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Ezekiel 19:7-14 (New International Version)

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7 He broke downa their strongholds and devastated1 their towns. The land and all who were in it were terrified by his roaring. 8 Then the nations2 came against him, those from regions round about. They spread their net3 for him, and he was trapped in their pit.4 9 With hooks5 they pulled him into a cage and brought him to the king of Babylon.6 They put him in prison, so his roar7 was heard no longer on the mountains of Israel.8 10 " 'Your mother was like a vine in your vineyardb9 planted by the water;10 it was fruitful and full of branches because of abundant water.11 11 Its branches were strong, fit for a ruler's scepter. It towered high above the thick foliage, conspicuous for its height and for its many branches.12 12 But it was uprooted13 in fury and thrown to the ground. The east wind14 made it shrivel, it was stripped of its fruit; its strong branches withered and fire consumed them.15 13 Now it is planted in the desert,16 in a dry and thirsty land.17 14 Fire spread from one of its mainc branches and consumed18 its fruit. No strong branch is left on it fit for a ruler's scepter.'19 This is a lament20 and is to be used as a lament."
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