Ezekiel 30:2
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 day of the LORD is near;
         It will be a day of clouds,
         A time of doom for the nations.

4“A sword will come upon Egypt,
         And anguish will be in Ethiopia;
         When the slain fall in Egypt,
         They take away her wealth,
         And her foundations are torn down.

5“Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Libya and the people of the land that is in league will fall with them by the sword.”

6‘Thus says the LORD,
         “Indeed, those who support Egypt will fall
         And the pride of her power will come down;
         From Migdol to Syene
         They will fall within her by the sword,”
         Declares the Lord GOD.

7“They will be desolate
         In the midst of the desolated lands;
         And her cities will be
         In the midst of the devastated cities.

8“And they will know that I am the LORD,
         When I set a fire in Egypt
         And all her helpers are broken.

9“On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!”

      10‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
         “I will also make the hordes of Egypt cease
         By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

11“He and his people with him,
         The most ruthless of the nations,
         Will be brought in to destroy the land;
         And they will draw their swords against Egypt
         And fill the land with the slain.

12“Moreover, I will make the Nile canals dry
         And sell the land into the hands of evil men.
         And I will make the land desolate
         And all that is in it,
         By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken.”

      13‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
         “I will also destroy the idols
         And make the images cease from Memphis.
         And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;
         And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.

14“I will make Pathros desolate,
         Set a fire in Zoan
         And execute judgments on Thebes.

15“I will pour out My wrath on Sin,
         The stronghold of Egypt;
         I will also cut off the hordes of Thebes.

16“I will set a fire in Egypt;
         Sin will writhe in anguish,
         Thebes will be breached
         And Memphis will have distresses daily.

17“The young men of On and of Pi-beseth
         Will fall by the sword,
         And the women will go into captivity.

18“In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark
         When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt.
         Then the pride of her power will cease in her;
         A cloud will cover her,
         And her daughters will go into captivity.

19“Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt,
         And they will know that I am the LORD.”’”

Victory for Babylon

      20In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying, 21“Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, behold, it has not been bound up for healing or wrapped with a bandage, that it may be 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, both the strong and the broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand. 23‘I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands. 24‘For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man. 25‘Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. 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 against the land of Egypt. 26‘When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands, then they will know that I am the LORD.’”

NASB ©1995

Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Wail ye, Alas for the day!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Howl ye, Woe, woe to the day:

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Howl ye, Alas for the day!

English Revised Version
Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Howl ye, Woe worth the day!

Webster's Bible Translation
Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Howl ye, Alas the day!

World English Bible
Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Wail, Alas for the day!

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, prophesy, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Howl ye, ha! for the day!
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SARGON AS A WARRIOR AND AS A BUILDER. The origin of Sargon II.: the revolt of Babylon, Merodach-baladan and Elam--The kingdom of Elam from the time of the first Babylonian empire; the conquest's of Shutruh-nalkunta I.; the princes of Malamir--The first encounter of Assyria and Elam, the battle of Durilu (721 B.C.)--Revolt of Syria, Iaubidi of Hamath and Hannon of Gaza--Bocchoris and the XXIVth Egyptian dynasty; the first encounter of Assyria with Egypt, the battle of Raphia (720 B.C.). Urartu
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7

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Scriptures Showing The Sin And Danger Of Joining With Wicked And Ungodly Men. When the Lord is punishing such a people against whom he hath a controversy, and a notable controversy, every one that is found shall be thrust through: and every one joined with them shall fall, Isa. xiii. 15. They partake in their judgment, not only because in a common calamity all shares, (as in Ezek. xxi. 3.) but chiefly because joined with and partakers with these whom God is pursuing; even as the strangers that join
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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