Thematic Bible

Ezekiel 17:1 (show verse)

And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},
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Ezekiel 17:2 (show verse)

"Son of man, tell a riddle and quote a proverb to the house of Israel,

Ezekiel 17:3 (show verse)

and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "{The great eagle with great wings and long feathers} [and] {full of variegated plumage} came to Lebanon and he took the treetop of the cedar.

Ezekiel 17:4 (show verse)

He plucked the top of its new plant shoot, and he brought it to the land of Canaan [and] put it in a city of merchants,

Ezekiel 17:5 (show verse)

and he took from the seed of the land and placed it in {fertile soil} on many waters; [like] a willow he planted it.

Ezekiel 17:6 (show verse)

And it sprouted, and {it became a vine spreading out}, low of height, turning its branches to him, and its roots were under it, and {it became a vine}, and it made branches, and it sent out foliage.

Ezekiel 17:7 (show verse)

" '"And there was another great eagle, great of wings and [with] abundant plumage, and look! This vine stretched out its roots toward him and extended its branches to him to water it from the garden bed {where it was planted}.

Ezekiel 17:8 (show verse)

It was planted in good field by many waters to produce branches and to bear fruit to become {a beautiful vine}." '

Ezekiel 17:9 (show verse)

Say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Will it prosper? Will he not tear out its roots, and will he not make its fruit scaly, and it will wither, and all of the freshness of its vegetation will dry up? And to lift it from its roots {will not require great strength or many people}.

Ezekiel 17:10 (show verse)

And look! [Though] it is planted, will it prosper? {When the east wind strikes it}, will it not dry up completely? On the garden bed of its vegetation it will dry up!" '"

Ezekiel 17:11 (show verse)

And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

Ezekiel 17:12 (show verse)

"Say now to the rebellious house of Israel, 'Do you not know what these [are]?' Say, 'Look! The king of Babylon will come [to] Jerusalem, and he will take its king and its officials, and he will bring them to himself, [to] Babylon.

Ezekiel 17:13 (show verse)

And he took from the seed of the kingship, and he made with him a covenant, and {he brought him under oath}, and he took the rulers of the land,

Ezekiel 17:14 (show verse)

so that [they would] be a humble kingdom and not lift itself up to keep his covenant {in order for it to stand}.

Ezekiel 17:15 (show verse)

But he rebelled against him by sending his messengers [to] Egypt to give to him horses and a large army. Will he succeed? Will he escape doing these [things], and can he break [the] covenant and escape?

Ezekiel 17:16 (show verse)

{As I live},' {declares} the Lord Yahweh, '{surely} in the place of the king {who made} him king, who despised his oath and who broke his covenant with him--in the midst of Babylon he will die.

Ezekiel 17:17 (show verse)

And not with a great army and with a great crowd will Pharaoh work with him in the war, at the pouring out of a siege ramp and the building of siege works to destroy many lives.

Ezekiel 17:18 (show verse)

And he despised [the] oath to break covenant. And, look, he gave his hand [in pledge], and [yet] he did all of these [things]. He will not escape.'

Ezekiel 17:19 (show verse)

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: '{As I live}, {surely} my oath that he despised and my covenant that he broke I will return upon his head.

Ezekiel 17:20 (show verse)

And I will spread my net over him, and he will be caught in my hunting net, and I will bring him [to] Babylon, and I will enter into judgment with him there [about] his infidelity that he displayed against me.

Ezekiel 17:21 (show verse)

And all of his choice troops, among all of his troops, they will fall by the sword, and [those who] [are] remaining, they will be scattered to all [the directions of the] wind, and you will know that I, Yahweh, I have spoken.'

Ezekiel 17:22 (show verse)

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'And I will take, [even] I, from the treetop of the high cedar, and I will plant [it], from the head of its new plant shoot I will pluck a tender one, and I will plant [it], [even] I, on a high and lofty mountain.

Ezekiel 17:23 (show verse)

On the height of the mountain of Israel I will plant [it], and it will carry branches, and it will bear fruit, and {it will become a noble cedar}, and all of the birds of all wings will dwell under it in the shade of its branches.

Ezekiel 17:24 (show verse)

And all of the trees of the field will know that I, Yahweh, I will bring low a high tree, [and] I will exalt a low, fresh tree, and I will make a dry tree flourish. I, Yahweh, I have spoken, and I will do [it].'"