32On March 3, during the twelfth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the Lord:H8147H6240H8141H2320H259H2320H1697H3068H559 2“Son of man, mourn for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and give him this message. “You think of yourself as a strong young lion among the nations, but you are really just a sea monster, heaving around in your own rivers, stirring up mud with your feet.H1121H120H5375H7015H6547H4428H4714H559H1819H3715H1471H8577H8565H3220H1518H5104H1804H4325H7272H7515H5104 3Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says. I will send many people to catch you in my net and haul you out of the water.H559H136H3069H6566H7568H6951H7227H5971H5927H2764 4I will leave you stranded on the land to die. All the birds of the heavens will land on you, and the wild animals of the whole earth will gorge themselves on you.H5203H776H2904H6440H7704H5775H8064H7931H7646H2416H776 5I will scatter your flesh on the hills and fill the valleys with your bones.H5414H1320H2022H4390H1516H7419 6I will drench the earth with your gushing blood all the way to the mountains, filling the ravines to the brim.H8248H1818H776H6824H2022H650H4390 7When I blot you out, I will veil the heavens and darken the stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give you its light.H3518H3680H8064H6937H3556H6937H3680H8121H6051H3394H215H216 8I will darken the bright stars overhead and cover your land in darkness. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!H3974H216H8064H6937H5414H2822H776H5002H136H3069 9“I will disturb many hearts when I bring news of your downfall to distant nations you have never seen.H3707H3820H7227H5971H935H7667H1471H776H3045 10Yes, I will shock many lands, and their kings will be terrified at your fate. They will shudder in fear for their lives as I brandish my sword before them on the day of your fall.H7227H5971H8074H4428H8178H8175H5774H2719H6440H2729H7281H376H5315H3117H4658 11For this is what the Sovereign Lord says. “The sword of the king of Babylon will come against you.H559H136H3069H2719H4428H894H935 12I will destroy your hordes with the swords of mighty warriors—the terror of the nations. They will shatter the pride of Egypt, and all its hordes will be destroyed.H2719H1368H1995H5307H6184H1471H7703H1347H4714H1995H8045 13I will destroy all your flocks and herds that graze beside the streams. Never again will people or animals muddy those waters with their feet.H6H929H5921H7227H4325H7272H120H1804H6541H929H1804 14Then I will let the waters of Egypt become calm again, and they will flow as smoothly as olive oil, says the Sovereign Lord.H4325H8257H5104H3212H8081H5002H136H3069 15And when I destroy Egypt and strip you of everything you own and strike down all your people, then you will know that I am the Lord.H5414H776H4714H8077H776H8074H4393H5221H3427H3045H3068 16Yes, this is the funeral song they will sing for Egypt. Let all the nations mourn. Let them mourn for Egypt and its hordes. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”H7015H6969H1323H1471H6969H6969H4714H1995H5002H136H3069 17On March 17, during the twelfth year, another message came to me from the Lord:H8147H6240H8141H2568H6240H2320H1697H3068H559 18“Son of man, weep for the hordes of Egypt and for the other mighty nations. For I will send them down to the world below in company with those who descend to the pit.H1121H120H5091H1995H4714H3381H1323H117H1471H8482H776H3381H953 19Say to them, ‘O Egypt, are you lovelier than the other nations? No! So go down to the pit and lie there among the outcasts.’H5276H3381H7901H6189 20The Egyptians will fall with the many who have died by the sword, for the sword is drawn against them. Egypt and its hordes will be dragged away to their judgment.H5307H8432H2491H2719H5414H2719H4900H1995 21Down in the grave mighty leaders will mockingly welcome Egypt and its allies, saying, ‘They have come down; they lie among the outcasts, hordes slaughtered by the sword.’H410H1368H1696H8432H7585H5826H3381H7901H6189H2491H2719 22“Assyria lies there surrounded by the graves of its army, those who were slaughtered by the sword.H804H6951H6913H5439H2491H5307H2719 23Their graves are in the depths of the pit, and they are surrounded by their allies. They struck terror in the hearts of people everywhere, but now they have been slaughtered by the sword.H6913H5414H3411H953H6951H5439H6900H2491H5307H2719H5414H2851H776H2416 24“Elam lies there surrounded by the graves of all its hordes, those who were slaughtered by the sword. They struck terror in the hearts of people everywhere, but now they have descended as outcasts to the world below. Now they lie in the pit and share the shame of those who have gone before them.H5867H1995H5439H6900H2491H5307H2719H3381H6189H8482H776H5414H2851H776H2416H5375H3639H3381H953 25They have a resting place among the slaughtered, surrounded by the graves of all their hordes. Yes, they terrorized the nations while they lived, but now they lie in shame with others in the pit, all of them outcasts, slaughtered by the sword.H5414H4904H8432H2491H1995H6913H5439H6189H2491H2719H2851H5414H776H2416H5375H3639H3381H953H5414H8432H2491 26“Meshech and Tubal are there, surrounded by the graves of all their hordes. They once struck terror in the hearts of people everywhere. But now they are outcasts, all slaughtered by the sword.H4902H8422H1995H6913H5439H6189H2490H2719H5414H2851H776H2416 27They are not buried in honor like their fallen heroes, who went down to the grave with their weapons—their shields covering their bodies and their swords beneath their heads. Their guilt rests upon them because they brought terror to everyone while they were still alive.H7901H1368H5307H6189H3381H7585H3627H4421H5414H2719H7218H5771H6106H2851H1368H776H2416 28“You too, Egypt, will lie crushed and broken among the outcasts, all slaughtered by the sword.H7665H8432H6189H7901H2491H2719 29“Edom is there with its kings and princes. Mighty as they were, they also lie among those slaughtered by the sword, with the outcasts who have gone down to the pit.H123H4428H5387H1369H5414H2491H2719H7901H6189H3381H953 30“All the princes of the north and the Sidonians are there with others who have died. Once a terror, they have been put to shame. They lie there as outcasts with others who were slaughtered by the sword. They share the shame of all who have descended to the pit.H5257H6828H6722H3381H2491H2851H954H1369H7901H6189H2491H2719H5375H3639H3381H953 31“When Pharaoh and his entire army arrive, he will take comfort that he is not alone in having his hordes killed, says the Sovereign Lord.H6547H7200H5162H1995H6547H2428H2491H2719H5002H136H3069 32Although I have caused his terror to fall upon all the living, Pharaoh and his hordes will lie there among the outcasts who were slaughtered by the sword. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”H5414H2851H776H2416H7901H8432H6189H2491H2719H6547H1995H5002H136H3069
New Living Translation (NLT). Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. More details.