Ezekiel 31:5

5 So it towered higher than all the trees of the field; its boughs increased and its branches grew long, spreading because of abundant waters.

Read Ezekiel 31:5 Using Other Translations

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.
So it towered high above all the trees of the field; its boughs grew large and its branches long from abundant water in its shoots.
This great tree towered high, higher than all the other trees around it. It prospered and grew long thick branches because of all the water at its roots.

What does Ezekiel 31:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 31:5

Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the
field
His majesty, grandeur, and glory, were advanced above all princes, nobles, and people; all ranks and degrees of men, let them be compared to trees taller or lower: and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long;
the provinces of his empire became more numerous, and were spread far and near, and reached to distant countries: because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth;
either the vast number of people, which were daily increasing, and were sent out to people distant colonies, newly subdued or planted; or because of the great traffic which was carried on in different parts, and the advantages arising from it. The Targum is,

``therefore he was lifted up in his strength above all the kings of the earth, and his army was multiplied, and his auxiliaries prevailed over many people, through his victories''
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