In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month on the first day, the word of the LORD came to me:118
"Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar2 king of Babylon drove his army in a hard campaign against Tyre; every head was rubbed bare3 and every shoulder made raw.4 Yet he and his army got no reward from the campaign he led against Tyre.
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king5 of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will loot and plunder6 the land as pay for his army.720
I have given him Egypt8 as a reward for his efforts because he and his army did it for me, declares the Sovereign LORD.9