In the 1twelfthyear, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
2"Son of man, take up a 2lamentationoverPharaohking of Egypt and say to him, 'You acompared yourself to a young3lion of the nations, Yet you are like the 4monster in the seas; And you 5burstforth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And bfouled their rivers.' "
3Thussays the LordcGOD, "Now I will 6spread My netover you With a company of manypeoples, And they shall lift you up in My net.
"I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the dopenfield. And I will cause all the 7birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the wholeearthewith you.
"I will lay your flesh8on the mountains And fill the valleys with your refuse.
"I will also make the landdrink the discharge of your 9blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.
"And when I 10extinguish you, I will 11cover the heavens and darken their 12stars; I will cover the 13sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light.
8"All the shining14lights in the heavens I will darkenover you And will setdarkness on your land," Declares the LordGOD.
"I will also 15trouble the hearts of manypeoples when I 16bring your destruction among the nations, into landswhich you have not known.
"I will makemanypeoples17appalled at you, and their kings will be horriblyafraid of you when I brandish My swordbefore them; and 18they will tremble every moment, everyman for his own life, on the day of your fall."
For 19thussays the LordGOD, "The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you.
"By the swords of the mightyones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are 20tyrants of the nations, And they will 21devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.
"I will also destroyall its cattle from besidemanywaters; And 22the foot of man will not muddy them anymore And the hoofs of beasts will not muddy them.
14"Then I will make their waterssettle And will cause their rivers to run like oil," Declares the LordGOD.
"When I make the land of Egypt a 23desolation, And the land is destitute of that whichfilled it, When I smiteall those who live in it, Then they shall 24know that I am the LORD.
16"This is a 25lamentation and they shall fchant it. The daughters of the nations shall gchant it. OverEgypt and overall her hordes they shall hchant it," declares the LordGOD.