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Ezekiel 30 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A Lament for Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:1 - The word of the LORD came to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:2 - “Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD:
“Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:3 - For the day is near,
the day of the LORD is near;
it will be a day of clouds,
a time of doom for[fn] the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:4 - A sword shall come upon Egypt,
and anguish shall be in Cush,
when the slain fall in Egypt,
and her wealth[fn] is carried away,
and her foundations are torn down.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:5 - Cush, and Put, and Lud, and all Arabia, and Libya,[fn] and the people of the land that is in league,[fn] shall fall with them by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:6 - “Thus says the LORD:
Those who support Egypt shall fall,
and her proud might shall come down;
from Migdol to Syene
they shall fall within her by the sword,
declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:7 - And they shall be desolated in the midst of desolated countries,
and their cities shall be in the midst of cities that are laid waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:8 - Then they will know that I am the LORD,
when I have set fire to Egypt,
and all her helpers are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:9 - “On that day messengers shall go out from me in ships to terrify the unsuspecting people of Cush, and anguish shall come upon them on the day of Egypt’s doom;[fn] for, behold, it comes!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:10 - “Thus says the Lord GOD:
“I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt,
by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:11 - He and his people with him, the most ruthless of nations,
shall be brought in to destroy the land,
and they shall draw their swords against Egypt
and fill the land with the slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:12 - And I will dry up the Nile
and will sell the land into the hand of evildoers;
I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it,
by the hand of foreigners;
I am the LORD; I have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:13 - “Thus says the Lord GOD:
“I will destroy the idols
and put an end to the images in Memphis;
there shall no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
so I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:14 - I will make Pathros a desolation
and will set fire to Zoan
and will execute judgments on Thebes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:15 - And I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,
the stronghold of Egypt,
and cut off the multitude[fn] of Thebes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:16 - And I will set fire to Egypt;
Pelusium shall be in great agony;
Thebes shall be breached,
and Memphis shall face enemies[fn] by day.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 - The young men of On and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword,
and the women[fn] shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:18 - At Tehaphnehes the day shall be dark,
when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt,
and her proud might shall come to an end in her;
she shall be covered by a cloud,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:19 - Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt.
Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

Egypt Shall Fall to Babylon

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:20 - In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:21 - “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold, it has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:22 - Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken, and I will make the sword fall from his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:23 - I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them through the countries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:24 - And 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 will groan before him like a man mortally wounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:25 - I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. Then 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 against the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:26 - And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew lacks doom for
Or multitude; also verse 10
With Septuagint; Hebrew Cub
Hebrew and the sons of the land of the covenant
Hebrew the day of Egypt
Or wealth
Or distress
Or the cities; Hebrew they

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