Ezekiel 17
American Standard Version
The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine

1And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel; 3and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, full of feathers, which had divers colors, came unto Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar: 4he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs thereof, and carried it unto a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants. 5He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful soil; he placed it beside many waters; he set it as a willow-tree. 6And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.

7There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend its roots toward him, and shot forth its branches toward him, from the beds of its plantation, that he might water it. 8It was planted in a good soil by many waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine. 9Say thou, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it may wither; that all its fresh springing leaves may wither? and not by a strong arm or much people can it be raised from the roots thereof. 10Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the beds where it grew.

The Parable Explained

11Moreover the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 12Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, and took the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and brought them to him to Babylon: 13and he took of the seed royal, and made a covenant with him; he also brought him under an oath, and took away the mighty of the land; 14that the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping his covenant it might stand. 15But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? shall he break the covenant, and yet escape? 16As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die. 17Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company help him in the war, when they cast up mounds and build forts, to cut off many persons. 18For he hath despised the oath by breaking the covenant; and behold, he had given his hand, and yet hath done all these things; he shall not escape. 19Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: As I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, I will even bring it upon his own head. 20And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will enter into judgment with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me. 21And all his fugitives in all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward every wind: and ye shall know that I, Jehovah, have spoken it.

22Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also take of the lofty top of the cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I will plant it upon a high and lofty mountain: 23in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shade of the branches thereof shall they dwell. 24And all the trees of the field shall know that I, Jehovah, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I, Jehovah, have spoken and have done it.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Under the parable of two eagles and a vine
11. is shown God's judgment upon Jerusalem for revolting from Babylon to Egypt
22. God promises to plant the cedar of the Gospel
Ezekiel 1: Ezekiel's Prophecy at Kebar

Ezekiel 2: Ezekiel's Call

Ezekiel 3: Ezekiel Eats the Scroll

Ezekiel 4: The Siege of Jerusalem Predicted

Ezekiel 5: Judgment Against Jerusalem

Ezekiel 6: Judgment Against Idolatry

Ezekiel 7: The Hour of Doom

Ezekiel 8: Vision of Idolatry in the Temple

Ezekiel 9: Slaughter of the Idolaters

Ezekiel 10: God's Glory Exits the Temple

Ezekiel 11: Evil in High Places

Ezekiel 12: Signs of the Coming Captivity

Ezekiel 13: The Reproof of False Prophets

Ezekiel 14: Idolatrous Elders Condemned

Ezekiel 15: Jerusalem the Useless Vine

Ezekiel 16: Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness

Ezekiel 17: The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine

Ezekiel 18: An Old Proverb About Israel

Ezekiel 19: Kingly Power Abused

Ezekiel 20: Rebellion in Egypt

Ezekiel 21: The Parable of the Lord's Sword

Ezekiel 22: The Sins of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 23: The Adultery of Oholah and Aholibah

Ezekiel 24: The Parable of the Cooking Pot

Ezekiel 25: A Prophecy Against Ammon

Ezekiel 26: A Prophecy Against Tyre

Ezekiel 27: A Lament for Tyre

Ezekiel 28: Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

Ezekiel 29: Judgment Against Pharaoh

Ezekiel 30: A Lament for Egypt

Ezekiel 31: Egypt Will Fall Like Assyria

Ezekiel 32: A Lament for Pharaoh King of Egypt

Ezekiel 33: Ezekiel as Israel's Watchman

Ezekiel 34: Prophecy Against Israel's Shepherds

Ezekiel 35: Prophecy Against Mount Seir

Ezekiel 36: Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel

Ezekiel 37: The Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 38: Prophecy Against Gog

Ezekiel 39: The Slaughter of Gog's Armies

Ezekiel 40: The Man with a Measuring Rod

Ezekiel 41: The Inner Temple

Ezekiel 42: Chambers for the Priests

Ezekiel 43: The Lord's Glory Returns to the Temple

Ezekiel 44: East Gate Assigned to the Prince

Ezekiel 45: Consecration of the Land

Ezekiel 46: The Prince's Offerings

Ezekiel 47: Waters From Under the Temple

Ezekiel 48: The Portion for the Tribes

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