A Prophecy against Egypt1 In the [2year 1tenth], in the tenth month, day one of the month, [3came 1the word 2of the lord] to me saying, 2 O son of man, firmly fix your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against entire Egypt! 3 Speak and say! Thus says Adonai the lord; Behold, I am against you, O Pharaoh king of Egypt, the [2dragon 1great], the one lying in wait in the midst of his rivers. The one saying, [3are mine 1The 2rivers], and I made them. 4 And I will put snares into your jaws, and I will cleave the fishes of your river to your wings. And I will lead you from out of the midst of your river, and all the fishes of the river [2to 3your scales 1I will cleave]. 5 And I will throw you down quickly, and all the fishes of your river. Upon the face of the plain you shall fall, and no way shall you be brought together; and no way shall you be screened. To the wild beasts of the earth, and to the winged creatures of the heaven I have given you for a thing to be devoured. 6 And [5shall know 1all 2the ones 3dwelling 4Egypt] that I am the lord, because you became a rod of reed to the house of Israel. 7 When they took hold of you with their hand, then you were fractured; and when [3prevailed 4against 5them 1every 2hand]. And when they rested upon you, you were broken, and you broke [3of them 2of all 1the loin]. 8 On account of this, thus says Adonai the lord; Behold, I bring upon you the broadsword; and I will destroy men from you, and beasts. 9 And [4will be 1the 2land 3of Egypt] for destruction and desolation. And they shall know that I am the lord, because of your saying, The rivers are mine and I made them. 10 On account of this, behold, I am against you, and against all your rivers. And I will give the land of Egypt unto desolation, broadsword, and destruction, from Migdol and Syene even unto the borders of the Ethiopians. 11 In no way shall there go through by it the foot of a man; and the foot of a beast in no way shall go through it, and it shall not be inhabited forty years. 12 And I will appoint her land for destruction in the midst of a land being made desolated, and her cities [2in 3the midst 4of cities 5being made desolated 1shall be] for extinction forty years. And I will scatter Egypt among the nations, and I will winnow them among the places. 13 Thus says Adonai the lord; After forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the nations of which they were dispersed there. 14 And I will return the captivity of the Egyptians, and I will settle them in the land of Phathros, in the land from where they were taken; and it will be [2rule 1a humble] there, 15 more than all the rules, it shall be least to not be raised up high any more over the nations. And [3very few 2them 1I will make], so as for [2to not be 1them] many among the nations. 16 And no longer will they be any more [3to the 4house 5of Israel 1for 2a hope], calling to mind lawlessness in their following after them. And they shall know that I am Adonai the lord.
Nebuchadnezzar's Conquest17 And it came to pass in the seventh and twentieth year, day one of the [2month 1first], came the word of the lord to me, saying, 18 O son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon reduced to slavery his force [2service 1for a great] against Tyre. Every head was bald and every shoulder loose of hair. And a wage did not exist to him, and his force was against Tyre, for the service of which they served against it. 19 On account of this, thus says Adonai the lord; Behold, I give to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon the land of Egypt; and he shall despoil her spoils, and he shall plunder her plunder; and it will be the wage for his force. 20 In return for his ministration of which he served against Tyre, I have given to him the land of Egypt, because of as much as he worked to me, says Adonai the lord. 21 In that day there shall rise up a horn to all the house of Israel, and I will give to you a mouth being opened in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the lord.
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