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30 And the word of Jehovah continued to occur to me, saying: 2 “Son of man, prophesy, and you must say,+ ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: “Howl, YOU people, ‘Alas for the day!’+ 3 for a day is near, yes, a day belonging to Jehovah is near.+ A day of clouds,+ an appointed time of nations it will prove to be.+ 4 And a sword will certainly come into Egypt,+ and severe pains must occur in E·thi·o′pi·a* when one falls slain in Egypt and they actually take its wealth and its foundations are actually torn down.+ 5 E·thi·o′pi·a+ and Put+ and Lud and all the mixed company*+ and Chub and the sons of the land of the covenant—with them they will fall by the very sword.”’+ 6 “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘The supporters of Egypt must also fall, and the pride of its strength must come down.’+ “‘From Mig′dol+ to Sy·e′ne*+ they will fall in it even by the sword,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 7 ‘They must also be made desolate in the midst of desolated lands, and its own cities will come to be right in the midst of devastated cities.+ 8 And they will have to know that I am Jehovah when I set a fire in Egypt and all its helpers are actually broken.+ 9 In that day messengers will go forth from before me in the ships,* in order to drive self-confident E·thi·o′pi·a into trembling.+ And severe pains must occur among them in the day of Egypt, for, look! it must come.’+ 10 “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘I will also cause the crowd of Egypt to cease by the hand of Neb·u·chad·rez′zar the king of Babylon.+ 11 He and his people with him, the tyrants of [the] nations,+ are being brought in to reduce the land to ruin. And they must draw their swords against Egypt and fill the land with the slain.+ 12 And I will make the Nile canals+ dry ground and will sell the land into the hand of bad men,+ and I will cause the land and its fullness to be desolated by the hand of strangers.+ I myself, Jehovah, have spoken.’+ 13 “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘I will also destroy the dungy idols+ and cause the valueless gods to cease out of Noph,*+ and there will no more prove to be a chieftain out of the land of Egypt; and I shall certainly put fear in the land of Egypt.+ 14 And I will bring Path′ros+ to desolation and set a fire in Zo′an+ and execute acts of judgment in No.*+ 15 And I will pour out my rage+ upon Sin,* the fortress of Egypt, and cut off the crowd of No.+ 16 And I will set a fire in Egypt. Sin will without fail be in severe pains, and No itself will come to be for capture by breaches; and as regards Noph—there will be adversaries during the daytime! 17 As for the young men of On*+ and Pi·be′seth, by the sword they will fall, and into captivity the [cities] themselves will go. 18 And in Te·haph′ne·hes+ the day will actually grow dark, when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt.+ And in her the pride of her strength will actually be made to cease.+ As for her, clouds themselves will cover her,+ and into captivity her own dependent towns* will go.+ 19 And I will execute acts of judgment in Egypt;+ and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’” 20 And it occurred further that in the eleventh year, in the first [month], on the seventh [day] of the month, the word of Jehovah occurred to me, saying: 21 “Son of man, the arm of Phar′aoh the king of Egypt I shall certainly break,+ and, look! it will not be bound up at all in order to give [it] healing by putting a bandage on for binding it up,+ for it to become strong to take hold of the sword.” 22 “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘Here I am against Phar′aoh the king of Egypt,+ and I will break his arms,+ the strong one and the broken one,+ and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.+ 23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.+ 24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon+ and give my sword into his hand,+ and I will break the arms of Phar′aoh, and as a deadly wounded one he will certainly do a great deal of groaning before him.+ 25 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the very arms of Phar′aoh will fall; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah when I give my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he actually extends it out against the land of Egypt.+ 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations+ and disperse them among the lands; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’”
^ “Ethiopia,” LXXVg; MTSy, “Cush.”
^ “Mixed company,” MLXX; Sy, “Arabians.”
^ Or, “Aswān.” Heb., Sewe·neh′.
^ “In the ships,” M; Lat., in tri·e′ri·bus, “in triremes”; LXXSy, “hastening.”
^ “Noph,” M; LXXSyVg, “Memphis.”
^ “No,” MSy; TVg, “Alexandria.”
^ “Sin,” MTSy; Vg, “Pelusium.”
^ Lit., “Aven,” M; LXXVg, “Heliopolis.”
^ Lit., “her daughters.”