Ezekiel 19:2

“And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And say, What is thy mother? a lyonesse: shee lay downe among lions, she nourished her whelpes among yong lions.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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