In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his multitude: "Whom are you like in your greatness?
Behold, I will liken you to a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and forest shade, and of great height, its top among the clouds.
The waters nourished it, the deep made it grow tall, making its rivers flow round the place of its planting, sending forth its streams to all the trees of the forest.
So it towered high above all the trees of the forest; its boughs grew large and its branches long, from abundant water in its shoots.
All the birds of the air made their nests in its boughs; under its branches all the beasts of the field brought forth their young; and under its shadow dwelt all great nations.