||English: New American Standard Bible
Ezekiel 30 [Commentary] [Map] |
||The word of the LORD came again to me saying,
||"Son of man, prophesy and say, `Thus says the Lord GOD, "Wail, `Alas for the day!'
||"For the day is near,
Even the day of the LORD is near;
It will be a day of clouds,
A time of doom for the nations.
||"A sword will come upon Egypt,
And anguish will be in Ethiopia;
When the slain fall in Egypt,
They take away her wealth,
And her foundations are torn down.
||"Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Libya and the people of the land that is in league will fall with them by the sword."
||`Thus says the LORD,
"Indeed, those who support Egypt will fall
And the pride of her power will come down;
From Migdol to Syene
They will fall within her by the sword,"
Declares the Lord GOD.
||"They will be desolate
In the midst of the desolated lands;
And her cities will be
In the midst of the devastated cities.
||"And they will know that I am the LORD,
When I set a fire in Egypt
And all her helpers are broken.
||"On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!"
||`Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also make the hordes of Egypt cease
By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
||"He and his people with him,
The most ruthless of the nations,
Will be brought in to destroy the land;
And they will draw their swords against Egypt
And fill the land with the slain.
||"Moreover, I will make the Nile canals dry
And sell the land into the hands of evil men.
And I will make the land desolate
And all that is in it,
By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken."
||`Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also destroy the idols
And make the images cease from Memphis.
And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;
And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
||"I will make Pathros desolate,
Set a fire in Zoan
And execute judgments on Thebes.
||"I will pour out My wrath on Sin,
The stronghold of Egypt;
I will also cut off the hordes of Thebes.
||"I will set a fire in Egypt;
Sin will writhe in anguish,
Thebes will be breached
And Memphis will have distresses daily.
||"The young men of On and of Pi-beseth
Will fall by the sword,
And the women will go into captivity.
||"In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark
When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt.
Then the pride of her power will cease in her;
A cloud will cover her,
And her daughters will go into captivity.
||"Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt,
And they will know that I am the LORD.""'
||In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
||"Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, behold, it has not been bound up for healing or wrapped with a bandage, that it may be strong to hold the sword.
||"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, `Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand.
||`I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.
||`For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man.
||`Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.
||`When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands, then they will know that I am the LORD.' "
NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE
Copyright (C) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by:
THE LOCKMAN FOUNDATION
LA HABRA, CA 90631
A Corporation Not for Profit
All Rights Reserved