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17:23 bird. Rather than be threatened by other kingdoms (birds like the eagles), this splendid cedar would become a haven for birds of all kinds (cf. Dan. 4:12, 21). The tree would be fruitful (2 Kin. 19:30; Is. 11:1; 37:31; Jer. 17:8; cf. John 15:4, 5, 8, 16).