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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They also went down into hell with him - Into remediless destruction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

went

Ezekiel 32:20-30 They shall fall in the middle of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes...

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 stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth...

that were

Ezekiel 30:6-8,21-25 Thus said the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down...

Nehemiah 3:17,18 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah...

dwelt

Ezekiel 31:3,6 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature...

Ezekiel 32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword...

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said...

Daniel 4:11,12 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached to heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth...

Mark 4:32 But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches...

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Ezekiel
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

Cross References
Psalm 9:17
The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.

Ezekiel 31:3
Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.

Ezekiel 31:6
All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:12
and the most ruthless of foreign nations cut it down and left it. Its boughs fell on the mountains and in all the valleys; its branches lay broken in all the ravines of the land. All the nations of the earth came out from under its shade and left it.

Ezekiel 32:20
They will fall among those killed by the sword. The sword is drawn; let her be dragged off with all her hordes.

Daniel 4:12
Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.

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