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Ezekiel 30

   

Lament over Egypt

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Ezekiel 30:1
  The word of the LORD came again to me saying,
   
Ezekiel 30:2
  "Son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Wail, 'Alas for the day!'
   
Ezekiel 30:3
  "For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.
   
Ezekiel 30:4
  "A sword will come upon Egypt, And anguish will be in Ethiopia; When the slain fall in Egypt, They take away her wealth, And her foundations are torn down.
   
Ezekiel 30:5
  "Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Libya and the people of the land that is in league will fall with them by the sword."
   
Ezekiel 30:6
  'Thus says the LORD, "Indeed, those who support Egypt will fall And the pride of her power will come down; From Migdol to Syene They will fall within her by the sword," Declares the Lord GOD.
   
Ezekiel 30:7
  "They will be desolate In the midst of the desolated lands; And her cities will be In the midst of the devastated cities.
   
Ezekiel 30:8
  "And they will know that I am the LORD, When I set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are broken.
   
Ezekiel 30:9
  "On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!"
   
Ezekiel 30:10
  'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also make the hordes of Egypt cease By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
   
Ezekiel 30:11
  "He and his people with him, The most ruthless of the nations, Will be brought in to destroy the land; And they will draw their swords against Egypt And fill the land with the slain.
   
Ezekiel 30:12
  "Moreover, I will make the Nile canals dry And sell the land into the hands of evil men. And I will make the land desolate And all that is in it, By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken."
   
Ezekiel 30:13
  'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also destroy the idols And make the images cease from Memphis. And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt; And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
   
Ezekiel 30:14
  "I will make Pathros desolate, Set a fire in Zoan And execute judgments on Thebes.
   
Ezekiel 30:15
  "I will pour out My wrath on Sin, The stronghold of Egypt; I will also cut off the hordes of Thebes.
   
Ezekiel 30:16
  "I will set a fire in Egypt; Sin will writhe in anguish, Thebes will be breached And Memphis will have distresses daily.
   
Ezekiel 30:17
  "The young men of On and of Pi-beseth Will fall by the sword, And the women will go into captivity.
   
Ezekiel 30:18
  "In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt. Then the pride of her power will cease in her; A cloud will cover her, And her daughters will go into captivity.
   
Ezekiel 30:19
  "Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt, And they will know that I am the LORD."'"
     
   

Victory for Babylon

   
Ezekiel 30:20
  In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
   
Ezekiel 30:21
  "Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, behold, it has not been bound up for healing or wrapped with a bandage, that it may be strong to hold the sword.
   
Ezekiel 30:22
  "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand.
   
Ezekiel 30:23
  'I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.
   
Ezekiel 30:24
  'For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man.
   
Ezekiel 30:25
  'Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.
   
Ezekiel 30:26
  'When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands, then they will know that I am the LORD.'"
     
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