And the wordH1697 of the LORDH3068 cameH1961 to me, saying,H559
SonH1121 of man,H120 putH2330 forthH2330 a riddle,H2420 and speakH4911 a parableH4912 to the houseH1004 of Israel;H3478
And say,H559 ThusH3541 saidH559 the LordH136 GOD;H3069 A greatH1419 eagleH5404 with greatH1419 wings,H3671 long winged,H750 H83 fullH4392 of feathers,H5133 whichH834 had diversH7553 colors,H7553 cameH935 to Lebanon,H3844 and tookH3947 the highestH6788 branchH6788 of the cedar:H730
He croppedH6998 off the topH7218 of his youngH3242 twigs,H3242 and carriedH935 it into a landH776 of traffic;H3667 he setH7760 it in a cityH5892 of merchants.H7402
He tookH3947 also of the seedH2233 of the land,H776 and planted it in a fruitfulH2233 field;H7704 he placedH3947 it by greatH7227 waters,H4325 and setH7760 it as a willowH6851 tree.
And it grew,H6779 and becameH1961 a spreadingH5628 vineH1612 of lowH8217 stature,H6967 whose branchesH1808 turnedH6437 towardH413 him, and the rootsH8328 thereof were underH8478 him: so it becameH1961 a vine,H1612 and broughtH5375 forthH6213 branches,H905 and shotH7971 forth sprigs.H6288
There was also anotherH259 greatH1419 eagleH5404 with greatH1419 wingsH3671 and manyH7227 feathers:H5133 and, behold,H2009 thisH2063 vineH1612 did bendH3719 her rootsH8328 towardH5921 him, and shotH7971 forth her branchesH1808 towardH5921 him, that he might waterH8248 it by the furrowsH6170 of her plantation.H4302
It was plantedH8362 in a goodH2896 soilH7704 by greatH7227 waters,H4325 that it might bringH6213 forthH6213 branches,H6057 and that it might bearH5375 fruit,H6529 that it might be a goodlyH155 vine.H1612
SayH559 you, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LordH136 GOD;H3069 Shall it prosper?H6743 shall he not pullH5423 up the rootsH8328 thereof, and cutH7082 off the fruitH6529 thereof, that it wither?H3001 it shall witherH3001 in allH3605 the leavesH2964 of her spring,H6780 even withoutH3808 greatH1419 powerH2220 or manyH7227 peopleH5971 to pluckH5375 it up by the rootsH8328 thereof.
Yes, behold,H2009 being planted,H8362 shall it prosper?H6743 shall it not utterly wither,H3001 when the eastH6921 windH7307 touchesH5060 it? it shall witherH3001 in the furrowsH6170 whereH5921 it grew.H6780
Moreover the wordH1697 of the LORDH3068 cameH1961 to me, saying,H559
SayH559 nowH4994 to the rebelliousH4805 house,H1004 KnowH3045 you not whatH4100 theseH428 things mean? tellH559 them, Behold,H2009 the kingH4428 of BabylonH894 is comeH935 to Jerusalem,H3389 and has takenH3947 the kingH4428 thereof, and the princesH8269 thereof, and ledH935 them with him to Babylon;H894
And has takenH3947 of the king'sH4410 seed,H2233 and madeH3772 a covenantH1285 with him, and has takenH935 an oathH423 of him: he has also takenH3947 the mightyH352 of the land:H776
That the kingdomH4467 might be base,H8217 that it might not liftH5375 itself up, but that by keepingH8104 of his covenantH1285 it might stand.H5975
But he rebelledH4775 against him in sendingH7971 his ambassadorsH4397 into Egypt,H4714 that they might giveH5414 him horsesH5483 and muchH7227 people.H5971 Shall he prosper?H6743 shall he escapeH4422 that doesH6213 suchH428 things? or shall he breakH6565 the covenant,H1285 and be delivered?H4422
As I live,H2416 saidH5002 the LordH136 GOD,H3069 surelyH518 H3808 in the placeH4725 where the kingH4428 dwells that made him king,H4427 whoseH834 H853 oathH423 he despised,H959 and whoseH853 covenantH1285 he broke,H6565 even with him in the middleH8432 of BabylonH894 he shall die.H4191
NeitherH3808 shall PharaohH6547 with his mightyH1419 armyH2428 and greatH7227 companyH6951 makeH6213 for him in the war,H4421 by castingH8210 up mounts,H5550 and buildingH1129 forts,H1785 to cutH3772 off manyH7227 persons:H5315
Seeing he despisedH959 the oathH423 by breakingH6565 the covenant,H1285 when, see,H2009 he had givenH5414 his hand,H3027 and has doneH6213 allH3605 theseH428 things, he shall not escape.H4422
ThereforeH3651 thusH3541 saidH559 the LordH136 GOD;H3069 As I live,H2416 surelyH518 H3808 my oathH423 that he has despised,H959 and my covenantH1285 that he has broken,H6331 even it will I recompenseH5414 on his own head.H7218
And I will spreadH6566 my netH7568 on him, and he shall be takenH8610 in my snare,H4686 and I will bringH935 him to Babylon,H894 and will pleadH8199 with him thereH8033 for his trespassH4604 that he has trespassedH4604 against me.
And allH3605 his fugitivesH4015 with allH3605 his bandsH102 shall fallH5307 by the sword,H2719 and they that remainH7604 shall be scatteredH6566 toward allH3605 winds:H7307 and you shall knowH3045 that I the LORDH3068 have spokenH1696 it.
ThusH3541 saidH559 the LordH136 GOD;H3069 I will also takeH3947 of the highestH6788 branchH6788 of the highH7311 cedar,H730 and will setH5414 it; I will cropH6998 off from the topH7218 of his youngH3127 twigsH3127 a tenderH7390 one, and will plantH8362 it on an highH1364 mountainH2022 and eminent:H8524
In the mountainH2022 of the heightH4791 of IsraelH3478 will I plantH8362 it: and it shall bringH5375 forthH5375 boughs,H6057 and bearH6213 fruit,H6529 and be a goodlyH117 cedar:H730 and underH8478 it shall dwellH7931 allH3605 fowlH6833 of everyH3605 wing;H3671 in the shadowH6738 of the branchesH1808 thereof shall they dwell.H7931
And allH3605 the treesH6086 of the fieldH7704 shall knowH3045 that I the LORDH3068 have broughtH8213 downH8213 the highH1364 tree,H6086 have exaltedH1361 the lowH8217 tree,H6086 have driedH3001 up the greenH3892 tree,H6086 and have made the dryH3002 treeH6086 to flourish:H6524 I the LORDH3068 have spokenH1696 and have doneH6213 it.