1 On the tenth day of the twelfth month of the tenth year the word of Yahweh came to me in these terms, 2 Son of man, look towards Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and prophesy against all Egypt. 3 Say: This is the word of Yahweh: I am against you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt! Huge monster wallowing in the midst of your streams saying: The Nile and its canals are mine
6 You have been but a staff of reed for Israel. 7 When they took hold of you, you broke in their hands
9 You said: The Nile is mine, I made it. 10 Be cause of that I am coming against you in the midst of your streams. I will reduce Egypt to a lonely ruins from Migdal to Aswan and to the border of Cush. 11 Neither foot of man nor hoof of animal will tread its paths. Egypt will be unin habited for forty years
13 Thus says Yahweh: After forty years I will gather the Egyptians from among the nations where they were dispersed
17 It happened on the first day of the first month of the twenty- seventh year that the word of Yahweh came to me in these terms:
18 Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon has mobilized his army for an expedition against Tyre. All are worn out, bald-headed, their shoulders raw, but neither he nor his people have received any reward for this campaign against Tyre.
19 That is why thus says Yahweh: I intend to give Egypt to Nebu chadnezzar, king of Babylon. He will carry off its riches, plunder it and let his army have the loot in place of wages. 20 Because these people have worked for me, I will give Egypt to them as a reward word of Yahweh.
21 On that day I will lift up the nation of Israel, and as for you, I will let you speak among them again and they will know that I am Yahweh.