And you, 1take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
and say: What was your mother? 2A lioness! Among lions she crouched; in the midst of young lions she reared her cubs.
And she brought up one of her cubs; 3he became a young lion, 4and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men.
The nations heard about him; 5he was caught in their pit, 6and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
When she saw that she waited in vain, that her hope was lost, 7she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.
He prowled among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men,