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Ezekiel 19 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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A Lament for the Princes of Israel

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“As for you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel

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[fn]What was your mother?

A lioness among lions!

She lay down among young lions;

She reared her cubs.

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‘So she brought up one of her cubs;

He became a lion,

And he learned to tear his prey;

He devoured men.

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‘Then nations heard about him;

He was captured in their pit,

And they brought him with hooks

To the land of Egypt.

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‘Then she saw, as she waited,

That her hope was lost,

So she took [fn]another of her cubs

And made him a young lion.

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‘And he walked about among the lions;

He became a young lion;

He learned to tear his prey;

He devoured men.

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‘He [fn]knew how to destroy their [fn]fortified towers

And laid waste their cities;

And the land was in desolation, as well as its fullness

Because of the sound of his roaring.

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‘Then nations put themselves against him

All around from their provinces,

And they spread their net over him;

He was captured in their pit.

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‘They put him in a cage with hooks

And brought him to the king of Babylon;

They brought him in hunting nets

So that his voice would be heard no more

On the mountains of Israel.

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‘Your mother was like a vine in your [fn]vineyard,

Planted by the waters;

It was fruitful and full of branches

Because of abundant waters.

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‘And it had [fn]strong thick branches fit for scepters of rulers,

And its height was exalted above the clouds

So that it was seen in its exaltedness with the mass of its foliage.

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‘But it was uprooted in wrath;

It was cast down to the ground;

And the east wind dried up its fruit.

Its [fn]strong thick branch [fn]was torn off

So that [fn]it dried up;

The fire consumed it.

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‘So now it is planted in the wilderness,

In a dry and thirsty land.

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‘And fire has gone out from its thick branch;

It has consumed its shoots and fruit,

So that there is not in it a [fn]strong thick branch,

A scepter to rule.’”

This is a lamentation and has become a lamentation.

LSB Footnotes
Or Why did your mother, a lioness, lie down among lions; among young lions rear her cubs?
Lit one
Targum destroy
Or widows
As in some ancient mss; M.T. blood
Lit rods of strength
Lit rods of her strength
As in Gr; M.T. they were
As in Gr; M.T. they
Lit rod of strength

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