Ezekiel 32 (New American Standard)

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Lament over Pharaoh and Egypt

1 In the 1twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying, 2 "Son of man, take up a 2lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him, 'You acompared yourself to a young 3lion of the nations, Yet you are like the 4monster in the seas; And you 5burst forth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And bfouled their rivers.' " 3 Thus says the Lord cGOD, "Now I will 6spread My net over you With a company of many peoples, And they shall lift you up in My net. 4 "I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the dopen field. And I will cause all the 7birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth ewith you. 5 "I will lay your flesh 8on the mountains And fill the valleys with your refuse. 6 "I will also make the land drink the discharge of your 9blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you. 7 "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 shining 14lights in the heavens I will darken over you And will set darkness on your land," Declares the Lord GOD. 9 "I will also 15trouble the hearts of many peoples when I 16bring your destruction among the nations, into lands which you have not known. 10 "I will make many peoples 17appalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and 18they will tremble every moment, every man for his own life, on the day of your fall." 11 For 19thus says the Lord GOD, "The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you. 12 "By the swords of the mighty ones 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. 13 "I will also destroy all its cattle from beside many waters; 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 waters settle And will cause their rivers to run like oil," Declares the Lord GOD. 15 "When I make the land of Egypt a 23desolation, And the land is destitute of that which filled it, When I smite all 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. Over Egypt and over all her hordes they shall hchant it," declares the Lord GOD. 17 In the 26twelfth year, on the 27fifteenth of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying, 18 "Son of man, 28wail for the hordes of Egypt and 29bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the 30nether world, with those who go down to the pit; 19 'Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down and make your bed with the 31uncircumcised.' 20 "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 hordes away. 21 "The 33strong among the mighty ones shall speak of him and his helpers from the midst of Sheol, 'They have gone down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.' 22 "34Assyria is there and all her company; jher graves are round about kher. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, 23 whose 35graves are set in the remotest parts of the pit and her company is round about her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, who lspread terror in the land of the living. 24 "36Elam is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the 37lower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the 38land of the living and 39bore their disgrace with those who went down to the pit. 25 "They have made a 40bed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was minstilled in the land of the living ), and they bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit; nthey were put in the midst of the slain. 26 "41Meshech, 42Tubal and all their hordes are there; their graves osurround them. All of them were slain by the sword 43uncircumcised, though they instilled their terror in the land of the living. 27 "44Nor do they lie beside the fallen p45heroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their 46iniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these qheroes was once in the land of the living. 28 "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, who sfor all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who go down 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 shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit. 31 "These Pharaoh will see, and he will be 50comforted for all his hordes slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his army," declares the Lord GOD. 32 "Though I instilled a terror of him in the land of the living, yet he will be made to lie down among the uncircumcised along with those slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his hordes," declares the Lord GOD.
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