Ezekiel 17:4
New International Version
he broke off its topmost shoot and carried it away to a land of merchants, where he planted it in a city of traders.

New Living Translation
and plucked off its highest branch. He carried it away to a city filled with merchants. He planted it in a city of traders.

English Standard Version
He broke off the topmost of its young twigs and carried it to a land of trade and set it in a city of merchants.

Berean Study Bible
He plucked off its topmost shoot, carried it to the land of merchants, and planted it in a city of traders.

King James Bible
He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.

New King James Version
He cropped off its topmost young twig And carried it to a land of trade; He set it in a city of merchants.

New American Standard Bible
He broke off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.

NASB 1995
“He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.

NASB 1977
“He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.

Amplified Bible
He broke off the topmost of its young twigs (young King Jehoiachin) and carried it to a land of traders (Babylonia); he set it in a city of merchants (Babylon).

Christian Standard Bible
He plucked off its topmost shoot, brought it to the land of merchants, and set it in a city of traders.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He plucked off its topmost shoot, brought it to the land of merchants, and set it in a city of traders.

American Standard Version
he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs thereof, and carried it unto a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he cropped off the top of its growth and brought it to the land of Canaan and he placed it in a city of merchants

Brenton Septuagint Translation
he cropped off the ends of the tender twigs, and brought them into the land of Chanaan; he laid them up in a walled city.

Contemporary English Version
then carried it to a nation of merchants and left it in one of their cities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He cropped off the top of the twigs thereof: and carried it away into the land of Chanaan, and he set it in a city of merchants.

English Revised Version
he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs thereof, and carried it into a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

Good News Translation
which he carried to a land of commerce and placed in a city of merchants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It broke off the highest twig and carried it to a country of merchants. It planted the twig in a city of merchants.

International Standard Version
He plucked off the top of its shoot, brought it to a land of merchants, and set it down in a city full of traders.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He cropped off the topmost of the young twigs thereof, And carried it into a land of traffic; He set it in a city of merchants.

Literal Standard Version
He has cropped the top of its tender twigs, And he brings it to the land of Canaan. He has placed it in a city of merchants.

NET Bible
He plucked off its topmost shoot; he brought it to a land of merchants and planted it in a city of traders.

New Heart English Bible
he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs of it, and carried it to a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

World English Bible
he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs of it, and carried it to a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

Young's Literal Translation
The top of its tender twigs it hath cropped, And it bringeth it in to the land of Canaan. In a city of merchants it hath placed it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine
3and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, full of feathers of many colors, came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar. 4 He plucked off its topmost shoot, carried it to the land of merchants, and planted it in a city of traders. 5He took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil; he placed it by abundant waters and set it out like a willow.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 17:3
and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, full of feathers of many colors, came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Ezekiel 17:5
He took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil; he placed it by abundant waters and set it out like a willow.

Ezekiel 31:3
Look at Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches that shaded the forest. It towered on high; its top was among the clouds.


Treasury of Scripture

He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

the top.

Isaiah 43:14
Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

Isaiah 47:15
Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.

Jeremiah 51:13
O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

a land









(4) Into a land of traffick.--Literally, a land of Canaan, the word being sometimes used for merchant or merchandise, as in Hosea 12:8 (Engl. 7); Isaiah 23:8; Zephaniah 1:11. The parallelism of the next clause shows that this is its meaning here. Babylon has already been called Canaan in Ezekiel 16:29, probably from its commercial character.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He plucked off
קָטָ֑ף (qā·ṭāp̄)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6998: To pluck off or out

its topmost
רֹ֥אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7218: The head

shoot,
יְנִֽיקוֹתָ֖יו (yə·nî·qō·w·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3242: A young shoot, twig

carried it
וַיְבִיאֵ֙הוּ֙ (way·ḇî·’ê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the land
אֶ֣רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of merchants,
כְּנַ֔עַן (kə·na·‘an)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3667: Canaan -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land West of the Jordan

and planted
שָׂמֽוֹ׃ (śā·mōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

it in a city
בְּעִ֥יר (bə·‘îr)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of traders.
רֹכְלִ֖ים (rō·ḵə·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7402: To travel for, trading


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