Christian Standard Bible
5 Then he took some of the land’s seed and put it in a fertile field;(A) he set it like a willow,(B) a plant[a] by abundant water. 6 It sprouted and became a spreading vine, low in height with its branches turned toward him,(C) yet its roots stayed under it. So it became a vine, produced branches, and sent out shoots.
7 “‘But there was another huge eagle with powerful wings and thick plumage. And this vine bent its roots toward him! It stretched out its branches to him from the plot where it was planted,(D) so that he might water it. 8 It had been planted in a good field by abundant water in order to produce branches, bear fruit, and become a splendid vine.’Read full chapter
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New International Version
5 “‘He took one of the seedlings of the land and put it in fertile soil. He planted it like a willow by abundant water,(A) 6 and it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine. Its branches(B) turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and produced branches and put out leafy boughs.(C)
7 “‘But there was another great eagle with powerful wings and full plumage. The vine now sent out its roots toward him from the plot where it was planted and stretched out its branches to him for water.(D) 8 It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches,(E) bear fruit and become a splendid vine.’Read full chapter