Ezekiel 19:1-9 NIV

A Lament Over Israel’s Princes

1 “Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel

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2 and say: “ ‘What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay down among them and reared her cubs.

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3 She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he became a man-eater.
4 The nations heard about him, and he was trapped in their pit. They led him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

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5 “ ‘When she saw her hope unfulfilled, her expectation gone, she took another of her cubs and made him a strong lion.

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6 He prowled among the lions, for he was now a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he became a man-eater.

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7 He broke downa their strongholds and devastated their towns. The land and all who were in it were terrified by his roaring.

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    • { 19:7 - Targum (see Septuagint); Hebrew "He knew"
      8 Then the nations came against him, those from regions round about. They spread their net for him, and he was trapped in their pit.

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      9 With hooks they pulled him into a cage and brought him to the king of Babylon. They put him in prison, so his roar was heard no longer on the mountains of Israel.

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