And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,
2Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;3
And say , Thus saith the LordGOD; A greateagle with greatwings,longwinged , full of feathers, which had divers colours,came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:4
He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants .
He took also of the seed of the land, and planteda it in a fruitfulfield; he placed it by greatwaters, and set it as a willow tree.6
And it grew , and became a spreadingvine of lowstature, whose branchesturned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forthbranches, and shot forth sprigs.7
There was also anothergreateagle with greatwings and manyfeathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.