New Living Translation
It will be the lowliest of all the nations, never again great enough to rise above its neighbors.
King James Bible
It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
Darby Bible Translation
It shall be the basest of kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations; and I will diminish them, so that they shall no more rule over the nations.
World English Bible
It shall be the base of the kingdoms; neither shall it any more lift itself up above the nations: and I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
Of the kingdoms it is lowest, And it lifteth not up itself any more above the nations, And I have made them few, So as not to rule among nations.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:15 No more rule - Though in the times of the Ptolemeys, it was considerable, yet then, even then it did not rule the nations about her.
When they decrease in number and become impoverished through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
It took root there and grew into a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned up toward the eagle, and its roots grew down into the ground. It produced strong branches and put out shoots.
so Israel would not become strong again and revolt. Only by keeping her treaty with Babylon could Israel survive.
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will smash the idols of Egypt and the images at Memphis. There will be no rulers left in Egypt; terror will sweep the land.
"Son of man, give this message to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and all his hordes: "To whom would you compare your greatness?
"Son of man, mourn for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and give him this message: "You think of yourself as a strong young lion among the nations, but you are really just a sea monster, heaving around in your own rivers, stirring up mud with your feet.
Are you any better than the city of Thebes, situated on the Nile River, surrounded by water? She was protected by the river on all sides, walled in by water.
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