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Ezekiel 29 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:1 - In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:2 - “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:3 - “Speak, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

“Behold, I am against you,
O Pharaoh king of Egypt,
O great monster who lies in the midst of his rivers,
Who has said, ‘My River[fn] is my own;
I have made it for myself.’

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:4 - But I will put hooks in your jaws,
And cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales;
I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers,
And all the fish in your rivers will stick to your scales.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - I will leave you in the wilderness,
You and all the fish of your rivers;
You shall fall on the open field;
You shall not be picked up or gathered.[fn]
I have given you as food
To the beasts of the field
And to the birds of the heavens.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:6 - “Then all the inhabitants of Egypt
Shall know that I am the LORD,
Because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:7 - When they took hold of you with the hand,
You broke and tore all their shoulders;[fn]
When they leaned on you,
You broke and made all their backs quiver.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:8 - ‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will bring a sword upon you and cut off from you man and beast.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:9 - “And the land of Egypt shall become desolate and waste; then they will know that I am the LORD, because he said, ‘The River is mine, and I have made it.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - “Indeed, therefore, I am against you and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from Migdol[fn] to Syene, as far as the border of Ethiopia.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:11 - “Neither foot of man shall pass through it nor foot of beast pass through it, and it shall be uninhabited forty years.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:12 - “I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and among the cities that are laid waste, her cities shall be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:13 - ‘Yet, thus says the Lord GOD: “At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:14 - “I will bring back the captives of Egypt and cause them to return to the land of Pathros, to the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:15 - “It shall be the lowliest of kingdoms; it shall never again exalt itself above the nations, for I will diminish them so that they will not rule over the nations anymore.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:16 - “No longer shall it be the confidence of the house of Israel, but will remind them of their iniquity when they turned to follow them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.” ’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:17 - And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:18 - “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to labor strenuously against Tyre; every head was made bald, and every shoulder rubbed raw; yet neither he nor his army received wages from Tyre, for the labor which they expended on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he shall take away her wealth, carry off her spoil, and remove her pillage; and that will be the wages for his army.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:20 - ‘I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor, because they worked for Me,’ says the Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:21 - ‘In that day I will cause the horn of the house of Israel to spring forth, and I will open your mouth to speak in their midst. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.’ ”
NKJV Footnotes
That is, the Nile
Following Masoretic Text, Septuagint, and Vulgate; some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum read buried.
Following Masoretic Text and Vulgate; Septuagint and Syriac read hand.
Or tower

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