1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
17:2 Son of man, Put thou forth a riddle, And speak thou a parable,Unto the house of Israel:
17:3 So then thou shalt say, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,A great eagle, with large wings of long pinion, full of plumage, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:
17:4 The crown of its young twigs, plucked he off, and brought it into a land of traffic, in a city of merchants, he set it.
17:5 So he took of the seed of the land, and planted it in a field for seed,He took it near mighty waters, Like a willow-tree, he set it.
17:6 And it shot forth, and became a spreading vine of lowly stature, Its branches turning towards him, And, its roots, under him, spread,So it became a vine, And brought forth shoots, And sent forth boughs.
17:7 And it came to pass, that there was another great eagle, with large wings, and abundant plumage,And lo! this vine, stretched its roots hungry towards him, And its, branches, sent it forth unto him, That he might cause it to drink, out of the beds where it was planted:
17:8 In a goodly field, by mighty waters, was it, planted,That it might bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, That it might become, a splendid vine.
17:9 Say thou, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Shall it thrive? Its roots, will he not tear up? Its fruit, will he not cut off, that it wither? All the fresh leaves it hath caused to spring forth, shall wither, without a strong arm, or many people, to pull it up by its roots.
17:10 Lo! therefore, though [it remain] planted, shall it thrive? As soon as an east wind toucheth, it, will it not, utterly wither? On the beds where it sprang up, will it not wither?
17:12 Say, I pray thee, unto the perverse house, Know ye not what these things are? Say thou, Lo! the King of Babylon entered Jerusalem, And took her king and her princes, And brought them unto him in Babylon;
17:13 Yea took of the seed royal, And solemnised with him a covenant,And brought him into an oath, Also, the mighty ones of the land, did he take.
17:14 That, the kingdom, might be, abased, so as not to lift itself up,By the keeping of his covenant, might be made to stand.
17:15 But he hath rebelled against him, by sending his messengers to Egypt, that there should be given to him horses, and much people. Shall he thrive? Shall he escape that doeth these things? Shall he break a covenant, and escape?
17:16 As I live, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, Very! in the place where dwelleth the king that made him, king, Whose oath he hath despised, And whose covenant he hath broken, With him, in the midst of Babylon, shall he die.
17:17 Neither shall Pharaoh, with a great force, or with a large gathered host, work with him, in the war, by casting up an earthwork, and by building a siege-wall,to the cuting off of many lives.
17:18 Seeing he hath despised an oath, by breaking a covenantyea lo! hath given his hand, and, all these things, hath done, he shall not escape.
17:20 And I will spread over him my net, And he shall be taken in my snare, And I will bring him into Babylon, and will enter into judgment with him there, as to his treachery wherewith he hath been treacherous against me;
17:22 ¶ Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Therefore will, I, myself, take, of the highest branch of the lofty cedar, and set it,Of the crown of its young twigs, a tender one, will I pluck off, and, I, myself, will plant it upon a mountain high and terraced,
17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel, will I plant it, And it shall put forth boughs, And bear fruit, And become a majestic, cedar,And every bird of every wing shall dwell under it, In the shade of its branches, shall they dwell.
17:24 So shall all the trees of the field know, that, I, Yahweh, Have laid low the high, tree, Have exalted the low, tree, Have dried up the moist, tree, And have caused to flourish the tree, that was dry,I, Yahweh, have spoken, and performed.