Website too slow? Load as basic HTML.

Ezekiel 19

English Standard Version

1 And you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, (Jer 7:29; Eze 26:17; Eze 27:2; Eze 27:32; Eze 28:12; Eze 32:2; Am 5:1) 2 and say: What was your mother? A lioness! Among lions she crouched; in the midst of young lions she reared her cubs. (Ge 49:9) 3 And she brought up one of her cubs; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men. (2Ki 23:30; Eze 22:25; Eze 22:27; Eze 32:2) 4 The nations heard about him; he was caught in their pit, and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt. (2Ki 23:33; Jer 22:11; La 4:20) 5 When she saw that she waited in vain, that her hope was lost, she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion. (2Ki 23:34; 2Ki 23:36) 6 He prowled among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men, 7 and seized[1] their widows. He laid waste their cities, and the land was appalled and all who were in it at the sound of his roaring. 8 Then the nations set against him from provinces on every side; they spread their net over him; he was taken in their pit. (2Ch 36:6; Eze 12:13; Eze 19:4) 9 With hooks they put him in a cage[2] and brought him to the king of Babylon; they brought him into custody, that his voice should no more be heard on the mountains of Israel. (Jer 22:26; Eze 6:2; Eze 19:8) 10 Your mother was like a vine in a vineyard[3] planted by the water, fruitful and full of branches by reason of abundant water. (De 8:7; Ps 80:9; Eze 15:6) 11 Its strong stems became rulers’ scepters; it towered aloft among the thick boughs;[4] it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches. 12 But the vine was plucked up in fury, cast down to the ground; the east wind dried up its fruit; they were stripped off and withered. As for its strong stem, fire consumed it. (Eze 17:10; Ho 13:15) 13 Now it is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land. (2Ki 24:12; Eze 1:1; Ho 2:3) 14 And fire has gone out from the stem of its shoots, has consumed its fruit, so that there remains in it no strong stem, no scepter for ruling. This is a lamentation and has become a lamentation. (2Ki 24:20; Eze 17:15; Eze 19:1; Eze 19:11)