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Ezekiel 17:11-12

11-12God's Message came to me: "Tell this house of rebels, 'Do you get it? Do you know what this means?'

12-14"Tell them, 'The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and took its king and its leaders back to Babylon. He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, making him swear his loyalty. The king of Babylon took all the top leaders into exile to make sure that this kingdom stayed weak—didn't get any big ideas of itself—and kept the covenant with him so that it would have a future.