Commentary on
Ezekiel 29:1-11

Judgment of Egypt

29:1  In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of Yehuveh came unto me, saying,
29:2  Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
29:3  Speak, and say, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
29:4  But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
29:5  And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
29:6  And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am Yehuveh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
29:7  When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
29:8  Therefore thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.
29:9  And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am Yehuveh: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.
29:10  Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
29:11  No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

Commentary on 29:1-11
[16 January 2008]:  Th

Commentary on 29:6 [16 September 2007]: Regarding the expression “shall know that I am Yehuveh” see notes on Ezekiel 6:10.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:            
16 January 2008
Latest Update:                   16 January 2008

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