Ezekiel 19:1

A Lament Over Israel’s Princes

1 “Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel

Read Ezekiel 19:1 Using Other Translations

Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
And you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
“Sing this funeral song for the princes of Israel:

What does Ezekiel 19:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 19:1

Moreover, take thou up a lamentation
These words are directed to the Prophet Ezekiel, to compose a doleful ditty, a mournful song, such as was used at funerals; and by it represent the lamentable state of the nation of the Jews and their governors, in order to affect them with it, with what was past, and present, and yet to come: for the princes of Israel;
or, "concerning them" F19; the princes meant are Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jeconiah, and Zedekiah, who were kings, though called princes, these words being synonymous; or, if so called by way of diminution, the reason might be, because they were tributary, either to the king of Egypt, or king of Babylon.


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (larvy yayvn la) "de principibus Israel", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Polanus, Starckius; so Ben Melech.
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