1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
2 'Son of man, put a riddle, propound a parable to the House of Israel.
Ezek 20:49 1Cor 13:12 2Sam 12:1-4 Ezek 24:3 Hos 12:10 Judg 9:8-15 Judg 14:12-19
3 Say, "The Lord Yahweh says this: A great eagle with great wings, long-pinioned, rich with many-coloured plumage, came to the Lebanon.
Hos 8:1 Jer 48:40 Dan 4:22 Ezek 17:7 2Chr 36:9-10 2Kgs 24:10-16 Dan 2:38
4 He took the top of the cedar tree, he plucked off the top branch, he carried it off to the country of merchants and set it down in a city of shopkeepers.
Isa 43:14 Isa 47:15 Jer 51:13 Rev 18:3 Rev 18:11-19
5 Next, he took one of the country's seeds and put it in a fertile field; by the side of a generous stream, like a willow tree, he placed it.
Deut 8:7-9 Isa 44:4 2Kgs 24:17 Ezek 17:13 Ezek 19:11-12 Isa 15:7 Jer 37:1
6 It grew and became a fruitful vine of modest size, grew up towards the eagle, its roots grew downwards. So it became a vine, branching out and sprouting new shoots.
Ezek 17:14 Prov 16:18-19
7 But there was another great eagle with great wings and thick plumage. And now the vine twisted its roots towards him and stretched its branches towards him, for him to water it away from the bed where it was planted.
Ezek 17:15 Ezek 31:4 2Chr 26:13 2Kgs 24:20 Jer 37:5-7
8 It was in a fertile field, by the side of a wide stream that the vine had been planted, to branch out and bear fruit and become a noble vine."
9 Say, "The Lord Yahweh says this: Will it succeed? Will the eagle not tear out its roots and strip off its fruit, so that all the new leaves it puts out will wither, and no great strength is needed nor many people to pull it up by the roots?
2Chr 13:12 2Chr 20:20 2Kgs 25:4-7 Ezek 17:10 Ezek 17:15-17 Isa 8:9-10 Isa 30:1-7
10 Planted it may be -- will it succeed? Will it not shrivel up when the east wind blows? It will wither in the bed where it was growing!" '
Hos 13:15 Ezek 19:12-14 Hos 12:1 John 15:6 Jude 1:12 Mark 11:20 Matt 21:19
11 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows:
12 'Say to that tribe of rebels, "Do you not know what this means?" Say this, 'Look, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem; he carried away the king and the princes, and took them to his home in Babylon.
Ezek 24:19 Ezek 1:2 Ezek 17:3 2Chr 36:9-10 2Kgs 24:10-16 Acts 8:30 Deut 6:20
13 He took a member of the royal family and made a treaty with him, forcing him to swear loyalty, having already deported the leading men of the country,
2Chr 36:13 2Kgs 24:15-17 Ezek 17:5 Jer 5:2 Jer 24:1 Jer 29:2 Jer 37:1
14 so that the kingdom would remain modest and without ambitions, and would keep and honour his treaty.
Ezek 29:14 1Sam 2:7 1Sam 2:30 Deut 28:43 Ezek 17:6 Jer 27:12-17 Jer 38:17
15 But the prince rebelled against him and sent envoys to Egypt to procure himself horses and a large number of troops. Will he succeed? Will a man who has done this go unpunished? Can he break a treaty and go unpunished?
2Chr 36:13 2Kgs 24:20 Deut 17:16 Ezek 17:7 Jer 34:3 Jer 38:18 Jer 52:3
16 As I live, I swear it -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- in Babylon, in the country of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he has disregarded and whose treaty he has broken, there he will die.
Ezek 12:13 Jer 52:11 2Kgs 24:17 2Sam 21:2 Exod 8:2 Exod 20:7 Ezek 16:59
17 Despite the pharaoh's great army and hordes of men, he will not be able to save him by fighting, however many earthworks are raised, however many trenches dug to the loss of many lives.
Jer 37:7 Ezek 4:2 Ezek 29:6-7 Isa 36:6 Jer 37:5 Jer 33:5 Jer 52:4
18 He has disregarded the oath by breaking the treaty to which he had pledged himself and, having done all this, will not go unpunished.
1Chr 29:24 2Chr 30:8 Lam 5:6
19 "So, the Lord Yahweh says this: As I live, I swear it: my oath which he has disregarded, my treaty which he has broken, I shall make them both recoil on his own head.
Deut 5:11 Ezek 21:23-27 Jer 5:2 Jer 5:9 Jer 7:9-15
20 I shall throw my net over him, he will be caught in my mesh; I shall take him to Babylon and punish him there for being unfaithful to me.
Ezek 12:13 Ezek 20:35-36 Ezek 32:3 Jer 2:35 Ezek 38:22 Jer 39:5-7 2Chr 33:11
21 All the pick of all his troops will fall by the sword, and the survivors be scattered to all the winds. And you will know that I, Yahweh, have spoken.
2Kgs 25:5 2Kgs 25:11 Ezek 5:12 Ezek 12:14 Amos 9:1 Amos 9:9-10 Ezek 5:10
22 "The Lord Yahweh says this: From the top of the tall cedar tree, from the highest branch I shall take a shoot and plant it myself on a high and lofty mountain.
Ezek 20:40 Ps 2:6 Ps 72:16 Dan 2:35 Dan 2:44-45 Ezek 37:22 Ezek 40:2
23 I shall plant it on the highest mountain in Israel. It will put out branches and bear fruit and grow into a noble cedar tree. Every kind of bird will live beneath it, every kind of winged creature will rest in the shade of its branches.
Matt 13:32 Col 3:11 Ezek 31:6 Gal 3:28 Acts 10:11-12 Hos 14:7 Isa 2:2
24 And all the trees of the countryside will know that I, Yahweh, am the one who lays the tall tree low and raises the low tree high, who makes the green tree wither and makes the withered bear fruit. I, Yahweh, have spoken, and I will do it." '
Amos 9:11 Ezek 22:14 Ezek 24:14 1Cor 1:27-28 1Sam 2:7-8 Ezek 12:25 Ezek 21:26