8 It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches, bear fruit and become a splendid vine.’

Read Ezekiel 17:8 Using Other Translations

It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
It had been planted on good soil by abundant waters, that it might produce branches and bear fruit and become a noble vine.
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.