Ezekiel 17


The Eagles and the Vine

1And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, 2O son of man, Describe a tale, and speak a parable to the house of Israel! 3And you shall say, Thus says Adonai the  lord; The [2eagle 1great] having large wings, [2long 1stretching out], full of claws, who has the leading to enter into Lebanon -- even he took the choice cedar. 4The tips of the tender part he plucked off, and he brought them into the land of Canaan, [3into 4a city 5being walled 1he put 2them]. 5And he took from the seed of the land, and he put it into the ground fit for sowing as a plant by [2water 1much]; [3for attention 1he arranged 2it]. 6And it arose and became a vine being weakened and small in greatness [4to be apparent 1for its vine branches 2upon 3it]; and its roots [2underneath 3it 1were]. And it became a vine, and produced layers of vines, and stretched out its tendrils. 7And there was [3eagle 1another 2great] having large wings, and many claws. And behold, her grapevine was being twisted unto him, and her roots unto him, and her vine branches she sent out to him, to water her with the casting away from her planting. 8In [2ground 1good] upon [2water 1much] she was fattened to produce buds and to bear fruit, to be made into [2vine 1a great]. 9On account of this, say! Thus says Adonai the  lord; Shall it prosper, no. Shall not the roots of her tenderness, and the fruits rot? Yes, [3shall be dried up 1all 2her things shooting up early], and not by [2arm 1a great], nor by [2people 1many] to pull her out by her roots. 10And behold, she was fattened; should she prosper? Shall she not in her being touched by [2wind 1the burning] be dried up in dryness? With the casting of her east wind she shall be dried up. 11And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, 12Say indeed to the [2house 1rebelling], Do you not know what these are? You speak to them! Behold, [3comes 1the king 2of Babylon] unto Jerusalem, and he shall take her king, and her rulers. And he shall lead them to himself unto Babylon. 13And he shall take of the seed of the kingdom, and shall ordain with him a covenant, and shall bring him by an oath; and [2the 3governors 4of the 5land 1he shall take], 14 to become a [2kingdom 1weak], so that altogether it should not lift itself up; but to keep its covenant and to establish her. 15And he shall revolt from him to send messengers unto Egypt, to give to him horses and [2people 1many]. Shall he prosper, no. Shall [4be preserved 1the one 2acting 3opposite], no. And [2one violating 3covenant 1shall] be preserved, no. 16As I live, says Adonai the  lord, Surely in the place of the king, of the one giving him reign, who disgraced my oath, and violated my covenant, [2with 3him 4in 5the midst 6of Babylon 1he shall come to an end]. 17And not by [2power 1great] nor by [2multitude 1a great] shall [2make 4with 5him 1Pharaoh 3war], in throwing up a palisade and with construction of a range of weapons to remove [2souls 1many]. 18And he disgraced the swearing of an oath violating the covenant; and behold, he appointed his hand, and all these things he did to him, he shall not escape. 19On account of this say! Thus says Adonai the  lord; As I live, surely swearing by my oath which he disgraced, and my covenant which he violated, that I will impute it on his head. 20And I will spread forth upon him my net, and he shall be captured in his being encompassed about. And I will lead him into Babylon. And I shall litigate with him there concerning his iniquity of which he transgressed against me. 21In all his exiles, in every battle array of his, [2by 3the broadsword 1they shall fall], and the remaining [2unto 3every 4wind 1I shall scatter]. And you shall realize that I the  lord have spoken. 22For thus says Adonai the  lord; And I will take, even I of the chosen of the cedar, from its top; and I will give of the head of her shoots; [2of 3her heart 1I will pluck off], and I will plant upon [2mountain 1a high]. 23And I will hang him on [2mountain 1an elevated] of Israel; and I will plant it, and there shall be brought forth a bud, and he shall produce fruit, and he will be for [2cedar 1a great]; and there shall rest underneath him every bird; and every winged creature [2under 3the 4shadow 5of his tender branches 1shall rest]; and his vine branches shall be restored. 24And [6shall know 1all 2the 3trees 4of the 5plain] that I am the  lord, the one humbling [2tree 1the high], and raising up high [2tree 1the low]; and drying [2tree 1the green], and again flourishing [2tree 1the dry]. I the  lord, I have spoken and I shall act.
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