New Living Translation
"You Ethiopians will also be slaughtered by my sword," says the LORD.
King James Bible
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be the slain of my sword.
World English Bible
You Cushites also, you will be killed by my sword.
Young's Literal Translation
Also ye, O Cushim, pierced of My sword are they.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:12 By my sword - The Chaldeans are called God's sword; because God employed them.
Listen, Ethiopia--land of fluttering sails that lies at the headwaters of the Nile,
For the king of Assyria will take away the Egyptians and Ethiopians as prisoners. He will make them walk naked and barefoot, both young and old, their buttocks bared, to the shame of Egypt.
Then the Philistines will be thrown into panic, for they counted on the power of Ethiopia and boasted of their allies in Egypt!
A sword will come against Egypt, and those who are slaughtered will cover the ground. Its wealth will be carried away and its foundations destroyed. The land of Ethiopia will be ravished.
I will strengthen the arms of Babylon's king and put my sword in his hand. But I will break the arms of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he will lie there mortally wounded, groaning in pain.
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