17 In the twenty-seventh year, on the first day of the first month, the LORD's word came to me:
18 Human one, Babylon's King Nebuchadrezzar made his army labor very hard against Tyre. Every head was scraped bald, and every shoulder was rubbed raw, yet he got nothing from Tyre for himself or for his army for any of his efforts against it.
19 So now the LORD God proclaims: I'm going to give the land of Egypt to Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar. He will carry off its wealth, he will plunder and loot it, and it will be the wages for his army.
20 I will give him the land of Egypt as payment for his laboring for me. This is what the LORD God says.
21 On that day I will give new strength to the house of Israel, and I will open your mouth among them. Then they will know that I am the LORD.