He is to me like a bear lying in wait, and like a lion [hiding] in secret places.
If I lift myself up, You hunt me like a lion and again show Yourself [inflicting] marvelous [trials] upon me.
He lurks in secret places like a lion in his thicket; he lies in wait that he may seize the poor (the helpless and the unfortunate); he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
Like a lion greedy and eager to tear his prey, and as a young lion lurking in hidden places.
I thought and quieted myself until morning. Like a lion He breaks all my bones; from day to night You bring me to an end.
For I will be to Ephraim like a lion, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will rend and go on [rending]; I will carry off and there will be no one to deliver.
Come and let us return to the Lord, for He has torn so that He may heal us; He has stricken so that He may bind us up.
Therefore I have become to them like a lion; like a leopard I will lurk by the way [to Assyria] and watch them.
Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness and not light;