|Ezek 29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,|
|Ezek 29:2 "Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.|
|Ezek 29:3 "Speak and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,
"Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
The great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers,
That has said, 'My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.'
|Ezek 29:4 "I will put hooks in your jaws
And make the fish of your rivers cling to your scales.
And I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers,
And all the fish of your rivers will cling to your scales.
|Ezek 29:5 "I will abandon you to the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers;
You will fall on the open field; you will not be brought together or gathered.
I have given you for food to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
|Ezek 29:6 "Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD,
Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.
|Ezek 29:7 "When they took hold of you with the hand,
You broke and tore all their hands;
And when they leaned on you,
You broke and made all their loins quake."
|Ezek 29:8 ¶ 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will bring upon you a sword and I will cut off from you man and beast.|
|Ezek 29:9 "The land of Egypt will become a desolation and waste. Then they will know that I am the LORD. ¶ Because you said, 'The Nile is mine, and I have made it,'|
|Ezek 29:10 therefore, behold, I am against you and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of Ethiopia.|
|Ezek 29:11 "A man's foot will not pass through it, and the foot of a beast will not pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years.|
|Ezek 29:12 "So I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated lands. And her cities, in the midst of cities that are laid waste, will be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands."|
|Ezek 29:13 ¶ 'For thus says the Lord GOD, "At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered.|
|Ezek 29:14 "I will turn the fortunes of Egypt and make them return to the land of Pathros, to the land of their origin, and there they will be a lowly kingdom.|
|Ezek 29:15 "It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and it will never again lift itself up above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will not rule over the nations.|
|Ezek 29:16 "And it will never again be the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing to mind the iniquity of their having turned to Egypt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.""'|
|Ezek 29:17 ¶ Now in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,|
|Ezek 29:18 "Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre; every head was made bald and every shoulder was rubbed bare. But he and his army had no wages from Tyre for the labor that he had performed against it."|
|Ezek 29:19 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her wealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder; and it will be wages for his army.|
|Ezek 29:20 "I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor which he performed, because they acted for Me," declares the Lord GOD.|
|Ezek 29:21 ¶ "On that day I will make a horn sprout for the house of Israel, and I will open your mouth in their midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD."|