Ezekiel 17:1-6 CJB

1 The word of ADONAI came to me:
2 "Human being, propound this riddle, tell the house of Isra'el this allegory,
3 say that Adonai ELOHIM says this: 'A big eagle having great wings and long pinions full of varicolored feathers came to the L'vanon and took over the top of the cedar.
4 He cropped off the topmost of its young twigs, carried them to a land of traders and set them down in a city of merchants.
5 He also took some of the seed in the land and planted it in fertile soil, placing it where there was abundant water, as one would a willow.
6 It grew to become a fruitful vine sprawling over the ground; its branches turned toward him, and its roots were under him - thus it became a vine, sprouting branches and putting forth shoots.