1611 King James Bible

Ezekiel 19

A lamentation for the princes of Israel, under the parable of lions' whelps taken in a pit,

Ezekiel 19:1 Moreouer, take thou vp a lamentation for the princes of Israel, Ezekiel 19:2 And say, What [is] thy mother? a lyonesse: shee lay downe among lions, she nourished her whelpes among yong lions. Ezekiel 19:3 And shee brought vp one of her whelps: it became a yong lion, & it learned to catch the pray, it deuoured men. Ezekiel 19:4 The nations also heard of him, hee was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chaines vnto the land of Egypt. Ezekiel 19:5 Now when she saw that shee had waited, [and] her hope was lost, then she tooke another of her whelps, [and] made him a yong lion. Ezekiel 19:6 And he went vp and downe among the lions, he became a yong lion, and learned to catch the pray, [and] deuoured men. Ezekiel 19:7 And he knew there desolate palaces, and he laied waste their cities, and the land was desolate, and the fulnesse thereof by the noise of his roaring. Ezekiel 19:8 Then the nations set against him on euery side from the prouinces, and spread their net ouer him: he was taken in their pit. Ezekiel 19:9 And they put him in ward in chaines, and brought him to the king of Babylon, they brought him into holds, that his voyce should no more be heard vpon the mountaines of Israel.

and for Jerusalem, under the parable of a wasted vine.

Ezekiel 19:10 Thy mother [is] like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters, she was fruitfull and full of branches by reason of many waters, Ezekiel 19:11 And she had strong rods for the scepters of them that beare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thicke branches, & she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches. Ezekiel 19:12 But she was plucked vp in fury: she was cast downe to the ground, and the East wind dryed vp her fruite: her strong rods were broken and withered, the fire consumed them. Ezekiel 19:13 And now she [is] planted in the wildernesse, in a dry and thirsty ground. Ezekiel 19:14 And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, [which] hath deuoured her fruite, so that she hath no strong rod [to be] a scepter to rule: this [is] a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.

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