Bible: Ezek. 29-32
A Prophecy Against Egypt
29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, 1 the word of the
“‘Look, I am against 3 you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great monster 4 lying in the midst of its waterways,
who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.” 5
29:4 I will put hooks in your jaws
and stick the fish of your waterways to your scales.
I will haul you up from the midst of your waterways,
and all the fish of your waterways will stick to your scales.
29:5 I will leave you in the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your waterways;
you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected. 6
I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies.
29:6 Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the
because they were a reed staff 7 for the house of Israel;
and when they leaned on you, you splintered and caused their legs to be unsteady. 10
29:8 “‘Therefore, this is what the sovereign
Because he said, “The Nile is mine and I made it,” 29:10 I am against 12 you and your waterways. I will turn the land of Egypt into an utter desolate ruin from Migdol 13 to Syene, 14 as far as the border with Ethiopia. 29:11 No human foot will pass through it, and no animal’s foot will pass through it; it will be uninhabited for forty years. 29:12 I will turn the land of Egypt into a desolation in the midst of desolate lands; for forty years her cities will lie desolate in the midst of ruined cities. I will scatter Egypt among the nations and disperse them among foreign countries.
29:13 “‘For this is what the sovereign
29:17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, 18 the word of the
A Lament Over Egypt
30:1 The word of the
“‘Wail, “Alas, the day is here!” 24
30:3 For the day is near,
the day of the
it will be a day of storm clouds, 25
it will be a time of judgment 26 for the nations.
30:4 A sword will come against Egypt
and panic will overtake Ethiopia
when the slain fall in Egypt
and they carry away her wealth
and dismantle her foundations.
30:6 “‘This is what the
Egypt’s supporters will fall;
her confident pride will crumble. 30
From Migdol to Syene 31 they will die by the sword within her,
declares the sovereign
30:7 They will be desolate among desolate lands,
and their cities will be among ruined cities.
30:8 They will know that I am the
when I ignite a fire in Egypt
and all her allies are defeated. 32
30:9 On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten overly confident Ethiopia; panic will overtake them on the day of Egypt’s doom; 33 for beware – it is coming!
30:10 “‘This is what the sovereign
I will put an end to the hordes of Egypt,
by the hand of King Nebuchadrezzar 34 of Babylon.
30:11 He and his people with him,
the most terrifying of the nations, 35
will be brought there to destroy the land.
They will draw their swords against Egypt,
and fill the land with corpses.
30:12 I will dry up the waterways
and hand the land over to 36 evil men.
I will make the land and everything in it desolate by the hand of foreigners.
30:13 “‘This is what the sovereign
I will destroy the idols,
and put an end to the gods of Memphis.
There will no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
so I will make the land of Egypt fearful. 37
30:14 I will desolate Pathros,
I will ignite a fire in Zoan,
and I will execute judgments on Thebes.
30:15 I will pour out my anger upon Pelusium, 38
the stronghold of Egypt;
I will cut off 39 the hordes of Thebes.
30:16 I will ignite a fire in Egypt;
Syene 40 will writhe in agony,
Thebes will be broken down,
and Memphis will face enemies every day.
30:17 The young men of On and of Pi-beseth 41 will die by the sword;
and the cities will go 42 into captivity.
30:18 In Tahpanhes the day will be dark 43
when I break the yoke of Egypt there.
Her confident pride will cease within her;
a cloud will cover her, and her daughters will go into captivity.
30:19 I will execute judgments on Egypt.
Then they will know that I am the
30:20 In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, 44 the word of the
A Cedar in Lebanon
31:1 In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, 50 the word of the
“‘Who are you like in your greatness?
with beautiful branches, like a forest giving shade,
and extremely tall;
its top reached into the clouds.
31:4 The water made it grow;
underground springs made it grow tall.
Rivers flowed all around the place it was planted,
while smaller channels watered all the trees of the field. 53
31:5 Therefore it grew taller than all the trees of the field;
its boughs grew large and its branches grew long,
because of the plentiful water in its shoots. 54
31:6 All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs;
under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth,
in its shade all the great 55 nations lived.
