1 On the first of the twelfth month in the twelfth year, the word of Yahweh came to me in these terms, 2 Intone a lamentation for Pharaoh, king of Egypt. You will say: Lion of the nations, you are lost! You were like a monster of the sea, thrashing the water in the rivers, stir ring and muddying the water with your feet.
3 This is what Yahweh says: I will spread my nets over you, and an assembly of many nations will haul you up into my net. 4 I will throw you on the ground, hurl you into the open field and let the birds of the air settle on you and the beasts of the earth feed on you. 5 I will scatter your flesh on the mountains, fill the valleys with your remains and 6 drench the earth with your liquids. When I blot you out, 7 the skies will darken and the stars become dim
9 Many nations will grieve when I spread the news of your fall, even people you do not know
11 For thus says Yahweh: The sword of the king of Babylon is coming against you. 12 The sword of the warriors, the most terrible among the nations will destroy your numerous people. They will shatter the pride of Egypt and your multitudes will be exterminated. 13 I will de stroy all your cattle along the shores of the great river, no longer to be trod by man or beast. 14 And then I will calm their rivers, and their streams will flow like oil, word of Yah weh. 15 When I make a wasteland of Egypt and destroy its inhabitants, striking all those who live there, they will know that I am Yahweh.
16 This is the dirge which the cities of the nations will chant for Egypt and its multitudes word of Yahweh.
17 On the fifteenth day of the month, in the eleventh year, the word of Yahweh came to me in these terms, 18 Son of man, wail for the multitudes of Egypt and make them descend to the netherworld. 19 For I will send them to the land of shadows with those who go down to the pit. 20 There they will meet all the victims of the sword. Egypt has been taken
22 Assyria is there with her entire army
24 Elam is there with all her multitude around her tomb, all of them slain, fallen by the sword. They are the uncircumcised, who have gone down to the lower regions, those who spread terror in the land of the living
26 Meschech and Tubal are there with the tombs of their multitude around them. All these uncircumcised are there pierced by the sword, for they spread terror in the land of the living. 27 They are not lying with the heroes of former times who went to the grave with all their gear of war
28 You instead will be among the uncircumcised victims of the sword.
29 Edom is there with her kings and princes who despite their bravery lie with those fallen by the sword. They are placed with the uncircumcised and with those who go down to the pit. 30 All the princes of the north are there and all the Sidonians who have gone down in disgrace with the slain, despite the terror caused by their power. They are shamed and lie with the uncircumcised, victims of the sword. They bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.
31 When Pharaoh and all his army see them, he will be comforted because of all his multitudes killed by the sword, word of Yah weh. 32 Although I had him spread terror in the land of the living, Pharaoh will be laid among the uncircumcised victims of the sword, he and his multitudes, word of Yahweh.