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Ezekiel 29:10

29:10 I am against 1  you and your waterways. I will turn the land of Egypt into an utter desolate ruin from Migdol 2  to Syene, 3  as far as the border with Ethiopia.

Ezekiel 29:15

29:15 It will be the most insignificant of the kingdoms; it will never again exalt itself over the nations. I will make them so small that they will not rule over the nations.

Ezekiel 30:6


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.

Ezekiel 30:12-13


30:12 I will dry up the waterways

and hand the land over to 6  evil men.

I will make the land and everything in it desolate by the hand of foreigners.

I, the Lord, have spoken!

30:13 “‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

I will destroy the idols,

and put an end to the gods of Memphis.

There will no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;

so I will make the land of Egypt fearful. 7 

1 tn Or “I challenge you.” The phrase “I am against you” may be a formula for challenging someone to combat or a duel. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 1:201-2, and P. Humbert, “Die Herausforderungsformel ‘h!nn#n' ?l?K>,’” ZAW 45 (1933): 101-8.

2 sn This may refer to a site in the Egyptian Delta which served as a refuge for Jews (Jer 44:1; 46:14).

3 sn Syene is known today as Aswan.

4 tn Heb “come down.”

5 sn Syene is known as Aswan today.

6 tn Heb “and I will sell the land into the hand of.”

7 tn Heb “I will put fear in the land of Egypt.”

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