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[a]“Son of man, propound a riddle, and speak an allegory to the house of Israel; say, Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, rich in plumage of many colors, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar; he broke off the topmost of its young twigs and carried it to a land of trade, and set it in a city of merchants.

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  1. 17.2-24 The Messiah, a shoot from the stump of Jesse. Cf. Is 11.1, and also the parable of the mustard seed (Mt 13.31-32).

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