The judgment of Pharaoh for his treachery to Israel.
Ezekiel 29:1 In the tenth yeare, vpon the twelueth daye of the tenth moneth, the worde of the Lorde came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 29:2 O thou sonne of man (set now thy face agaynst Pharao the kynge of Egypte) Prophecye agaynst him, and agaynst the whole lande of Egypt. Ezekiel 29:3 Speake, and tell him, thus sayeth the Lorde God: behold, O pharao þu kynge of Egypte, I will vpon the thou great dragon, that lyest in the waters: thou þt sayest: the water is myne. I haue made it my selfe. Ezekiel 29:4 I will put an hoke in thy chawes and hange all the fysh in thy waters vpon thy skales: after that I will drawe the out of thy waters, yee, and all the fysh of thy waters þt hange vpon thy skales. Ezekiel 29:5 I will cast the out vpon the drye lande wt the fysh of thy waters, so þt þu shalt lye vpon the feld. Thou shalt not be gathered ner taken vp: but shalt be meate for the beastes of þe felde, & for þe foules of þe ayre: Ezekiel 29:6 that all they which dwell in Egypte, maye knowe, that I am þe Lorde: because thou hast bene a staf of rede to the house of Israel. Ezekiel 29:7 When they toke holde of the with theyr hande thou brakest & pryckedst them on euery syde: and yf they leaned vpon þe, thou brakest and hurtdest þe reynes of theyr backes.
The desolation of Egypt.
Ezekiel 29:8 Therfore, thus sayeth þe Lorde God: beholde, I wyll brynge a swearde vpon the, & rote out of þe bothe man & beast. Ezekiel 29:9 Yee, the lande of Egypte shalbe desolate & waste, and they shall knowe, þt I am þe Lorde. Because he sayde: the water is myne, I my selfe haue made it. Ezekiel 29:10 Beholde therfore, I wyll vpon the, and vpon thy waters: I will make the lande of Egypt waste & desolate & in abashment, from þe tower of Syenes vnto the borders of the Morians lande: Ezekiel 29:11 so that in fourty yeares there shall no fote of man walke there, nether fote of catell go there, nether shall it be inhabited. Ezekiel 29:12 I will make the land of Egypte to be desolat, amonge other waste conntrees, and her cyties to lye voyde fourty yeares, amonge other voyde cyties. And I will scatre the Egypcians among the Heathen and nacyons.
The restoration thereof after forty years.
Ezekiel 29:13 Agayne, thus sayeth the Lorde God: When the .xl. yeares are expyred, I wyll gather the Egypcians together agayne, out of the nacions, among whom they were scatred, Ezekiel 29:14 and wyll bryng þe presoners of Egypt agayne into þe land of Pathures theyr awne natyue countre, that they maye be there a lowly small kyngdome: Ezekiel 29:15 yee, they shalbe the smallest amonge other kyngdomes, lest they exalte them selues aboue the Heathen: for I will so mynysh them that they shall nomore rule the Heathen. Ezekiel 29:16 They shall nomore be an hope vnto þe house of Israel, nether prouoke them any more to wyckednes, to cause them turne backe, and to folowe them: and they shall knowe that I am þe Lorde God.
Egypt the reward of Nebuchadressar.
Ezekiel 29:17 In the .xxvii. yeare, the fyrst daye of the fyrst moneth, came the worde of þe Lord vnto me sayeng: Ezekiel 29:18 Thou sonne of man, Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon hath made his hoost, with great trauayle & labour to come before Tyre: that euery head maye be balde & euery shoulder bare. Yet hath Tyre geuen nether hym ner hys hoost any rewarde, for the great trauayl that he hath taken there. Ezekiel 29:19 Therfore, thus sayeth the Lord God: beholde, I will geue the lande of Egypt vnto Nabuchodonosor the kynge of Babylon, that he maye take awaye all her substaunce, robbe her roberyes, & spoyle her spoyles, to paye his hoost theyr wagyes withall. Ezekiel 29:20 I will geue hym the lande of Egypte for hys labour, that he toke for me before Tyre.
Israel shall be restored.
Ezekiel 29:21 At the same tyme will I cause the horne of the house of Israell to growe forth, and open thy mouth agayne among them: that they maye knowe, how that I am the Lorde.