Ezekiel 30

A Lament for Egypt

1The word of the  Lord came to me: 2 a  Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord  God:

b  Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
3 c  For the day is near,
d  the day of the  Lord is near;
it will be e  a day of clouds,
a time of doom for
Hebrew lacks  doom for
the nations.
4 g  A sword shall come upon Egypt,
h  and anguish shall be in i  Cush,
when the slain fall in Egypt,
and j  her wealth
Or multitude; also verse 10
is carried away,
and l  her foundations are torn down.

5 m  Cush, and n  Put, and Lud, and o  all Arabia, and Libya
With Septuagint; Hebrew Cub
and the people of the land that is in league
Hebrew  and the sons of the land of the covenant
shall fall with them by the sword.

6 Thus says the  Lord:
r  Those who support Egypt shall fall,
and s  her proud might shall come down;
t  from Migdol to Syene
they shall fall within her by the sword,
declares the Lord  God.
7 u  And 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 v  Then they will know that I am the  Lord,
when w  I have set fire to Egypt,
and x  all her helpers are broken.

9“On that day y  messengers shall go out from me in ships to terrify the unsuspecting z  people of Cush, and aa  anguish shall come upon them on the day of Egypt’s doom;
Hebrew  the day of Egypt
for, behold, it comes!

10Thus says the Lord  God:

ac  “I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt,
by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11He and his people with him, ad  the most ruthless of nations,
shall be brought in to destroy the land,
ae  and they shall draw their swords against Egypt
and fill the land with the slain.
12And af  I will ag  dry up the Nile
and will sell the land into the hand of ah  evildoers;
ai  I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it,
by the hand of aj  foreigners;
ak  I am the  Lord; I have spoken.

13Thus says the Lord  God:

al  “I will destroy the idols
and put an end to the images in am  Memphis;
an  there shall no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
so ao  I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
14I will make ap  Pathros a desolation
and will set fire to aq  Zoan
ar  and will execute judgments on as  Thebes.
15And I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,
the stronghold of Egypt,
and cut off the multitude
Or wealth
of Thebes.
16And I will set fire to Egypt;
Pelusium shall be in great agony;
Thebes shall be breached,
and au  Memphis shall face enemies
Or distress
by day.
17The young men of On and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword,
and the women
Or  the cities; Hebrew they
shall go into captivity.
18At ax  Tehaphnehes ay  the day shall be dark,
when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt,
and az  her proud might shall come to an end in her;
she shall be covered by a cloud,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19Thus ba  I will execute judgments on Egypt.
bb  Then they will know that I am the  Lord.”

Egypt Shall Fall to Babylon

20 bc  In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the  Lord came to me: 21 bd  Son of man be  I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold bf  it 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 bg  will break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken, and I will make the sword fall from his hand. 23 bh  I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them through the countries. 24And bi  I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put bj  my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him bk  like a man mortally wounded. 25I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. bl  Then they shall know that I am the  Lord, bm  when 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.”

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