KJV LexiconThus saith
to say (used with great latitude)
the Lord (used as a proper name of God only) -- (my) Lord.
I will also take
to take (in the widest variety of applications)
of the highest branch
fleeciness, i.e. foliage -- highest branch, top.
of the high
to be high actively, to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively)
a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots) -- cedar (tree).
and will set
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
it I will crop off
to strip off -- crop off, cut down (up), pluck.
from the top
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
of his young twigs
a sprout -- (tender) branch, young twig.
a tender one
tender; by implication, weak -- faint(-hearted), soft, tender (-hearted), one), weak.
and will plant
to transplant -- plant.
it upon an high
elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant -- haughty, height, high(-er), lofty, proud, exceeding proudly.
a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) -- hill (country), mount(-ain), promotion.
to pile up, i.e. elevate -- eminent.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and set it out; I will pluck from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.
King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:
Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: I will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and plant it. I will pluck a tender sprig from its topmost shoots, and I will plant it on a high towering mountain.
International Standard Version
This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm also going to take a shoot from the top of a cedar and plant it. I'll pluck off its delicate twigs and transplant it on a high and lofty mountain.
"'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'I will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and plant it. I will pluck from the top one of its tender twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: I, too, will take hold of the top of a cedar tree. I will break off the highest twig and plant it on a high and lofty mountain.
King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon a high and prominent mountain:
Ezekiel 17:22 NIV
Ezekiel 17:22 NLT
Ezekiel 17:22 ESV
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Ezekiel 17:22 KJV