Ezekiel 19
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1"Now as for you, publish this mourning psalm about Israel's leaders. 1“As for you, take up a lament for the princes of Israel
2Tell them: 'What a lioness your mother was among lions! She reared her cubs in the midst of fierce young males.2and say: ‘What was your mother? A lioness among the lions! She lay down among the young lions; she reared her cubs.
3She raised one cub in particular, teaching that fierce lion to become a hunter-prowler— to eat human beings.3She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a young lion. After learning to tear his prey, he devoured men.
4The nations heard about him. He had become caught in their trap. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.4When the nations heard of him, he was trapped in their pit. With hooks they led him away to the land of Egypt.
5When she learned that her plans had been frustrated and that her hopes were dashed, she took another of her cubs and turned him into a fierce lion.5When she saw that she had waited in vain, that her hope was lost, she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.
6He prowled around among the lions, became a strong, young lion, and learned to become a hunter-prowler— to eat human beings.6He prowled among the lions, and became a young lion. After learning to tear his prey, he devoured men.
7He raped the women, devastating their towns. The land was made desolate, and all the while the land was filled with the sound of his roaring.7He broke down their strongholds and devastated their cities. The land and everything in it shuddered at the sound of his roaring.
8The surrounding nations attacked. They tossed their net over him, and he was caught in their trap. 8Then the nations set out against him from the provinces on every side. They spread their net over him; he was trapped in their pit.
9They imprisoned him in a cage with hooks and brought him to the king of Babel. Then they placed him in their dungeon where his voice would no longer be heard on the mountains of Israel.9With hooks they caged him and brought him to the king of Babylon. They brought him into captivity so that his roar was heard no longer on the mountains of Israel.
10Your mother was like a vine entwining a pomegranate, planted by water, full of fruit, and full of branches because it had been watered generously.10Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, planted by the water; it was fruitful and full of branches because of the abundant waters.
11Strong were its boughs, suitable for use in the scepter of a ruler. It reached to the clouds, noticeable because of its height and its abundant branches.11It had strong branches, fit for a ruler’s scepter. It towered high above the thick branches, conspicuous for its height and for its dense foliage.
12Yet in anger it was uprooted and cast down to the earth. An east wind desiccated its fruit; its strong branches broke off and withered, and a fire consumed them.12But it was uprooted in fury, cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit. Its strong branches were stripped off and they withered; the fire consumed them.
13Now it is planted in the desert, in a dry and thirsty land!13Now it is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land.
14Fire had burned through its branches, consuming its shoots and fruits. No strong branches remain in it, and there is no scepter to rule!' "This is a lamentation, and it is to be used in mourning."14Fire has gone out from its main branch and devoured its fruit; on it no strong branch remains fit for a ruler’s scepter.’ This is a lament and shall be used as a lament.”
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Ezekiel 18
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