Ezekiel 19:6-14 NIV

6 He prowled among the lions, for he was now a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he devoured men.1

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7 He broke downa their strongholds and devastated2 their towns. The land and all who were in it were terrified by his roaring.

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    • a 19:7 - Targum (see Septuagint); Hebrew "He knew"
      8 Then the nations3 came against him, those from regions round about. They spread their net4 for him, and he was trapped in their pit.5

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      9 With hooks6 they pulled him into a cage and brought him to the king of Babylon.7 They put him in prison, so his roar8 was heard no longer on the mountains of Israel.9

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      10 " 'Your mother was like a vine in your vineyardb10 planted by the water;11 it was fruitful and full of branches because of abundant water.12

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        • b 19:10 - Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts "your blood"
          11 Its branches were strong, fit for a ruler's scepter. It towered high above the thick foliage, conspicuous for its height and for its many branches.13

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          12 But it was uprooted14 in fury and thrown to the ground. The east wind15 made it shrivel, it was stripped of its fruit; its strong branches withered and fire consumed them.16

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          13 Now it is planted in the desert,17 in a dry and thirsty land.18

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          14 Fire spread from one of its mainc branches and consumed19 its fruit. No strong branch is left on it fit for a ruler's scepter.'20 This is a lament21 and is to be used as a lament."

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            • c 19:14 - Or "from under its"