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Ezekiel 31
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Egypt Compared to Fallen Assyria

31On June 21, during the eleventh year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the Lord:H259H6240H8141H7992H259H2320H1697H3068H559 2“Son of man, give this message to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and all his hordes. “To whom would you compare your greatness?H1121H120H559H6547H4428H4714H1995H1819H1433 3You are like mighty Assyria, which was once like a cedar of Lebanon, with beautiful branches that cast deep forest shade and with its top high among the clouds.H804H730H3844H3303H6057H6751H2793H1362H6967H6788H5688 4Deep springs watered it and helped it to grow tall and luxuriant. The water flowed around it like a river, streaming to all the trees nearby.H4325H1431H8415H7311H5104H1980H5439H4302H7971H8585H6086H7704 5This great tree towered high, higher than all the other trees around it. It prospered and grew long thick branches because of all the water at its roots.H6967H1361H6086H7704H5634H7235H6288H748H7227H4325H7971 6The birds nested in its branches, and in its shade all the wild animals gave birth. All the great nations of the world lived in its shadow.H5775H8064H7077H5589H6288H2416H7704H3205H6738H3427H7227H1471 7It was strong and beautiful, with wide-spreading branches, for its roots went deep into abundant water.H3302H1433H753H1808H8328H7227H4325 8No other cedar in the garden of God could rival it. No cypress had branches to equal it; no plane tree had boughs to compare. No tree in the garden of God came close to it in beauty.H730H1588H430H6004H1265H1819H5589H6196H6288H6086H1588H430H1819H3308 9Because I made this tree so beautiful, and gave it such magnificent foliage, it was the envy of all the other trees of Eden, the garden of God.H6213H3303H7230H1808H6086H5731H1588H430H7065 10“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because Egypt became proud and arrogant, and because it set itself so high above the others, with its top reaching to the clouds,H559H136H3069H1361H6967H5414H6788H5688H3824H7311H1363 11I will hand it over to a mighty nation that will destroy it as its wickedness deserves. I have already discarded it.H5414H3027H410H1471H6213H6213H1644H7562 12A foreign army—the terror of the nations—has cut it down and left it fallen on the ground. Its branches are scattered across the mountains and valleys and ravines of the land. All those who lived in its shadow have gone away and left it lying there.H2114H6184H1471H3772H5203H2022H1516H1808H5307H6288H7665H650H776H5971H776H3381H6738H5203 13“The birds roost on its fallen trunk, and the wild animals lie among its branches.H4658H5775H8064H7931H2416H7704H6288 14Let the tree of no other nation proudly exult in its own prosperity, though it be higher than the clouds and it be watered from the depths. For all are doomed to die, to go down to the depths of the earth. They will land in the pit along with everyone else on earth.H6086H4325H1361H6967H5414H6788H5688H352H5975H1363H8354H4325H5414H4194H8482H776H8432H1121H120H3381H953 15“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When Assyria went down to the grave, I made the deep springs mourn. I stopped its rivers and dried up its abundant water. I clothed Lebanon in black and caused the trees of the field to wilt.H559H136H3069H3117H3381H7585H56H3680H8415H4513H5104H7227H4325H3607H3844H6937H6086H7704H5969 16I made the nations shake with fear at the sound of its fall, for I sent it down to the grave with all the others who descend to the pit. And all the other proud trees of Eden, the most beautiful and the best of Lebanon, the ones whose roots went deep into the water, took comfort to find it there with them in the depths of the earth.H1471H7493H6963H4658H3381H7585H3381H953H6086H5731H4005H2896H3844H8354H4325H5162H8482H776 17Its allies, too, were all destroyed and had passed away. They had gone down to the grave—all those nations that had lived in its shade.H3381H7585H2491H2719H2220H3427H6738H8432H1471 18“O Egypt, to which of the trees of Eden will you compare your strength and glory? You, too, will be brought down to the depths with all these other nations. You will lie there among the outcasts who have died by the sword. This will be the fate of Pharaoh and all his hordes. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”H1819H3519H1433H6086H5731H3381H6086H5731H8482H776H7901H8432H6189H2491H2719H6547H1995H5002H136H3069


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