Ezk 19:1But you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

Ezk 19:2And say,
What was your mother? / A lioness among lions. / She lay in the midst of young lions; / She brought up her whelps.

Ezk 19:3 When she raised up one of her whelps, / He became a young lion; / And he learned to take prey; / He devoured men.

Ezk 19:4 Then the nations heard of him; / He was captured in their pit, / And they brought him with hooks / To the land of Egypt.

Ezk 19:5 When she saw that she had waited, / That her hope was lost, / She took another one of her whelps; / She made him a young lion.

Ezk 19:6 And he went about among the lions; / He became a young lion. / And he learned to take prey; / He devoured men.

Ezk 19:7 And he destroyed their citadels / And laid waste their cities; / And the land and its fullness were horrified / At the sound of his roaring.

Ezk 19:8 Then the nations set against him / All around from the provinces / And spread their net over him; / He was captured in their pit.

Ezk 19:9 And they put him in a cage with hooks / And brought him to the king of Babylon — / They brought him into strongholds — / That his voice would no longer be heard / Upon the mountains of Israel.

Ezk 19:10 Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, / Transplanted beside the waters; / It was fruitful and full of branches / Because of abundant waters.

Ezk 19:11 And it had strong branches / For scepters of those who rule; / And its height was exalted among the leafy boughs, / And it was visible in its height because of the multitude of its branches.

Ezk 19:12 But it was plucked up in wrath; / It was cast down to the ground; / And the east wind dried up its fruit; / Its strong branch was broken off and it withered; / The fire consumed it.

Ezk 19:13 And now it is transplanted in the wilderness, / In a dry and thirsty land.

Ezk 19:14 And fire has gone forth from its branch; / It has consumed its offshoots and its fruit, / So that there is no strong branch in it, / A scepter to rule.
This is a lamentation and it has become a lamentation.

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