‘1What was your mother?
A lioness among lions!
She lay down among young lions,
She reared her cubs.
He became a lion,
And he learned to tear his prey;
He devoured men.
He was captured in their pit,
And they abrought him with hooks
To the land of Egypt.
That her hope was lost,
She took 1another of her cubs
And made him a young lion.
6 ‘And he awalked about among the lions;
He became a young lion,
He learned to tear his prey;
He devoured men.
And laid waste their cities;
And the land and its fullness were appalled
Because of the sound of his roaring.
8 ‘Then anations set against him
On every side from their provinces,
And they spread their net over him;
He was captured in their pit.
9 ‘aThey put him in a cage with hooks
And bbrought 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.
Planted by the waters;
It was fruitful and full of branches
Because of abundant waters.
And its bheight was raised above the clouds
So that it was seen in its height with the mass of its branches.
12 ‘But it was aplucked up in fury;
It was bcast down to the ground;
And the ceast wind dried up its fruit.
So that 3it withered;
The fire consumed it.
13 ‘And now it is planted in the awilderness,
In a dry and thirsty land.
14 ‘And afire has gone out from its branch;
It has consumed its shoots and fruit,
So that there is not in it a 1strong branch,
A scepter to rule.’ ”
This is a lamentation, and has become a lamentation.
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