30:5 a Cush, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
(a) By Phut and Lud are meant Africa and Libya. 30:6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of b Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day c shall be darkened, when I shall break there the d yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
(b) Which was a strong city of Egypt, ( Ezekiel 29:10 ).
(c) Meaning that there will be great sorrow and affliction. 30:20 And it came to pass in the e eleventh year, in the first [month], in the seventh [day] of the month, [that] the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
(d) That is, the strength and force.
(e) Of the captivity of Jeconiah, or of Zedekiahs reign. 30:21 Son of man, f I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a bandage to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
30:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break g his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
(f) For Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Pharaoh Nebo at Carchemish, ( Jeremiah 46:26 ).
(g) His force and power. 30:25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, h when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt.
(h) By which we see that tyrants have no power of themselves, neither can do any more harm than God appoints and when he wills they must cease.