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Ezekiel 17:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and he took of the seed royal, and made a covenant with him; he also brought him under an oath, and took away the mighty of the land;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. He also took away the mighty of the land,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath from him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he took of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and brought him under an oath, and he took away the mighty of the land;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yea took of the seed royal, And solemnised with him a covenant,—And brought him into an oath, Also, the mighty ones of the land, did he take.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he taketh of the seed of the kingdom, And maketh with him a covenant, And bringeth him in to an oath, And the mighty of the land he hath taken,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he shall take one of the king's seed, and make a covenant with him, and take an oath of him. Yea, and he shall take away the mighty men of the land,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hath taken of the kings seed, and made a couenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he shall take of the seed royal, and shall make a covenant with him, and shall bind him with an oath: and he shall take the princes of the land:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And hath taken 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of the king's 4410
{4410} Prime
מְלוּכָה
m@luwkah
{mel-oo-kaw'}
Feminine passive participle of H4427; something ruled, that is, a realm.
seed, 2233
{2233} Prime
זֶרַע
zera`
{zeh'-rah}
From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and made 3772
{3772} Prime
כָּרַת
karath
{kaw-rath'}
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a covenant 1285
{1285} Prime
בְּרִית
b@riyth
{ber-eeth'}
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh).
with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
him, and hath taken 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
an oath 423
{0423} Prime
אָלָה
'alah
{aw-law'}
From H0422; an imprecation.
of him: he hath also taken 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the mighty 352
{0352} Prime
אַיִל
'ayil
{ah'-yil}
From the same as H0193; properly strength; hence anything strong; specifically a chief (politically); also a ram (from his strength); a pilaster (as a strong support); an oak or other strong tree.
of the land: 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 17:13

_ _ the king’s seed — Zedekiah, Jeconiah’s uncle.

_ _ taken ... oath of him — swearing fealty as a vassal to Nebuchadnezzar (2 Chronicles 36:13).

_ _ also taken the mighty — as hostages for the fulfillment of the covenant; whom, therefore, Zedekiah exposed to death by his treason.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 17:1-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezekiel 17:13

And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken (l) an oath from him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:

(l) For his subjection and obedience.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
hath taken:

Ezekiel 17:5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed [it] by great waters, [and] set it [as] a willow tree.
2 Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Jeremiah 37:1 And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.

taken an oath of him:
Heb. brought him to an oath,
2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.
Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

he hath also:

2 Kings 24:15-16 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, [those] carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. ... And all the men of might, [even] seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all [that were] strong [and] apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs [were] set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
Jeremiah 29:2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
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2K 24:15, 17. 2Ch 36:13. Jr 5:2; 24:1; 29:2; 37:1. Ezk 17:5.

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