Prophecy Against Egypt
Judgment on Pharaoh
29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the
twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me,
29:2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of
Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
29:3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am
against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that
lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river
is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
29:4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the
fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will
bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the
fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
29:5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee
and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the
open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor
gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the
field and to the fowls of the heaven.
29:6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am
the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the
house of Israel.
29:7 When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst
break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned
upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at
29:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of
29:9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and
they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said,
The river is mine, and I have made it.
29:10 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy
rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and
desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of
29:11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of
beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited
29:12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the
midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities
among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty
years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations,
and will disperse them through the countries.
29:13 Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty
years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither
they were scattered:
29:14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and
will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the
land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base
29:15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall
it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will
diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the
29:16 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house
of Israel, which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance,
when they shall look after them: but they shall know that I
am the Lord GOD.
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 the LORD came unto me, saying,
29:18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his
army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was
made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no
wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had
served against it:
29:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon;
and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and
take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour
wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me,
saith the Lord GOD.
29:21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of
Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the
mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am