And it came to pass in the twelfthyear, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,
2Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaohking of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whalea in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.3
Thus saith the LordGOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of manypeople; and they shall bring thee up in my net.4
Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the openfield, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.
And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.6
I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.
And when I shall put thee out , I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark ; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.8
All the brightblights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and setdarkness upon thy land,saith the LordGOD.9
I will also vexc the hearts of manypeople, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known .
Yea, I will make manypeopleamazed at thee, and their kings shall be horriblyafraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.11
For thus saith the LordGOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.
By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall , the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed .
I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the greatwaters; neither shall the foot of mantrouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beaststrouble them.
Then will I make their watersdeep , and cause their rivers to run like oil,saith the LordGOD.15
When I shall make the land of Egyptdesolate, and the country shall be destituted of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.16
This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude,saith the LordGOD.17
It came to pass also in the twelfthyear, in the fifteenthday of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying ,
18Son of man,wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down , even her, and the daughters of the famousnations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.19
Whom dost thou pass in beauty ? go down , and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.20
They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword:draw her and all her multitudes.21
The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down , they lieuncircumcised,slain by the sword.22Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain,fallen by the sword:23
Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain,fallen by the sword, which causedterrore in the land of the living.24
There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain,fallen by the sword, which are gone downuncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.25
They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised,slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.26
There is Meshech,Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised,slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.27
And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.28
Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.29
There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laidf by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.30
There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lieuncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.31Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his armyslain by the sword,saith the LordGOD.32
For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude,saith the LordGOD.