Ezekiel 29:2
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New International Version
"Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.

King James Bible
Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against the whole of Egypt;

World English Bible
"Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy concerning him, and concerning Egypt -- all of it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt - This was Pharaoh-hophra or Pharaoh-apries, whom we have so frequently met with in the prophecies of Jeremiah, and much of whose history has been given in the notes.

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Ezekiel 6:2 Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

Ezekiel 20:46 Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

Ezekiel 21:2 Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

Ezekiel 25:2 Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

Ezekiel 28:21,22 Son of man, set your face against Zidon, and prophesy against it...

Pharaoh. This was Oharoh-hopra, or Apries, who, Herodotus informs us, agreeably to the character given him by the prophet, `proudly and wickedly boasted of having established his kingdom so securely, that it was not in the power of any God to dispossess him of it.'

Jeremiah 44:30 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies...

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Ezekiel 30:1-32:32 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying...

Isaiah 18:1-19:17 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia...

Isaiah 20:1-6 In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it...

Jeremiah 9:25,26 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised...

Jeremiah 25:18,19 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment...

Jeremiah 43:8-13 Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying...

Jeremiah 46:2-16 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish...

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah...

Zechariah 14:18,19 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague...

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But Perhaps Some one is Alarmed at Hearing us Discourse of the Death of Him
16. But perhaps some one is alarmed at hearing us discourse of the death of Him of Whom, a short while since, we said that He is everlasting with God the Father, and that He was begotten of the Father's substance, and is one with God the Father, in dominion, majesty, and eternity. But be not alarmed, O faithful hearer. Presently thou wilt see Him of Whose death thou hearest once more immortal; for the death to which He submits is about to spoil death. For the object of that mystery of the Incarnation
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.

Ezekiel
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

Cross References
Isaiah 19:1
A prophecy against Egypt: See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.

Jeremiah 44:30
This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to deliver Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemies who want to kill him, just as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who wanted to kill him.'"

Jeremiah 46:2
Concerning Egypt: This is the message against the army of Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish on the Euphrates River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah:

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