*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 29 ©
The time of this prophecy, v. 1. Against Pharaoh and all Egypt, 2. With a promise of a small restoration, 13. That the people of God may trust no more in Egypt, nor bring themselves anymore in trouble, 16. The time of the following prophecy, 17. Wherein God gives the land of Egypt to king Nebuchadnezzar for a reward of his service against Tyrus, 18. The restoration of Israel, 21.
IN the 1tenth year, in the 2tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, 3set thy face against 4Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I 5am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great 6dragona that lieth in the midst of his 7rivers, which hath said, My 8river is mine own, and I have 9made it for myself.
But I will put 10hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the 11fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt 12fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be 13brought together, nor gathered: 14I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a 15staff of reedb to the house of Israel.
When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst 16break, and rend all their 17shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and 18madest all their loins to be at a stand.
¶Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a 19sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.
And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because 20he hath said, 21The river is mine, and I have made it.
Behold, therefore I 22am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly 23waste and desolate, from the 24tower of 25Syene even unto the border of 26Ethiopia.
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be 27inhabited forty years.
And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the 28midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will 29disperse them through the countries.
¶Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of 30forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered:
And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of 31Pathros, into the land of their 32habitation; and they shall be there a 33base kingdom.
It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, which bringeth their 34iniquity to remembrance, when they shall lookc after 35them: but they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
¶And it came to pass in the 36seven and twentieth year, in the 37first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against 38Tyrus: every 39head was made 40bald, and every 41shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take 42her 43multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
I have given him the land of Egypt for his 44labour wherewith he served against 45it, because they 46wrought 47for me, saith the Lord GOD.
¶In that day will I cause the 48horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the 49opening of the mouth in the midst of 50them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.