Bible: Ezekiel 25-32

A Prophecy Against Ammon

25:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 25:2 Son of man, turn toward 1  the Ammonites 2  and prophesy against them. 25:3 Say to the Ammonites, ‘Hear the word of the sovereign Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: You said “Aha!” about my sanctuary when it was desecrated, about the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and about the house of Judah when they went into exile. 25:4 So take note, 3  I am about to make you slaves of 4  the tribes 5  of the east. They will make camps among you and pitch their tents among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk. 25:5 I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and Ammon 6  a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 25:6 For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced with intense scorn 7  over the land of Israel, 25:7 take note, I have stretched out my hand against you, and I will hand you over as plunder 8  to the nations. I will cut you off from the peoples and make you perish from the lands. I will destroy you; then you will know that I am the Lord.’

A Prophecy Against Moab

25:8This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Moab 9  and Seir say, “Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations.” 25:9 So look, I am about to open up Moab’s flank, 10  eliminating the cities, 11  including its frontier cities, 12  the beauty of the land – Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and Kiriathaim. 25:10 I will hand it over, 13  along with the Ammonites, 14  to the tribes 15  of the east, so that the Ammonites will no longer be remembered among the nations. 25:11 I will execute judgments against Moab. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’

A Prophecy Against Edom

25:12This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Edom 16  has taken vengeance against the house of Judah; they have made themselves fully culpable 17  by taking vengeance 18  on them. 19  25:13 So this is what the sovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom, and I will kill the people and animals within her, 20  and I will make her desolate; from Teman to Dedan they will die 21  by the sword. 25:14 I will exact my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel. They will carry out in Edom my anger and rage; they will experience 22  my vengeance, declares the sovereign Lord.’

A Prophecy Against Philistia

25:15This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The Philistines 23  have exacted merciless revenge, 24  showing intense scorn 25  in their effort to destroy Judah 26  with unrelenting hostility. 27  25:16 So this is what the sovereign Lord says: Take note, I am about to stretch out my hand against the Philistines. I will kill 28  the Cherethites 29  and destroy those who remain on the seacoast. 25:17 I will exact great vengeance upon them with angry rebukes. 30  Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I exact my vengeance upon them.’

A Prophecy Against Tyre

26:1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, 31  the word of the Lord came to me: 26:2 Son of man, because Tyre 32  has said about Jerusalem, 33 Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I will become rich, 34  now that she 35  has been destroyed,’ 26:3 therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, 36  I am against you, 37  O Tyre! I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. 26:4 They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers. I will scrape her soil 38  from her and make her a bare rock. 26:5 She will be a place where fishing nets are spread, surrounded by the sea. For I have spoken, declares the sovereign Lord. She will become plunder for the nations, 26:6 and her daughters 39  who are in the field will be slaughtered by the sword. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

26:7For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Take note that 40  I am about to bring King Nebuchadrezzar 41  of Babylon, king of kings, against Tyre from the north, with horses, chariots, and horsemen, an army and hordes of people. 26:8 He will kill your daughters in the field with the sword. He will build a siege wall against you, erect a siege ramp against you, and raise a great shield against you. 26:9 He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his weapons. 42  26:10 He will cover you with the dust kicked up by his many horses. 43  Your walls will shake from the noise of the horsemen, wheels, and chariots when he enters your gates like those who invade through a city’s broken walls. 44  26:11 With his horseshoofs he will trample all your streets. He will kill your people with the sword, and your strong pillars will tumble down to the ground. 26:12 They will steal your wealth and loot your merchandise. They will tear down your walls and destroy your luxurious 45  homes. Your stones, your trees, and your soil he will throw 46  into the water. 47  26:13 I will silence 48  the noise of your songs; the sound of your harps will be heard no more. 26:14 I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place where fishing nets are spread. You will never be built again, 49  for I, the Lord, have spoken, declares the sovereign Lord.

