Ezekiel 17:12
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New International Version
"Say to this rebellious people, 'Do you not know what these things mean?' Say to them: 'The king of Babylon went to Jerusalem and carried off her king and her nobles, bringing them back with him to Babylon.

King James Bible
Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon;

Darby Bible Translation
Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things are? Say, Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, and took its king and its princes, and led them with him to Babylon.

World English Bible
Say now to the rebellious house, Don't you know what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, and took its king, and its princes, and brought them to him to Babylon:

Young's Literal Translation
Say, I pray thee, to the rebellious house, Have ye not known what these are? Say, Lo, come hath the king of Babylon to Jerusalem, And he taketh its king, and its princes, And bringeth them to himself to Babylon.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Know ye not what these things mean? - They are explained in this and the following verses.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Ezekiel 2:5,8 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear...

Ezekiel 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks...

Ezekiel 12:9 Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, What do you?

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children...


Ezekiel 24:19 And the people said to me, Will you not tell us what these things are to us, that you do so?

Exodus 12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean you by this service?

Deuteronomy 6:20 And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments...

Joshua 4:6,21 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean you by these stones...

Matthew 13:51 Jesus said to them, Have you understood all these things? They say to him, Yes, Lord.

Matthew 15:16,17 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding...

Matthew 16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke it not to you concerning bread...

Mark 4:13 And he said to them, Know you not this parable? and how then will you know all parables?

Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understand you what you read?


Ezekiel 17:3 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, long winged, full of feathers, which had divers colors...

Ezekiel 1:2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

2 Kings 24:10-16 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged...

2 Chronicles 36:9,10 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem...

Jeremiah 22:24-28 As I live, said the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet on my right hand...

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Isaiah 39:7 And of your sons that shall issue from you, which you shall beget, shall they take away...

Jeremiah 52:31-34 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month...

Divine Destruction and Protection
CAN your minds fly back to the time when there was no time, to the day when there was no day but the Ancient of Days? Can you speed back to that period when God dwelt alone, when this round world and all the things that be upon it, had not come from his hand; when the sun flamed not in his strength, and the stars flashed not in their brightness? Can you go back to the period when there were no angels, when cherubim and seraphim had not been born; and, if there be creatures elder than they, when none
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916

Bunyan's Last Sermon --Preached July 1688.
"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God;" John i. 13. The words have a dependence on what goes before, and therefore I must direct you to them for the right understanding of it. You have it thus,--"He came to his own, but his own received him not; but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God." In
by John Bunyan—Miscellaneous Pieces

Cross References
2 Kings 24:11
and Nebuchadnezzar himself came up to the city while his officers were besieging it.

2 Kings 24:12
Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his attendants, his nobles and his officials all surrendered to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.

2 Kings 24:15
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king's mother, his wives, his officials and the prominent people of the land.

2 Chronicles 36:10
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the LORD, and he made Jehoiachin's uncle, Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Isaiah 3:2
the hero and the warrior, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder,

Jeremiah 37:1
Zedekiah son of Josiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim.

Jeremiah 52:3
It was because of the LORD's anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah, and in the end he thrust them from his presence. Now Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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