31:7 It was beautiful in its loftiness, in the length of its branches;
for its roots went down deep to plentiful waters.
31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not eclipse it,
nor could the fir trees 56 match its boughs;
the plane trees were as nothing compared to its branches;
no tree in the garden of God could rival its beauty.
31:9 I made it beautiful with its many branches;
all the trees of Eden, in the garden of God, envied it.
31:10 “‘Therefore this is what the sovereign
31:15 “‘This is what the sovereign
Lamentation over Pharaoh and Egypt
32:1 In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, 69 the word of the
“‘You were like a lion 70 among the nations,
but you are a monster in the seas;
you thrash about in your streams,
stir up the water with your feet,
and muddy your 71 streams.
32:3 “‘This is what the sovereign
“‘I will throw my net over you 72 in the assembly of many peoples;
and they will haul you up in my dragnet.
32:4 I will leave you on the ground,
I will fling you on the open field,
32:5 I will put your flesh on the mountains,
and fill the valleys with your maggot-infested carcass. 77
32:6 I will drench the land with the flow
of your blood up to the mountains,
and the ravines will be full of your blood. 78
32:7 When I extinguish you, I will cover the sky;
I will darken its stars.
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon will not shine. 79
32:8 I will darken all the lights in the sky over you,
and I will darken your land,
declares the sovereign
32:9 I will disturb 80 many peoples,
when I bring about your destruction among the nations,
among countries you do not know.
32:10 I will shock many peoples with you,
and their kings will shiver with horror because of you.
When I brandish my sword before them,
every moment each one will tremble for his life, on the day of your fall.
32:11 “‘For this is what the sovereign
32:12 By the swords of the mighty warriors I will cause your hordes to fall –
all of them are the most terrifying among the nations.
They will devastate the pride of Egypt,
and all its hordes will be destroyed.
32:13 I will destroy all its cattle beside the plentiful waters;
nor will the hooves of cattle disturb them.
32:14 Then I will make their waters calm, 85
and will make their streams flow like olive oil, declares the sovereign
32:15 When I turn the land of Egypt into desolation
and the land is destitute of everything that fills it,
when I strike all those who live in it,
then they will know that I am the
32:16 This is a lament; they will chant it.
The daughters of the nations will chant it.
They will chant it over Egypt and over all her hordes,
declares the sovereign
32:17 In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, 86 the word of the
32:22 “Assyria is there with all her assembly around her grave, 93 all of them struck down by the sword. 94 32:23 Their 95 graves are located in the remote slopes of the pit. 96 Her assembly is around her grave, all of them struck down by the sword, those who spread terror in the land of the living.
32:24 “Elam is there with all her hordes around her grave; all of them struck down by the sword. They went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, those who spread terror in the land of the living. Now they will bear their shame with those who descend to the pit. 32:25 Among the dead they have made a bed for her, along with all her hordes around her grave. 97 All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword, for their terror had spread in the land of the living. They bear their shame along with those who descend to the pit; they are placed among the dead.
32:26 “Meshech-Tubal is there, along with all her hordes around her grave. 98 All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword, for they spread their terror in the land of the living. 32:27 They do not lie with the fallen warriors of ancient times, 99 who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, having their swords placed under their heads and their shields on their bones, 100 when the terror of these warriors was in the land of the living.
32:28 “But as for you, in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken, and you will lie with those killed by the sword.
32:29 “Edom is there with her kings and all her princes. Despite their might they are laid with those killed by the sword; they lie with the uncircumcised and those who descend to the pit.
32:30 “All the leaders of the north are there, along with all the Sidonians; despite their might they have gone down in shameful terror with the dead. They lie uncircumcised with those killed by the sword, and bear their shame with those who descend to the pit.
32:31 “Pharaoh will see them and be consoled over all his hordes who were killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his army, declares the sovereign