1 The Word of Jehovah came unto me again, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: Howl, Alas for the day!
3 For the day is near, even the day of Jehovah is near; it will be a day of clouds, the time
of the nations.
4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when
the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they take away her wealth, and her foundations are
5 Ethiopia, Libya, Lydia, all the mixed people, Chub, and the men of the lands who are
allied, shall fall with them by the sword.
6 Thus says Jehovah: Those who support Egypt shall fall, and the pride of her power
shall come down. From Migdol to Syene those within her shall fall by the sword,
declares the Lord Jehovah.
7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the desolate lands, and her cities shall be in
the midst of the cities that are laid waste.
8 And they will know that I am Jehovah, when I have set a fire in Egypt and all her
helpers have been destroyed.
9 In that day messengers shall go forth from Me in ships to make the confident
Ethiopians afraid, and great anguish shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt; for
indeed it is coming!
10 Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I will also bring an end to the multitude of Egypt by the
hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, the most ruthless of the nations, shall be brought to
destroy the land; they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the
12 I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of evil ones; I will make the
land waste, and all that is in it, by the hand of strangers. I, Jehovah, have spoken.
13 Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I will also destroy the idols, and remove the images from
Noph; there shall no longer be a prince of the land of Egypt; and I will put fear in the
land of Egypt.
14 I will make Pathros desolate, set fire to Zoan, and execute judgments in No.
15 I will pour My fury on Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of
16 and set a fire in Egypt; Sin shall writhe in anguish, No shall be split open, and Noph
shall be in daily distress.
17 The young men of Aven and Pibeseth shall fall by the sword, and these cities shall go
18 At Tahpanhes the day shall also be darkened, when I break the yokes of Egypt there.
And her arrogant strength shall come to an end in her; as for her, a cloud shall cover her,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt, and they shall know that I am Jehovah.
20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the
month, that the Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and see, it has not been
bound up for healing, nor a bandage set to bind it, to make it strong to hold a sword.
22 Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against Pharaoh, king of Egypt,
and will break his arms, both the strong one and the one that was broken; and I will cause
the sword to fall out of his hand.
23 I will scatter Egypt among the nations, and disperse them throughout the earth.
24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand;
but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he will groan before him with the groanings of a
mortally wounded man.
25 Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall
fall down. And they shall know that I am Jehovah, when I put My sword into the hand of
the king of Babylon and he shall have stretched it out against the land of Egypt.
26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the
earth. And they shall know that I am Jehovah.