Ezekiel 19:2-9 (New International Version)

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2 and say: " 'What a lioness1 was your mother among the lions! She lay down among the young lions and reared her cubs.2 3 She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he devoured men. 4 The nations heard about him, and he was trapped in their pit. They led him with hooks3 to the land of Egypt.4 5 " 'When she saw her hope unfulfilled, her expectation gone, she took another of her cubs5 and made him a strong lion.6 6 He prowled among the lions, for he was now a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he devoured men.7 7 He broke downa their strongholds and devastated8 their towns. The land and all who were in it were terrified by his roaring. 8 Then the nations9 came against him, those from regions round about. They spread their net10 for him, and he was trapped in their pit.11 9 With hooks12 they pulled him into a cage and brought him to the king of Babylon.13 They put him in prison, so his roar14 was heard no longer on the mountains of Israel.15
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