In the eleventh year, in the third month on the first day, the word of the LORD came to me:
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“Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his hordes: “ ‘Who can be compared with you in majesty?
Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.
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The waters nourished it, deep springs made it grow tall; their streams flowed all around its base and sent their channels to all the trees of the field.
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So it towered higher than all the trees of the field; its boughs increased and its branches grew long, spreading because of abundant waters.
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All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade.
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It was majestic in beauty, with its spreading boughs, for its roots went down to abundant waters.
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The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor could the junipers equal its boughs, nor could the plane trees compare with its branches— no tree in the garden of God could match its beauty.
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I made it beautiful with abundant branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden in the garden of God.
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“ ‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because the great cedar towered over the thick foliage, and because it was proud of its height,
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I gave it into the hands of the ruler of the nations, for him to deal with according to its wickedness. I cast it aside,
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