Like a lion they crouch and lie down,
    like a lioness(A)—who dares to rouse them?

“May those who bless you be blessed(B)
    and those who curse you be cursed!”(C)

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or they will tear me apart like a lion(A)
    and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue(B) me.

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    like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;(A)
    he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.(B)

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“‘When she saw her hope unfulfilled,
    her expectation gone,
she took another of her cubs(A)
    and made him a strong lion.(B)

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The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,
    in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,(A)
    like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and mangles(B) as it goes,
    and no one can rescue.(C)

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