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Ezekiel 17:3

Overview - Ezekiel 17
Under the parable of two eagles and a vine,
11 is shewn God's judgment upon Jerusalem for revolting from Babylon to Egypt.
22 God promises to plant the cedar of the Gospel.
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Ezekiel 17:3  (King James Version)
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

A great
Nebuchadnezzar, so called from his towering ambition and rapaciousness.
Ezekiel 17:7 Ezekiel 17:12-21 ; Deuteronomy 28:49 ; Jeremiah 4:13 ; 48:40 49:16 Lamentations 4:19 ; Hosea 8:1 ; Matthew 24:28

great wings
Extensive empire, both in length and breadth.
Daniel 2:38 ; 4:22 7:4

Numerous subjects, of various nations, and of different languages and manners.

divers colours
Hebrew embroidering. came.
Came against Judah and Jerusalem.
12 ; 2 Kings 24:10-16 ; 2 Chronicles 36:9 2 Chronicles 36:10 ; Jeremiah 22:23-28 ; 24:1

the highest
Jeconiah, whom he took captive to Babylon.

the cedar
The royal and ancient family of David.