ab[ch. 29:8, 19]; See Jer. 46:26
auver. 32; See ver. 28-30
buSee ch. 25:12-14
Ezekiel 31:1818 a“Whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness bamong the trees of Eden? cYou shall be brought down with dthe trees of Eden to the world below. eYou shall lie among the uncircumcised fwith those who are slain by the sword. g“This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord God.”
A Lament over Pharaoh and Egypt1 hIn the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 i“Son of man jraise a lamentation over kPharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: “You consider yourself la lion of the nations,
but you are like ma dragon nin the seas;
oyou burst forth in your rivers,
trouble the waters with your feet,
and foul their rivers.
3Thus says the Lord God:
pI will throw my net over you
with a host of qmany peoples,
and rthey will haul you up in my dragnet.
4And sI will cast you on the ground;
on the open field I will fling you,
and will cause all the birds of the heavens to settle on you,
and I will gorge the beasts of the whole earth with you.
5I will strew your flesh tupon the mountains
and fill the valleys with your carcass. ▼
▼Hebrew your height
6I will drench the land even to the mountains
with your flowing blood,
and the ravines will be full of you.
7 vWhen I blot you out wI will cover the heavens
and make their stars dark;
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon shall not give its light.
8All the bright lights of heaven
will I make dark over you,
and xput darkness on your land,
declares the Lord God.
9“I will trouble the hearts of many peoples, when I bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries that you have not known. 10 yI will make many peoples appalled at you, and the hair of their kings shall bristle with horror because of you, when zI brandish my sword before them. aaThey shall tremble every moment, every one for his own life, on the day of your downfall. 11“For thus says the Lord God: abThe sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon you. 12I will cause acyour multitude to fall by the swords of mighty ones, all of them admost ruthless of nations. ae“They shall bring to ruin the pride of Egypt,
and all its multitude ▼
▼Or wealthshall perish.
13I will destroy all its beasts
from beside many waters;
agand no foot of man shall trouble them anymore,
nor shall the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
14Then ahI will make their waters clear,
and cause their rivers to run like oil,
declares the Lord God.
15When I make the land of Egypt desolate,
and when the land aiis desolate of all that fills it,
when I strike down all who dwell in it,
then ajthey will know that I am the Lord.
16 akThis is a lamentation that shall be chanted; the daughters of the nations shall chant it; over Egypt, and over alall her multitude, shall they chant it, declares the Lord God.” 17 amIn the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, ▼
▼Hebrew lacks in the twelfth monthon the fifteenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 18 ao“Son of man apwail over aqthe multitude of Egypt, and arsend them down, her and the daughters of majestic nations asto the world below, to those who have gone down to the pit: 19 at‘Whom do you surpass in beauty?
Go down and aube laid to rest with the uncircumcised.’
20They shall fall amid those avwho are slain by the sword. Egypt ▼
▼Hebrew Sheis delivered to the sword; drag her away, and axall her multitudes. 21The mighty chiefs ayshall speak of them, azwith their helpers, out of the midst of Sheol: ‘They have come down, they lie still, bathe uncircumcised, bbslain by the sword.’ 22 bc“Assyria is there, and all her company bdits graves all around it, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, 23whose graves are set in bethe uttermost parts of the pit; and her company is all around her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, bfwho spread terror bgin the land of the living. 24 bh“Elam is bithere, and all her multitude around her grave; all of them bjslain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised into bkthe world below, who spread their terror in the land of the living; and blthey bear their shame bmwith those who go down to the pit. 25 bnThey have made her a bed among the slain with all her multitude boher graves all around it, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for terror of them was spread in the land of the living, and they bear their shame with those who go down to the pit; they are placed among the slain. 26 bp“Meshech-Tubal is bqthere, and all her multitude brher graves all around it, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for they spread their terror in the land of the living. 27And bsthey do not lie with the mighty, the fallen from among the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were laid under their heads, and whose iniquities are upon their bones; for the terror of the mighty men was in the land of the living. 28But as for you, you shall be broken btand lie among the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. 29 bu“Edom is bvthere, her kings and all her princes, who for all their might are laid with those who are killed by the sword; they lie with the uncircumcised, with those who go down to the pit. 30“The princes bwof the north are there, all of them, and all the bxSidonians, who have gone down in shame with the slain byfor all the terror that they caused by their might; they lie uncircumcised with those who are slain by the sword, and bzbear their shame with those who go down to the pit. 31“When Pharaoh sees them, he cawill be comforted for cball his multitude, Pharaoh and all his army, slain by the sword, declares the Lord God. 32 ccFor I spread terror cdin the land of the living; and he shall be laid to rest among cethe uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword, Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord God.”
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