Ezekiel 23:6
New International Version
clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, and mounted horsemen.

New Living Translation
They were all attractive young men, captains and commanders dressed in handsome blue, charioteers driving their horses.

English Standard Version
clothed in purple, governors and commanders, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

Berean Study Bible
clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all desirable young men, horsemen mounted on steeds.

King James Bible
Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

New King James Version
Who were clothed in purple, Captains and rulers, All of them desirable young men, Horsemen riding on horses.

New American Standard Bible
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them handsome young men, horsemen riding on horses.

NASB 1995
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

NASB 1977
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

Amplified Bible
who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them attractive young men, horsemen riding on horses.

Christian Standard Bible
dressed in blue, governors and prefects, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on steeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
dressed in blue, governors and prefects, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on steeds.

American Standard Version
who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who wore blue fringes, Lords and Princes and Rulers, desirable young men, all of them horsemen, riders of horses

Brenton Septuagint Translation
clothed with purple, princes and captains; they were young men and choice, all horseman riding on horses.

Contemporary English Version
She offered herself to soldiers in purple uniforms: handsome, high-ranking officers and cavalry troops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who were clothed with blue, princes, and rulers, beautiful youths, all horsemen, mounted upon horses.

Good News Translation
They were soldiers in uniforms of purple, noblemen and high-ranking officers; all of them were handsome young cavalry officers.

International Standard Version
who were clothed in blue—including governors and commanders. All of them were desirable young men—horsemen mounted on horses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
clothed with blue, governors and rulers, handsome young men all of them, horsemen riding upon horses.

Literal Standard Version
Clothed with blue—governors and prefects, All of them desirable young men, Horsemen, riding on horses,

New American Bible
dressed in purple, governors and officers, all of them handsome young soldiers, mounted on horses.

NET Bible
clothed in blue, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

New Revised Standard Version
clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, mounted horsemen.

New Heart English Bible
who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

World English Bible
who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

Young's Literal Translation
Clothed with blue -- governors and prefects, Desirable young men all of them, Horsemen, riding on horses,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
5Oholah prostituted herself while she was still Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians—warriors 6clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all desirable young men, horsemen mounted on steeds. 7She offered sexual favors to all the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all the idols of those for whom she lusted.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 23:12
She too lusted after the Assyrians--governors and commanders, warriors dressed in splendor, horsemen riding on steeds, all desirable young men.

Ezekiel 23:13
And I saw that she too had defiled herself; both of them had taken the same path.


Treasury of Scripture

Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.

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Ezekiel 23:12-15
She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men…











(6) Horsemen.--The Assyrians, like the Egyptians, made large use of cavalry, as was necessary to a warlike nation; the multiplication of horses had on this account been forbidden to the Israelites (Deuteronomy 17:16).

Verse 6. - Clothed with blue. The same word as that used in the description of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:4; Exodus 26:31, et al.). It was probably some hue of the Tyrian purple kind which marked the official dress of the "captains" of the Assyrian armies. The words, with those that follow, bring before us the magnificent array of the Assyrian cavalry - a force in which Israel, throughout its history, was deficient (Judges 5:10; Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 36:8.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
clothed
לְבֻשֵׁ֤י (lə·ḇu·šê)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

in blue,
תְכֵ֙לֶת֙ (ṯə·ḵê·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8504: The cerulean mussel, the color, obtained therefrom, stuff dyed therewith

governors
פַּח֣וֹת (pa·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6346: A governor

and commanders,
וּסְגָנִ֔ים (ū·sə·ḡā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5461: A prefect of a, province

all
כֻּלָּ֑ם (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

desirable
חֶ֖מֶד (ḥe·meḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2531: Desire, delight

young men,
בַּח֥וּרֵי (ba·ḥū·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 970: Selected, a youth

horsemen
פָּרָשִׁ֕ים (pā·rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6571: A steed, a driver, cavalry

mounted on
רֹכְבֵ֖י (rō·ḵə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

steeds.
סוּסִֽים׃ (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)


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