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

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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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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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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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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

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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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

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