" '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.
Dark will be the day at Tahpanhes10 when I break the yoke of Egypt;11 there her proud strength will come to an end. She will be covered with clouds, and her villages will go into captivity.12