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Ezekiel 17:1-4

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 17

1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 'Son of man, ask a riddle and present a parable to the house of Israel, 3 saying, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: 'A great eagle with great wings, long pinions, and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar. 4 He broke off the topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a city of traders.
King James Version

Chapter 17

1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel; 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar: 4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 17

1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel. 3 You are to say, 'This is what the Lord God says: A huge eagle with powerful wings, long feathers, and full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar. 4 He plucked off its topmost shoot, brought it to the land of merchants, and set it in a city of traders.
New Living Translation

Chapter 17

1 Then this message came to me from the LORD: 2 'Son of man, give this riddle, and tell this story to the people of Israel.
3 Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: 'A great eagle with broad wings and long feathers, covered with many-colored plumage, came to Lebanon. He seized the top of a cedar tree 4 and plucked off its highest branch. He carried it away to a city filled with merchants. He planted it in a city of traders.
English Standard Version

Chapter 17

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, propound a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel; 3 say, Thus says the Lord GOD: A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, rich in plumage of many colors, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar. 4 He broke off the topmost of its young twigs and carried it to a land of trade and set it in a city of merchants.
New International Version

Chapter 17

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 Son of man, set forth an allegory and tell it to the Israelites as a parable. 3 Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar, 4 he broke off its topmost shoot and carried it away to a land of merchants, where he planted it in a city of traders.