" '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.8
"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.10
"Say to this rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean?13' Say to them: 'The king of Babylon went to Jerusalem and carried off her king and her nobles,14 bringing them back with him to Babylon.15
But the king rebelled20 against him by sending his envoys to Egypt21 to get horses and a large army.22 Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Will he break the treaty and yet escape?23
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot38 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.39
On the mountain heights40 of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit41 and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.42
All the trees of the forest43 will know that I the LORD bring down44 the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.45 " 'I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.46' "