24 During Jehoiakim’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar(A) king of Babylon invaded(B) the land, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. But then he turned against Nebuchadnezzar and rebelled.(C)

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11 Where now is the lions’ den,(A)
    the place where they fed their young,
where the lion and lioness went,
    and the cubs, with nothing to fear?
12 The lion killed(B) enough for his cubs
    and strangled the prey for his mate,
filling his lairs(C) with the kill
    and his dens with the prey.(D)

13 “I am against(E) you,”
    declares the Lord Almighty.
“I will burn up your chariots in smoke,(F)
    and the sword(G) will devour your young lions.
    I will leave you no prey on the earth.
The voices of your messengers
    will no longer be heard.”(H)

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