Ezekiel 19

A Lament for the Princes of Israel

1And you, atake up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, 2and say:

What was your mother? bA lioness!
Among lions she crouched;
in the midst of young lions
she reared her cubs.
3And she brought up one of her cubs;
che became a young lion,
dand he learned to catch prey;
he devoured men.
4The nations heard about him;
ehe was caught in their pit,
fand they brought him with hooks
to the land of Egypt.
5When she saw that she waited in vain,
that her hope was lost,
gshe took another of her cubs
and made him a young lion.
6He prowled among the lions;
he became a young lion,
and he learned to catch prey;
he devoured men,
7and seized
Hebrew knew
their widows.
He laid waste their cities,
and the land was appalled and all who were in it
at the sound of his roaring.
8 iThen the nations set against him
from provinces on every side;
jthey spread their net over him;
khe was taken in their pit.
9With hooks lthey put him in a cage
Or  in a wooden collar

and nbrought him to the king of Babylon;
they brought him into custody,
that his voice should no more be heard
on othe mountains of Israel.
10Your mother was plike a vine in a vineyard
Some Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts  in your blood

planted by the water,
rfruitful and full of branches
sby reason of abundant water.
11Its strong stems became
it towered aloft
among the thick boughs;
Or  the clouds

it was seen in its height
with the mass of its branches.
12But the vine was plucked up in fury,
cast down to the ground;
uthe east wind dried up its fruit;
they were stripped off and withered.
As for its strong stem,
fire consumed it.
13 vNow it is planted in the wilderness,
in a dry and thirsty land.
14 wAnd fire has gone out from the stem of its shoots,
has consumed its fruit,
xso that there remains in it no strong stem,
no scepter for ruling.

This is ya lamentation and has become a lamentation.

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