Ezekiel 29:12

Overview - Ezekiel 29
The judgment of Pharoh for his treachery to Israel.
The desolation of Egypt.
13 The restoration thereof after 40 years.
17 Egypt the reward of Nebuchadnezzar.
21 Israel shall be restored.
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Ezekiel 29:12  (King James Version)
And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.

desolate in
30:7 Jeremiah 25:15-19 ; 27:6-11

and I will scatter
We learn from Berosus that Nebuchadnezzar sent several captive Egyptians to Babylon; and from Megasthenes, that he transplanted others to Pontus; and it is probable, that at the dissolution of the Babylonian empire, about forty years after, Cyrus permitted them to return to their native country.
30:23 Jeremiah 46:19