|Ezekiel 30 |
1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
2 "Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: Wail you! Alas for the day!
3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it will be the time of the Gentiles.
4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia when the slain fall in Egypt, and they take away her great wealth and her foundations are broken down.
5 Ethiopia, Libya and Lydia and all the mingled people, and Chub and the men of the land that are in league, shall fall with them by the sword.'
6 Thus says the LORD: Those who uphold Egypt shall also fall, and the pride of her power shall come down; from Midol to the tower of Syene they shall fall within it by the sword, says the Lord GOD.
7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the desolate countries, and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
8 And they will know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt and all her helpers are destroyed.
9 In that day messengers from me will go forth in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them as in the day of Egypt. For behold, it comes.
10 Thus says the Lord GOD: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, the most terrible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy the land, and they shall draw their swords against Egypt and fill the land with the slain.
12 And I will make the rivers dry and sell the land into the hand of the wicked, and I will make the land waste, and all that is in it, by the hand of strangers. I the LORD have spoken it.
13 Thus says the Lord GOD: I will also destroy the idols and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall no more be a prince of the land of Egypt; and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
14 And I will make Pathros desolate and will set fire in Zoan and will execute judgments in No.
15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt, and I will cut off the multitude of No.
16 And I will set fire in Egypt; Sin shall have great pain and No shall be rent asunder and Noph shall have distresses daily.
17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword, and these cities shall go into captivity.
18 At Tehaphnehes the day shall also be dark when I break the yokes of Egypt, and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her. As for her, a cloud shall cover her and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus I will execute judgments in Egypt, and they shall know that I am the LORD.'"
20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
21 "Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and lo, it shall not be bound up for healing or put in a splint to bind it, to make it strong enough to hold the sword.
22 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong one and that which was broken, and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and will disperse them through the countries.
24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put my sword in his hand; but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he will groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.
25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he stretches it out upon the land of Egypt.
26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the countries, and they shall know that I am the LORD.'"
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