Ezekiel 30:1-19 NLT

1 This is another message that came to me from the :
2 “Son of man, prophesy and give this message from the Sovereign : “Weep and wail for that day,
3 for the terrible day is almost here— the day of the ! It is a day of clouds and gloom, a day of despair for the nations.
4 A sword will come against Egypt, and those who are slaughtered will cover the ground. Its wealth will be carried away and its foundations destroyed. The land of Ethiopiaa will be ravished.

References for Ezekiel 30:4

    • 30:4 - Hebrew Cush; similarly in 30:9 .
      5 Ethiopia, Libya, Lydia, all Arabia,b and all their other allies will be destroyed in that war.

      References for Ezekiel 30:5

        • 30:5 - Hebrew Cush, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Cub. Cub is otherwise unknown and may be another spelling for Lub (Libya).
          6 “For this is what the says: All of Egypt’s allies will fall, and the pride of her power will end. From Migdol to Aswanc they will be slaughtered by the sword, says the Sovereign .

          References for Ezekiel 30:6

            • 30:6 - Hebrew to Syene.
              7 Egypt will be desolate, surrounded by desolate nations, and its cities will be in ruins, surrounded by other ruined cities.
              8 And the people of Egypt will know that I am the when I have set Egypt on fire and destroyed all their allies.
              9 At that time I will send swift messengers in ships to terrify the complacent Ethiopians. Great panic will come upon them on that day of Egypt’s certain destruction. Watch for it! It is sure to come!
              10 “For this is what the Sovereign says: By the power of King Nebuchadnezzard of Babylon, I will destroy the hordes of Egypt.

              References for Ezekiel 30:10

                • 30:10 - Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar.
                  11 He and his armies—the most ruthless of all— will be sent to demolish the land. They will make war against Egypt until slaughtered Egyptians cover the ground.
                  12 I will dry up the Nile River and sell the land to wicked men. I will destroy the land of Egypt and everything in it by the hands of foreigners. I, the , have spoken!
                  13 “This is what the Sovereign says: I will smash the idolse of Egypt and the images at Memphis.f There will be no rulers left in Egypt; terror will sweep the land.

                  References for Ezekiel 30:13

                    • 30:13 - The Hebrew term (literally round things ) probably alludes to dung.
                    • 30:13 - Hebrew Noph; also in 30:16 .
                      14 I will destroy southern Egypt,g set fire to Zoan, and bring judgment against Thebes.h

                      References for Ezekiel 30:14

                        • 30:14 - Hebrew Pathros.
                        • 30:14 - Hebrew No; also in 30:15, 16 .
                          15 I will pour out my fury on Pelusium,i the strongest fortress of Egypt, and I will stamp out the hordes of Thebes.

                          References for Ezekiel 30:15

                            • 30:15 - Hebrew Sin; also in 30:16 .
                              16 Yes, I will set fire to all Egypt! Pelusium will be racked with pain; Thebes will be torn apart; Memphis will live in constant terror.
                              17 The young men of Heliopolis and Bubastisj will die in battle, and the womenk will be taken away as slaves.

                              References for Ezekiel 30:17

                                • 30:17 - Hebrew of Awen and Pi-beseth.
                                • 30:17 - Or and her cities.
                                  18 When I come to break the proud strength of Egypt, it will be a dark day for Tahpanhes, too. A dark cloud will cover Tahpanhes, and its daughters will be led away as captives.
                                  19 And so I will greatly punish Egypt, and they will know that I am the .”