No foot of man or animal will pass through it; no one will live there for forty years.112
I will make the land of Egypt desolate2 among devastated lands, and her cities will lie desolate forty years among ruined cities. And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them through the countries.313
" 'Yet this is what the Sovereign LORD says: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the nations where they were scattered.
I will bring them back from captivity and return them to Upper Egypt,a4 the land of their ancestry. There they will be a lowly5 kingdom.615
It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations.7 I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.