Ezekiel 17:1-7 NRS

1 The word of the Lord came to me:
2 O mortal, propound a riddle, and speak an allegory to the house of Israel.
3 Say: Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle, with great wings and long pinions, rich in plumage of many colors, came to the Lebanon. He took the top of the cedar,
4 broke off its topmost shoot; he carried it to a land of trade, set it in a city of merchants.
5 Then he took a seed from the land, placed it in fertile soil; a plant a by abundant waters, he set it like a willow twig.

References for Ezekiel 17:5

    • Ž 17:5 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
      6 It sprouted and became a vine spreading out, but low; its branches turned toward him, its roots remained where it stood. So it became a vine; it brought forth branches, put forth foliage.
      7 There was another great eagle, with great wings and much plumage. And see! This vine stretched out its roots toward him; it shot out its branches toward him, so that he might water it. From the bed where it was planted