Prophecy Against the Prince of Tyre

28 The word of the Lord came to me: (A)“Son of man, say to (B)the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God:

(C)“Because your heart is proud,
    and (D)you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
    in the heart of the seas,’
yet (E)you are but a man, and no god,
    (F)though you make your heart like the heart of a god—
(G)you are indeed wiser (H)than (I)Daniel;
    no secret is hidden from you;
by your wisdom and your understanding
    (J)you have made wealth for yourself,
and have gathered gold and silver
    into your treasuries;
by your great wisdom in your trade
    you have increased your wealth,
    and (K)your heart has become proud in your wealth—
therefore thus says the Lord God:
(L)Because you make your heart
    like the heart of a god,
therefore, behold, I will bring (M)foreigners upon you,
    the most ruthless of the nations;
and they shall draw their swords against (N)the beauty of your wisdom
    and defile (O)your splendor.
(P)They shall thrust you down into the pit,
    (Q)and you shall die the death of the slain
    in the heart of the seas.
(R)Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’
    in the presence of those who kill you,
though (S)you are but a man, and no god,
    in the hands of those who slay you?
10 (T)You shall die the death of the uncircumcised
    by the hand of foreigners;
    (U)for I have spoken, declares the Lord God.”

A Lament over the King of Tyre

11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me: 12 (V)“Son of man, (W)raise a lamentation over (X)the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God:

“You were the signet of perfection,[a]
    (Y)full of wisdom and (Z)perfect in beauty.
13 You were in (AA)Eden, the garden of God;
    (AB)every precious stone was your covering,
(AC)sardius, topaz, and diamond,
    beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire,[b] (AD)emerald, and carbuncle;
    and crafted in gold were your settings
    and your engravings.[c]
(AE)On the day that you were created
    they were prepared.
14 You were an anointed (AF)guardian cherub.
    I placed you;[d] you were on (AG)the holy mountain of God;
    in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.
15 You were blameless in your ways
    (AH)from the day you were created,
    till unrighteousness was found in you.
16 In the abundance of (AI)your trade
    you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned;
so I cast you as a profane thing from (AJ)the mountain of God,
    and I destroyed you,[e] (AK)O guardian cherub,
    from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 (AL)Your heart was proud because of (AM)your beauty;
    you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
    I exposed you before kings,
    to feast their eyes on you.
18 By the multitude of your iniquities,
    in the unrighteousness of your trade
    you profaned your sanctuaries;
so (AN)I brought fire out from your midst;
    it consumed you,
and I turned you to ashes on the earth
    (AO)in the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who know you among the peoples
    are appalled at you;
(AP)you have come to a dreadful end
    and shall be no more forever.”

Prophecy Against Sidon

20 The word of the Lord came to me: 21 (AQ)“Son of man, (AR)set your face toward (AS)Sidon, and (AT)prophesy against her 22 and say, Thus says the Lord God:

“Behold, (AU)I am against you, O Sidon,
    and (AV)I will manifest my glory in your midst.
And (AW)they shall know that I am the Lord
    (AX)when I execute judgments in her
    and (AY)manifest my holiness in her;
23 for I will send (AZ)pestilence into her,
    and blood into her streets;
and the slain shall fall in her midst,
    by the sword that is against her on every side.
Then they will know that I am the Lord.

24 “And for the house of Israel (BA)there shall be no more a brier to prick or (BB)a thorn to hurt them among all their neighbors (BC)who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord God.

Israel Gathered in Security

25 “Thus says the Lord God: (BD)When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and (BE)manifest my holiness in them in the sight of the nations, (BF)then they shall dwell in their own land that I gave to my servant Jacob. 26 (BG)And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, (BH)when I execute judgments upon all their neighbors (BI)who have treated them with contempt. (BJ)Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.”

Prophecy Against Egypt

29 (BK)In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: (BL)“Son of man, (BM)set your face against (BN)Pharaoh king of Egypt, (BO)and prophesy against him and (BP)against all Egypt; speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God:

(BQ)“Behold, I am against you,
    Pharaoh king of Egypt,
(BR)the great dragon that lies
    in the midst of his streams,
(BS)that says, ‘My Nile is my own;
    I made it for myself.’
I will (BT)put hooks in your jaws,
    and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
    with all the fish of your streams
    that stick to your scales.
(BU)And I will cast you out into the wilderness,
    you and all the fish of your streams;
you shall fall (BV)on the open field,
    and (BW)not be brought together or gathered.
To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens
    (BX)I give you as food.

Then all the inhabitants of Egypt (BY)shall know that I am the Lord.

“Because you[f] have been (BZ)a staff of reed to the house of Israel, (CA)when they grasped you with the hand, you broke and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins to shake.[g] Therefore thus says the Lord God: (CB)Behold, I will bring a sword upon you, and will cut off from you man and beast, and the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste. (CC)Then they will know that I am the Lord.

(CD)“Because you[h] said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I made it,’ 10 therefore, (CE)behold, I am against you and (CF)against your streams, and (CG)I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, (CH)from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush. 11 (CI)No foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall pass through it; it shall be uninhabited forty years. 12 (CJ)And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated countries, and her cities shall be a desolation forty years among cities that are laid waste. (CK)I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries.

