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Ezekiel 30

See commentary, The Lord Deals With Pride, Ezekiel 28-31     |     See Bible Dictionary

The desolation of Egypt and her helpers.

30:1 The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,

30:2 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Wail, Alas for the day!

30:3 For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.

30:4 A sword shall come on Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.

30:5 Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all the mixed people, and Cub, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.

30:6 Thus says Yahweh:
They also who uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Seveneh shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Lord Yahweh.

30:7 They shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.

30:8 They shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and all her helpers are destroyed.

30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes.

30:10 Thus says the Lord Yahweh:
I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease, by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

30:11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought in to destroy the land; and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.

30:12 I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.

30:13 Thus says the Lord Yahweh:
I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to cease from Memphis; and there shall be no more a prince from the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.

30:14 I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments on No.

30:15 I will pour my wrath on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.

30:16 I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up; and Memphis shall have adversaries in the daytime.

30:17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these cities shall go into captivity.

30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall withdraw itself, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt, and the pride of her power shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.

30:19 Thus will I execute judgments on Egypt; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.

The arm of Babylon shall be strengthened to break the arm of Egypt.

30:20 It happened in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,

30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and behold, it has not been bound up, to apply healing medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword.

30:22 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong arm, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.

30:23 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.

30:24 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.

30:25 I will hold up the arms of the king of Babylon; and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out on the land of Egypt.

30:26 I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.

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