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Ezekiel 30:4-6

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30:4 A sword will come against Egypt

and panic will overtake Ethiopia

when the slain fall in Egypt

and they carry away her wealth

and dismantle her foundations.

30:5 Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all the foreigners, 1  Libya, and the people 2  of the covenant land 3  will die by the sword along with them.

30:6 “‘This is what the Lord says:

Egypt’s supporters will fall;

her confident pride will crumble. 4 

From Migdol to Syene 5  they will die by the sword within her,

declares the sovereign Lord.

1 tn The same expression appears in Exod 12:38; Jer 25:20; 50:37; Neh 13:3. It may refer to foreign mercenaries serving in the armies of the nations listed here.

2 tn Heb “sons.”

3 tn The expression “sons of the covenant land” possibly refers to Jews living in Egypt (Jer 44).

4 tn Heb “come down.”

5 sn Syene is known as Aswan today.



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