Ezekiel 19:1-6 ESV

A Lament for the Princes of Israel

1 And you, 1take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

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2 and say: What was your mother? 2A lioness! Among lions she crouched; in the midst of young lions she reared her cubs.

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3 And she brought up one of her cubs; 3he became a young lion, 4and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men.

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4 The nations heard about him; 5he was caught in their pit, 6and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

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5 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.

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6 He prowled among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men,