19Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "As I live, surely My oathwhich he despised and My covenantwhich he broke, I will ainflict on his head.
"I will spread My 1netover him, and he will be 2caught in My snare. Then I will bring him to Babylon and 3enter into judgment with him there regarding the unfaithfulactwhich he has committed against Me.
21"All the b4choicemen in all his troops will fall by the sword, and the survivors will be scattered to everywind ; and you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken."
22Thussays the LordGOD, "I will also take a sprig from the loftytop of the cedar and set it out; I will pluck from the topmost of its youngtwigs a tenderone and I will plant it on a 5high and loftymountain.
"On the highmountain of Israel I will plant it, that it may bringforthboughs and bearfruit and become a stately6cedar. And birds of everyckind will dnestunder it; they will enest in the shade of its branches.
24"All the 7trees of the field will know that I am the LORD ; I bringdown the hightree, exalt the lowtree, dry up the greentree and make the drytree8flourish. I am the LORD ; I have spoken, and I will perform it."