Cush and Put,1 Lydia and all Arabia,2 Libyaa and the people3 of the covenant land will fall by the sword along with Egypt.46
" 'This is what the LORD says: " 'The allies of Egypt will fall and her proud strength will fail. From Migdol to Aswan5 they will fall by the sword within her, declares the Sovereign LORD.
" 'They will be desolate among desolate lands, and their cities will lie among ruined cities.68
Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I set fire7 to Egypt and all her helpers are crushed.89
" 'On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten Cush9 out of her complacency. Anguish10 will take hold of them on the day of Egypt's doom, for it is sure to come.1110
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'I will put an end to the hordes of Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar12 king of Babylon.1311
He and his army--the most ruthless of nations14-- will be brought in to destroy the land. They will draw their swords against Egypt and fill the land with the slain.1512
I will dry up16 the streams of the Nile17 and sell the land to evil men; by the hand of foreigners I will lay waste18 the land and everything in it. I the LORD have spoken.
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'I will destroy the idols19 and put an end to the images in Memphis.b20 No longer will there be a prince in Egypt,21 and I will spread fear throughout the land.
I will lay22 waste Upper Egypt,c set fire to Zoan23 and inflict punishment on Thebes.d2415
I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,e the stronghold of Egypt, and cut off the hordes of Thebes.