Lament Over Egypt
30:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me,
30:2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Howl ye, Woe worth the day!
30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near,
a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
30:4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain
shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt,
and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations
shall be broken down.
30:5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled
people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league,
shall fall with them by the sword.
30:6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall
fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the
tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the
30:7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the
countries that are desolate, and her cities shall be in the
midst of the cities that are wasted.
30:8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have
set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be
30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships
to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall
come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
30:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; 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, shall be brought to destroy the land: and they
shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land
with the slain.
30:12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land
into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste,
and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the
LORD have spoken it.
30:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the
idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph;
and there shall be no more a prince of 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 fire
in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No.
30:15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of
Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
30:16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great
pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have
30:17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by
the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.
30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I
shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her
strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover
her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
30:19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they
shall know that I am the LORD.
Pharaoh’s Arms Are
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 the LORD came unto me, saying,
30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of
Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to
put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the
30:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am
against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the
strong, 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
Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan before him with the
groanings of a deadly wounded man.
30:25 But 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 the LORD, when I shall put my sword
into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch
it out upon the land of Egypt.
30:26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations,
and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know
that I am the LORD.