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“ ‘You are like a lionr among the nations;
thrashing about in your streams,
churning the water with your feet
and muddying the streams.u
“ ‘With a great throng of people
I will cast my net over you,
and they will haul you up in my net.v
and hurl you on the open field.
I will let all the birds of the sky settle on you
and all the animals of the wild gorge themselves on you.w
and fill the valleysx with your remains.
6 I will drench the land with your flowing bloody
all the way to the mountains,
and the ravines will be filled with your flesh.z
and darken their stars;
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon will not give its light.a
I will darkenb over you;
I will bring darkness over your land,c
declares the Sovereign Lord.
when I bring about your destruction among the nations,
amonga lands you have not known.
and their kings will shudder with horror because of you
when I brandish my swordd before them.
On the daye of your downfall
each of them will tremble
every moment for his life.f
will come against you.i
by the swords of mighty men—
the most ruthless of all nations.j
They will shatter the pride of Egypt,
and all her hordes will be overthrown.k
from beside abundant waters
no longer to be stirred by the foot of man
or muddied by the hooves of cattle.l
and make her streams flow like oil,
declares the Sovereign Lord.
and strip the land of everything in it,
when I strike down all who live there,
then they will know that I am the Lord.m’
16 “This is the lamentn they will chant for her. The daughters of the nations will chant it; for Egypt and all her hordes they will chant it, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
17 In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:o 18 “Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and consignp to the earth below both her and the daughters of mighty nations, along with those who go down to the pit.q 19 Say to them, ‘Are you more favored than others? Go down and be laid among the uncircumcised.’r 20 They will fall among those killed by the sword. The sword is drawn; let her be draggeds off with all her hordes.t 21 From within the realm of the deadu the mighty leaders will say of Egypt and her allies, ‘They have come down and they lie with the uncircumcised,v with those killed by the sword.’
22 “Assyria is there with her whole army; she is surrounded by the graves of all her slain, all who have fallen by the sword. 23 Their graves are in the depths of the pitw and her army lies around her grave.x All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword.
24 “Elamy is there, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword.z All who had spread terror in the land of the livinga went down uncircumcised to the earth below. They bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.b 25 A bed is made for her among the slain, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are uncircumcised,c killed by the sword. Because their terror had spread in the land of the living, they bear their shame with those who go down to the pit; they are laid among the slain.
26 “Meshek and Tubald are there, with all their hordes around their graves. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword because they spread their terror in the land of the living. 27 But they do not lie with the fallen warriors of old,b e who went down to the realm of the dead with their weapons of war—their swords placed under their heads and their shieldsc resting on their bones—though these warriors also had terrorized the land of the living.
30 “All the princes of the northh and all the Sidoniansi are there; they went down with the slain in disgrace despite the terror caused by their power. They lie uncircumcisedj with those killed by the sword and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.k
31 “Pharaoh—he and all his army—will see them and he will be consoledl for all his hordes that were killed by the sword, declares the Sovereign Lord. 32 Although I had him spread terror in the land of the living, Pharaohm and all his hordes will be laid among the uncircumcised, with those killed by the sword, declares the Sovereign Lord.”n
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