Ezekiel 17:1-7 NLT

1 Then this message came to me from the LORD:
2 "Son of man, tell this story to the people of Israel.
3 Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: A great eagle with broad wings full of many-colored feathers came to Lebanon. He took hold of the highest branch of a cedar tree
4 and plucked off its topmost shoot. Then he carried it away to a city filled with merchants, where he planted it.
5 "Then he planted one of its seedlings in fertile ground beside a broad river, where it would grow as quickly as a willow tree.
6 It took root there and grew into a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned up toward the eagle, and its roots grew down beneath it. It soon produced strong branches and luxuriant leaves.
7 But then another great eagle with broad wings and full plumage came along. So the vine sent its roots and branches out toward him for water.