KJV LexiconAs I live
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
an oracle -- (hath) said, saith.
the Lord (used as a proper name of God only) -- (my) Lord.
surely in the place
a standing, i.e. a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind)
where the king
a king -- king, royal.
dwelleth that made him king
to reign; inceptively, to ascend the throne; causatively, to induct into royalty; hence (by implication) to take counsel
an imprecation -- curse, cursing, execration, oath, swearing.
to disesteem -- despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.
and whose covenant
a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) -- confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), covenant, league.
to break up (usually figuratively), i.e. to violate, frustrate
even with him in the midst
a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre -- among(-st), between, half, (there-,where-), in(-to), middle, mid(-night), midst (among), out (of), through, with(-in).
confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire -- Babel, Babylon.
he shall die
causatively, to kill
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
'As I live,' declares the Lord GOD, 'Surely in the country of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke, in Babylon he shall die.
King James Bible
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
As I live"--this is the declaration of the Lord GOD--"he will die in Babylon, in the land of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke.
International Standard Version
"As long as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "in Babylon, that place where the king has enthroned him, whose oath he despised so as to break his covenant, he'll die with him.
"'As surely as I live, declares the sovereign LORD, surely in the city of the king who crowned him, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke--in the middle of Babylon he will die!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'As I live, declares the Almighty LORD, the king of Judah will die in Babylonia. He will die in the country of the king who appointed him king of Judah. The king of Judah broke his promise and his treaty with the king of Babylon.
King James 2000 Bible
As I live, says the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the king dwells that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he broke, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die.
Ezekiel 17:16 NIV
Ezekiel 17:16 NLT
Ezekiel 17:16 ESV
Ezekiel 17:16 NASB
Ezekiel 17:16 KJV