adch. 30:23, 26; [Jer. 46:19]
agch. 30:14; See Isa. 11:11
ai[Isa. 30:2, 3; 36:4, 6; Lam. 4:17]
bjSee Jer. 25:20
cgSee Jer. 43:12
ckch. 29:14; See Isa. 11:11
clSee Num. 13:22
Prophecy Against Egypt1 aIn the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 b“Son of man cset your face against dPharaoh king of Egypt eand prophesy against him and fagainst all Egypt; 3speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God: g“Behold, I am against you,
Pharaoh king of Egypt,
hthe great dragon that lies
in the midst of his streams,
ithat says, ‘My Nile is my own;
I made it for myself.’
4I will jput hooks in your jaws,
and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
with all the fish of your streams
that stick to your scales.
5 kAnd I will cast you out into the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your streams;
you shall fall lon the open field,
and mnot be brought together or gathered.
To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens
nI give you as food.
6Then all the inhabitants of Egypt oshall know that I am the Lord. “Because you ▼
▼Hebrew theyhave been qa staff of reed to the house of Israel, 7 rwhen they grasped you with the hand, you broke and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins to shake. ▼
▼Syriac (compare Psalm 69:23); Hebrew to stand8Therefore thus says the Lord God: tBehold, I will bring a sword upon you, and will cut off from you man and beast, 9and the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste. uThen they will know that I am the Lord. v“Because you ▼
▼Hebrew hesaid, ‘The Nile is mine, and I made it,’ 10therefore xbehold, I am against you and yagainst your streams, and zI will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation aafrom Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush. 11 abNo foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall pass through it; it shall be uninhabited forty years. 12 acAnd I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated countries, and her cities shall be a desolation forty years among cities that are laid waste. adI will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries. 13“For thus says the Lord God: At the end of forty years aeI will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered, 14and afI will restore the fortunes of Egypt and bring them back to agthe land of Pathros, the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom. 15It shall be the most lowly of the kingdoms, ahand never again exalt itself above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will never again rule over the nations. 16And it shall never again be aithe reliance of the house of Israel, recalling their iniquity, when they turn to them for aid. ajThen they will know that I am the Lord God.” 17 akIn the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 18 al“Son of man amNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. Every head was made bald, and every shoulder was rubbed bare, yet neither he nor his army got anything from Tyre to pay for the labor that he had performed against her. 19Therefore thus says the Lord God: anBehold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; aoand he shall carry off its wealth ▼
▼Or multitudeaqand despoil it and plunder it; and it shall be the wages for his army. 20 arI have given him the land of Egypt as his payment for which he labored, because they worked for me, declares the Lord God. 21“On that day asI will cause a horn to spring up for the house of Israel, and atI will open your lips among them. auThen they will know that I am the Lord.”
A Lament for Egypt1The word of the Lord came to me: 2 av“Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God: aw“Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
3 axFor the day is near,
aythe day of the Lord is near;
it will be aza day of clouds,
a time of doom for ▼
▼Hebrew lacks doom forthe nations.
4 bbA sword shall come upon Egypt,
bcand anguish shall be in bdCush,
when the slain fall in Egypt,
and beher wealth ▼
▼Or multitude; also verse 10is carried away,
and bgher foundations are torn down.
5 bhCush, and biPut, and Lud, and bjall Arabia, and Libya ▼
▼With Septuagint; Hebrew Cuband the people of the land that is in league ▼
▼Hebrew and the sons of the land of the covenantshall fall with them by the sword. 6 “Thus says the Lord:
bmThose who support Egypt shall fall,
and bnher proud might shall come down;
bofrom Migdol to Syene
they shall fall within her by the sword,
declares the Lord God.
7 bpAnd they shall be desolated in the midst of desolated countries,
and their cities shall be in the midst of cities that are laid waste.
8 bqThen they will know that I am the Lord,
when brI have set fire to Egypt,
and bsall her helpers are broken.
9“On that day btmessengers shall go out from me in ships to terrify the unsuspecting bupeople of Cush, and bvanguish shall come upon them on the day of Egypt’s doom; ▼
▼Hebrew the day of Egyptfor, behold, it comes! 10“Thus says the Lord God: bx“I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt,
by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11He and his people with him, bythe most ruthless of nations,
shall be brought in to destroy the land,
bzand they shall draw their swords against Egypt
and fill the land with the slain.
12And caI will cbdry up the Nile
and will sell the land into the hand of ccevildoers;
cdI will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it,
by the hand of ceforeigners;
cfI am the Lord; I have spoken.
13“Thus says the Lord God: cg“I will destroy the idols
and put an end to the images in chMemphis;
cithere shall no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
so cjI will put fear in the land of Egypt.
14I will make ckPathros a desolation
and will set fire to clZoan
cmand will execute judgments on cnThebes.
15And I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,
the stronghold of Egypt,
and cut off the multitude ▼
▼Or wealthof Thebes.
16And I will set fire to Egypt;
Pelusium shall be in great agony;
Thebes shall be breached,
and cpMemphis shall face enemies ▼
▼Or distressby day.
17The young men of On and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword,
and the women ▼
▼Or the cities; Hebrew theyshall go into captivity.
18At csTehaphnehes ctthe day shall be dark,
when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt,
and cuher proud might shall come to an end in her;
she shall be covered by a cloud,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19Thus cvI will execute judgments on Egypt.
cwThen they will know that I am the Lord.”
Egypt Shall Fall to Babylon20 cxIn the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 21 cy“Son of man czI have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold dait has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword. 22Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and dbwill break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken, and I will make the sword fall from his hand. 23 dcI will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them through the countries. 24And ddI will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put demy sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him dflike a man mortally wounded. 25I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. dgThen they shall know that I am the Lord, dhwhen I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt. 26And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
Pharaoh to Be Slain1 diIn the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 dj“Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to dkhis multitude: dl“Whom are you like in your greatness?
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