1 And thou, lift up a lamentation unto princes of Israel,
2 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.
3 And she bringeth up one of her whelps, A young lion it hath been, And it learneth to tear prey, man it hath devoured.
4 And hear of it do nations, In their pit it hath been caught, And they bring it in with chains unto the land of Egypt.
5 And she seeth, that stayed -- perished hath her hope, And she taketh one of her whelps, A young lion she hath made it.