Ezekiel 17:10
New International Version
It has been planted, but will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it—wither away in the plot where it grew?’”

New Living Translation
But when the vine is transplanted, will it thrive? No, it will wither away when the east wind blows against it. It will die in the same good soil where it had grown so well.”

English Standard Version
Behold, it is planted; will it thrive? Will it not utterly wither when the east wind strikes it—wither away on the bed where it sprouted?”

Berean Study Bible
Even if it is transplanted, will it flourish? Will it not completely wither when the east wind strikes? It will wither on the bed where it sprouted.’ ”

King James Bible
Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.

New King James Version
Behold, it is planted, Will it thrive? Will it not utterly wither when the east wind touches it? It will wither in the garden terrace where it grew.” ’ ”

New American Standard Bible
Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it—wither on the beds where it grew?”’”

NASB 1995
“Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it— wither on the beds where it grew?"’”

NASB 1977
“Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it—wither on the beds where it grew?”’”

Amplified Bible
Though it is planted, will it thrive and grow? Will it not completely wither when the east wind touches it? It will wither in the beds where it grew.”’”

Christian Standard Bible
Even though it is planted, will it flourish? Won’t it wither completely when the east wind strikes it? It will wither on the plot where it sprouted.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even though it is planted, will it flourish? Won’t it completely wither when the east wind strikes it? It will wither on the bed where it sprouted.”

American Standard Version
Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the beds where it grew.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, it is planted but it shall not prosper, and when the hot wind has blown on it, it dries up in the soil of its growth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And, behold, it thrives: shall it prosper? shall it not wither as soon as the east wind touches it? it shall be withered together with the growth of its shoots.

Contemporary English Version
The grapevine is strong and healthy, but as soon as the scorching desert wind blows, it will quickly wither.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, it is planted: shall it prosper then? shall it not be dried up when the burning wind shall touch it, and shall it not wither in the furrows where it grew?

English Revised Version
Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither; when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the beds where it grew.

Good News Translation
Yes, it is planted, but will it live and grow? Won't it wither when the east wind strikes it? Won't it wither there where it is growing?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It might be planted again, but will it live and grow? It will wither completely when the east wind blows on it. It will certainly wither in the garden where it is growing.'"

International Standard Version
Look! Because it's a transplanted vine, won't it wither when the east wind hits it? It will surely wither in the terraces where it had started to sprout."'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? Shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? In the beds where it grew it shall wither.'

Literal Standard Version
And behold, the planted thing—does it prosper? When the east wind comes against it, does it not utterly wither? On the furrows of its springing it withers.”

NET Bible
Consider! It is planted, but will it prosper? Will it not wither completely when the east wind blows on it? Will it not wither in the soil where it sprouted?'"

New Heart English Bible
Yes, look, being planted, shall it prosper? Shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? It shall wither in the beds where it grew."'"

World English Bible
Yes, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? it shall wither in the beds where it grew.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, the planted thing -- doth it prosper? When come against it doth the east wind, Doth it not utterly wither? On the furrows of its springing it withereth.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine
9So you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Will it flourish? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it shrivels? All its foliage will wither! It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by its roots. 10 Even if it is transplanted, will it flourish? Will it not completely wither when the east wind strikes? It will wither on the bed where it sprouted.’”

Cross References
Jeremiah 4:11
At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A searing wind from the barren heights in the desert blows toward the daughter of My people, but not to winnow or to sift;

Jeremiah 32:5
He will take Zedekiah to Babylon, where he will stay until I attend to him, declares the LORD. If you fight against the Chaldeans, you will not succeed.'"

Ezekiel 17:9
So you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Will it flourish? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it shrivels? All its foliage will wither! It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by its roots.

Ezekiel 17:11
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 19:12
But it was uprooted in fury, cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit. Its strong branches were stripped off and they withered; the fire consumed them.

Ezekiel 19:14
Fire has gone out from its main branch and devoured its fruit; on it no strong branch remains fit for a ruler's scepter.' This is a lament and shall be used as a lament."

Hosea 12:1
Ephraim chases the wind and pursues the east wind all day long; he multiplies lies and violence; he makes a covenant with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.

shall it

Ezekiel 19:12-14
But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them…

Hosea 12:1
Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.

Hosea 13:15
Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.









Verse 10. - The question, Shall it prosper? comes with all the emphasis of iteration. The east wind is, as elsewhere, the symbol of scorching and devastating power (Ezekiel 19:12; Hosea 13:15; Jonah 4:8; Job 27:21). For furrows, read beds, with Revised Version. In the case of the Chaldeans, who came from the east, there was a special appropriateness in the symbolism.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Even if transplanted,
שְׁתוּלָ֖ה (šə·ṯū·lāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 8362: To transplant

will it flourish?
הֲתִצְלָ֑ח (hă·ṯiṣ·lāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6743: To push forward

Will it not
הֲלוֹא֩ (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

completely wither
תִּיבַ֣שׁ (tî·ḇaš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

when the east
הַקָּדִים֙ (haq·qā·ḏîm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6921: The fore, front part, the East

wind
ר֤וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

strikes?
כְגַ֨עַת (ḵə·ḡa·‘aṯ)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

It will wither
תִּיבָֽשׁ׃ (tî·ḇāš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the bed
עֲרֻגֹ֥ת (‘ă·ru·ḡōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 6170: Something piled up, raised by mental aspiration), a paterre

where it sprouted.’”
צִמְחָ֖הּ (ṣim·ḥāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6780: A sprout, growth


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