Ezekiel 19:2

Overview - Ezekiel 19
A lamentation for the princes of Israel, under the parable of lion's whelps taken in a pit;
10 and for Jerusalem, under the parable of a wasted vine.
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Ezekiel 19:2  (King James Version)
And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

A lioness
Judea, which possessed strength, courage, and sovereignty.
Nahum 2:11 Nahum 2:12 ; Zephaniah 3:1-4

she lay
Had confederacy with the neighbouring kings, and learned their manners.

her whelps
The sons of Josiah, who learned to be oppressive tyrants from the surrounding princes.

young lions
Job 4:11 ; Psalms 58:6 ; Isaiah 5:29 ; 11:6-9 Zechariah 11:3