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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Ezekiel 17:1 - 10
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   Book of Ezekiel
   Chapter 17
17:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The word of the LORD came to me:
 
17:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Son of man, set forth an allegory and tell the house of Israel a parable.
 
17:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar,
 
17:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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he broke off its topmost shoot and carried it away to a land of merchants, where he planted it in a city of traders.
 
17:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'He took some of the seed of your land and put it in fertile soil. He planted it like a willow by abundant water,
 
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and produced branches and put out leafy boughs.
 
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'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.
 
17:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches, bear fruit and become a splendid vine.'
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"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.
 
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Even if it is transplanted, will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it - wither away in the plot where it grew?'"
 
 

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