Ezekiel 19:3

And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.

And she brought up one of her whelps,.... Or sons, as the Targum: or, "made him to ascend" {t}, as the word signifies; to mount the throne; this was Jehoahaz, whom the people of the land took and anointed him, and made him king in the stead of Josiah his father,

2 Kings 23:30;

it become a young lion; that is, a king, as the same Targum explains it, and a tyrannical and arbitrary one:

and it learned to catch the prey; being instructed by evil counsellors, he soon learned to oppress his subjects, to get their substance from them, and do many evil things, as he is said to do, 2 Kings 23:32;

it devoured men; or a man, Adam, the people of Israel, so called,

Ezekiel 34:31; as the Jews frequently observe; it ate up and destroyed their liberties, privileges, and property.

{t} letw "et ascendere fecit", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version.