Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a 1parable to the house of Israel,
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saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great 2eagle with 3great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to 4Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.
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"He plucked off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.
"He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in 5fertile soil. He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a 6willow.
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"Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and yielded shoots and sent out branches.