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I will put hooks in your jaws
and stick the fish of your waterways to your scales.
I will haul you up from the midst of your waterways,
and all the fish of your waterways will stick to your scales.
I will leave you in the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your waterways;
you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected.[a]
I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies.
Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the Lord
because they were a reed staff[b] for the house of Israel;

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 29:5 tc Some Hebrew mss, the Targum, and the LXX read “buried.”
  2. Ezekiel 29:6 sn Cf. Isa 36:6.

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