In the eleventh year, in the first [month], on the seventh [day] of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:
"Son of man, I have broken the arma of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Look, it has not been bandaged-[no] medicine has been applied and no splint put on to bandage it so that it can grow strong [enough] to handle a sword.
Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Look! I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt. I will break his arms, both the strong one and the one [already] broken, and will make the sword fall from his hand.
I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them among the countries.b24
I will strengthen the arms of Babylon's king and place My swordc in his hand. But I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him as a mortally wounded man.
I will strengthen the arms of Babylon's king, but Pharaoh's arms will fall. They will know that I am the Lord when I place My sword in the hand of Babylon's king and he wields it against the land of Egypt.
When I disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them among the countries, they will know that I am the Lord."