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Ezekiel 31:3–6

Behold, xAssyria was a ycedar in zLebanon,

with beautiful branches and aforest shade,

band of towering height,

its top among the clouds.1

The waters nourished it;

the deep made it grow tall,

making cits rivers flow

around the place of its planting,

sending forth its streams

to all the trees of the field.

So dit towered high

above all the trees of the field;

its boughs grew large

and its branches long

from eabundant water in its shoots.

fAll the birds of the heavens

made their nests in its boughs;

under its branches all the beasts of the field

gave birth to their young,

and under its shadow

lived all great nations.

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Ezekiel 31:3–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon,

with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest;

it towered on high,

its top above the thick foliage.

The waters nourished it,

deep springs made it grow tall;

their streams flowed

all around its base

and sent their channels

to all the trees of the field.

So it towered higher

than all the trees of the field;

its boughs increased

and its branches grew long,

spreading because of abundant waters.

All the birds of the sky

nested in its boughs,

all the animals of the wild

gave birth under its branches;

all the great nations

lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field. 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. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

You are like mighty Assyria,

which was once like a cedar of Lebanon,

with beautiful branches that cast deep forest shade

and with its top high among the clouds.

Deep springs watered it

and helped it to grow tall and luxuriant.

The water flowed around it like a river,

streaming to all the trees nearby.

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.

The birds nested in its branches,

and in its shade all the wild animals gave birth.

All the great nations of the world

lived in its shadow.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Indeed Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon,

With fine branches that shaded the forest,

And of high stature;

And its top was among the thick boughs.

The waters made it grow;

Underground waters gave it height,

With their rivers running around the place where it was planted,

And sent out rivulets to all the trees of the field.

‘Therefore its height was exalted above all the trees of the field;

Its boughs were multiplied,

And its branches became long because of the abundance of water,

As it sent them out.

All the birds of the heavens made their nests in its boughs;

Under its branches all the beasts of the field brought forth their young;

And in its shadow all great nations made their home.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

Assyria was once like a cedar tree in Lebanon

with beautiful branches that shaded the forest.

It was very tall;

its top was among the clouds.

Much water made the tree grow;

the deep springs made it tall.

Rivers flowed

around the bottom of the tree

and sent their streams

to all other trees in the countryside.

So the tree was taller

than all the other trees in the countryside.

Its limbs became long and big

because of so much water.

All the birds of the sky

made their nests in the tree’s limbs.

And all the wild animals

gave birth under its branches.

All great nations

lived in the tree’s shade.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs. The waters nourished it, the deep made it to grow: the rivers thereof ran round about its plantation; and it sent out its channels unto all the trees of the field. Therefore its stature was exalted above all the trees of the field; and its boughs were multiplied, and its branches became long by reason of many waters, when it shot them forth. All the birds of the heavens made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow dwelt all great nations.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and a shadowing shroud, and of a high stature: and his top was amidst the thick boughs. The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high; its streams ran round about his plantation, and it sent out its rivulets unto all the trees of the field. Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long, because of great waters, when he shot forth. All the fowl of the heavens made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all the great nations.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

What about Assyria?

It was a cedar in Lebanon

with fine branches that shaded the forest.

It was very tall.

Its top was among the clouds.

Water made the tree grow,

and underground springs made it tall.

Rivers flowed around the place where the tree was planted.

Streams ran beside all the other trees around it.

That is why it grew taller than all the other trees in the field.

Its branches became large and long because of so much water.

All the birds made their nests in its branches.

All the wild animals gave birth to their young under it.

All the powerful nations lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Think of Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon,

with beautiful branches and shady foliage

and of lofty height.

Its top was among the clouds.

The waters caused it to grow;

the underground springs made it tall,

directing their rivers all around

the place where the tree was planted

and sending their channels

to all the trees of the field.

Therefore the cedar became greater in height

than all the trees of the field.

Its branches multiplied,

and its boughs grew long

as it spread them out

because of the plentiful water.

All the birds of the sky

nested in its branches,

and all the animals of the field

gave birth beneath its boughs;

all the great nations lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Consider Assyria, a cedar of Lebanon,

with fair branches and forest shade,

and of great height,

its top among the clouds.

The waters nourished it,

the deep made it grow tall,

making its rivers flow

around the place it was planted,

sending forth its streams

to all the trees of the field.

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.

All the birds of the air

made their nests in its boughs;

under its branches all the animals of the field

gave birth to their young;

and in its shade

all great nations lived.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Look! Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon,

with beautiful branches and a forest giving shade,

and very high,

and its treetop was between the clouds.

Waters made it great,

the deep made it grow high;

its rivers were going all around its planting area,

and its channels it sent out

to all of the trees of the field.

Therefore it became tall,

with its height more than all of the trees of the field,

and its branches became numerous,

and its branches became long

from its sending its shoots from abundant water.

In its branches all the birds of the heaven made their nest,

and under its branches all the animals of the field gave birth,

and in its shadow all the many nations lived.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Think about what happened to Assyria.

Once it was like a cedar tree in Lebanon.

It had beautiful branches

that provided shade for the forest.

It grew very high.

Its top was above all of the leaves.

The waters fed it.

Deep springs made it grow tall.

Their streams flowed

all around its base.

They made their way

to all of the trees in the fields.

So it grew higher

than any other tree in the fields.

It grew more limbs.

Its branches grew long.

They spread because they had plenty of water.

All of the birds of the air

made their nests in its limbs.

All of the wild animals

had their babies under its branches.

All of the great nations

lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:3–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon

With beautiful branches and forest shade,

And very high,

And its top was among the clouds.

‘The waters made it grow, the deep made it high.

With its rivers it continually extended all around its planting place,

And sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.

Therefore its height was loftier than all the trees of the field

And its boughs became many and its branches long

Because of many waters as it spread them out.

All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs,

And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth,

And all great nations lived under its shade.