New International Version
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because the great cedar towered over the thick foliage, and because it was proud of its height,
King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast lifted up thyself in stature, ... and he hath set his top amidst the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height,
World English Bible
Therefore thus said the Lord Yahweh: Because you are exalted in stature, and he has set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because that thou hast been high in stature, And he yieldeth his foliage between thickets, And high is his heart in his haughtiness,
Ezekiel 31:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The cedars in the garden of God - Egypt was one of the most eminent and affluent of all the neighboring nations.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore The allegory and its interpretation are here combined; and the Assyrian monarch, though already destroyed, is poetically addressed.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah's heart was proud and he did not respond to the kindness shown him; therefore the LORD's wrath was on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.
When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, "I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.
You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."
Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.
Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.
He called in a loud voice: 'Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches.
Jump to PreviousBoughs Cause Clouds Exalted Full Haughtiness Haughty Heart Height High Hight Lifted Pride Proud Shot Sovereign Stature Tall Thick Thickets Thyself Top Towered Yieldeth
Jump to NextBoughs Cause Clouds Exalted Full Haughtiness Haughty Heart Height High Hight Lifted Pride Proud Shot Sovereign Stature Tall Thick Thickets Thyself Top Towered Yieldeth
LinksEzekiel 31:10 NIV
Ezekiel 31:10 NLT
Ezekiel 31:10 ESV
Ezekiel 31:10 NASB
Ezekiel 31:10 KJV
Ezekiel 31:10 Bible Apps
Ezekiel 31:10 Biblia Paralela
Ezekiel 31:10 Chinese Bible
Ezekiel 31:10 French Bible
Ezekiel 31:10 German Bible
Ezekiel 31:10 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.