“Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel
and say: “ ‘What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay down among them and reared her cubs.
She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he became a man-eater.
The nations heard about him, and he was trapped in their pit. They led him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
“ ‘When she saw her hope unfulfilled, her expectation gone, she took another of her cubs and made him a strong lion.
He prowled among the lions, for he was now a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he became a man-eater.