Ezekiel, Chapter 29

29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth [month], in the twelfth [day] of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
29:2 Son of Man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt;
29:3 speak, and say, Thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the crocodile that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.
29:4 And I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales; and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, with all the fish of your rivers which stick to your scales.
29:5 And I will cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers: you will fall on the open field; you will not be brought together nor gathered; I have given you for food to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens.
29:6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yahweh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
29:7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you broke, and rent all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke, and made all their loins to be at a stand.
29:8 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Look, I will bring a sword on you, and will cut off from you man and beast.
29:9 And the land of Egypt will be a desolation and a waste; and they will know that I am Yahweh. Because he has said, The river is mine, and I have made it;
29:10 therefore, look, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh even to the border of Ethiopia.
29:11 No foot of man will pass through it, nor foot of beast will pass through it, neither will it be inhabited forty years.
29:12 And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities among the cities that are laid waste will be a desolation forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
29:13 For thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples where they were scattered;
29:14 and I will bring back the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their birth; and they will be there a base kingdom.
29:15 It will be the basest of the kingdoms; neither will it anymore lift itself up above the nations: and I will diminish them, that they will no more rule over the nations.
29:16 And it will be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing iniquity to remembrance, when they turn to look after them: and they will know that I am the Sovereign Yahweh.
29:17 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
29:18 Son of Man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyre: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was worn; yet he had no wages, nor his army, from Tyre, for the service that he had served against it.
29:19 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Look, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he will carry off her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it will be the wages for his army.
29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he served, because they wrought for me, says the Sovereign Yahweh.
29:21 In that day I will cause a horn to bud forth to the house of Israel, and I will give you the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they will know that I am Yahweh.

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