Ezekiel 29:3–10

Speak, and you must say, ‘thus says the Lord Yahweh:

“Look! I am against you,

Pharaoh, king of Egypt,

the great sea monster,

the one lying down

in the midst of his Nile streams,

who says to me, “It is my Nile, and I made it for myself.”d

And so I will put hooks in your jawbones,

and I will make the fish of your Nile streams stick to your scales,

and I will bring you up from the midst of your Nile streams,

and all of the fish of your Nile streams which cling to your scales.

And I will fling you to the desert,

you and all the fish of your Nile streams.

On the surface of the field you will fall;

you will not be gathered,

and you will not be assembled.

To the animalse of the field

and to the birdsf of the heavens

I will give you as food.

And all of the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yahweh,

because of theirg being a staff of reed for the house of Israel.

When they took hold of you with the hand, you snapped,

and you split their every shoulder.

And when they leaned on you, you broke,

and you caused all of their loins to wobble.”

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Look! I am bringing on you a sword, and I will cut off from you human and animal. And the land of Egypt will becomeh a desolation and ruins, and they will know that I am Yahweh because hei said, ‘The Nile is mine!j And I, I made it!’ 10 Therefore look! I am against you and against your Nile streams, and I will make the land of Egypt into ruins, a pile of rubble, a desolation from Migdol to Syene and up to the boundary of Cush.

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