Ezekiel 31:1-9 New International Version

31 1  In the eleventh year, in the third month on the first day, the word of the Lord came to me: 2  "Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his hordes: " 'Who can be compared with you in majesty? 3  Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage. 4  The waters nourished it, deep springs made it grow tall; their streams flowed all around its base and sent their channels to all the trees of the field. 5  So it towered higher than all the trees of the field; its boughs increased and its branches grew long, spreading because of abundant waters. 6  All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade. 7  It was majestic in beauty, with its spreading boughs, for its roots went down to abundant waters. 8  The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor could the junipers equal its boughs, nor could the plane trees compare with its branches- no tree in the garden of God could match its beauty. 9  I made it beautiful with abundant branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden in the garden of God.


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