In the 1twelfthyear, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
2"Son of man, take up a 2lamentationoverPharaohking of Egypt and say to him, 'You acompared yourself to a young3lion of the nations, Yet you are like the 4monster in the seas; And you 5burstforth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And bfouled their rivers.' "
3Thussays the LordcGOD, "Now I will 6spread My netover you With a company of manypeoples, And they shall lift you up in My net.
"I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the dopenfield. And I will cause all the 7birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the wholeearthewith you.
"I will lay your flesh8on the mountains And fill the valleys with your refuse.
"I will also make the landdrink the discharge of your 9blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.
"And when I 10extinguish you, I will 11cover the heavens and darken their 12stars; I will cover the 13sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light.
8"All the shining14lights in the heavens I will darkenover you And will setdarkness on your land," Declares the LordGOD.
"I will also 15trouble the hearts of manypeoples when I 16bring your destruction among the nations, into landswhich you have not known.
"I will makemanypeoples17appalled at you, and their kings will be horriblyafraid of you when I brandish My swordbefore them; and 18they will tremble every moment, everyman for his own life, on the day of your fall."
For 19thussays the LordGOD, "The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you.
"By the swords of the mightyones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are 20tyrants of the nations, And they will 21devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.
"I will also destroyall its cattle from besidemanywaters; And 22the foot of man will not muddy them anymore And the hoofs of beasts will not muddy them.
14"Then I will make their waterssettle And will cause their rivers to run like oil," Declares the LordGOD.
"When I make the land of Egypt a 23desolation, And the land is destitute of that whichfilled it, When I smiteall those who live in it, Then they shall 24know that I am the LORD.
16"This is a 25lamentation and they shall fchant it. The daughters of the nations shall gchant it. OverEgypt and overall her hordes they shall hchant it," declares the LordGOD.
In the 26twelfthyear, on the 27fifteenth of the month, the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
18"Son of man, 28wail for the hordes of Egypt and 29bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerfulnations, to the 30netherworld, with those who godown to the pit;
19'Whom do you surpass in beauty? Godown and make your bed with the 31uncircumcised.'
"They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword. iShe is given over to the sword; they have 32drawn her and all her hordesaway.
"The 33strong among the mightyones shall speak of him and his helpers from the midst of Sheol, 'They have gonedown, they liestill, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.'
"34Assyria is there and all her company; jher graves are roundaboutkher. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword,
23whose35graves are set in the remotestparts of the pit and her company is roundabout her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, wholspreadterror in the land of the living.
"36Elam is there and all her hordesaround her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, whowentdownuncircumcised to the 37lowerparts of the earth, whoinstilled their terror in the 38land of the living and 39bore their disgrace with those who wentdown to the pit.
"They have made a 40bed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are alluncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was minstilled in the land of the living ), and they bore their disgrace with those who godown to the pit; nthey were put in the midst of the slain.
"41Meshech, 42Tubal and all their hordes are there; their gravesosurround them. All of them were slain by the sword43uncircumcised, though they instilled their terror in the land of the living.
"44Nor do they liebeside the fallenp45heroes of the uncircumcised, whowentdown to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laidunder their heads; but the punishment for their 46iniquityrested on their bones, though the terror of these qheroes was once in the land of the living.
"But in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken and lie with those slain by the sword.
29"There also is 47Edom, its kings and all its rprinces, whosfor all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who godown to the pit.
30"There also are the tchiefs of the 48north, all of them, and all the 49Sidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shamewentdown with the slain. So they laydownuncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who godown to the pit.
"These Pharaoh will see, and he will be 50comforted for all his hordesslain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his army," declares the LordGOD.
32"Though I instilled a terror of him in the land of the living, yet he will be made to liedownamong the uncircumcised along with those slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his hordes," declares the LordGOD.