Ezekiel 17:15
New International Version
But the king rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt to get horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Will he break the treaty and yet escape?

New Living Translation
"Nevertheless, this man of Israel's royal family rebelled against Babylon, sending ambassadors to Egypt to request a great army and many horses. Can Israel break her sworn treaties like that and get away with it?

English Standard Version
But he rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt, that they might give him horses and a large army. Will he thrive? Can one escape who does such things? Can he break the covenant and yet escape?

Berean Study Bible
But this king rebelled against Babylon by sending his envoys to Egypt to ask for horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and yet escape?’

New American Standard Bible
'But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops. Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?

King James Bible
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

Christian Standard Bible
However, this king revolted against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt so they might give him horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still escape?

Contemporary English Version
But this new king of Judah later rebelled against Babylonia and sent officials to Egypt to get horses and troops. Will this king be successful in breaking the treaty with Babylonia? Or will he be punished for what he's done?

Good News Translation
But the king of Judah rebelled and sent agents to Egypt to get horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Can he get away with that? He cannot break the treaty and go unpunished!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, this king revolted against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt so they might give him horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still escape?"

International Standard Version
But he rebelled against the king of Babylon by sending his messengers to Egypt to obtain horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Or will the one who did this escape? Will he break the covenant, but still be delivered?'"

NET Bible
But this one from Israel's royal family rebelled against the king of Babylon by sending his emissaries to Egypt to obtain horses and a large army. Will he prosper? Will the one doing these things escape? Can he break the covenant and escape?

New Heart English Bible
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and many people. Shall he prosper? Shall he escape who does such things? Shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the king of Judah rebelled against the king of Babylon by sending his messengers to Egypt to get horses and many soldiers. Will the king of Judah succeed? Will anyone who does such things escape? He can't break a treaty and go unpunished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?

New American Standard 1977
‘But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops. Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors unto Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he be prospered, shall he that does such things escape? And shall he who broke the covenant be able to flee?

King James 2000 Bible
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and many people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that does such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

American King James Version
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that does such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

American Standard Version
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he hath revolted from him and sent ambassadors to Egypt, that it might give him horses, and much people. And shall he that hath done thus prosper, or be saved? and shall he escape that hath broken the covenant?

Darby Bible Translation
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?

English Revised Version
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?

Webster's Bible Translation
But he rebelled against him in sending his embassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and many people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

World English Bible
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and many people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape who does such things? shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?

Young's Literal Translation
And he rebelleth against him, To send his messengers to Egypt, To give to him horses, and much people, Doth he prosper? doth he escape who is doing these things? And hath he broken covenant and escaped?
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The Parable Explained
14so that the kingdom would be brought low, unable to lift itself up, keeping his covenant to survive. 15But this king rebelled against Babylon by sending his envoys to Egypt to ask for horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and yet escape?’ 16‘As surely as I live,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘surely he will die in Babylon, in the land of the king who enthroned him, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:16
But the king must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire more horses, for the LORD has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

2 Kings 24:20
For because of the anger of the LORD, all this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, until He finally banished them from His presence. And Zedekiah also rebelled against the king of Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:13
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God. But Zedekiah stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD, the God of Israel.

Psalm 56:7
In spite of such sin, shall they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.

Jeremiah 34:3
As for you, you will not escape his grasp but will surely be captured and handed over to him. You will see the king of Babylon eye to eye and speak to him face to face; and you will go to Babylon.

Jeremiah 37:5
Pharaoh's army had left Egypt, and when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report, they withdrew from Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 38:18
But if you do not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, then this city will be handed over to the Chaldeans. They will burn it down, and you yourself will not escape their grasp.'"

Jeremiah 38:23
All your wives and children will be brought out to the Chaldeans. And you yourself will not escape their grasp, for you will be seized by the king of Babylon, and this city will be burned down.'

Jeremiah 52:3
For because of the anger of the LORD, all this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, until He finally banished them from His presence. And Zedekiah also rebelled against the king of Babylon.

Ezekiel 17:7
But there was another great eagle with great wings and many feathers. And behold, this vine bent its roots toward him. It stretched out its branches to him from its planting bed, so that he might water it.

