Ezekiel 19:1-8

1 Sing a funeral song for the princes of Israel.
2 Say: Your mother was like a lioness. She lay down among the lions. She fed many cubs.
3 One of the cubs she raised became a young lion. He learned to tear apart the animals he hunted. He ate people.
4 The nations heard about him, caught him in their pit, and brought him with hooks to Egypt.
5 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.
6 He became a young lion, and he prowled among the lions. He learned to tear apart the animals he hunted. He ate people.
7 He destroyed fortresses and turned cities into wastelands. The land and everyone living in it were terrified by the sound of his roar.
8 The nations from every region came together against him. They spread their net over him and caught him in their pit.