Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am the enemy of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt! I will break both of his arms—the good arm along with the broken one—and I will make his sword clatter to the ground.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God, behold, I am
against Pharaoh king of Egypt
The then present king of Egypt, whose name was Hophra or Apries,
44:30 ) : and I will break his arms, the strong, and
that which was broken:
both his arms, the sound and the broken one, his whole power,
strength, and dominion; meaning that that part of his kingdom
which lay between the two rivers of Egypt and Euphrates, that had
been taken away by the king of Babylon, should remain so; and the
other part of his kingdom should fall a prey to him also:
and I will cause the sword to fall out of his
so that he should be so far from being so able to make use of the
sword, that he should not be able to hold it; it should drop out
of his hand; nor should he be able to take it up again, and make
war, either offensive or defensive.