Ezekiel 30

* A prophecy against Egypt. (1-19) Another. (20-26)

1-19 The prophecy of the destruction of Egypt is very full.

Those who take their lot with God's enemies, shall be with them

in punishment. The king of Babylon and his army shall be

instruments of this destruction. God often makes one wicked man

a scourge to another. No place in the land of Egypt shall escape

the fury of the Chaldeans. The Lord is known by the judgments he

executes. Yet these are only present effects of the Divine

displeasure, not worthy of our fear, compared with the wrath to

come, from which Jesus delivers his people.
20-26 Egypt shall grow weaker and weaker. If lesser judgments

do not prevail to humble and reform sinners, God will send

greater. God justly breaks that power which is abused, either to

put wrongs upon people, or to put cheats upon them. Babylon

shall grow stronger. In vain do men endeavour to bind up the arm

the Lord is pleased to break, and to strengthen those whom he

will bring down. Those who disregard the discoveries of his

truth and mercy, shall know his power and justice, in the

punishment for their sins.

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