Bible. Old Testament. Book of the Prophet Ezekiel. Chapter 30
1 And the word of the Lord came to me:
2 son of man! prophesy and say: thus says the Lord God: wail! oh ill-fated day!
3 For the day is near, yes! the day of the Lord is near, a dark day; the age of the nations is coming.
4 And the sword will go down on Egypt, and terror will spread in Ethiopia, when the slain will fall in Egypt, when they will take her riches, and her foundations will be destroyed;
5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Hub, and the sons of the land of the covenant, will fall with them by the sword.
6 Thus says the LORD: The pillars of Egypt shall fall, and the pride of her might shall fall; from Migdol to Siena they will fall in it by the sword, said the Lord God.
7 And he shall be desolate among the desolate lands, and his cities shall be among the desolate cities.
8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I send fire upon Egypt, and all its pillars shall be broken.
9 In that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten the heedless Ethiopians, and terror will spread among them, as in the day of Egypt; for behold, he is coming.
10 Thus says the Lord God: I will put an end to the multitude of Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, the most cruel of the nations, will be brought to the destruction of this land, and they will draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the earth with slain.
12 And I will make the rivers dry land, and I will deliver the earth into the hands of the evil one, and by the hand of strangers I will lay waste the earth and all that fills it. I, the Lord, have said it.
13 Thus says the Lord God: I will destroy the idols and destroy the false gods in Memphis, and there will be no more ruler from the land of Egypt, and I will strike fear into the land of Egypt.
14 And I will devastate Paphros and send fire on Zoan, and I will execute judgment on No.
15 And I will pour out my fury on Sin, the stronghold of Egypt, and I will cut off the multitude in No.
16 And I will send fire on Egypt; Sin will tremble, and No will fall, and enemies will attack Memphis in the middle of the day.
17 Young people She and Bubasta will fall by the sword, and the rest will go into captivity.
18 And in Taphnis the day will be darkened when I break the yoke of Egypt there, and its proud power will cease in it. A cloud will cover him, and his daughters will go into captivity.
19 So I will execute judgment on Egypt, and they will know that I am the Lord.
20 In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh [day] of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:
21 sons of man! I have already broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and behold, she was not yet bound for her cure, nor entwined with medical dressings, from which she would gain strength to hold a sword.
22 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt;
23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and I will scatter them through the lands.
24 But I will make the arm of the king of Babylon strong, and I will give him my sword in his hand;
25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh will droop; and they will know that I am the Lord, when I will give my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will stretch it out on the land of Egypt.
26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and I will scatter them through the lands, and they shall know that I am the Lord.