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16 It will never again be Israel’s source of confidence, but a reminder of how they sinned by turning to Egypt for help.[a] Then they will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.’”

17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month,[b] the Lord’s message came to me: 18 “Son of man, King Nebuchadrezzar[c] of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre.[d] Every head was rubbed bald and every shoulder rubbed bare; yet he and his army received no wages from Tyre for the work he carried out against it.

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  1. Ezekiel 29:16 tn Heb “reminding of iniquity when they turned after them.”
  2. Ezekiel 29:17 sn April 26, 571 b.c.
  3. Ezekiel 29:18 tn Heb “Nebuchadrezzar” is a variant and more exact spelling of Nebuchadnezzar, as the Babylonian name Nabu-kudurri-uṣur has an “r” rather than an “n” (so also in v. 19).
  4. Ezekiel 29:18 sn Nebuchadnezzar besieged Tyre from 585 to 571 b.c.