The judgment of Pharaoh for his treachery to Israel.
Ezekiel 29:1 In the .x. yeare vpon the .xij. day of the .x. moneth, the word of the Lorde came vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 29:2 O thou sonne of man, set nowe thy face agaynste Pharao the kynge of Egypte, Prophecye agaynst him & against the whole lande of Egypte: Ezekiel 29:3 Speake, & tel him: thus sayth the Lorde God: Beholde O Pharao thou kynge of Egypte, I wyll vpon the, thou greate dragon, that lyest in þe waters: thou that sayest: the water is myne. I haue made it my selfe. Ezekiel 29:4 I wyl put an hoke in thy chawes, & hange al the fysh in thy waters vpon thy scales, after þt I wyl draw the out of thy waters, yea and all the fyshe of thy waters that hange vpon thy scales. Ezekiel 29:5 I wyll caste the oute vpon the drye lande: wyth the fysh of thy waters, so that thou shalte lye vpon the felde. Thou shalte not be gathered nor taken vp: but shalte be meate for the beastes of the feld, and for the foules of the ayre, Ezekiel 29:6 that al thei whiche dwell in Egypte, maye knowe, that I am the Lorde: because thou haste bene a staffe of rede to the house of Israel. Ezekiel 29:7 When they toke hold of the with theyr hand thou brakest & pryekest them on euerye syde, & yf they leaned vpon the, thou brakest & hurtest the reynes of theyr backes.
The desolation of Egypt.
Ezekiel 29:8 Therfore thus sayeth the Lorde God: beholde, I wyll brynge a swearde vpon the, & rote oute of the bothe man and beaste. Ezekiel 29:9 Yea the lande of Egypte shalbe desolate and waste, & they shal knowe, that I am the Lord. Because he sayde: the water is myne, I my selfe haue made it. Ezekiel 29:10 Beholde, therfore, I wyll vpon the & vpon thy waters: I wyll make the lande of Egypte waste and desolate, from the towre of Syenes vnto the borders of the Moryans land, Ezekiel 29:11 so that in .xl. yeares there shall no fote of man walcke there, neyther fote of cattell go there, neyther shall it be inhabyted. Ezekiel 29:12 I wyll make the lande of Egypte to be desolate, amonge other waste countreyes, and her cytyes to lye voyde .xl. yeares, among other voyde cytyes: And I wyll scatre the Egypcyans amonge the Heathen and nacyons.
The restoration thereof after forty years.
Ezekiel 29:13 Agayne, thus saith the Lorde God: When the .xl. yeares are expyred, I wyll gather the Egypcyans together agayne, oute of the nacyons, among whome they were scatred, Ezekiel 29:14 and wyll brynge the presoners of Egypte agayne into the lande of Pathures theyr owne natyue countre, that they maye be there a lowlye small kyngdome: Ezekiel 29:15 yea they shalbe the smallest amonge other kyngedomes, leste they exalte them selues aboue the Heathen, for I wyll so monyshe them Ezekiel 29:16 that they shal no more rule the Heathen. They shall no more be an hope vnto the house of Israel, neyther prouoke them anye more wyckednesse, to cause them turne backe, & to folowe them: and they shall knowe that I am the Lorde God.
Egypt the reward of Nebuchadressar.
Ezekiel 29:17 In the .xxvij. yeare, the fyrste daye of the fyrste moneth, came the worde of the Lorde vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 29:18 Thou sonne of man, Nabuchodonosor the kynge of Babylon hath made hys hoste, wyth greate trauayle and laboure to come before Tyre: that euerye head may be balde, and euerye shoulder bare. Yet hath Tyre geuen neyther hym nor hys hoost anye rewarde, for the greate trauayle that he hath taken there. Ezekiel 29:19 Therfore thus sayeth the Lord god: beholde, I wyl geue the lande of Egypt vnto Nabuchodonosor the kynge of Babylon, that he maye take awaye all her substaunce, robbe her robberyes, and spoyle her spoyles, to pay hys hoste theyr wagyes wythall. Ezekiel 29:20 I wil 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 wyll I cause the horne of the house of Israell to growe forthe, & open thy mouth agayne amonge them: that they maye knowe, howe þt I am the Lorde.