Ezekiel 29 ©
The judgment upon Pharaoh for his treachery to Israel. The desolation of Egypt, and restoration of it after forty years. Egypt the reward of Nebuchadrezzar's service against Tyrus. Israel shall flourish again.
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, eI am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great f*dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, gMy river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
And jI will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the 1open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the kbeasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
And uI will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of vthe countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate wforty years: and xI will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
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.
bAnd it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, which cbringeth their iniquity to remembrance, when they shall look after them: dbut they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
¶And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, fI will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and 7take her spoil, and take her *prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
¶In that day will I cause the hhorn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee ithe opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and jthey shall know that I am the LORD.