Ezekiel 19:2

“And say, What is thy mother? a lyonesse: shee lay downe among lions, she nourished her whelpes among yong lions.”

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And say, What [is] thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
- King James Version

and say, 'What was your mother? A lioness among lions! She lay down among young lions, She reared her cubs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and say, What was thy mother? A lioness: she couched among lions, in the midst of the young lions she nourished her whelps.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What was your mother? Like a she-lion among lions, stretched out among the young lions she gave food to her little ones.
- Basic English Bible

and say, What was thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps in the midst of the young lions.
- Darby Bible

And say, What is thy mother: A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
- Webster's Bible

and say, What was your mother? A lioness: she couched among lions, in the midst of the young lions she nourished her cubs.
- World English Bible

and thou hast said: What [is] thy mother? -- a lioness, Among lions she hath crouched down, In the midst of young lions she hath multiplied her whelps.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and say: How was thy mother a lioness; among lions she couched, in the midst of the young lions she reared her whelps!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 19:2


19:2 What - What resemblance shall I use to set out the nature, deportment, and state of the mother of these princes? Thy - One of whom was upon the throne at once, and therefore the prophet speaks to one at a time. Mother - The land of Judea, and Jerusalem, the chief city of it, the royal family of David. Lioness - Tho' chosen of God to execute justice; yet they soon degenerated into the fierce and ravening nature of the lioness. Lay down - Associated, and grew familiar with neighbour kings, called here lions; fierce and bloody. Her whelps - Her sons, successors to the crown. Young lions - Either foreign princes and kings, or some of the fierce, unjust, tyrannizing princes at home.


Discussion for Ezekiel 19

  • BSP
    This chapter is referring to what would happen to the kings and the people of Israel.
  • Otto
    I see the fall of U.S.A. in Chapter 19. for we have sin again GOD. Turn are back to GOD. for when we say it is alright for men to men and women to women in marriage is all right are nation will not stand again the Almighty GOD that all thing made by HIM.

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