And it came to pass in the twelfthyear, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,
2Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaohking of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whalea in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.3
Thus saith the LordGOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of manypeople; and they shall bring thee up in my net.4
Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the openfield, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.
And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.6
I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.
And when I shall put thee out , I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark ; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.8
All the brightblights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and setdarkness upon thy land,saith the LordGOD.9
I will also vexc the hearts of manypeople, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known .
Yea, I will make manypeopleamazed at thee, and their kings shall be horriblyafraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.11
For thus saith the LordGOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.
By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall , the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed .
I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the greatwaters; neither shall the foot of mantrouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beaststrouble them.
Then will I make their watersdeep , and cause their rivers to run like oil,saith the LordGOD.15
When I shall make the land of Egyptdesolate, and the country shall be destituted of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.16
This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude,saith the LordGOD.