Ezekiel 31 ©

1 A recital to Pharaoh of the Assyrian's greatness, and of his fall for pride. 18 The same destruction shall be to Pharaoh.


AND it came to pass in the aeleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,


Son of man, bspeak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; cWhom art thou like in thy greatness?


¶Behold, the dAssyrian was ea cedar in Lebanon 1with fair branches, and with a fshadowing *shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.


The gwaters 2made him great, the deep 3set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her 4little rivers hunto all the trees of the field.


Therefore ihis height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his jboughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, 5when he shot forth.


All the kfowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.


lThus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.


The mcedars in the garden of God could not hide him: nthe fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.


oI have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of pEden, that were in the garden of God, qenvied him.


¶Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; rBecause thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;


I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the smighty one of the heathen; 6he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his twickedness.


And ustrangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: vupon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth ware gone down from his shadow, and have left him.


xUpon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:


yTo the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither 7their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all zdelivered unto death, ato the *nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.


Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he bwent down to the grave cI caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon 8to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.


I made the nations to dshake at the sound of his fall, when eI cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and fall the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the *nether parts of the earth.


gThey also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his harm, that idwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.


jTo whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the *nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie kin the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. lThis is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.