2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.3 Speak and say, ‘Thus says the Lord [a]God,
“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, The great [b]monster that lies in the midst of his [c]rivers, That has said, ‘My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.’ 4 “I will put hooks in your jaws And make the fish of your [d]rivers cling to your scales. And I will bring you up out of the midst of your [e]rivers, And all the fish of your [f]rivers will cling to your scales. 5 “I will abandon you to the wilderness, you and all the fish of your [g]rivers; You will fall on the [h]open field; you will not be brought together or [i]gathered. I have given you for food to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky. 6 “Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the Lord, Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel. 7 “When they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their [j]hands; And when they leaned on you, You broke and made all their loins [k]quake.”
8 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will bring upon you a sword and I will cut off from you man and beast.9 The land of Egypt will become a desolation and waste. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
Because [l]you said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I have made it,’10 therefore, behold, I am against you and against your [m]rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of [n]Ethiopia.11 A man’s foot will not pass through it, and the foot of a beast will not pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years.12 So I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated lands. And her cities, in the midst of cities that are laid waste, will be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.”
Ezekiel 29:3Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
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