" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'I will destroy the idols1 and put an end to the images in Memphis.a2 No longer will there be a prince in Egypt,3 and I will spread fear throughout the land.
I will lay4 waste Upper Egypt,b set fire to Zoan5 and inflict punishment on Thebes.c615
I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,d the stronghold of Egypt, and cut off the hordes of Thebes.
I will set fire7 to Egypt; Pelusium will writhe in agony. Thebes will be taken by storm; Memphis8 will be in constant distress.
The young men of Heliopolise9 and Bubastisf will fall by the sword, and the cities themselves will go into captivity.