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Son of man, propose a riddle, and tell this proverb to the house of Israel: Thus says the Lord God:

The great eagle, with wide wingspan
    and long feathers, with thick plumage,
    many-hued, came to Lebanon.
He plucked the crest of the cedar,(A)
    broke off its topmost branch,
And brought it to a land of merchants,
    set it in a city of traders.

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