Ezekiel 19

Ezekiel Chapter 19

1A lamentation for the princes of Israel, under the parable of lions' cubs taken in a pit; 10and for Jerusalem, under the parable of a wasted vine.
1 Moreover take thou up 1a lamentation for the 2princes of Israel,
2 And say, What is thy mother? 1A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
3 And 1she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
4 The 1nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.
5 Now when she saw that she had waited, and 1her hope was lost, 2then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.
6 And 1he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
7 And he knew atheir desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.
8 Then 1the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and 2spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.
9 And they put him in ward ain chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: 1they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
10 ¶ Thy mother is like 1a vine in thy ablood, planted by the waters: 2she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
11 And she had 1strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among 2the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.
12 But 1she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and 2the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; 3the fire consumed them.
13 And 1now she is planted in the wilderness, in a 2dry and thirsty ground.
14 And 1fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath 2devoured her fruit, so that she hath 3no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. 4This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
Ezekiel 19