Ezekiel 17:1-6 CEB

Transplanted cedar

1 The LORD's word came to me:

References for Ezekiel 17:1

      2 Human one, compose a riddle and a parable about the house of Israel.
      3 Say, The LORD God proclaims: The great eagle with great wings, long feathers, and full, colorful plumage came to Lebanon and took the top branch of the cedar.
      4 He plucked a twig from the cedar's crown, brought it to the land of traders, and set it down in a city of merchants.
      5 He took a native seed and planted it in a prepared field, placing it like a willow beside plentiful water.
      6 It grew and became a low-spreading vine. Its foliage turned toward him, and its roots developed under him. And so it became a vine, and it produced branches and sent out its shoots.