" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot9 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.10
On the mountain heights11 of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit12 and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.13
All the trees of the forest14 will know that I the LORD bring down15 the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.16 " 'I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.17' "