Sing a funeral song for the princes of Israel.
Say: Your mother was like a lioness. She lay down among the lions. She fed many cubs.
One of the cubs she raised became a young lion. He learned to tear apart the animals he hunted. He ate people.
The nations heard about him, caught him in their pit, and brought him with hooks to Egypt.
The lioness waited until she saw that there was no more hope. Then she took another one of her cubs and raised him into a young lion.
He became a young lion, and he prowled among the lions. He learned to tear apart the animals he hunted. He ate people.
He destroyed fortresses and turned cities into wastelands. The land and everyone living in it were terrified by the sound of his roar.
The nations from every region came together against him. They spread their net over him and caught him in their pit.