26:15This is what the sovereign Lord says to Tyre: Oh, how the coastlands will shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, at the massive slaughter in your midst! 26:16 All the princes of the sea will vacate 50  their thrones. They will remove their robes and strip off their embroidered clothes; they will clothe themselves with trembling. They will sit on the ground; they will tremble continually and be shocked at what has happened to you. 51  26:17 They will sing this lament over you: 52 

“‘How you have perished – you have vanished 53  from the seas,

O renowned city, once mighty in the sea,

she and her inhabitants, who spread their terror! 54 

26:18 Now the coastlands will tremble on the day of your fall;

the coastlands by the sea will be terrified by your passing.’ 55 

26:19For this is what the sovereign Lord says: When I make you desolate like the uninhabited cities, when I bring up the deep over you and the surging 56  waters overwhelm you, 26:20 then I will bring you down to bygone people, 57  to be with those who descend to the pit. I will make you live in the lower parts of the earth, among 58  the primeval ruins, with those who descend to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited or stand 59  in the land of the living. 26:21 I will bring terrors on you, and you will be no more! Though you are sought after, you will never be found again, declares the sovereign Lord.”

A Lament for Tyre

27:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 27:2 You, son of man, sing a lament for Tyre. 60  27:3 Say to Tyre, who sits at the entrance 61  of the sea, 62  merchant to the peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘O Tyre, you have said, “I am perfectly beautiful.”

27:4 63 

Your borders are in the heart of the seas;

your builders have perfected your beauty.

27:5 They crafted 64  all your planks out of fir trees from Senir; 65 

they took a cedar from Lebanon to make your mast.

27:6 They made your oars from oaks of Bashan;

they made your deck 66  with cypresses 67  from the Kittean isles. 68 

27:7 Fine linen from Egypt, woven with patterns, was used for your sail

to serve as your banner;

blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah 69  was used for your deck’s awning.

27:8 The leaders 70  of Sidon 71  and Arvad 72  were your rowers;

your skilled 73  men, O Tyre, were your captains.

27:9 The elders of Gebal 74  and her skilled men were within you, mending cracks; 75 

all the ships of the sea and their mariners were within you to trade for your merchandise. 76 

27:10 Men of Persia, Lud, 77  and Put were in your army, men of war.

They hung shield and helmet on you; they gave you your splendor.

27:11 The Arvadites 78  joined your army on your walls all around,

and the Gammadites 79  were in your towers.

They hung their quivers 80  on your walls all around;

they perfected your beauty.

27:12‘Tarshish 81  was your trade partner because of your abundant wealth; they exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your products. 27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your clients; they exchanged slaves and bronze items for your merchandise. 27:14 Beth Togarmah exchanged horses, chargers, 82  and mules for your products. 27:15 The Dedanites 83  were your clients. Many coastlands were your customers; they paid 84  you with ivory tusks and ebony. 27:16 Edom 85  was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods; they exchanged turquoise, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your products. 27:17 Judah and the land of Israel were your clients; they traded wheat from Minnith, 86  millet, honey, olive oil, and balm for your merchandise. 27:18 Damascus was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods and of all your wealth: wine from Helbon, white wool from Zahar, 27:19 and casks of wine 87  from Izal 88  they exchanged for your products. Wrought iron, cassia, and sweet cane were among your merchandise. 27:20 Dedan was your client in saddlecloths for riding. 27:21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your trade partners; for lambs, rams, and goats they traded with you. 27:22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah engaged in trade with you; they traded the best kinds of spices along with precious stones and gold for your products. 27:23 Haran, Kanneh, Eden, merchants from Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad were your clients. 27:24 They traded with you choice garments, purple clothes and embroidered work, and multicolored carpets, bound and reinforced with cords; these were among your merchandise. 27:25 The ships of Tarshish 89  were the transports for your merchandise.

‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.

27:26 Your rowers have brought you into surging waters.

The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.

27:27 Your wealth, products, and merchandise, your sailors and captains,

your ship’s carpenters, 90  your merchants,

and all your fighting men within you,

along with all your crew who are in you,

will fall into the heart of the seas on the day of your downfall.

