Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine

1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

References for Ezekiel 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Literally "was"
    • b 17:1 - Literally "to say"
      2 "Son of man, tell a riddle and quote a proverb to the house of Israel,

      References for Ezekiel 17:2

        • c 17:2 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
          3 and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "{The great eagle with great wings and long feathers} [and] {full of variegated plumage} came to Lebanon and he took the treetop of the cedar.

          References for Ezekiel 17:3

            • d 17:3 - Literally "the eagle the great great of [the] wings long of [the] feather"
            • e 17:3 - Literally "full of [the] plumage which [is] for him [the] variegated"
              4 He plucked the top of its new plant shoot, and he brought it to the land of Canaan [and] put it in a city of merchants,
              5 and he took from the seed of the land and placed it in {fertile soil} on many waters; [like] a willow he planted it.

              References for Ezekiel 17:5

                • f 17:5 - Literally "a field of seed"
                • g 17:5 - Or "by"
                  6 And it sprouted, and {it became a vine spreading out}, low of height, turning its branches to him, and its roots were under it, and {it became a vine}, and it made branches, and it sent out foliage.

                  References for Ezekiel 17:6

                    • h 17:6 - Literally "he was to vine spreading out"
                    • i 17:6 - Literally "and it was to a vine"
                    • j 17:6 - Or "sprouted"
                      7 " '"And there was another great eagle, great of wings and [with] abundant plumage, and look! This vine stretched out its roots toward him and extended its branches to him to water it from the garden bed {where it was planted}.

                      References for Ezekiel 17:7

                        • k 17:7 - Literally "from the garden bed of its planting"
                          8 It was planted in [a] good field by many waters to produce branches and to bear fruit to become {a beautiful vine}." '

                          References for Ezekiel 17:8

                            • l 17:8 - Or "to"
                            • m 17:8 - Or "to"
                            • n 17:8 - Hebrew "water"
                            • o 17:8 - Hebrew "branch"
                            • p 17:8 - Hebrew "be"
                            • q 17:8 - Literally "to a vine of splendor"
                              9 Say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Will it prosper? Will he not tear out its roots, and will he not make its fruit scaly, and it will wither, and all of the freshness of its vegetation will dry up? And to lift it from its roots {will not require great strength or many people}.

                              References for Ezekiel 17:9

                                • r 17:9 - Literally "not with strong arm and with many people"
                                  10 And look! [Though] it is planted, will it prosper? {When the east wind strikes it}, will it not dry up completely? On the garden bed of its vegetation it will dry up!" '"

                                  References for Ezekiel 17:10

                                    • s 17:10 - Literally "at striking her/it the wind of the east"
                                      11 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

                                      References for Ezekiel 17:11

                                        • t 17:11 - Literally "was"
                                          12 "Say now to the rebellious house of Israel, 'Do you not know what these [are]?' Say, 'Look! The king of Babylon will come [to] Jerusalem, and he will take its king and its officials, and he will bring them to himself, [to] Babylon.

                                          References for Ezekiel 17:12

                                              13 And he took from the seed of the kingship, and he made with him a covenant, and {he brought him under oath}, and he took the rulers of the land,

                                              References for Ezekiel 17:13

                                                • x 17:13 - Literally "and he brought him in[to] oath"
                                                  14 so that [they would] be a humble kingdom and not lift itself up to keep his covenant {in order for it to stand}.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 17:14

                                                    • y 17:14 - Literally "to standing her"; or "to let her stand"
                                                      15 But he rebelled against him by sending his messengers [to] Egypt to give to him horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Will he escape doing these [things], and can he break [the] covenant and escape?
                                                      16 {As I live},' {declares} the Lord Yahweh, '{surely} in the place of the king {who made} him king, who despised his oath and who broke his covenant with him--in the midst of Babylon he will die.

                                                      References for Ezekiel 17:16

                                                        • z 17:16 - Literally "live I"
                                                        • { 17:16 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                        • | 17:16 - Literally "if not"
                                                        • } 17:16 - Literally "who [he was] making"
                                                          17 And not with a great army and with a great crowd will Pharaoh work with him in the war, at the pouring out of a siege ramp and the building of siege works to destroy many lives.

                                                          References for Ezekiel 17:17

                                                            • ~ 17:17 - Or "help/aid"
                                                              18 And he despised [the] oath to break covenant. And, look, he gave his hand [in pledge], and [yet] he did all of these [things]. He will not escape.'
                                                              19 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: '{As I live}, {surely} my oath that he despised and my covenant that he broke I will return upon his head.

                                                              References for Ezekiel 17:19

                                                                •  17:19 - Literally "live I"
                                                                • € 17:19 - Literally "if not"
                                                                  20 And I will spread my net over him, and he will be caught in my hunting net, and I will bring him [to] Babylon, and I will enter into judgment with him there [about] his infidelity that he displayed against me.
                                                                  21 And all of his choice troops, among all of his troops, they will fall by the sword, and [those who] [are] remaining, they will be scattered to all [the directions of the] wind, and you will know that I, Yahweh, I have spoken.'

                                                                  References for Ezekiel 17:21

                                                                    •  17:21 - Or "left over"
                                                                      22 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'And I will take, [even] I, from the treetop of the high cedar, and I will plant [it], from the head of its new plant shoot I will pluck a tender one, and I will plant [it], [even] I, on a high and lofty mountain.
                                                                      23 On the height of the mountain of Israel I will plant [it], and it will carry branches, and it will bear fruit, and {it will become a noble cedar}, and all of the birds of all wings will dwell under it in the shade of its branches.

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 17:23

                                                                        • ‚ 17:23 - Or "bear"
                                                                        • ƒ 17:23 - Hebrew "branch"
                                                                        • „ 17:23 - Literally "he will be to a cedar noble"
                                                                        • … 17:23 - Or "kinds"
                                                                          24 And all of the trees of the field will know that I, Yahweh, I will bring low a high tree, [and] I will exalt a low, fresh tree, and I will make a dry tree flourish. I, Yahweh, I have spoken, and I will do [it].'"