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EZEKIEL

also, bear thine own shame, in that thou hast given judgment for thy sisters; through thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous than thou; yea, be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

53And I will turn their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them; 54that thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be ashamed because of all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. 55And thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, and thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate. 56For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride; 57before thy wickedness was uncovered, as at the time of the taunt of the daughters of Aram, and of all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, that have thee in disdain round about. 58Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the Lord.

59For thus saith the Lord God: I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, who hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant. 60Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. 61Then shalt thou remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder sisters and thy younger; and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not because of thy covenant. 62And I will establish My covenant with thee, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord; 63that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more, because of thy shame; when I have forgiven thee all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.'

17And 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, 3and say: Thus saith the Lord God:

A great eagle with great wings
And long pinions,
Full of feathers, which had divers colours,
Came unto Lebanon,
And took the top of the cedar;
4He cropped off the topmost of the young twigs thereof,
And carried it into 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 slip.
6And it grew, and became a spreading vine
Of low stature,
Whose tendrils might turn toward him,
And the roots thereof be 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,

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