27:28 At the sound of your captainscry the waves will surge; 91 

27:29 They will descend from their ships – all who handle the oar,

the sailors and all the sea captains – they will stand on the land.

27:30 They will lament loudly 92  over you and cry bitterly.

They will throw dust on their heads and roll in the ashes; 93 

27:31 they will tear out their hair because of you and put on sackcloth,

and they will weep bitterly over you with intense mourning. 94 

27:32 As they wail they will lament over you, chanting:

“Who was like Tyre, like a tower 95  in the midst of the sea?

27:33 When your products went out from the seas,

you satisfied many peoples;

with the abundance of your wealth and merchandise

you enriched the kings of the earth.

27:34 Now you are wrecked by the seas, in the depths of the waters;

your merchandise and all your company have sunk 96  along with you. 97 

27:35 All the inhabitants of the coastlands are shocked at you,

and their kings are horribly afraid – their faces are troubled.

27:36 The traders among the peoples hiss at you;

you have become a horror, and will be no more.’

A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

28:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 28:2 Son of man, say to the prince 98  of Tyre, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘Your heart is proud 99  and you said, “I am a god; 100 

I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas

yet you are a man and not a god,

though you think you are godlike. 101 

28:3 Look, you are wiser than Daniel; 102 

no secret is hidden from you. 103 

28:4 By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself;

you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.

28:5 By your great skill 104  in trade you have increased your wealth,

and your heart is proud because of your wealth.

28:6‘Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says:

Because you think you are godlike, 105 

28:7 I am about to bring foreigners 106  against you, the most terrifying of nations.

They will draw their swords against the grandeur made by your wisdom, 107 

and they will defile your splendor.

28:8 They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die violently 108  in the heart of the seas.

28:9 Will you still say, “I am a god,” before the one who kills you –

though you are a man and not a god –

when you are in the power of those who wound you?

28:10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised 109  by the hand of foreigners;

for I have spoken, declares the sovereign Lord.’

28:11 The word of the Lord came to me: 28:12 Son of man, sing 110  a lament for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘You were the sealer 111  of perfection,

full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. 112 

Every precious stone was your covering,

the ruby, topaz, and emerald,

the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper,

the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; 113 

your settings and mounts were made of gold.

On the day you were created they were prepared.

28:14 I placed you there with an anointed 114  guardian 115  cherub; 116 

you were on the holy mountain of God;

you walked about amidst fiery stones.

28:15 You were blameless in your behavior 117  from the day you were created,

until sin was discovered in you.

28:16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, 118  and you sinned;

so I defiled you and banished you 119  from the mountain of God

the guardian cherub expelled you 120  from the midst of the stones of fire.

28:17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty;

you corrupted your wisdom on account of your splendor.

I threw you down to the ground;

I placed you before kings, that they might see you.

28:18 By the multitude of your iniquities, through the sinfulness of your trade,

you desecrated your sanctuaries.

So I drew fire out from within you;

it consumed you,

and I turned you to ashes on the earth

before the eyes of all who saw you.

28:19 All who know you among the peoples are shocked at you;

you have become terrified and will be no more.’

A Prophecy Against Sidon

28:20 The word of the Lord came to me: 28:21 Son of man, turn toward 121  Sidon 122  and prophesy against it. 28:22 Say, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘Look, I am against you, 123  Sidon,

and I will magnify myself in your midst.

Then they will know that I am the Lord

when I execute judgments on her

and reveal my sovereign power 124  in her.

28:23 I will send a plague into the city 125  and bloodshed into its streets;

the slain will fall within it, by the sword that attacks it 126  from every side.

Then they will know that I am the Lord.

28:24‘No longer will Israel suffer from the sharp briers 127  or painful thorns of all who surround and scorn them. 128  Then they will know that I am the sovereign Lord.

28:25‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: When I regather the house of Israel from the peoples where they are dispersed, I will reveal my sovereign power 129  over them in the sight of the nations, and they will live in their land that I gave to my servant Jacob. 28:26 They will live securely in it; they will build houses and plant vineyards. They will live securely 130  when I execute my judgments on all those who scorn them and surround them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.’

