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Ezekiel 17

NLT 1 Then this message came to me from the : NIV 1 The word of the LORD came to me: NLT 2 “Son of man, give this riddle, and tell this story to the people of Israel. NIV 2 "Son of man, set forth an allegory and tell the house of Israel a parable. NLT 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 NIV 3 Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar, NLT 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. NIV 4 he broke off its topmost shoot and carried it away to a land of merchants, where he planted it in a city of traders. NLT 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. NIV 5 " 'He took some of the seed of your land and put it in fertile soil. He planted it like a willow by abundant water, NLT 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. NIV 6 and it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and produced branches and put out leafy boughs. NLT 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, NIV 7 " 'But there was another great eagle with powerful wings and full plumage. The vine now sent out its roots toward him from the plot where it was planted and stretched out its branches to him for water. NLT 8 even though it was already planted in good soil and had plenty of water so it could grow into a splendid vine and produce rich leaves and luscious fruit. NIV 8 It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches, bear fruit and become a splendid vine.' NLT 9 “So now the Sovereign asks: Will this vine grow and prosper? No! I will pull it up, roots and all! I will cut off its fruit and let its leaves wither and die. I will pull it up easily without a strong arm or a large army. NIV 9 "Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Will it thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All its new growth will wither. It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by the roots. NLT 10 But when the vine is transplanted, will it thrive? No, it will wither away when the east wind blows against it. It will die in the same good soil where it had grown so well.” NIV 10 Even if it is transplanted, will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it--wither away in the plot where it grew?' " NLT 11 Then this message came to me from the : NIV 11 Then the word of the LORD came to me: NLT 12 “Say to these rebels of Israel: Don’t you understand the meaning of this riddle of the eagles? The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took away her king and princes, and brought them to Babylon. NIV 12 "Say to this rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean?' Say to them: 'The king of Babylon went to Jerusalem and carried off her king and her nobles, bringing them back with him to Babylon. NLT 13 He made a treaty with a member of the royal family and forced him to take an oath of loyalty. He also exiled Israel’s most influential leaders, NIV 13 Then he took a member of the royal family and made a treaty with him, putting him under oath. He also carried away the leading men of the land, NLT 14 so Israel would not become strong again and revolt. Only by keeping her treaty with Babylon could Israel survive. NIV 14 so that the kingdom would be brought low, unable to rise again, surviving only by keeping his treaty. NLT 15 “Nevertheless, this man of Israel’s royal family rebelled against Babylon, sending ambassadors to Egypt to request a great army and many horses. Can Israel break her sworn treaties like that and get away with it? NIV 15 But the king rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt to get horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Will he break the treaty and yet escape? NLT 16 No! For as surely as I live, says the Sovereign , the king of Israel will die in Babylon, the land of the king who put him in power and whose treaty he disregarded and broke. NIV 16 " 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, he shall die in Babylon, in the land of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose treaty he broke. NLT 17 Pharaoh and all his mighty army will fail to help Israel when the king of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem again and destroys many lives. NIV 17 Pharaoh with his mighty army and great horde will be of no help to him in war, when ramps are built and siege works erected to destroy many lives. NLT 18 For the king of Israel disregarded his treaty and broke it after swearing to obey; therefore, he will not escape. NIV 18 He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. Because he had given his hand in pledge and yet did all these things, he shall not escape. NLT 19 “So this is what the Sovereign says: As surely as I live, I will punish him for breaking my covenant and disregarding the solemn oath he made in my name. NIV 19 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: As surely as I live, I will bring down on his head my oath that he despised and my covenant that he broke. NLT 20 I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon and put him on trial for this treason against me. NIV 20 I will spread my net for him, and he will be caught in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment upon him there because he was unfaithful to me. NLT 21 And all his best warriors will be killed in battle, and those who survive will be scattered to the four winds. Then you will know that I, the , have spoken. NIV 21 All his fleeing troops will fall by the sword, and the survivors will be scattered to the winds. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken. NLT 22 “This is what the Sovereign says: I will take a branch from the top of a tall cedar, and I will plant it on the top of Israel’s highest mountain. NIV 22 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. NLT 23 It will become a majestic cedar, sending forth its branches and producing seed. Birds of every sort will nest in it, finding shelter in the shade of its branches. NIV 23 On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. NLT 24 And all the trees will know that it is I, the , who cuts the tall tree down and makes the short tree grow tall. It is I who makes the green tree wither and gives the dead tree new life. I, the , have spoken, and I will do what I said!” NIV 24 All the trees of the field will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. " 'I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.' "