Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Ezekiel 17:5

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

The seed of the land - Zedekiah, brother of Jehoiachin.

Planted it in a fruitful field - Made him king of Judea in place of his brother.

Placed it by great waters - Put him under the protection of Babylon, situated on the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates.

And set it as a willow tree - Made him dependent on this city of great waters, as the willow is on humidity.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

He took also of the seed of the land - Zedekiah the king‘s uncle, not a Babylonian satrap, was made king.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Mighty conquerors are aptly likened to birds or beasts of prey, but their destructive passions are overruled to forward God's designs. Those who depart from God, only vary their crimes by changing one carnal confidence for another, and never will prosper.