Ezekiel 30:1-19 CSB

Egypt's Doom

1 The word of the Lord came to me:

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      2 "Son of man, prophesy and say: This is what the Lord God says: Wail:a Alas for the day!

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        • a 30:2 - Ezk 21:12; Isa 13:6; Jl 1:13
          3 For a day is near; a day belonging to the Lord is near.b It will be a day of clouds,c a time [of doom] for the nations.

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            • b 30:3 - Jl 1:15; 2:1; Ob 15
            • c 30:3 - Ezk 32:7; 34:12
              4 A sword will come against Egypt, and there will be anguish in Cush when the slain fall in Egypt, and its wealth is taken away, and its foundations are torn down.
              5 Cush, Put, and Lud,d and all the various foreign troops,e plus Libyaf and the men of the covenant landg will fall by the sword along with them.

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                • d 30:5 - Jr 46:9
                • e 30:5 - Or all Arabia
                • f 30:5 - Lit Cub; Hb obscure
                • g 30:5 - Probably Israel
                  6 This is what the Lord says: Those who support Egypt will fall, and its proud strength will collapse. From Migdol to Syene they will fall within it by the sword. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God .
                  7 They will be desolate amongh desolate lands, and their cities will lie among ruinedi cities.j

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                    • h 30:7 - Or be the most desolate of
                    • i 30:7 - Or will be the most ruined of
                    • j 30:7 - Ezk 29:12
                      8 They will know that I am the Lord when I set fire to Egyptk and all its allies are shattered.

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                        • k 30:8 - Jr 43:12-13
                          9 On that day, messengers will go out from Me in shipsl to terrify confident Cush. Anguish will come over them on the day of Egypt's [doom]. For indeed it is coming."

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                              10 This is what the Lord God says: I will put an end to the hordesm of Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

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                                • m 30:10 - Or pomp, or wealth
                                  11 He along with his people, ruthless men from the nations, will be brought in to destroy the land. They will draw their swords against Egypt and fill the land with the slain.n

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                                      12 I will make the streams dry and sell the land into the hands of evil men.o I will bring desolation on the land and everything in it by the hands of foreigners.p I, the Lord, have spoken.

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                                          13 This is what the Lord God says: I will destroy the idols and put an end to the false gods in Memphis.q There will no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt. So I will instill fear in that land.

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                                              14 I will make Pathrosr desolate, set fire to Zoan, and execute judgments on Thebes.

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                                                  15 I will pour out My wrath on Pelusium, the stronghold of Egypt, and will wipe out the crowdss of Thebes.

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                                                    • s 30:15 - Or pomp, or wealth
                                                      16 I will set fire to Egypt;t Pelusium will writhe in anguish, Thebes will be breached, and Memphis will face foes in broad daylight.u

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                                                          17 The young men of Onv and Pi-beseth will fall by the sword, and those citiesw will go into captivity.

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                                                            • v 30:17 - LXX, Vg; MT reads iniquity
                                                            • w 30:17 - Or and the women; lit and they
                                                              18 The day will be darkx in Tehaphnehes, when I break the yoke of Egypt there and its proud strength comes to an end in the city. A cloudy will cover Tehaphnehes,z and its villages will go into captivity.

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                                                                • x 30:18 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; MT reads will withhold
                                                                • y 30:18 - Ezk 32:7; 34:12
                                                                • z 30:18 - Or Egypt; lit it
                                                                  19 So I will execute judgments against Egypt, and they will know that I am the Lord.