But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon
Which is repeated for the sake of confirmation: and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down:
as when a man's arms are broken; and he shall not be able to lift them up and defend himself: and they shall know that I am the Lord;
namely, the Egyptians, as in ( Ezekiel 30:19 ) : when I shall have put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon,
and he shall stretch it out on the land of Egypt;
that is, when he shall have a commission to carry the war into Egypt; and he shall spread desolation over all the land, cutting off the inhabitants of it everywhere, as before described in this chapter.