Ezekiel 31:9
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New International Version
I made it beautiful with abundant branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden in the garden of God.

King James Bible
I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

Darby Bible Translation
I had made him fair by the multitude of his branches; and all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

World English Bible
I made it beautiful by the multitude of its branches, so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied it.

Young's Literal Translation
Fair I have made him in the multitude of his thin shoots, And envy him do all trees of Eden that are in the garden of God.

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Clarke'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.

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made

Ezekiel 16:14 And your renown went forth among the heathen for your beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put on you...

Exodus 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you my power...

Psalm 75:6,7 For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south...

Daniel 2:21,37,38 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise...

Daniel 4:22-25 It is you, O king, that are grown and become strong: for your greatness is grown, and reaches to heaven...

Daniel 5:20-23 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne...

all the trees

Ezekiel 17:22,24 Thus said the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it...

Judges 9:8-20 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, Reign you over us...

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing...

Zechariah 11:2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O you oaks of Bashan...

envied

Genesis 26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

1 Samuel 18:15 Why when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor...

James 4:5,6 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy...

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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
Genesis 2:8
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

Genesis 2:9
The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 13:10
Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Isaiah 51:3
The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

Ezekiel 28:13
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.

Ezekiel 31:16
I made the nations tremble at the sound of its fall when I brought it down to the realm of the dead to be with those who go down to the pit. Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, the well-watered trees, were consoled in the earth below.

Ezekiel 31:18
"'Which of the trees of Eden can be compared with you in splendor and majesty? Yet you, too, will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth below; you will lie among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword. "'This is Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"

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