Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 29\\

This chapter contains a prophecy against Pharaoh king of Egypt; and of
the destruction of the land of Egypt; and of the restoration of it after
a certain time. The time of prophecy is noted, \\#Eze 29:1\\, the order to
prophesy against Pharaoh, who is described as a large fish, lying in his
rivers, and boasting of them, \\#Eze 29:2,3\\, his destruction and the
manner of it, \\#Eze 29:4,5\\, the reason of it, his treachery to the Jews,
\\#Eze 29:6,7\\, hence the whole land of Egypt is threatened with
desolation, from one end to the other, so as to be uninhabited by man or
beast for the space of forty years, \\#Eze 29:8-14\\, but shall not arrive
to their former glory as a kingdom, nor be any more the confidence of
the house of Israel, \\#Eze 29:15,16\\, then follows a prophecy seventeen
years after this, showing the reason why Egypt was given to the king of
Babylon, \\#Eze 29:17-20\\, and the chapter is closed with a promise of
happiness to Israel, \\#Eze 29:21\\.