The desolation of Egypt and her helpers.
Ezekiel 30:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Ezekiel 30:2 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Howl ye, Woe worth the day! Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a day of clouds; it shall be the time of the heathen. Ezekiel 30:4 And a sword shall come upon Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down. Ezekiel 30:5 Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all the mingled people, and Cub, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword. Ezekiel 30:6 Thus saith the LORD: They also that uphold Egypt shall fall, and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Seveneh shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 30:7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted. Ezekiel 30:8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and all her helpers are destroyed. Ezekiel 30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish upon them, as in the day of Egypt; for, lo, it cometh. Ezekiel 30:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease, by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon. Ezekiel 30:11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought in to destroy the land; and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain. Ezekiel 30:12 And I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD have spoken it. Ezekiel 30:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD: I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to cease from Noph; and there shall be no more a prince out of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt. Ezekiel 30:14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set a fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No. Ezekiel 30:15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strong hold of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No. Ezekiel 30:16 And I will set a fire in Egypt; Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up: and Noph [shall have] adversaries in the day time. Ezekiel 30:17 The young men of Aven and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword: and these [cities] shall go into captivity. Ezekiel 30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall withdraw itself, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt, and the pride of her power shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity. Ezekiel 30:19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
The arm of Babylon shall be strengthened to break the arm of Egypt.
Ezekiel 30:20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first [month], in the seventh [day] of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Ezekiel 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it hath not been bound up to apply [healing] medicines, to put a roller to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword. Ezekiel 30:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand. Ezekiel 30:23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. Ezekiel 30:24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man. Ezekiel 30:25 And I will hold up the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt. Ezekiel 30:26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; and they shall know that I am the LORD.