And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of
the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou
art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou
camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst
Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a
company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net.
Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field,
and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the
beasts of the whole earth with thee.
And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy
I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the
mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.
And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof
dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon
thy land, saith the Lord GOD.
I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among
the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known.
Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly
afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at
every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.
For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon
By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the
nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude
thereof shall be destroyed.
I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither
shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith
the Lord GOD.
When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of
that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall
they know that I am the LORD.
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, saith the Lord GOD.
It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that
the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the
daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go
down into the pit.
Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the
They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered
to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.
The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them
that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain,
fallen by the sword:
Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her
grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the
There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain,
fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the
earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their
shame with them that go down to the pit.
They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her
graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their
terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them
that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.
There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all
of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land
of the living.
And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which
are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under
their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the
terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with
them that are slain with the sword.
There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by
them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them
that go down to the pit.
There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are
gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they
lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them
that go down to the pit.
Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh
and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the
midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and
all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.