Ezekiel 17:18
He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. Seeing that he gave his hand in pledge yet did all these, he will not escape!'

Ezekiel 23:20
and lusted after their lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.

Ezekiel 29:7
When Israel grasped you with their hands, you splintered and tore open their shoulders; when they leaned on you, you broke and their backs were wrenched.'

Ezekiel 29:16
Egypt will never again be an object of trust for the house of Israel, but will remind them of their iniquity in turning to the Egyptians. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"

Treasury of Scripture

But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that does such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?

he rebelled

Ezekiel 17:7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: …

2 Kings 24:20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and …

2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him …

Jeremiah 52:3 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and …

in

Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people …

Isaiah 30:1-4 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …

Isaiah 31:1-3 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and …

Isaiah 36:6-9 See, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; where …

Jeremiah 37:5-7 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans …

Shall he prosper

Ezekiel 17:9 Say you, Thus said the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull …

Deuteronomy 29:12-15 That you should enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into …

Jeremiah 22:29,30 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD…

shall he escape

Ezekiel 17:18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, see, …

Ezekiel 21:25 And you, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when …

Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies …

Jeremiah 32:4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans…

Jeremiah 34:3 And you shall not escape out of his hand, but shall surely be taken, …

Jeremiah 38:18,23 But if you will not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then …

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation …

Hebrews 2:8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that …

or shall

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: …







Lexicon
But this [king] rebelled
וַיִּמְרָד־ (way·yim·rāḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4775: To rebel

against [Babylon]
בּ֗וֹ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

by sending
לִשְׁלֹ֤חַ (liš·lō·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

his envoys
מַלְאָכָיו֙ (mal·’ā·ḵāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

to Egypt
מִצְרַ֔יִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

to ask for
לָֽתֶת־ (lā·ṯeṯ-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

horses
סוּסִ֖ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

and a large
רָ֑ב (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

army.
וְעַם־ (wə·‘am-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

Will he flourish?
הֲיִצְלָ֤ח (hă·yiṣ·lāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6743: To push forward

Will the one who does
הָעֹשֵׂ֣ה (hā·‘ō·śêh)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

such
אֵ֔לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

things escape?
הֲיִמָּלֵט֙ (hă·yim·mā·lêṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

Can he break
וְהֵפֵ֥ר (wə·hê·p̄êr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

a covenant
בְּרִ֖ית (bə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

and yet escape?’
וְנִמְלָֽט׃ (wə·nim·lāṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks
(15) Shall he escape that doeth such things?--The faithlessness of Zedekiah and his court to his own sworn covenant was an act, in addition to all his other wickedness, especially abominable to God. The sanctity of an oath had always been most strongly insisted upon in Israelitish history. It must be remembered that even when, as in the case of the Gibeonites (Joshua , 9), the oath had been obtained by fraud, and centuries had passed since it was given, God yet sorely punished the land for its violation (2Samuel 21:1-2); and in this case the king had been more than once Divinely warned through the prophet Jeremiah of the danger of his treachery. As Zedekiah's intrigues with Egypt were just now going on, it was particularly important that they should be exposed, and their result foretold to the captives who were yet trusting in the safety of Jerusalem.

Verse 15. - That they might give him horses. The "chariots and horses" of Egypt seem, throughout its whole history, to have been its chief element of strength. See for the time of Moses (Exodus 14:7), of Solomon (1 Kings 10:28, 29), of Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 12:3), of Hezekiah (Isaiah 31:1: 36:9). Shall he prosper? What had been asked in the parable is asked also, in identical terms, in the interpretation. Ezekiel presses home the charge of perfidy as well as rebellion. Like Jeremiah, he looks on Nebuchadnezzar as reigning by a Divine right. 17:11-21 The parable is explained, and the particulars of the history of the Jewish nation at that time may be traced. Zedekiah had been ungrateful to his benefactor, which is a sin against God. In every solemn oath, God is appealed to as a witness of the sincerity of him that swears. Truth is a debt owing to all men. If the professors of the true religion deal treacherously with those of a false religion, their profession makes their sin the worse; and God will the more surely and severely punish it. The Lord will not hold those guiltless who take his name in vain; and no man shall escape the righteous judgment of God who dies under unrepented guilt.
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