The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NASB

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search NASB

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Ezekiel 30 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

Lament over Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:1 - The word of the LORD came again to me saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:2 - “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:4 - “A sword will come upon Egypt,
And anguish will be in [fn]Ethiopia;
When the slain fall in Egypt,
They take away her [fn]wealth,
And her foundations are torn down.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:5 - [fn]Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all [fn]Arabia, [fn]Libya and the [fn]people of the land [fn]that is in league will fall with them by the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:8 - “And they will know that I am the LORD,
When I set a fire in Egypt
And all her helpers are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:9 - “On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure [fn]Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:10 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
“I will also make the [fn]hordes of Egypt cease
By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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 [fn]all that is in it,
By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:13 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
“I will also destroy the idols
And make the [fn]images cease from [fn]Memphis.
And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;
And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:14 - “I will make Pathros desolate,
Set a fire in Zoan
And execute judgments on [fn]Thebes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:15 - “I will pour out My wrath on [fn]Sin,
The stronghold of Egypt;
I will also cut off the hordes of [fn]Thebes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:16 - “I will set a fire in Egypt;
[fn]Sin will writhe in anguish,
[fn]Thebes will be breached
And [fn]Memphis will have [fn]distresses daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 - “The young men of [fn]On and of Pi-beseth
Will fall by the sword,
And [fn]the women will go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:18 - “In Tehaphnehes the day will [fn]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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:19 - “Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt,
And they will know that I am the LORD.”’”

Victory for Babylon

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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,
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 [fn]for healing [fn]or wrapped with a bandage, that it may be strong to hold 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 and the 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 among the lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 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.’”
NASB Footnotes
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: Cush
Or, multitude
Literally: Cush
Or, the mixed people
Or, Cub
Literally: sons
Literally: of the covenant
Literally: Cush
Or, people; lit crowd, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: her fullness
Or, futile ones
Or, Noph
Or, No
Or, Pelusium
Or, No
Or, Pelusium
Or, No
Or, Noph
Or, adversaries
Or, Aven
Literally: they
So with many mss and ancient versions; M.T. restrain
Literally: to give healing
Literally: to put a bandage, to wrap it

New American Standard Bible
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved

The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit

Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NASB
Your Bible Version is the NASB
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization