A Prophecy Against Egypt
29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month,1 the word of the
“‘Look, I am against3 you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great monster4 lying in the midst of its waterways,
who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.”5
29:4 I will put hooks in your jaws
and stick the fish of your waterways to your scales.
I will haul you up from the midst of your waterways,
and all the fish of your waterways will stick to your scales.
29:5 I will leave you in the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your waterways;
you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected.6
I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies.
29:6 Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the
because they were a reed staff7 for the house of Israel;
29:7 when they grasped you with their hand,8 you broke and tore9 their shoulders,
and when they leaned on you, you splintered and caused their legs to be unsteady.10
29:8 “‘Therefore, this is what the sovereign
Because he said, “The Nile is mine and I made it,” 29:10 I am against12 you and your waterways. I will turn the land of Egypt into an utter desolate ruin from Migdol13 to Syene,14 as far as the border with Ethiopia. 29:11 No human foot will pass through it, and no animal’s foot will pass through it; it will be uninhabited for forty years. 29:12 I will turn the land of Egypt into a desolation in the midst of desolate lands; for forty years her cities will lie desolate in the midst of ruined cities. I will scatter Egypt among the nations and disperse them among foreign countries.
29:13 “‘For this is what the sovereign
29:17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month,18 the word of the