1 In the atwelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the word of the Lord came to me saying,
2 “Son of man, take up a alamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him,
Yet you are like the cmonster in the seas;
And you dburst forth in your rivers
And muddied the waters with your feet
And 2fouled their rivers.’ ”
3 Thus says the Lord 1God,
“Now I will aspread My net over you
With a company of many peoples,
And they shall lift you up in My net.
I will cast you on the 1open field.
And I will cause all the abirds of the heavens to dwell on you,
And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth 2with you.
5 “I will lay your flesh aon the mountains
And fill the valleys with your refuse.
6 “I will also make the land drink the discharge of your ablood
As far as the mountains,
And the ravines will be full of you.
7 “And when I aextinguish you,
I will cover the dsun with a cloud
And the moon will not give its light.
8 “All the shining alights in the heavens
I will darken over you
And will set darkness on your land,”
Declares the Lord God.
10 “I will make many peoples aappalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and bthey will tremble every moment, every man for his own life, on the day of your fall.”
11 For athus says the Lord God, “The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you.
12 “By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are atyrants of the nations,
And they will bdevastate the pride of Egypt,
And all its hordes will be destroyed.
And athe foot of man will not muddy them anymore
And the hoofs of beasts will not muddy them.
And will cause their rivers to run like oil,”
Declares the Lord God.
15 “When I make the land of Egypt a adesolation,
And the land is destitute of that which filled it,
When I smite all those who live in it,
Then they shall bknow that I am the Lord.
Go down and make your bed with the auncircumcised.’
21 “The astrong among the mighty ones shall speak of him and his helpers from the midst of Sheol, ‘They have gone down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’
24 “aElam is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the blower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the cland of the living and dbore their disgrace with those who went down to the pit.
25 “They have made a abed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was 1instilled in the land of the living), and they bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit; 2they were put in the midst of the slain.
27 “aNor do they lie beside the fallen 1bheroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their ciniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these 1heroes was once in the land of the living.
30 “There also are the 1chiefs of the anorth, all of them, and all the bSidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit.
31 “These Pharaoh will see, and he will be acomforted for all his hordes slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his army,” declares the Lord God.
32 “Though I instilled a terror of him in the land of the living, yet he will be made to lie down among the uncircumcised along with those slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his hordes,” declares the Lord God.
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