ImmerseProphets - Page 378


There will be no rulers left in Egypt;
terror will sweep the land.
I will destroy southern Egypt,
set fire to Zoan,
and bring judgment against Thebes.
I will pour out my fury on Pelusium,
the strongest fortress of Egypt,
and I will stamp out
the hordes of Thebes.
Yes, I will set fire to all Egypt!
Pelusium will be racked with pain;
Thebes will be torn apart;
Memphis will live in constant terror.
The young men of Heliopolis and Bubastis will die
in battle,
and the women will be taken away as slaves.
When I come to break the proud strength of Egypt,
it will be a dark day for Tahpanhes, too.
A dark cloud will cover Tahpanhes,
and its daughters will be led away as captives.
And so I will greatly punish Egypt,
and they will know that I am the Lord.”
On April 29, during the eleventh year of King Je­hoi­a­chin’s captivity, this
message came to me from the Lord: “Son of man, I have broken the arm
of Pha­raoh, the king of Egypt. His arm has not been put in a cast so that
it may heal. Neither has it been bound up with a splint to make it strong
enough to hold a sword. Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
I am the enemy of Pha­raoh, the king of Egypt! I will break both of his
arms—the good arm along with the broken one—and I will make his
sword clatter to the ground. I will scatter the Egyptians to many lands
throughout the world. I will strengthen the arms of Bab­ylon’s king and put
my sword in his hand. But I will break the arms of Pha­raoh, king of Egypt,
and he will lie there mortally wounded, groaning in pain. I will strengthen
the arms of the king of Bab­ylon, while the arms of Pha­raoh fall useless to
his sides. And when I put my sword in the hand of Bab­ylon’s king and he
brings it against the land of Egypt, Egypt will know that I am the Lord. I
will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, dispersing them throughout
the earth. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

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