A Prophecy Against Egypt

29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, 131  the word of the Lord came to me: 29:2 Son of man, turn toward 132  Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt. 29:3 Tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘Look, I am against 133  you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,

the great monster 134  lying in the midst of its waterways,

who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.” 135 

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. 136 

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 Lord

because they were a reed staff 137  for the house of Israel;

29:7 when they grasped you with their hand, 138  you broke and tore 139  their shoulders,

and when they leaned on you, you splintered and caused their legs to be unsteady. 140 

29:8‘Therefore, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will kill 141  every person and every animal. 29:9 The land of Egypt will become a desolate ruin. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

Because he said, “The Nile is mine and I made it,” 29:10 I am against 142  you and your waterways. I will turn the land of Egypt into an utter desolate ruin from Migdol 143  to Syene, 144  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 Lord says: At the end of forty years 145  I will gather Egypt from the peoples where they were scattered. 29:14 I will restore the fortunes of Egypt, and will bring them back 146  to the land of Pathros, to the land of their origin; there they will be an insignificant kingdom. 29:15 It will be the most insignificant of the kingdoms; it will never again exalt itself over the nations. I will make them so small that they will not rule over the nations. 29:16 It will never again be Israel’s source of confidence, but a reminder of how they sinned by turning to Egypt for help. 147  Then they will know that I am the sovereign Lord.’

29:17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, 148  the word of the Lord came to me: 29:18 Son of man, King Nebuchadrezzar 149  of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. 150  Every head was rubbed bald and every shoulder rubbed bare; yet he and his army received no wages from Tyre for the work he carried out against it. 29:19 Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to give the land of Egypt to King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon. He will carry off her wealth, capture her loot, and seize her plunder; it will be his army’s wages. 29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt as his compensation for attacking Tyre 151 , because they did it for me, declares the sovereign Lord. 29:21 On that day I will make Israel powerful, 152  and I will give you the right to be heard 153  among them. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

A Lament Over Egypt

30:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 30:2 Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘Wail, “Alas, the day is here! 154 

30:3 For the day is near,

the day of the Lord is near;

it will be a day of storm clouds, 155 

it will be a time of judgment 156  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.

30:5 Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all the foreigners, 157  Libya, and the people 158  of the covenant land 159  will die by the sword along with them.

30:6‘This is what the Lord says:

Egypt’s supporters will fall;

her confident pride will crumble. 160 

From Migdol to Syene 161  they will die by the sword within her,

declares the sovereign Lord.

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 Lord

when I ignite a fire in Egypt

and all her allies are defeated. 162 

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; 163  for beware – it is coming!

30:10‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

I will put an end to the hordes of Egypt,

by the hand of King Nebuchadrezzar 164  of Babylon.

30:11 He and his people with him,

the most terrifying of the nations, 165 

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 166  evil men.

I will make the land and everything in it desolate by the hand of foreigners.

I, the Lord, have spoken!

30:13‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

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. 167 

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, 168 

the stronghold of Egypt;

I will cut off 169  the hordes of Thebes.

30:16 I will ignite a fire in Egypt;

Syene 170  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 171  will die by the sword;

and the cities will go 172  into captivity.

30:18 In Tahpanhes the day will be dark 173 

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 Lord.’

30:20 In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, 174  the word of the Lord came to me: 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm 175  of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 176  Look, it has not been bandaged for healing or set with a dressing so that it might become strong enough to grasp a sword. 30:22 Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, 177  I am against 178  Pharaoh king of Egypt, and I will break his arms, the strong arm and the broken one, and I will make the sword drop from his hand. 30:23 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among foreign countries. 30:24 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and I will place my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan like the fatally wounded before the king of Babylon. 179  30:25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall limp. Then they will know that I am the Lord when I place my sword in the hand of the king of Babylon and he extends it against the land of Egypt. 30:26 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among foreign countries. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

A Cedar in Lebanon

31:1 In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, 180  the word of the Lord came to me: 31:2 Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and his hordes:

“‘Who are you like in your greatness?

