And thou, lift up a lamentation unto princes of Israel,
and thou hast said: What [is] thy mother? -- a lioness, Among lions she hath crouched down, In the midst of young lions she hath multiplied her whelps.
And she bringeth up one of her whelps, A young lion it hath been, And it learneth to tear prey, man it hath devoured.
And hear of it do nations, In their pit it hath been caught, And they bring it in with chains unto the land of Egypt.
And she seeth, that stayed -- perished hath her hope, And she taketh one of her whelps, A young lion she hath made it.
And it goeth up and down in the midst of lions, A young lion it hath been, And it learneth to tear prey, man it hath devoured.