Ezekiel 17:1-7 NLT

1 Then this message came to me from the :
2 “Son of man, give this riddle, and tell this story to the people of Israel.
3 Give them this message from the Sovereign : “A great eagle with broad wings and long feathers, covered with many-colored plumage, came to Lebanon. He seized the top of a cedar tree
4 and plucked off its highest branch. He carried it away to a city filled with merchants. He planted it in a city of traders.
5 He also took a seedling from the land and planted it in fertile soil. He placed it beside a broad river, where it could grow like 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 into the ground. It produced strong branches and put out shoots.
7 But then another great eagle came with broad wings and full plumage. So the vine now sent its roots and branches toward him for water,