a“Wail, ‘Woe to the day!’
3 For bthe day is near,
Even the day of the Lord is near;
It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
And great anguish shall be in 1Ethiopia,
When the slain fall in Egypt,
And they ctake away her wealth,
And dher foundations are broken down.
“Those who uphold Egypt shall fall,
And the pride of her power shall come down.
Those within her shall fall by the sword,”
Says the Lord God.
7 “They gshall be desolate in the midst of the desolate countries,
And her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are laid waste.
When I have set a fire in Egypt
And all her helpers are destroyed.
9 On that day hmessengers shall go forth from Me in ships
To make the 5careless Ethiopians afraid,
And great anguish shall come upon them,
As on the day of Egypt;
For indeed it is coming!”
i“I will also make a multitude of Egypt to cease
By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, jthe most terrible of the nations,
Shall be brought to destroy the land;
They shall draw their swords against Egypt,
And fill the land with the slain.
12 kI will make the rivers dry,
And lsell the land into the hand of the wicked;
I will make the land waste, and all that is in it,
By the hand of aliens.
I, the Lord, have spoken.”
“I will also mdestroy the idols,
And cause the images to cease from 6Noph;
nThere shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt;
oI will put fear in the land of Egypt.
14 I will make pPathros desolate,
Set fire to qZoan,
15 I will pour My fury on 8Sin, the strength of Egypt;
16 And tset a fire in Egypt;
Sin shall have great pain,
No shall be split open,
And Noph shall be in distress daily.
17 The young men of 1Aven and Pi Beseth shall fall by the sword,
And these cities shall go into captivity.
When I break the yokes of Egypt there.
And her arrogant strength shall cease in her;
As for her, a cloud shall cover her,
And her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus I will vexecute judgments on Egypt,
Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
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