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33 Behold, the Lord,
The Lord of hosts,
Will lop off the bough with terror;
(A)Those of high stature will be hewn down,
And the haughty will be humbled.

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33 See, the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    will lop off(A) the boughs with great power.
The lofty trees will be felled,(B)
    the tall(C) ones will be brought low.(D)

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34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron,
And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

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34 He will cut down(A) the forest thickets with an ax;
    Lebanon(B) will fall before the Mighty One.(C)

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and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:

(A)“A great eagle with large wings and long pinions,
Full of feathers of various colors,
Came to Lebanon
And (B)took from the cedar the highest branch.

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Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: A great eagle(A) with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon.(B) Taking hold of the top of a cedar,

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He cropped off its topmost young twig
And carried it to a land of trade;
He set it in a city of merchants.

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he broke off(A) its topmost shoot and carried it away to a land of merchants, where he planted it in a city of traders.

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Israel Exalted at Last(A)

22 Thus says the Lord God: “I will take also one of the highest (B)branches of the high cedar and set it out. I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs (C)a tender one, and will (D)plant it on a high and prominent mountain.

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22 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot(A) from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain.(B)

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16 I made the nations (A)shake at the sound of its fall, when I (B)cast it down to [a]hell together with those who descend into the Pit; and (C)all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, (D)were comforted in the depths of the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 31:16 Or Sheol

16 I made the nations tremble(A) at the sound of its fall when I brought it down to the realm of the dead to be with those who go down to the pit. Then all the trees(B) of Eden,(C) the choicest and best of Lebanon, the well-watered trees, were consoled(D) in the earth below.(E)

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10 “These were the visions of my head while on my bed:

I was looking, and behold,
(A)A tree in the midst of the earth,
And its height was great.

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10 These are the visions I saw while lying in bed:(A) I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous.(B)

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20 (A)“The tree that you saw, which grew and became strong, whose height reached to the heavens and which could be seen by all the earth, 21 whose leaves were lovely and its fruit abundant, in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home— 22 (B)it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, (C)and your dominion to the end of the earth.

23 (D)“And inasmuch as the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave its stump and roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze in the tender grass of the field; let it be wet with the dew of heaven, (E)and let him graze with the beasts of the field, till seven [a]times pass over him’;

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 4:23 Possibly years

20 The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth, 21 with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the wild animals, and having nesting places in its branches for the birds(A) 22 Your Majesty, you are that tree!(B) You have become great and strong; your greatness has grown until it reaches the sky, and your dominion extends to distant parts of the earth.(C)

23 “Your Majesty saw a holy one,(D) a messenger, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump, bound with iron and bronze, in the grass of the field, while its roots remain in the ground. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven; let him live with the wild animals, until seven times pass by for him.’(E)

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