30:1 The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,
30:2 Son of Man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Wail+, Alas for the day!
30:3 For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.
30:4 And a sword will come upon Egypt, and anguish will be in Ethiopia, when the slain will fall in Egypt; and they will take away her multitude, and her foundations will be broken down.
30:5 Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all the mingled people, and Cub, and the sons of the land that is in league, will fall with them by the sword.
30:6 Thus says Yahweh: Those also who uphold Egypt will fall; and the pride of her power will come down: from the tower of Seveneh they will fall in it by the sword, says the Sovereign Yahweh.
30:7 And they will be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities will be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
30:8 And they will know that I am Yahweh, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and all her helpers are destroyed.
30:9 In that day messengers will go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there will be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, look, it comes.
30:10 Thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease, by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
30:11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, will be brought in to destroy the land; and they will draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.
30:12 And I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is in it, by the hand of strangers: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
30:13 Thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to cease from Memphis; and there will be no more a prince from the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
30:14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments on No.
30:15 And I will pour my wrath on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
30:16 And I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin will be in great anguish, and No will be broken up; and Memphis [will have] anguish daily.
30:17 The young men of On and of Pibeseth will fall by the sword; and these [cities] will go into captivity.
30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day will withdraw itself, when I will break there the yokes of Egypt, and the pride of her power will cease in her: as for her, a cloud will cover her, and her daughters will go into captivity.
30:19 Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt; and they will know that I am Yahweh.
30:20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first [month], in the seventh [day] of the month, that the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
30:21 Son of Man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, look, it has not been bound up, to apply [healing] medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it is strong to hold the sword.
30:22 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: Look, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong [arm], and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
30:23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
30:24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.
30:25 And I will hold up the arms of the king of Babylon; and the arms of Pharaoh will fall down; and they will know that I am Yahweh, when I will put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will stretch it out on the land of Egypt.
30:26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; and they will know that I am Yahweh.
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