Ezekiel 32:1-16 NIV

Ezekiel 32:1-16 NIV [1] In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month on the first day, the word of the LORD came to me: [2] "Son of man, take up a lament concerning Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: "'You are like a lion among the nations; you are like a monster in the seas thrashing about in your streams, churning the water with your feet and muddying the streams. [3] "'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'With a great throng of people I will cast my net over you, and they will haul you up in my net. [4] I will throw you on the land and hurl you on the open field. I will let all the birds of the sky settle on you and all the animals of the wild gorge themselves on you. [5] I will spread your flesh on the mountains and fill the valleys with your remains. [6] I will drench the land with your flowing blood all the way to the mountains, and the ravines will be filled with your flesh. [7] When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. [8] All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD. [9] I will trouble the hearts of many peoples when I bring about your destruction among the nations, among lands you have not known. [10] I will cause many peoples to be appalled at you, and their kings will shudder with horror because of you when I brandish my sword before them. On the day of your downfall each of them will tremble every moment for his life. [11] "'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'The sword of the king of Babylon will come against you. [12] I will cause your hordes to fall by the swords of mighty men-the most ruthless of all nations. They will shatter the pride of Egypt, and all her hordes will be overthrown. [13] I will destroy all her cattle from beside abundant waters no longer to be stirred by the foot of man or muddied by the hooves of cattle. [14] Then I will let her waters settle and make her streams flow like oil, declares the Sovereign LORD. [15] When I make Egypt desolate and strip the land of everything in it, when I strike down all who live there, then they will know that I am the LORD.' [16] "This is the lament they will chant for her. The daughters of the nations will chant it; for Egypt and all her hordes they will chant it, declares the Sovereign LORD."

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