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Ezekiel 32:18

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32:18 “Son of man, wail 1  over the horde of Egypt. Bring it down; 2  bring 3  her 4  and the daughters of powerful nations down to the lower parts of the earth, along with those who descend to the pit.

Ezekiel 32:26

Context

32:26 “Meshech-Tubal is there, along with all her hordes around her grave. 5  All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword, for they spread their terror in the land of the living.

1 tn The Hebrew verb is used as a response to death (Jer 9:17-19; Amos 5:16).

2 sn Through this prophetic lament given by God himself, the prophet activates the judgment described therein. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:217, and L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:136-37.

3 tn Heb “Bring him down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the earth below.” The verb “bring down” appears in the Hebrew text only once. Because the verb takes several objects here, the repetition of the verb in the translation improves the English style.

4 tn This apparently refers to personified Egypt.

5 tn Heb “around him her graves,” but the expression is best emended to read “around her grave” (see vv. 23-24).



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