Ezekiel 29:11
New International Version
The foot of neither man nor beast will pass through it; no one will live there for forty years.

New Living Translation
For forty years not a soul will pass that way, neither people nor animals. It will be completely uninhabited.

English Standard Version
No foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall pass through it; it shall be uninhabited forty years.

Berean Study Bible
No foot of man or beast will pass through, and it will be uninhabited for forty years.

New American Standard Bible
"A man's foot will not pass through it, and the foot of a beast will not pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years.

King James Bible
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

Christian Standard Bible
No human foot will pass through it, and no animal foot will pass through it. It will be uninhabited for forty years.

Contemporary English Version
No human or animal will even dare travel through Egypt, because no sign of life will be found there for 40 years.

Good News Translation
No human being or animal will walk through it. For forty years nothing will live there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No human foot will pass through it, and no animal foot will pass through it. It will be uninhabited for 40 years.

International Standard Version
Neither man nor beast will walk through that area. It won't even be inhabited for 40 years.

NET Bible
No human foot will pass through it, and no animal's foot will pass through it; it will be uninhabited for forty years.

New Heart English Bible
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of animal shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No human or animal will walk through it, and no one will live there for 40 years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

New American Standard 1977
“A man’s foot will not pass through it, and the foot of a beast will not pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

King James 2000 Bible
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

American King James Version
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

American Standard Version
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
No foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall pass through it, and it shall not be inhabited for forty years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The foot of man shall not pass through it, neither shall the foot of beasts go through it: nor shall it be inhabited during forty years.

Darby Bible Translation
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor shall foot of beast pass through it, nor shall it be inhabited, forty years.

English Revised Version
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

Webster's Bible Translation
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

World English Bible
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of animal shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

Young's Literal Translation
Not pass over into it doth a foot of man, Yea, the foot of beast doth not pass into it, Nor is it inhabited forty years.
Study Bible
The Desolation of Egypt
10therefore I am against you and against your rivers. I will turn the land of Egypt into a ruin, a desolate wasteland from Migdol to Syene, and as far as the border of Cush. 11No foot of man or beast will pass through, and it will be uninhabited for forty years. 12I will make the land of Egypt a desolation among desolate lands, and her cities will lie desolate forty years among the ruined cities. And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them throughout the countries.…
Cross References
Isaiah 34:10
It will not be quenched--day or night. Its smoke will ascend forever. From generation to generation it will lie desolate; no one will ever pass through it again.

Jeremiah 9:10
I will take up a weeping and wailing for the mountains, a dirge over the wilderness pasture, for they have been scorched so no one passes through, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. Both the birds of the air and the beasts have fled; they have gone away.

Jeremiah 43:11
He will come and strike down the land of Egypt, bringing death to those destined for death, captivity to those destined for captivity, and the sword to those destined for the sword.

Jeremiah 43:12
I will kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he will burn those temples and take their gods as captives. So he will wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself in his garment, and he will depart from there unscathed.

Jeremiah 46:19
Pack your bags for exile, O daughter dwelling in Egypt! For Memphis will be laid waste, destroyed and uninhabited.

Ezekiel 32:13
I will slaughter all her cattle beside the abundant waters. No human foot will muddy them again, and no cattle hooves will disturb them.

Treasury of Scripture

No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

foot of man

Ezekiel 20:10-13
Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness…

Ezekiel 31:12
And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.

Ezekiel 32:13
I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.

forty

2 Chronicles 36:21
To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

Isaiah 23:15,17
And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot…

Jeremiah 25:11,12
And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years…







Lexicon
No
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

foot
רֶ֣גֶל (re·ḡel)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

of man
אָדָ֔ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

[or]
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

beast
בְּהֵמָ֖ה (bə·hê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

will pass
תַעֲבָר־ (ṯa·‘ă·ḇār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

through,
בָּהּ֙ (bāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

it will be uninhabited
תֵשֵׁ֖ב (ṯê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

for forty
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

years.
שָׁנָֽה׃ (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year
(11) Neither shall it be inhabited forty years.--In Ezekiel 29:9-12 a state of desolation is predicted for Egypt, which, if understood in the literal sense of the words, has certainly never been fulfilled. In Ezekiel 29:9 it is said that it "shall be desolate and waste," and this is repeated with emphasis in Ezekiel 29:10; while in Ezekiel 29:11 it is declared that neither foot of man nor foot of beast shall pass through it. There is also a difficulty in regard to the time of "forty years," mentioned in Ezekiel 29:11-13. No such definite period can be made out from history. The two difficulties go together, and the former is explained by the latter. It has already been seen in Ezekiel 4:6 that the prophet represents the calamity of Judah in the historic terms of their former suffering in the wilderness, without thereby intending either any specific time or any precise repetition of the same troubles they had then experienced. He does the same thing here in regard to Egypt. The people are to pass into a condition like that of the Israelites in the wilderness, in which they were to endure the judgment of God upon their sins. This is expressed, after the manner of Ezekiel, in strong concrete terms, the literal fulfilment of which was neither intended nor expected.

Verse 11. - Neither shall it be inhabited forty years. It need hardly be said that history reveals no such period of devastation. Nor, indeed, would anything but the most prosaic literalism justify us in looking for it. We are dealing with the language of a poet-prophet, which is naturally that of hyperbole, and so the "forty years" stand, as, perhaps, elsewhere (Judges 3:11; Judges 5:31, etc.), for a period of undefined duration, and the picture of a land on which no man or beast sets foot for that of a time of desolation, and consequent cessation of all the customary traffic along the Nile. Such a period, there is reason to believe, did follow on the conquests of Nebuchadnezzar. It is implied in Vers. 17-21, which carry us to a date seventeen years later than that of the verse with which we are now dealing; and also in Jeremiah 43:10-12. Josephus ('Contra Apion,' 1:20) speaks of Nebuchadnezzar as having invaded Libya. The reign of Amasis, which followed on the deposition of Hophra, was one of general prosperity as regards commerce and culture, but Egypt ceased to be one of the great world-powers after the time of Nebuchadnezzar and fell easily into the hands of the Persians under Cambyses. It is noticeable that Ezekiel does not, like Isaiah (Isaiah 19:18-25), connect the future of Egypt with any Messianic expectations. 29:1-16 Worldly, carnal minds pride themselves in their property, forgetting that whatever we have, we received it from God, and should use it for God. Why, then, do we boast? Self is the great idol which all the world worships, in contempt of God and his sovereignty. God can force men out of that in which they are most secure and easy. Such a one, and all that cleave to him, shall perish together. Thus end men's pride, presumption, and carnal security. The Lord is against those who do harm to his people, and still more against those who lead them into sin. Egypt shall be a kingdom again, but it shall be the basest of the kingdoms; it shall have little wealth and power. History shows the complete fulfilment of this prophecy. God, not only in justice, but in wisdom and goodness to us, breaks the creature-stays on which we lean, that they may be no more our confidence.
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