Ezekiel 29:1

A Prophecy of Egypt's Ruin

1 In the tenth year, in the tenth [month] on the twelfth [day] of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:

Ezekiel 29:1 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 29:1

In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of
the month
In the tenth year Jeconiah's captivity, and Zedekiah's reign. The Septuagint version has it, the twelfth year; and the Arabic version, the twelfth month; and the Septuagint version again, the first day of the month; and the Vulgate Latin, the eleventh day of it. This month was the month Tebet, and answers to part of December, and part of January. This prophecy was delivered before that concerning Tyre, though placed after it, because fulfilled after it, which gave Nebuchadnezzar Egypt as a reward for besieging and taking Tyre: the word of the Lord came unto me, saying;
as follows.

Ezekiel 29:1 In-Context

1 In the tenth year, in the tenth [month] on the twelfth [day] of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:
2 "Son of man, turn your face toward Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all of Egypt.
3 Speak [to him] and say: This is what the Lord God says: Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monsterlying in the middle of his Nile, who says: My Nile is my own; I made [it] for myself.
4 I will put hooks in your jaws and make the fish of your streams cling to your scales. I will haul you up from the middle of your Nile, and all the fish of your streams will cling to your scales.
5 I will leave you in the desert, you and all the fish of your streams. You will fall on the open ground and will not be taken away or gathered [for burial]. I have given you to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the sky as food.