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Ezekiel 31:5

Overview - Ezekiel 31
A relation unto Pharaoh,
of the glory of Assyria,
10 and the fall thereof for pride.
18 The like destruction of Egypt.
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Ezekiel 31:5  (King James Version)
Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
 


his height
The Assyrian king, to whom Pharaoh is compared, from his great power, extensive dominion, and the protection he afforded, resembled the spreading branches, thick shade, and high stature of a flourishing cedar on mount Lebanon. The fruitful lands of Assyria; the immense revenues he drew from vast multitudes in his extensive territories; his lucrative commerce, by the river Tigris, with the countries on the Indian ocean; and all the various sources of his wealth and prosperity, resembled the rivers and streams which cause the trees planted by them to grow and flourish exceedingly; and hence the empire and its head were exalted above all the kingdoms of the earth.
Psalms 37:35 Psalms 37:36 ; Isaiah 10:8-14 ; Isaiah 36:4 Isaiah 36:18 Isaiah 36:19 37:11-13 Daniel 4:11

he shot forth
or, it sent them forth.
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