - Have no political consequence, and at last sink into a miserable government under Gedaliah.

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the kingdom

Ezekiel 17:6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him...

Ezekiel 29:14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros...

Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

1 Samuel 2:7,30 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up...

Nehemiah 9:36,37 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gave to our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold...

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Matthew 22:17-21 Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not...

base. or, low; a tributary kingdom, dependent on the king of Babylon.

but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand. [heb] to keep his covenant, to stand to it.

Jeremiah 27:12-17 I spoke also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon...

Jeremiah 38:17 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel...

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CAN your minds fly back to the time when there was no time, to the day when there was no day but the Ancient of Days? Can you speed back to that period when God dwelt alone, when this round world and all the things that be upon it, had not come from his hand; when the sun flamed not in his strength, and the stars flashed not in their brightness? Can you go back to the period when there were no angels, when cherubim and seraphim had not been born; and, if there be creatures elder than they, when none
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916

Bunyan's Last Sermon --Preached July 1688.
"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God;" John i. 13. The words have a dependence on what goes before, and therefore I must direct you to them for the right understanding of it. You have it thus,--"He came to his own, but his own received him not; but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God." In
by John Bunyan—Miscellaneous Pieces

Cross References
Ezekiel 29:14
I will bring them back from captivity and return them to Upper Egypt, the land of their ancestry. There they will be a lowly kingdom.

Ezekiel 29:15
It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.

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