Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Ezekiel 29

The judgment of Pharaoh for his treachery to Israel.

Ezekiel 29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month, came the word of Yahweh unto me, saying: Ezekiel 29:2 Son of man, Set thy face against Pharaoh, king of Egypt, And prophesy against him, and against Egypt, all of it: Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and thou shalt say—Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! against thee, O Pharaoh, king of Egypt, The great Crocodile that lieth along in the midst of his rivers: Who saith—My river is, mine own, Since, I myself, made it me! Ezekiel 29:4 Therefore will I put hooks in thy jaws, And cause the fish of thy rivers to stick fast in thy scales,—And will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, And, all the fish of thy rivers, to thy scales, shall stick fast; Ezekiel 29:5 And I will stretch thee out towards the desert, Thee, and all the fish of thy rivers, On the face of the field, shalt thou lie, Thou shalt not be carried away, nor shalt thou be gathered, To the wild beast of the earth, and to the bird of the heavens, have I given thee for food. Ezekiel 29:6 So shall all the inhabitants of Egypt know, that, I, am Yahweh,—Because they were a staff of reed to the house of Israel: Ezekiel 29:7 Whensoever they took hold of thee by the hand, thou didst run through, and tear open for them every hand,—And, whensoever they leaned upon thee, thou didst break, and caused all their loins, to halt.

The desolation of Egypt.

Ezekiel 29:8 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! bringing upon thee a sword,—And I will cut off out of thee, man and beast; Ezekiel 29:9 And the land of Egypt shall become an astonishment and a desolation, So shall they know, that, I, am Yahweh,—Because he said—The river, is mine own, Since, I, myself, made it! Ezekiel 29:10 Therefore, behold me! against thee and against thy rivers,—And I will make the land of Egypt, to be most desolate, an astounding desolation, from Migdol to Syene, even up to the boundary of Ethiopia: Ezekiel 29:11 The foot of man, shall not pass through it, Nor shall, the foot of beast, pass through it, Neither shall it be inhabited, forty years: Ezekiel 29:12 So will I make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of lands made desolate, And, her cities—in the midst of cities that have been laid waste, shall become a desolation, forty years,—And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations, And scatter them throughout the lands.

The restoration thereof after forty years.

Ezekiel 29:13 For, thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,—At the end of forty years, will I gather the Egyptians from among the peoples whither I had dispersed them; Ezekiel 29:14 And I will turn the captivity of the Egyptians, And will cause them to return, To the land of Pathros, Upon the land of their nativity,—And they shall become, there, a kingdom abased: Ezekiel 29:15 More than [any of] the kingdoms, shall she be abased, And shall lift herself up no more over the nations,—Yea I will make them too small, to rule over the nations. Ezekiel 29:16 So shall it become no more, unto the house of Israel, a security, Calling to mind iniquity, by their turning to follow them,—And they shall know, that, I, am The Lord, Yahweh.

Egypt the reward of Nebuchadressar.

Ezekiel 29:17 And it came to pass, in the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, that the word of Yahweh came, unto me, saying: Ezekiel 29:18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, hath made his army undergo a long service against Tyre, Every head, hath been made bald, and, Every shoulder, worn bare,—But, pay, hath he had none, nor hath his army, out of Tyre, for the service wherewith he hath served against it. Ezekiel 29:19 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! giving, to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, the land of Egypt,—And he shall carry off her multitude, And capture her spoil, And seize her prey, So shall she become pay for his army. Ezekiel 29:20 As a reward for his labour wherewith he hath served, have I given to him the land of Egypt,—in that they wrought for me, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.

Israel shall be restored.

Ezekiel 29:21 In that day, will I cause to bud a horn for the house of Israel, And, to thee, will I give an opening of mouth, in their midst, So shall they know, that, I, am Yahweh.

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