Ezekiel 17:1-6 MSG

1 God's Message came to me:
2 "Son of man, make a riddle for the house of Israel. Tell them a story.
3 Say, 'God, the Master, says: "'A great eagle with a huge wingspan and long feathers, In full plumage and bright colors, came to Lebanon And took the top off a cedar,
4 broke off the top branch, Took it to a land of traders, and set it down in a city of shopkeepers.
5 Then he took a cutting from the land and planted it in good, well-watered soil, like a willow on a riverbank.
6 It sprouted into a flourishing vine, low to the ground. Its branches grew toward the eagle and the roots became established - A vine putting out shoots, developing branches.