Ezekiel 17:13
Good News Translation
He took one of the king's family, made a treaty with him, and made him swear to be loyal. He took important men as hostages

Contemporary English Version
He chose someone from the family of Judah's king and signed a treaty with him, then made him swear to be loyal. He also led away other important citizens,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall take one of the king's seed, and make a covenant with him, and take an oath of him. Yea, and he shall take away the mighty men of the land,

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And he shall take one of the king's seed, and make a covenant with him, and take an oath of him. Yea, and he shall take away the mighty men of the land,

hath taken

Ezekiel 17:5 And he took of the seed of the land, and put it in the ground for seed, that it might take a firm root over many waters: he planted it on the surface of the earth.

2 Kings 24:17 And he appointed Matthanias, his uncle, in his stead: and called his name Sedecias.

Jeremiah 37:1 Now king Sedecias the son of Josias reigned instead of Jechonias the son of Joakim: whom Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon made king in the land of Juda.

taken an oath of him.

2 Chronicles 36:13 He also revolted from king Nabuchodonosor, who had made him swear by God: and he hardened his neck and his heart, from returning to the Lord the God of Israel.

Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say: The Lord liveth; this also they will swear falsely.

he hath also

2 Kings 24:15,16 And he carried away Joachin into Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his eunuchs: and the judges of the land he carried into captivity, from Jerusalem, into Babylon. . . .

Jeremiah 24:1 The Lord shewed me: and behold two baskets full of figs, set before the temple of the Lord: after that Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon had carried away Jechonias the son of Joakim the king of Juda, and his chief men, and the craftsmen, and engravers of Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.

Jeremiah 29:2 After that Jechonias the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, and the princes of Juda, and of Jerusalem, and the craftsmen, and the engravers were departed out of Jerusalem:

Context
The Parable Explained
12Say to the provoking house: Know you not what these things mean? Tell them: Behold the king of Babylon cometh to Jerusalem: and he shall take away the king and the princes thereof and carry them with him to Babylon. 13And he shall take one of the king's seed, and make a covenant with him, and take an oath of him. Yea, and he shall take away the mighty men of the land,14That it may be a low kingdom and not lift itself up, but keep his covenant and observe it.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 11:1
And it came to pass about a month after this, that Naas, the Ammonite, came up, and began to fight against Jabes Galaad. And all the men of Jabes said to Naas: Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

2 Kings 24:15
And he carried away Joachin into Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his eunuchs: and the judges of the land he carried into captivity, from Jerusalem, into Babylon.

2 Kings 24:16
And all the strong men, seven thousand, and the artificers, and the smiths, a thousand, all that were valiant men, and fit for war: and the king of Babylon led them captives into Babylon.

2 Kings 24:17
And he appointed Matthanias, his uncle, in his stead: and called his name Sedecias.

2 Chronicles 36:13
He also revolted from king Nabuchodonosor, who had made him swear by God: and he hardened his neck and his heart, from returning to the Lord the God of Israel.

Isaiah 3:2
The strong man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet and the cunning man, and the ancient.

Ezekiel 17:5
And he took of the seed of the land, and put it in the ground for seed, that it might take a firm root over many waters: he planted it on the surface of the earth.

Ezekiel 17:16
As I live, saith the Lord God: In the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he hath made void, and whose covenant he broke, even in the midst of Babylon shall he die.

Hosea 10:4
You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.

Additional Translations
He took a member of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. Then he carried away the leading men of the land,And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and has taken an oath of him: he has also taken the mighty of the land:

and he took of the seed royal, and made a covenant with him; he also brought him under an oath, and took away the mighty of the land;

And he shall take of the seed royal, and shall make a covenant with him, and shall bind him with an oath: and he shall take the princes of the land:

And he took of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and brought him under an oath, and he took away the mighty of the land;

and he took of the seed royal, and made a covenant with him; he also brought him under an oath, and took away the mighty of the land:

And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath from him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:

and he took of the seed royal, and made a covenant with him; he also brought him under an oath, and took away the mighty of the land;

And he taketh of the seed of the kingdom, And maketh with him a covenant, And bringeth him in to an oath, And the mighty of the land he hath taken,
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