Lament Over Pharaoh
32:1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the
twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying,
32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of
Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the
nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou
camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with
thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.
32:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out
my net over thee with a company of many people; and they
shall bring thee up in my net.
32:4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee
forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of
the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts
of the whole earth with thee.
32:5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill
the valleys with thy height.
32:6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou
swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be
full of thee.
32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the
heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the
sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
32:8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over
thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.
32:9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I
shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the
countries which thou hast not known.
32:10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and
their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall
brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at
every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy
32:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of
Babylon shall come upon thee.
32:12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy
multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them:
and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the
multitude thereof shall be destroyed.
32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from
beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man
trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
32:14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their
rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord GOD.
32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the
country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when
I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they
know that I am the LORD.
32:16 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament
her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they
shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her
multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
Egypt’s Descent Into the
Realm of the Dead
32:17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the
fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came
unto me, saying,
32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast
them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous
nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that
go down into the pit.
32:19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou
laid with the uncircumcised.
32:20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain
by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and
all her multitudes.
32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of
the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone
down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
32:22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are
about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
32:23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her
company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen
by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.
32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her
grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are
gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth,
which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet
have they borne their shame with them that go down to the
32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain
with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all
of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their
terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they
borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is
put in the midst of them that be slain.
32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her
graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain
by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of
32:27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are
fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell
with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords
under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their
bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land
of the living.
32:28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the
uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with
32:29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which
with their might are laid by them that were slain by the
sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them
that go down to the pit.
32:30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and
all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with
their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie
uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear
their shame with them that go down to the pit.
32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over
all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by
the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
32:32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the
living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the
uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even
Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.