" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'With a great throng of people I will cast my net over you, and they will haul you up in my net.14
I will throw you on the land and hurl you on the open field. I will let all the birds of the air settle on you and all the beasts of the earth gorge themselves on you.25
I will spread your flesh on the mountains and fill the valleys3 with your remains.
I will drench the land with your flowing blood4 all the way to the mountains, and the ravines will be filled with your flesh.57
When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.68
All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken7 over you; I will bring darkness over your land,8 declares the Sovereign LORD.
I will trouble the hearts of many peoples when I bring about your destruction among the nations, amonga lands you have not known.
I will cause many peoples to be appalled at you, and their kings will shudder with horror because of you when I brandish my sword9 before them. On the day10 of your downfall each of them will tremble every moment for his life.1111
" 'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'The sword12 of the king of Babylon13 will come against you.1412
I will cause your hordes to fall by the swords of mighty men-- the most ruthless of all nations.15 They will shatter the pride of Egypt, and all her hordes will be overthrown.1613
I will destroy all her cattle from beside abundant waters no longer to be stirred by the foot of man or muddied by the hoofs of cattle.17