1 In the tenth year, in the tenth [month], in the twelfth of the month, the Word of the LORD came to me, saying,
2 Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.
3 Speak and say, So says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, [am] against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon who lies in the midst of his rivers, who has said, My river [is] mine, and I have made it.
4 But I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales, and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, and all the fish of your rivers shall stick to your scales.
5 And I will leave you [to] the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers. You shall fall on the open fields; you shall not be removed nor gathered. I have given you for food to the beasts of the field and to the birds of the heavens.
6 And all the people of Egypt shall know that I [am] the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
7 When they took you by your hand, you broke and tore off all their shoulder. And when they leaned on you, you shattered and made all their loins stand.
8 So the Lord Jehovah says this: Behold, I will bring a sword on you, and cut off man and beast from you.
9 And the land of Egypt shall be a desert and waste; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, because he has said, The river [is] mine, and I have made it.
10 Behold, and therefore I [am] against you and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt a complete waste, a ruin, from Migdol [to] Syene, even to the border of Ethiopia.
11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, and you shall not live in it forty years.
12 And I will make the land of Egypt a ruin in the midst of the ruined lands; and her cities shall be deserted forty years among the cities [that are] laid waste. And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will scatter them through the lands.
13 Yet so says the Lord Jehovah: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples where they were scattered.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return [to] the land of Pathros, into their homeland. And they shall be a low kingdom there.
15 It shall be the lowest of the kingdoms, and shall no more exalt itself above the nations. For I will make them so few, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
16 And it shall never again be the hope of the house of Israel, recalling the iniquity of their turning after them. And they shall know that I [am] the Lord Jehovah.
17 And it happened in the twenty-seventh year, in the first [month], in the first of the month, the Word of the LORD came to me, saying,
18 Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyre. Every head [was] made bald, and every shoulder was peeled. Yet neither he nor his army had any pay for Tyre, for the service that he had served against it.
19 So the Lord Jehovah says this: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he shall take her host, and take her spoil, and seize her plunder. And it shall be the wages for his army.
20 I have given him the land of Egypt [for] his labor with which he served against it, because they worked for Me, says the Lord Jehovah.
21 In that day I will make a horn spring up to the house of Israel, and I will give you the opening of the mouth in their midst. And they shall know that I [am] the LORD.