The desolation of Egypt and her helpers.
Ezekiel 30:1 The word of the Lorde came vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 30:2 Thou sonne of man prophecie, and speake, thus sayth the Lorde God, howle, wo worth this day: Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is neare, the day of the Lorde is at hande, the darke day, the time of the nations shalbe, Ezekiel 30:4 And the sworde shall come vpon Egypt, and feare shalbe in Ethiopia when the slayne shall fall in Egypt: and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shalbe broken downe. Ezekiel 30:5 Yea Ethiopia, Lybia, & Lydia, all their common people, and Chub, and all that be confederate vnto them, shal fall with them thorowe the sworde. Ezekiel 30:6 Thus sayth the Lorde: The maynteiners of the lande of Egypt shall fall, the pryde of her powre shall come downe: euen from the towre of Seueneh shal they fall downe in it with the sworde, sayth the Lorde God. Ezekiel 30:7 Among other desolate countreys they shalbe made desolate, among other waste cities they shalbe wasted. Ezekiel 30:8 And they shall knowe that I am the Lord when I haue set a fire in Egypt, & when al her helpers shalbe destroyed. Ezekiel 30:9 In that day shall messengers go foorth from me in ships to make the carelesse Morians afrayde, and feare shall come vpon them, according to the day of Egypt: for lo it commeth. Ezekiel 30:10 Thus sayth the Lord God, I wil cause the multitude of Egypt to ceasse by the hande of Nabuchodonozor king of Babylon. Ezekiel 30:11 He, and his people with him, the terrible nations shalbe brought to destoy the land: they shal drawe out their swordes vpon Egypt, & fill the land full of slayne men. Ezekiel 30:12 I wil make their riuers drie, and sel the lande into the handes of wicked people: the land and all that is therin I will destroy thorow the hand of straungers: euen I the Lorde haue sayde it. Ezekiel 30:13 Thus sayth the Lorde God, I will destroy the idoles, and bring the images of Noph to an end: there shal no more be a prince of Egypt, and a fearfulnesse wil I send into the Egyptians lande. Ezekiel 30:14 As for Pathros, I wil make it desolate, and kindle a fire in Zoan, and I will execute iudgementes in No. Ezekiel 30:15 And I will powre my wrathful indignation vpon Sin the strength of Egypt, & I will destroy the multitude of No. Ezekiel 30:16 And I will kindle a fire in Egypt, Sin shalbe in great heauinesse, No shalbe rooted out, and Noph shall haue dayly sorowe. Ezekiel 30:17 The young men of Auen, and of Phibeseth shall fall by the sworde, and these [cities] shall go into captiuitie. Ezekiel 30:18 At Tehaphnehes the day shalbe darke, when I breake there the barres of Egypt, and when the pompe of her power shall ceasse in her: a cloude shall couer her, and her daughters shall go into captiuitie. Ezekiel 30:19 Thus will I execute my iudgementes in Egypt, and they shall knowe howe that I am the Lorde.
The arm of Babylon shall be strengthened to break the arm of Egypt.
Ezekiel 30:20 And in the eleuenth yere, vpon the seuenth day of the first moneth, the worde of the Lorde came vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 30:21 Thou sonne of man, I haue broken the arme of Pharao king of Egypt: and lo, it shall not be bounde vp to be healed, to put a roller to bynde it, to make it strong to hold the sworde. Ezekiel 30:22 Therfore thus sayth the Lorde God: Beholde, I will vpon Pharao king of Egypt, and breake his arme that was strong, but is broken: and I will cause the sworde to fall out of his hande. Ezekiel 30:23 As for the Egyptians, I will scatter them among the nations, and strawe them in the landes about. Ezekiel 30:24 Againe, I will strengthen the arme of the king of Babylon, and geue hym my sword in his hande: but I will breake Pharaos armes, and he shall grone the grodinges of a deadly wounded man before hym: Ezekiel 30:25 Yea I will strengthen the king of Babylons arme, and the armes of Pharao shall fall downe: and they shall knowe that I am the Lorde, when I shall geue my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, that he may stretch it out vpon the lande of Egypt. Ezekiel 30:26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, & strowe them in the landes about: and they shal knowe that I am the Lorde.