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Ezekiel 17:1-6 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Parable of the Eagles

1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel. 3 You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A great eagle with great wings, long pinions, and full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar. 4 He plucked off its topmost shoot, brought it to the land of merchants, and set it in a city of traders. 5 Then he took some of the land's seed and put it in a fertile field; he set it [like] a willow, a planta by abundant waters. 6 It sprouted and became a spreading vine, low in height with its branches turned toward him, yet its roots stayed under it. So it became a vine, produced branches, and sent forth shoots.
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