1 In the atenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month, the word of the Lord came to me saying,
3 “Speak and say, ‘Thus says the Lord 1God,
“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
That bhas said, ‘My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.’
4 “I will put ahooks in your jaws
And make the fish of your 1rivers cling to your scales.
And I will bring you up out of the midst of your 1rivers,
And all the fish of your 1rivers will cling to your scales.
I have given you for cfood to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
Because they have been only a astaff made of reed to the house of Israel.
And when they leaned on you,
You broke and made all their loins 2quake.”
8 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will abring upon you a sword and I will cut off from you man and beast.
9 “The aland of Egypt will become a desolation and waste. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
11 “A man’s foot will anot pass through it, and the foot of a beast will not pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years.
12 “So I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the amidst of desolated lands. And her cities, in the midst of cities that are laid waste, will be desolate forty years; and I will bscatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.”
14 “I will turn the fortunes of Egypt and make them return to the land of aPathros, to the land of their origin, and there they will be a lowly kingdom.
17 Now in the atwenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the word of the Lord came to me saying,
18 “Son of man, aNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor 1hard against Tyre; every head was made bbald and every shoulder was rubbed bare. But he and his army had no wages from Tyre for the labor that he had 2performed against it.”
19 Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I awill give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her 1bwealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder; and it will be wages for his army.
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