20 “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns(A) and say that a ferocious animal(B) devoured him.(C) Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”(D)

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29 Their roar is like that of the lion,(A)
    they roar like young lions;
they growl as they seize(B) their prey
    and carry it off with no one to rescue.(C)

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The waters of Dimon[a] are full of blood,
    but I will bring still more upon Dimon[b]
a lion(A) upon the fugitives of Moab(B)
    and upon those who remain in the land.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 15:9 Dimon, a wordplay on Dibon (see verse 2), sounds like the Hebrew for blood.
  2. Isaiah 15:9 Dimon, a wordplay on Dibon (see verse 2), sounds like the Hebrew for blood.

17 “Israel is a scattered flock(A)
    that lions(B) have chased away.
The first to devour(C) them
    was the king(D) of Assyria;
the last to crush their bones(E)
    was Nebuchadnezzar(F) king(G) of Babylon.”

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