Ezekiel 29:1

1 On January 7, during the tenth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the LORD :

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 On January 7, during the tenth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the LORD :
2 “Son of man, turn and face Egypt and prophesy against Pharaoh the king and all the people of Egypt.
3 Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD : “I am your enemy, O Pharaoh, king of Egypt— you great monster, lurking in the streams of the Nile. For you have said, ‘The Nile River is mine; I made it for myself.’
4 I will put hooks in your jaws and drag you out on the land with fish sticking to your scales.
5 I will leave you and all your fish stranded in the wilderness to die. You will lie unburied on the open ground, for I have given you as food to the wild animals and birds.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew On the twelfth day of the tenth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event occurred on January 7, 587 ; also see note on 1:1 .