A relation unto Pharaoh,
Ezekiel 31:1 And it came to pass, in the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first of the month, that the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying: Ezekiel 31:2 Son of man, Say unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and unto his multitude,Whom, art thou like in thy greatness?
of the glory of Assyria,
Ezekiel 31:3 Lo! Assyria, was a cedar in Lebanon, Beautiful in bough, and, Dense in foliage, and, Lofty in stature,and, Among the clouds, came to be his top: Ezekiel 31:4 The waters, made him great, the roaring deep, made him high,with its currents going round about the place where it was planted, Its channels also, it sent forth unto all the trees of the field. Ezekiel 31:5 For this cause, higher, was his stature, than any of the trees of the field,And multiplied, were his boughs, And lengthened, were his branches, By reason of the mighty waters, when he shot forth shoots. Ezekiel 31:6 Among his branches, all the birds of the heavens, made their nests, And, under his boughs, all the wild beasts of the field, brought forth,And, in his shade, dwelt all the mighty nations. Ezekiel 31:7 Thus became he beautiful in his greatness, In the length of his waving branches, Because his root had gone, towards mighty waters. Ezekiel 31:8 Cedars, hid him not, in the garden of God, Fir-trees, were not like unto his boughs, Nor, plane-trees, like his branches,No tree in the garden of God, was like unto him, in his beauty. Ezekiel 31:9 Beautiful, I made him in the abundance of his waving branches,Therefore was he envied by all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of God.
and the fall thereof for pride.
Ezekiel 31:10 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Because thou hast become lofty in stature, And he hath stretched his top among the clouds, And his heart is exalted, in his loftiness. Ezekiel 31:11 Let me then deliver him into the hand of the chief of the nations, He shall, effectually deal, with him! According to his lawlessness, have I driven him out: Ezekiel 31:12 Therefore have foreigners, the terrible of the nations, cut him down, And abandoned him,Upon the mountains, and in all valleys, have fallen his waving branches, And broken, have been his boughs in all the river-beds of the land, And all the peoples of the earth, have come down out of his shade, And abandoned him: Ezekiel 31:13 Upon his trunk, shall settle down all the birds of the heavens,And, among his boughs, are to be found all the wild beasts of the field: Ezekiel 31:14 To the end that none of the trees of the watersMay exalt themselves in their stature, Or stretch their top among the clouds, Nor their mighty ones take their stand in their heightany that drink of the waters,Because, they all, are delivered to death, Unto the earth below, In the midst of the sons of Adam, Amongst them who descend into the pit. Ezekiel 31:15 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, In the day when he descended into hades, I caused a mourning, I covered over him the roaring deep, And restrained the currents thereof, And stayed, were the mighty waters,So caused I gloom over him unto Lebanon, And, all the trees of the field, for him, were covered with a shroud. Ezekiel 31:16 At the sound of his fall, I made nations tremble, When I caused him to descend into hades, with them who descend into the pit,Then were grieved, in the earth belowAll the trees of Eden, The choicest and best of Lebanon, All who had drunk the waters. Ezekiel 31:17 Even they, with him, descended into hades, Among them who were thrust through with the sword,Even his seed who dwelt in his shade, in the midst of the nations.
The like destruction of Egypt.
Ezekiel 31:18 Unto whom, couldst thou be likened, thus, in glory and in greatness, among the trees of Eden? Yet shalt thou be caused to descend, with the trees of Eden, into the earth below, In the midst of the uncircumcised, shalt thou lie down, With them who were thrust through by the sword. The same, is Pharaoh, and all his multitude, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.