Pharaoh as a Felled Cedar of Lebanon
31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in
the third month, in the first day of the month, that the
word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
31:2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to
his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair
branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high
stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
31:4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high
with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her
little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
31:5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees
of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his
branches became long because of the multitude of waters,
when he shot forth.
31:6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his
boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the
field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt
all great nations.
31:7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of
his branches: for his root was by great waters.
31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him:
the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut
trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden
of God was like unto him in his beauty.
31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches:
so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of
God, envied him.
31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast
lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top
among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his
31:11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the
mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I
have driven him out for his wickedness.
31:12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut
him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all
the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are
broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of
the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
31:13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven
remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his
31:14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters
exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their
top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in
their height, all that drink water: for they are all
delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in
the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to
31:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down
to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for
him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great
waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him,
and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall,
when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the
pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of
Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the
nether parts of the earth.
31:17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that
be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that
dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness
among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with
the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou
shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that
be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his
multitude, saith the Lord GOD.