13 “For thus says the Lord God: At the end of forty years (CL)I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered, 14 and (CM)I will restore the fortunes of Egypt and bring them back to (CN)the land of Pathros, the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom. 15 It shall be the most lowly of the kingdoms, (CO)and never again exalt itself above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will never again rule over the nations. 16 And it shall never again be (CP)the reliance of the house of Israel, recalling their iniquity, when they turn to them for aid. (CQ)Then they will know that I am the Lord God.”

17 (CR)In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 18 (CS)“Son of man, (CT)Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. Every head was made bald, and every shoulder was rubbed bare, yet neither he nor his army got anything from Tyre to pay for the labor that he had performed against her. 19 Therefore thus says the Lord God: (CU)Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; (CV)and he shall carry off its wealth[i] (CW)and despoil it and plunder it; and it shall be the wages for his army. 20 (CX)I have given him the land of Egypt as his payment for which he labored, because they worked for me, declares the Lord God.

21 “On that day (CY)I will cause a horn to spring up for the house of Israel, and (CZ)I will open your lips among them. (DA)Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

A Lament for Egypt

30 The word of the Lord came to me: (DB)“Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God:

(DC)“Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
    (DD)For the day is near,
    (DE)the day of the Lord is near;
it will be (DF)a day of clouds,
    a time of doom for[j] the nations.
(DG)A sword shall come upon Egypt,
    (DH)and anguish shall be in (DI)Cush,
when the slain fall in Egypt,
    and (DJ)her wealth[k] is carried away,
    and (DK)her foundations are torn down.

(DL)Cush, and (DM)Put, and Lud, and (DN)all Arabia, and Libya,[l] and the people of the land that is in league,[m] shall fall with them by the sword.

“Thus says the Lord:
(DO)Those who support Egypt shall fall,
    and (DP)her proud might shall come down;
(DQ)from Migdol to Syene
    they shall fall within her by the sword,
declares the Lord God.
(DR)And they shall be desolated in the midst of desolated countries,
    and their cities shall be in the midst of cities that are laid waste.
(DS)Then they will know that I am the Lord,
    when (DT)I have set fire to Egypt,
    and (DU)all her helpers are broken.

“On that day (DV)messengers shall go out from me in ships to terrify the unsuspecting (DW)people of Cush, and (DX)anguish shall come upon them on the day of Egypt's doom;[n] for, behold, it comes!

10 “Thus says the Lord God:

(DY)“I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt,
    by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, (DZ)the most ruthless of nations,
    shall be brought in to destroy the land,
(EA)and they shall draw their swords against Egypt
    and fill the land with the slain.
12 And (EB)I will (EC)dry up the Nile
    and will sell the land into the hand of (ED)evildoers;
(EE)I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it,
    by the hand of (EF)foreigners;
(EG)I am the Lord; I have spoken.

13 “Thus says the Lord God:

(EH)“I will destroy the idols
    and put an end to the images in (EI)Memphis;
(EJ)there shall no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
    so (EK)I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
14 I will make (EL)Pathros a desolation
    and will set fire to (EM)Zoan
    (EN)and will execute judgments on (EO)Thebes.
15 And I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,
    the stronghold of Egypt,
    and cut off the multitude[o] of Thebes.
16 And I will set fire to Egypt;
    Pelusium shall be in great agony;
Thebes shall be breached,
    and (EP)Memphis shall face enemies[p] by day.
17 The young men of On and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword,
    and the women[q] shall go into captivity.
18 At (EQ)Tehaphnehes (ER)the day shall be dark,
    when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt,
and (ES)her proud might shall come to an end in her;
    she shall be covered by a cloud,
    and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus (ET)I will execute judgments on Egypt.
    (EU)Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

Egypt Shall Fall to Babylon

20 (EV)In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 21 (EW)“Son of man, (EX)I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold, (EY)it has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword. 22 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and (EZ)will break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken, and I will make the sword fall from his hand. 23 (FA)I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them through the countries. 24 And (FB)I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put (FC)my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him (FD)like a man mortally wounded. 25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. (FE)Then they shall know that I am the Lord, (FF)when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt. 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 28:12 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
  2. Ezekiel 28:13 Or lapis lazuli
  3. Ezekiel 28:13 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
  4. Ezekiel 28:14 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
  5. Ezekiel 28:16 Or banished you
  6. Ezekiel 29:6 Hebrew they
  7. Ezekiel 29:7 Syriac (compare Psalm 69:23); Hebrew to stand
  8. Ezekiel 29:9 Hebrew he
  9. Ezekiel 29:19 Or multitude
  10. Ezekiel 30:3 Hebrew lacks doom for
  11. Ezekiel 30:4 Or multitude; also verse 10
  12. Ezekiel 30:5 With Septuagint; Hebrew Cub
  13. Ezekiel 30:5 Hebrew and the sons of the land of the covenant
  14. Ezekiel 30:9 Hebrew the day of Egypt
  15. Ezekiel 30:15 Or wealth
  16. Ezekiel 30:16 Or distress
  17. Ezekiel 30:17 Or the cities; Hebrew they

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