Ezekiel 19:11
New International Version
Its branches were strong, fit for a ruler's scepter. It towered high above the thick foliage, conspicuous for its height and for its many branches.

New Living Translation
Its branches became strong— strong enough to be a ruler’s scepter. It grew very tall, towering above all others. It stood out because of its height and its many lush branches.

English Standard Version
Its strong stems became rulers’ scepters; it towered aloft among the thick boughs; it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.

Berean Study Bible
It had strong branches, fit for a ruler’s scepter. It towered high above the thick branches, conspicuous for its height and for its dense foliage.

King James Bible
And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.

New King James Version
She had strong branches for scepters of rulers. She towered in stature above the thick branches, And was seen in her height amid the dense foliage.

New American Standard Bible
‘And it had strong stems fit for scepters of rulers, And its height was raised above the clouds So that it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.

NASB 1995
And it had strong branches fit for scepters of rulers, And its height was raised above the clouds So that it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.

NASB 1977
‘And it had strong branches fit for scepters of rulers, And its height was raised above the clouds So that it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.

Amplified Bible
‘And it had strong branches for the scepters of rulers, And its height was raised above the thick branches and into the clouds So that it was seen [easily] in its height with the mass of its branches.

Christian Standard Bible
It had strong branches, fit for the scepters of rulers; its height towered among the clouds. So it was conspicuous for its height as well as its many branches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It had strong branches, fit for the scepters of rulers; its height towered among the clouds. So it was conspicuous for its height as well as its many branches.

American Standard Version
And it had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she had strong rods for the scepters of the Rulers, and their stature was lifted up from among her shoots and they appeared in their height and in the abundance of their branches

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she became a rod for a tribe of princes, and was elevated in her bulk in the midst of other trees, and she saw her bulk in the multitude of her branches.

Contemporary English Version
Her strong branches became symbols of authority, and she was taller than all other trees--everyone could see how strong and healthy she was.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she hath strong rods to make sceptres for them that bear rule, and her stature was exalted among the branches: and she saw her height in the multitude of her branches.

English Revised Version
And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.

Good News Translation
Its branches were strong and grew to be royal scepters. The vine grew tall enough to reach the clouds; everyone saw how leafy and tall it was.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its branches were strong. They were used to make scepters for kings. It grew to be tall with many branches around it, and everyone saw it because of its many branches.

International Standard Version
Strong were its boughs, suitable for use in the scepter of a ruler. It reached to the clouds, noticeable because of its height and its abundant branches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she had strong rods To be sceptres for them that bore rule; And her stature was exalted Among the thick branches, And she was seen in her height With the multitude of her tendrils.

Literal Standard Version
And she has strong rods for scepters of rulers, "" And she is high in stature above—between thick branches, "" And it appears in its height "" In the multitude of its thin shoots.

NET Bible
Its boughs were strong, fit for rulers' scepters; it reached up into the clouds. It stood out because of its height and its many branches.

New Heart English Bible
It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.

World English Bible
It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath strong rods for sceptres of rulers, And high is its stature above thick branches, And it appeareth in its height In the multitude of its thin shoots.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament for the Princes of Israel
10Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, planted by the water; it was fruitful and full of branches because of the abundant waters. 11It had strong branches, fit for a ruler’s scepter. It towered high above the thick branches, conspicuous for its height and for its dense foliage. 12But 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.…

Cross References
Leviticus 23:40
On the first day you are to gather the fruit of majestic trees, the branches of palm trees, and the boughs of leafy trees and of willows of the brook. And you are to rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Psalm 80:15
the root Your right hand has planted, the son You have raised up for Yourself.

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 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

And she had strong rods for the scepters of them that bore rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.

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…

Ezekiel 21:10,13
It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree…

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

her stature

Ezekiel 31:3
Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

Daniel 4:11,20,21
The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: …









(11) Thick branches should rather be translated clouds. It is a hyperbolical expression in the figure, to express the excellence of the vine of Israel.

Verse 11. - The verse describes generally the apparent strength of the kingly line of David. The word for thick branches, which occurs again in Ezekiel 31:3, 10, 14, is taken by Keil and Furst as meaning "thick clouds," as describing the height to which the tree grew. So the Revised Version (margin).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
It had
וַיִּֽהְיוּ־ (way·yih·yū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

strong
עֹ֗ז (‘ōz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

branches,
מַטּ֣וֹת (maṭ·ṭō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

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

a ruler's
מֹֽשְׁלִ֔ים (mō·šə·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

scepter.
שִׁבְטֵי֙ (šiḇ·ṭê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

It towered
וַתִּגְבַּ֥הּ (wat·tiḡ·bah)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

high
קֽוֹמָת֖וֹ (qō·w·mā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6967: Height

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

the thick branches,
עֲבֹתִ֑ים (‘ă·ḇō·ṯîm)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 5688: Something intwined, a string, wreath, foliage

conspicuous
וַיֵּרָ֣א (way·yê·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

for its height
בְגָבְה֔וֹ (ḇə·ḡā·ḇə·hōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1363: Elation, grandeur, arrogance

and for its dense
בְּרֹ֖ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

foliage.
דָּלִיֹּתָֽיו׃ (dā·lî·yō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1808: Something dangling, a bough


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