Ezekiel 19 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Moreover, raise a lament for the leaders of Isra'el; 1 "Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel
2 say: 'What a mother you had a lioness among lions! She lay down among young lions and reared her cubs. 2 and say: " 'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay down among the young lions and reared her cubs.
3 One of her cubs she singled out: he became a young lion, he learned to seize his prey, he became a man-eater. 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 sounded an alarm against him; and he was caught in their pit. With hooks they dragged him off to the land of Egypt. 4 The nations heard about him, and he was trapped in their pit. They led him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
5 When she saw that she had been thwarted, that her hope was lost, she took another of her cubs and made a young lion of him. 5 " 'When she saw her hope unfulfilled, her expectation gone, she took another of her cubs and made him a strong lion.
6 He prowled among the lions, grew to be a young lion, learned to seize his prey and became a man-eater. 6 He prowled among the lions, for he was now a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he devoured men.
7 He raped their widows and destroyed their cities; the land and all in it were appalled at the sound of his roaring. 7 He broke down their strongholds and devastated their towns. The land and all who were in it were terrified by his roaring.
8 The nations set a snare for him from the provinces all around, they spread their net over him, and he was caught in their pit. 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.
9 With hooks they put him in a cage and brought him to the king of Bavel to imprison him in a fortress, so that his roar would be heard no more on the mountains of Isra'el. 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.
10 "'Your mother was like a strong grapevine planted by the water. It was fruitful and luxuriant because of the abundant water. 10 " 'Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard planted by the water; it was fruitful and full of branches because of abundant water.
11 It had strong branches to be used as scepters by rulers; besides having thick foliage, it grew taller and taller, until its height was noticed, with its mass of branches. 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.
12 But it was torn up in fury and flung on the ground. An east wind withered her fruit, her strong branches were broken off; they dried up; and fire consumed the vine. 12 But it was uprooted in fury and thrown to the ground. The east wind made it shrivel, it was stripped of its fruit; its strong branches withered and fire consumed them.
13 It has been transplanted to the desert, to a dry, thirsty land. 13 Now it is planted in the desert, in a dry and thirsty land.
14 Fire has gone out from its own branches, burning up its fruit, so that now it has no strong branch to be a ruler's scepter.'" This lamentation became very well known. 14 Fire spread from one of its main branches and consumed its fruit. No strong branch is left on it fit for a ruler's scepter.' This is a lament and is to be used as a lament."