2 - "Son of man, prophesy, and say, 'Thus says the Lord God:"Wail, 'Alas for the day!'
3 - For the day is near,even The LORD's day is near.It will be a day of clouds,a time of the nations.
4 - A sword will come on Egypt,and anguish will be in Ethiopia,when the slain fall in Egypt.They take away her multitude,and her foundations are broken down.
5 - "'"Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all the mixed people, Cub, and the children of the land that is allied with them, will fall with them by the sword."
6 - "'The LORD says:"They also who uphold Egypt will fall.The pride of her power will come down.They will fall by the sword in it from the tower of Seveneh,"says the Lord God.
7 - "They will be desolate in the middle of the countries that are desolate.Her cities will be among the cities that are wasted.
8 - They will know that I am The LORDwhen I have set a fire in Egypt,and all her helpers are destroyed.
9 - "'"In that day messengers will go out from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid. There will be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes."
10 - "'Thus says the Lord God:"I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease,by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 - He and his people with him,the terrible of the nations,will be brought in to destroy the land.They will draw their swords against Egypt,and fill the land with the slain.
12 - I will make the rivers dry,and will sell the land into the hand of evil men.I will make the land desolate,and all that is therein,by the hand of strangers:I, The LORD, have spoken it."
13 - "'Thus says the Lord God:"I will also destroy the idols,and I will cause the images to cease from Memphis.There will be no more a prince from the land of Egypt.I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
14 - I will make Pathros desolate,and will set a fire in Zoan,and will execute judgments on No.
15 - I will pour my wrath on Sin,the stronghold of Egypt.I will cut off the multitude of No.
16 - I will set a fire in EgyptSin will be in great anguish.No will be broken up.Memphis will have adversaries in the daytime.
17 - The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth will fall by the sword.They will go into captivity.
18 - At Tehaphnehes also the day will withdraw itself,when I break the yokes of Egypt, there.The pride of her power will cease in her.As for her, a cloud will cover her,and her daughters will go into captivity.
19 - Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt.Then they will know that I am The LORD."'"
20 - In the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, The LORD's word came to me, saying,
21 - "Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Behold, it has not been bound up, to apply medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it become strong to hold the sword.
22 - Therefore thus says the Lord God: 'Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong arm, and that which was broken. I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
23 - I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
24 - I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand; but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before the king of Babylon with the groaning of a mortally wounded man.
25 - I will hold up the arms of the king of Babylon; and the arms of Pharaoh will fall down. Then they will know that I am The LORD, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he stretches it out on the land of Egypt.
26 - I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries. Then they will know that I am The LORD.'"