Contemporary English Version
4 I will put a hook in your jaw and pull you out of the water, and all the fish in your river will stick to your scaly body.[a] 5 I’ll throw you and the fish into the desert, and your body will fall on the hard ground. You will be left unburied,[b] and wild animals and birds will eat your flesh. 6 Then everyone in Egypt will know that I am the Lord.
You and your nation refused to help the people of Israel and were nothing more than a broken stick.
- 29.4 all the fish in your river will stick to your scaly body: All the king’s officials will be removed from power and destroyed along with the king himself.
- 29.5 You will be left unburied: A proper burial in a royal tomb was extremely important to Egyptian kings, because they often thought of themselves as gods.