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Ezekiel 17:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping his covenant it might stand.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, [but] that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— that the kingdom might be in subjection, not exalting itself, [but] keeping his covenant that it might continue.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, [but] that by keeping his covenant it might stand.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that the kingdom might be abased, that it might not lift itself up, that it might keep his covenant in order to stand.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That, the kingdom, might be, abased, so as not to lift itself up,—By the keeping of his covenant, might be made to stand.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— That the kingdom may be humble, That it may not lift itself up, To keep his covenant—that it may stand.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That it may be a low kingdom and not lift itself up, but keep his covenant and observe it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That the kingdome might bee base, that it might not lift it selfe vp, [but] that by keeping of his Couenant it might stand.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— that it may become a weak kingdom, so as never to lift itself up, that he may keep his covenant, and establish it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, [but] that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That the kingdom 4467
{4467} Prime
מַמְלָכָה
mamlakah
{mam-law-kaw'}
From H4427; dominion, that is, (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm).
might be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
base, 8217
{8217} Prime
שָׁפָל
shaphal
{shaw-fawl'}
From H8213; depressed, literally or figuratively.
that it might not x1115
(1115) Complement
בִּלְתִּי
biltiy
{bil-tee'}
Constructive feminine of H1086 (equivalent to H1097); properly a failure of, that is, (used only as a negative particle, usually with prepositional prefix) not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until, etc.
lift itself up, 5375
{5375} Prime
נָשָׂא
nasa'
{naw-saw'}
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
z8692
<8692> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 116
[but] that by keeping 8104
{8104} Prime
שָׁמַר
shamar
{shaw-mar'}
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
of his 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).
it might stand. 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 17:14

_ _ That the kingdom might be base — that is, low as to national elevation by being Nebuchadnezzar’s dependent; but, at the same time, safe and prosperous, if faithful to the “oath.” Nebuchadnezzar dealt sincerely and openly in proposing conditions, and these moderate ones; therefore Zedekiah’s treachery was the baser and was a counterpart to their treachery towards God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 17:1-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the kingdom:

Ezekiel 17:6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
Ezekiel 29:14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return [into] the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom.
Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that [is] within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
1 Samuel 2:7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed [that] thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Nehemiah 9:36-37 Behold, we [are] servants this day, and [for] the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we [are] servants in it: ... And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we [are] in great distress.
Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
Matthew 22:17-21 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? ... They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

base:
Or, low; a tributary kingdom, dependent on the king of Babylon.

but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand:
Heb. to keep his covenant, to stand to it,
Jeremiah 27:12-17 I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live. ... Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
Jeremiah 38:17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; If thou wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt live, and thine house:
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Dt 28:43. 1S 2:7, 30. Ne 9:36. Jr 27:12; 38:17. Lm 5:10. Ezk 17:6; 29:14. Mt 22:17.

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