On the first day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of our exile, the Lord spoke to me.
"Mortal man," he said, "give a solemn warning to the king of Egypt. Give him this message from me: You act like a lion among the nations, but you are more like a crocodile splashing through a river. You muddy the water with your feet and pollute the rivers.
When many nations gather, I will catch you in my net and let them drag the net ashore.
I will throw you out on the ground and bring all the birds and animals of the world to feed on you.
I will cover mountains and valleys with your rotting corpse.
I will pour out your blood until it spreads over the mountains and fills the streams.