As for you, raise up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
and say: What a lioness was your mother among lions! She lay down among young lions, rearing her cubs.
She raised up one of her cubs; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured humans.
The nations sounded an alarm against him; he was caught in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
When she saw that she was thwarted, that her hope was lost, she 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 people.
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