Ezekiel 19:2
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and say: "'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay down among them and reared her cubs.

King James Bible
And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

Darby Bible Translation
and say, What was thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps in the midst of the young lions.

World English Bible
and say, What was your mother? A lioness: she couched among lions, in the midst of the young lions she nourished her cubs.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said: What is thy mother? -- a lioness, Among lions she hath crouched down, In the midst of young lions she hath multiplied her whelps.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What is thy mother? A lioness - Judea may here be the mother; the lioness, Jerusalem. Her lying down among lions, her having confederacy with the neighboring kings; for lion here means king.

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A lioness Judea, which possessed strength, courage, and sovereignty

Nahum 2:11,12 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked...

Zephaniah 3:1-4 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!...

she lay Had confederacy with the neighbouring kings, and learned their manners.

her whelps The sons of Josiah, who learned to be oppressive tyrants from the surrounding princes

young lions

Job 4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

Psalm 58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Isaiah 5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yes, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey...

Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid...

Zechariah 11:3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions...

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"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
Isaiah lxiv. 6, 7.--"All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Not only are the direct breaches of the command uncleanness, and men originally and actually unclean, but even our holy actions, our commanded duties. Take a man's civility, religion, and all his universal inherent righteousness,--all are filthy rags. And here the church confesseth nothing but what God accuseth her of, Isa. lxvi. 8, and chap. i. ver.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:22
About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, springing out of Bashan."

Ezekiel 19:1
"Take up a lament concerning the princes of Israel

Ezekiel 19:3
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.

Ezekiel 32:2
"Son of man, take up a lament concerning Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: "'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas thrashing about in your streams, churning the water with your feet and muddying the streams.

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