Because he said, “The Nile is mine and I made it,” 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.
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.