Son of man, put forth a parable and speak a proverb unto the house of Israel,

And say, Thus saith the Lord God, The great [a]eagle with great wings and long wings, and full of feathers, which had diverse colors, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar,

And brake off the top of his twig, and carried it into the land of [b]merchants, and set it in a city of merchants.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 17:3 That is, Nebuchadnezzar, who hath great power, riches, and many countries under him, shall come to Jerusalem, and take away Jeconiah the King, as verse 12.
  2. Ezekiel 17:4 Meaning, to Babylon.

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