1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first day of the
month, that the Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and say to him: You are
like a young lion among the nations, and you are like a monster in the seas, bursting forth
in your rivers, stirring up the waters with your feet, and fouling their rivers.
3 Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I will therefore spread My net over you with a company
of many people, and they will draw you up in My net.
4 Then I will leave you on the land; I will cast you out upon the open fields, and cause
all the birds of the heavens to settle on you. And I will fill the beasts of the whole earth
5 I will lay your flesh on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your corpses.
6 I will also water the land with the flow of your blood, even to the mountains; and the
ravines will be full of you.
7 When I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover
the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light.
8 All the bright lights of the heavens I will make dark over you, and bring darkness upon
your land, declares the Lord Jehovah.
9 I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples, when I bring your ruin among the
nations, into the lands which you have not known.
10 Yes, I will make many peoples astonished at you, and their kings shall be horribly
afraid at you when I brandish My sword before them; and they shall tremble every
moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall.
11 For thus says the Lord Jehovah: The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon
12 By the swords of the mighty, all of them the most terrifying of the nations, I will
cause your multitude to fall. They shall plunder the majesty of Egypt, and all its
multitude shall be destroyed.
13 I will also destroy all its animals from beside its great waters; the foot of man shall
muddy them no more, nor shall the hooves of animals stir them up.
14 Then I will make their waters settle, and make their rivers run like oil, says the Lord
15 When I make the land of Egypt desolate, and the land is destitute of all that once
filled it, when I strike all who dwell in it, then they shall know that I am Jehovah.
16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament her; the daughters of the nations
shall lament her; they shall lament for her, for Egypt, and for all her multitude, says the
17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, that the
Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying:
18 Son of man, wail over the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down to the lowest parts
of the earth, her and the daughters of the majestic nations, with those who go down to
19 Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down, be laid with the uncircumcised.
20 They shall fall in the midst of those slain by the sword; she is delivered to the sword,
drawing her and all her multitudes.
21 The mighty among the strong shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they have gone down, they lie with the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
22 Assyria is there, and all her company, with their graves all around her, all of them
slain, fallen by the sword.
23 Her graves are set in the recesses of the Pit, and her company is all around her grave,
all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who caused terror in the land of the living.
24 There is Elam and all her multitude, all around her grave, all of them slain, fallen by
the sword, who have gone down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who
caused their terror in the land of the living. Now they bear their shame with those who go
down to the Pit.
25 They have set her bed in the midst of the slain, with all her multitude, with her
graves all around it, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; though their terror
was caused in the land of the living, yet they bear their shame with those who go down to
the Pit; it was put in the midst of the slain.
26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all their multitudes, with all their graves around it, all
of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of
27 They do not lie with the mighty of the uncircumcised who are fallen, who have gone
down to Sheol with their weapons of war; they have laid their swords under their heads,
but their iniquities will be on their bones, though the terror of the mighty was in the land
of the living.
28 Yes, you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and lie with those slain
by the sword.
29 There is Edom, her kings and all her rulers, who with their might are laid beside
those slain by the sword; they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with those who go
down to the Pit.
30 There are the rulers of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who have gone
down with the slain, in shame at the terror which they caused by their might; they lie
uncircumcised with those slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go
down to the Pit.
31 Pharaoh will see them and be comforted over all his multitude, Pharaoh and all his
army, slain by the sword, declares the Lord Jehovah.
32 For I have caused My terror in the land of the living; and he shall be laid in the midst
of the uncircumcised with those slain by the sword, Pharaoh and all his multitude,
declares the Lord Jehovah.