And it was, in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first◦ day of the month, that the word of Jehovah was unto▵ me, saying,
Son of man, take··up a lamentation against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to▵ him, Thou art likened to a young··lion of the nations, and thou◦ art as the whale in the seas; and thou camest··out◦ in thy rivers, and didst disturb the waters with thy feet, and didst dirty their rivers.
Thus says the Lord Jehovih*; And I will spread My net over thee with an assembly of many people; and they shall bring· thee ·up in My net◦.
And I will abandon thee in the land, I will throw thee on the faces of the field, and will cause all the fowls of the heavens to inhabit thee, and with thee I will satisfy the animals of all the earth.
And I will put◦ thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the ravines with thy height.
And I will give· the land ·drink◦, overlaying thee with thy blood to▵ the mountains; and the channels shall··be··full of thee.
And when I shall quench thee, I will cover the heavens, and blacken the stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not light her light.
All the lightings of the lights of the heavens will I blacken over thee, and put◦ darkness upon thy land, says◦ the Lord Jehovih.
And I will provoke the hearts of many peoples, when I shall bring thy breaking among◦ the nations, on the lands which thou hast not known.
And I make many peoples astonished over thee, and their kings with shuddering shall shudder over thee, when I shall make My sword fly over their faces; and they shall be··frightened at every moment, each··man◦ for his own soul, in the day of thy fall.
For thus says the Lord Jehovih; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come··on thee.
By the swords of the heroes will I cause thy crowd to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them; and they shall devastate the pride of Egypt, and all her crowd shall be blotted··out.
And I will make· all her beasts` ·perish from by◦ the many waters; And the foot of man shall not disturb them any··more, and the hoofs of beasts shall not disturb them.
Then▵ will I cause their waters to drown, and cause their rivers to go like◦ oil, says◦ the Lord Jehovih.
When I shall give the land of Egypt to desolation, and the land shall be··desolate of her fullness, when I shall smite all those who dwell in her, then shall they know that I◦ am Jehovah.
This◦ is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her; the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for▵ Egypt, and for▵ all her multitude◦, says◦ the Lord Jehovih.
And it was in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth of the month, that the word of Jehovah was unto▵ me, saying,
Son of man, wail◦ over the crowd of Egypt, and make them go··down, even her, and the daughters of the magnificent nations, to▵ the lower◦ earth, with◦ those who go··down to the pit.
Than whom art· thou more ·pleasant? go··down, and be thou laid··down with◦ the uncircumcised.
They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword; she is given to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes◦.
The gods◦* among the mighty shall speak to him from the midst of hell with◦ those who help him; they have gone··down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
Assyria is there and all her assembly; his graves are around him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
whose graves are put◦ in the flanks of the pit, and her assembly is around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who put◦ dismay in the land of the living.
Elam is there, and all her crowd around her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who have gone··down uncircumcised to▵ the lower◦ earth, who put◦ their dismay in the land of the living; and they have borne their humiliation with◦ those who go··down to the pit.
They have put◦ a bed for her in the midst of the slain with all her crowd; her graves are all around him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: for their dismay was put◦ in the land of the living, but they have borne their humiliation with◦ them that go··down to the pit: he is put◦ in the midst of the slain.
Meshech is there, Tubal, and all her crowd; her graves are all around him; all of them uncircumcised, pierced▵ by the sword, for they put◦ their dismay in the land of the living.
And they shall not lie with◦ the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone··down to hell with their weapons◦ of war; and they have put◦ their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be on their bones, as they were the dismay of the mighty in the land of the living.
And thou◦ shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with◦ those slain by the sword.
There is Edom, her kings, and all her chiefs, which with their might are put◦ with◦ those slain by the sword; they◦ shall lie with◦ the uncircumcised, and with◦ those who go··down··to the pit.
There be the princes◦ of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, who have gone··down with◦ the slain; by their dismay they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with◦ those slain by the sword, and bear their humiliation with◦ those who go··down··to the pit.
Pharaoh shall see them, and shall comfort himself* over all his crowd; Pharaoh and all his host are slain by the sword, says◦ the Lord Jehovih.
For I have put◦ My dismay in the land of the living; and he shall be laid··down in the midst of the uncircumcised with◦ them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude◦, says◦ the Lord Jehovih.