The desolation of Egypt and her helpers.
Ezekiel 30:1 The worde of þe Lorde came more ouer vnto me, sayeng: Ezekiel 30:2 thou sonne of man, prophecye and speake: thus sayeth þe Lorde God: Mourne, wo worth this daye, Ezekiel 30:3 for the daye is here, the daye of the Lord is come: the darke daye of the Heathen, þe houre is at hande, Ezekiel 30:4 the swearde commeth vpon Egypte. When the wounded men fall downe in Egypte, when her people are taken awaye, and when her foundacyons are destroyed, Ezekiel 30:5 the Moryans lande shall be afrayed, yee, the Moryans lande, Libia and Lidia, all theyr comen people, and Chub, and all þt be confederat vnto them, shall fall with them thorow the swearde. Ezekiel 30:6 Thus sayeth the Lorde: The maynteyners of the lande of Egypte shall fall, the pryde of her power shall come downe euen vnto þe tower of Syenes shall they be slayne downe with the swearde, sayeth þe Lorde God: Ezekiel 30:7 amonge other desolate countrees they shalbe made desolate, & amonge other waste cyties they shalbe wasted. Ezekiel 30:8 And they shall knowe, that I am the Lorde, when I kyndle a fyre in Egypte, and when all her helpers are destroied. Ezekiel 30:9 At þt tyme, shall theyr messaungers go forth from me in shyppes, to make the carelesse Morians afrayed, and sorow shall come vpon them acordinge to the daye of Egypte, for doubtles it shall come. Ezekiel 30:10 Thus sayeth the Lord God: I wil make an ende of the people of Egypt thorow the hand of Nabuchodonosor the kinge of Babylon. Ezekiel 30:11 He and his people with him: yee, and the cruell tyrauntes of the Heathen shalbe brought to destroye the lande. They shall drawe out theyr sweardes vpon Egypte, & fyll the lande full of slayne men. Ezekiel 30:12 I will drye vp theyr floudes of water, and sell the lande into the handes of wicked people. The lande & all þt is therin, will I destroye thorow the enemyes. Euen I the Lord haue sayde it. Ezekiel 30:13 And thus sayeth the Lord God: I will destroye the Idols, and bringe the ymages of Noph to an ende. There shall nomore be a prince of Egypte, & a fearfulnes will I sende into the Egypcians land. Ezekiel 30:14 As for Pathures, I wyll make it desolate, & kyndle a fyre in Zoan the cyty. No, I punysh, Ezekiel 30:15 and poure my wrathfull indignacyon vpon Sin, which is the strength of Egypt. All the substaunce of Alexandria will I destroye, Ezekiel 30:16 and kyndle a fyre in Egypte. Sin shalbe in greate heuynesse, Alexandria shalbe roted out, and Noph shall haue daylye sorow. Ezekiel 30:17 The best men of Helyopolys and Bubasto shalbe slayne with þe swearde, and caryed awaye captyue. Ezekiel 30:18 At Caphnis the daye shalbe darcke, when I breake there the scepter of the lande of Egypt, & when the pompe of her power shall haue an ende, A cloud shall couer her, and her daughters shalbe led awaye into captiuite. Ezekiel 30:19 Thus will I punysh Egypt, þt they maye knowe how that I am the Lorde.
The arm of Babylon shall be strengthened to break the arm of Egypt.
Ezekiel 30:20 It happened in the eleuenth yeare, vpon the seuenth daye of the fyrst moneth, that þe Lordes worde came vnto me, sayenge: Ezekiel 30:21 Beholde, thou sonne of man, I will breake the arme of Pharao kyng of Egypte: and lo it shall not be bounde vp to be healed, nother shall eny playstre be laied vpon it, for to ease it, or to make it so stronge, as to holde a swearde. Ezekiel 30:22 Therfore, thus sayeth the Lorde God: Beholde, I will vpon Pharao þe king of Egypte, and bruse his stronge arme (yet is it but a broken one) & will smyte þe swearde out of his handes. Ezekiel 30:23 As for the Egypcians. I will scatre them among the Heathen, and strowe them in the landes aboute. Ezekiel 30:24 Agayne I will strength the arme of the kyng of Babylon, & geue him a sweard in his hand: but I will breake Pharaos arme so that he shall holde it before him pyteously, lyke a wounded man. Ezekiel 30:25 Yee, I wyll stablysh the kynge of Babilons arme, & the armes of Pharao shall fall downe: that it maye be knowne, þt I am the Lord, which geue the kynge of Babylon my swearde in his hand, that he maye drawe it out vpon the lande of Egypte, Ezekiel 30:26 & that when I scatre the Egypcians amonge the Gentils and strowe them in the landes aboute, they maye knowe, that I am the Lorde.