31:3 Consider Assyria, 181  a cedar in Lebanon, 182 

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. 183 

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. 184 

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 185  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 186  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 Lord says: Because it was tall in stature, and its top reached into the clouds, and it was proud of its height, 31:11 I gave it over to the leader of the nations. He has judged it thoroughly, 187  as its sinfulness deserves. I have thrown it out. 31:12 Foreigners from the most terrifying nations have cut it down and left it to lie there on the mountains. In all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs lie broken in the ravines of the land. All the peoples of the land 188  have departed 189  from its shade and left it. 31:13 On its ruins all the birds of the sky will live, and all the wild animals 190  will walk 191  on its branches. 31:14 For this reason no watered trees will grow so tall; their tops will not reach into the clouds, nor will the well-watered ones grow that high. 192  For all of them have been appointed to die in the lower parts of the earth; 193  they will be among mere mortals, 194  with those who descend to the pit.

31:15‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: On the day it 195  went down to Sheol I caused observers to lament. 196  I covered it with the deep and held back its rivers; its plentiful water was restrained. I clothed Lebanon in black for it, and all the trees of the field wilted because of it. 31:16 I made the nations shake at the sound of its fall, when I threw it down to Sheol, along with those who descend to the pit. 197  Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and the best of Lebanon, all that were well-watered, were comforted in the earth below. 31:17 Those who lived in its shade, its allies 198  among the nations, also went down with it to Sheol, to those killed by the sword. 31:18 Which of the trees of Eden was like you in majesty and loftiness? You will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the lower parts of the earth; you will lie among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword! This is what will happen to Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the sovereign Lord.’

Lamentation over Pharaoh and Egypt

32:1 In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, 199  the word of the Lord came to me: 32:2 Son of man, sing a lament for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him:

“‘You were like a lion 200  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 201  streams.

32:3‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘I will throw my net over you 202  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,

I will allow 203  all the birds of the sky to settle 204  on you,

and I will permit 205  all the wild animals 206  to gorge themselves on you.

32:5 I will put your flesh on the mountains,

and fill the valleys with your maggot-infested carcass. 207 

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. 208 

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. 209 

32:8 I will darken all the lights in the sky over you,

and I will darken your land,

declares the sovereign Lord.

32:9 I will disturb 210  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 Lord says:

“‘The sword of the king of Babylon 211  will attack 212  you.

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;

and no human foot will disturb 213  the waters 214  again,

nor will the hooves of cattle disturb them.

32:14 Then I will make their waters calm, 215 

and will make their streams flow like olive oil, declares the sovereign Lord.

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 Lord.’

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 Lord.”

32:17 In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, 216  the word of the Lord came to me: 32:18 Son of man, wail 217  over the horde of Egypt. Bring it down; 218  bring 219  her 220  and the daughters of powerful nations down to the lower parts of the earth, along with those who descend to the pit. 32:19 Say to them, 221  ‘Whom do you surpass in beauty? 222  Go down and be laid to rest with the uncircumcised!’ 32:20 They will fall among those killed by the sword. The sword is drawn; they carry her and all her hordes away. 32:21 The bravest of the warriors will speak to him from the midst of Sheol along with his allies, saying: ‘The uncircumcised have come down; they lie still, killed by the sword.’

32:22Assyria is there with all her assembly around her grave, 223  all of them struck down by the sword. 224  32:23 Their 225  graves are located in the remote slopes of the pit. 226  Her assembly is around her grave, all of them struck down by the sword, those who spread terror in the land of the living.

32:24Elam 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. 227  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.

32:26Meshech-Tubal is there, along with all her hordes around her grave. 228  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, 229  who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, having their swords placed under their heads and their shields on their bones, 230  when the terror of these warriors was in the land of the living.

32:28But as for you, in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken, and you will lie with those killed by the sword.

32:29Edom 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.

32:30All 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.

32:31Pharaoh will see them and be consoled over all his hordes who were killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his army, declares the sovereign Lord. 32:32 Indeed, I terrified him in the land of the living, yet he will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with those killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his hordes, declares the sovereign Lord.”

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