" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot1 from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain.2
On the mountain heights3 of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit4 and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.5
All the trees of the field6 will know that I the LORD bring down7 the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.8 " 'I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.9' "