Ezekiel 19:1-8 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel 1 "Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel
2 and say: " 'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay down among the 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 She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he devoured men. 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 hooks 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 her hope unfulfilled, her expectation gone, she took another of her cubs and made him a strong lion. 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, for he was now a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he devoured men. 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 broke down their strongholds and devastated their towns. The land and all who were in it were terrified by 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 Then the nations came against him, those from regions round about. They spread their net for him, and he was trapped 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.