Ezekiel 31:17
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New International Version
They too, like the great cedar, had gone down to the realm of the dead, to those killed by the sword, along with the armed men who lived in its shade among the nations.

New Living Translation
Its allies, too, were all destroyed and had passed away. They had gone down to the grave--all those nations that had lived in its shade.

English Standard Version
They also went down to Sheol with it, to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were its arm, who lived under its shadow among the nations.

Berean Study Bible
They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its allies they had lived in its shade among the nations.

New American Standard Bible
"They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations.

King James Bible
They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.

Christian Standard Bible
They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its allies they had lived in its shade among the nations.

Contemporary English Version
Those people who found protection in its shade will also be sent to the world below, where they will join the dead.

Good News Translation
They will go with it to the world of the dead to join those that have already fallen. And all who live under its shadow will be scattered among the nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its allies they had lived in its shade among the nations."

International Standard Version
They also went down with it into Sheol, to those who had been killed violently and to those who had trusted in its strength by living in its shadow among the nations.

NET Bible
Those who lived in its shade, its allies among the nations, also went down with it to Sheol, to those killed by the sword.

New Heart English Bible
They also went down into Sheol with him to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were his arm, that lived under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had gone down with the tree in the grave to join others killed in battle. All who lived in its shadow were scattered among the nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They also went down into the nether-world with him unto them that are slain by the sword; yea, they that were in his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

New American Standard 1977
“They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They also went down into Sheol with him, with those that were slain with the sword; and those that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
They also went down into sheol with it with them that are slain with the sword; and they that were its arm, that dwelt under its shadow in the midst of the nations.

American King James Version
They also went down into hell with him to them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelled under his shadow in the middle of the heathen.

American Standard Version
They also went down into Sheol with him unto them that are slain by the sword; yea, they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they also shall go down with him to hell to them that are slain by the sword: and the arm of every one shall sit down under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

Darby Bible Translation
They also went down into Sheol with him unto them that were slain with the sword, and [that were] his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

English Revised Version
They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain by the sword; yea, they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

Webster's Bible Translation
They also went down into the grave with him to them that are slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shade in the midst of the heathen.

World English Bible
They also went down into Sheol with him to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were his arm, [that] lived under his shadow in the midst of the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
Also they with him have gone down to sheol, Unto the pierced of the sword, And -- his arm -- they dwelt in his shade in the midst of nations.
Study Bible
Egypt will Fall Like Assyria
16I made the nations quake at the sound of its downfall, when I cast it down to Sheol with those who descend to the Pit. Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, all the well-watered trees, were consoled in the earth below. 17They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its allies they had lived in its shade among the nations. 18Who then is like you in glory and greatness among the trees of Eden? You also will be brought down to the depths of the earth to be with the trees of Eden. You will lie among the uncircumcised, with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord GOD.’”…
Cross References
Psalm 9:17
The wicked will return to Sheol--all the nations who forget God.

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.

Ezekiel 31:6
All the birds of the air nested in its branches, and all the beasts of the field gave birth beneath its boughs; all the great nations lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:12
Foreigners, the most ruthless of the nations, cut it down and left it. Its branches have fallen on the mountains and in every valley; its boughs lay broken in all the earth's ravines. And all the peoples of the earth left its shade and abandoned it.

Ezekiel 32:20
They will fall among those slain by the sword. The sword is appointed! They drag her away along with all her multitudes.

Daniel 4:12
Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and upon it was food for all. Under it the beasts of the field found shelter, in its branches the birds of the air nested, and from it every creature was fed.

Treasury of Scripture

They also went down into hell with him to them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelled under his shadow in the middle of the heathen.

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Ezekiel 32:20-30 They shall fall in the middle of them that are slain by the sword: …

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming: it …

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Ezekiel 30:6-8,21-25 Thus said the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the …

Nehemiah 3:17,18 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him …

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Ezekiel 31:3,6 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and …

Ezekiel 32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, …

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in …

Daniel 4:11,12 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached to …

Mark 4:32 But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, …







Verse 17. - They that were his arm. The words point to the allies, in the first instance of Assyria, and secondly of Egypt. The last words of the verse present a striking parallel to Lamentations 4:20. They also went down to hell with him,.... To the grave with him; many of his nobles, princes, generals, soldiers, and subjects:

unto them that be slain with the sword; to be buried and lie with them who had fallen by the sword, as a just punishment for their iniquities:

and they that were his arm; either that leaned on his arm, were dependents upon him; or his ministers, his instruments, whom he employed under him as his deputies, to govern the several provinces that belonged to him; or rather his allies and auxiliaries, who helped and assisted him on occasion:

that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the Heathen; in the midst of the nations subject to the Assyrian empire; such who put themselves under the protection of it, lived comfortably under it, and continued with it to the last; these shared the same fate as that did. The Targum is,

"his governors are broken, whom he strengthened in the midst of the kingdom.'' 17. his arm, that dwelt under his shadow—those who were the helpers or tool of his tyranny, and therefore enjoyed his protection (for example, Syria and her neighbors). These were sure to share her fate. Compare the same phrase as to the Jews living under the protection of their king (La 4:20); both alike "making flesh their arm, and in heart departing from the Lord" (Jer 17:5).31:10-18 The king of Egypt resembled the king of Assyria in his greatness: here we see he resembles him in his pride. And he shall resemble him in his fall. His own sin brings his ruin. None of our comforts are ever lost, but what have been a thousand times forfeited. When great men fall, many fall with them, as many have fallen before them. The fall of proud men is for warning to others, to keep them humble. See how low Pharaoh lies; and see what all his pomp and pride are come to. It is best to be a lowly tree of righteousness, yielding fruit to the glory of God, and to the good of men. The wicked man is often seen flourishing like the cedar, and spreading like the green bay tree, but he soon passes away, and his place is no more found. Let us then mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.
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