Ezekiel 29:2

2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.

Ezekiel 29:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
ESV
2 "Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt;
NLT
2 “Son of man, turn and face Egypt and prophesy against Pharaoh the king and all the people of Egypt.
MSG
2 "Son of man, confront Pharaoh king of Egypt. Preach against him and all the Egyptians.
CSB
2 "Son of man, turn your face toward Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all of Egypt.

Ezekiel 29:2 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 29:2

Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt
Pharaoh was a name common to all the kings of Egypt; the name of this king was Pharaohhophra, ( Jeremiah 44:30 ) , and who, by Herodotus F24, is called Apries: and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt;
prophesy of his destruction, and of the destruction of the whole land that is under his dominion.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Euterpe, sive l. 2. c. 161.

Ezekiel 29:2 In-Context

1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month on the twelfth day, the word of the LORD came to me:
2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.
3 Speak to him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “ ‘I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, you great monster lying among your streams. You say, “The Nile belongs to me; I made it for myself.”
4 But I will put hooks in your jaws and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales. I will pull you out from among your streams, with all the fish sticking 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 field and not be gathered or picked up. I will give you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the sky.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Ezekiel 25:2
  • 2. S Jeremiah 25:19
  • 3. Isaiah 19:1-17; Jeremiah 46:2; Ezekiel 30:1-26; Ezekiel 31:1-18; Ezekiel 32:1-32