I will drench the land with your flowing blood1 all the way to the mountains, and the ravines will be filled with your flesh.27
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.38
All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken4 over you; I will bring darkness over your land,5 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 sword6 before them. On the day7 of your downfall each of them will tremble every moment for his life.811
" 'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'The sword9 of the king of Babylon10 will come against you.1112
I will cause your hordes to fall by the swords of mighty men-- the most ruthless of all nations.12 They will shatter the pride of Egypt, and all her hordes will be overthrown.1313
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.1414
Then I will let her waters settle and make her streams flow like oil, declares the Sovereign LORD.
When I make Egypt desolate and strip the land of everything in it, when I strike down all who live there, then they will know that I am the LORD.15'
"This is the lament16 they will chant for her. The daughters of the nations will chant it; for Egypt and all her hordes they will chant it, declares the Sovereign LORD."