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Ezekiel 23:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Which were] clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Who were] clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them attractive young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Clothed in blue, Governors and deputies, Attractive young men, all of them,—Horsemen, riding on horses.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Clothed with blue—governors and prefects, Desirable young men all of them, Horsemen, riding on horses,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who were clothed with blue, princes, and rulers, beautiful youths, all horsemen, mounted upon horses.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which were clothed with blew, captaines and rulers, all of them desireable yong men, horsemen riding vpon horses.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— clothed with purple, princes and captains; [they were] young men and choice, all horseman riding on horses.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Which were] clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Which were] clothed 3847
{3847} Prime
לָבַשׁ
labash
{law-bash'}
A primitive root; properly wrap around, that is, (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
with blue, 8504
{8504} Prime
תְּכֵלֶת
t@keleth
{tek-ay'-leth}
Probably for H7827; the cerulean mussel, that is, the color (violet) obtained therefrom or stuff dyed therewith.
captains 6346
{6346} Prime
פֶּחָה
pechah
{peh-khaw'}
Of foreign origin; a prefect (of a city or small district).
and rulers, 5461
{5461} Prime
סָגָן
cagan
{saw-gawn'}
From an unused root meaning to superintend; a proefect of a province.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
of them desirable 2531
{2531} Prime
חֶמֶד
chemed
{kheh'-med}
A primitive root; to delight in.
young men, 970
{0970} Prime
בָּחוּר
bachuwr
{baw-khoor'}
Participle passive of H0977; properly selected, that is, a youth (often collectively).
horsemen 6571
{6571} Prime
פָּרָשׁ
parash
{paw-rawsh'}
From H6567; a steed (as stretched out to a vehicle, not single nor for mounting (compare H5483)); also (by implication) a driver (in a chariot), that is, (collectively) cavalry.
riding y7392
[7392] Standard
רָכַב
rakab
{raw-kab'}
A primitive root; to ride (on an animal or in a vehicle); causatively to place upon (for riding or generally), to despatch.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
upon x7392
(7392) Complement
רָכַב
rakab
{raw-kab'}
A primitive root; to ride (on an animal or in a vehicle); causatively to place upon (for riding or generally), to despatch.
horses. 5483
{5483} Prime
סוּס
cuwc
{soos}
From an unused root meaning to skip (properly for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 23:6

_ _ blue — rather, “purple” [Fairbairn]. As a lustful woman’s passions are fired by showy dress and youthful appearance in men, so Israel was seduced by the pomp and power of Assyria (compare Isaiah 10:8).

_ _ horsemen — cavaliers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 23:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 23:6

Horsemen — Skillful in riding, and well furnished with choice horses.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Ezekiel 23:12-15 She doted upon the Assyrians [her] neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men. ... Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:
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