1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of יהוה came unto me, saying,
2 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh (Paroh) king of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and say unto him, ‘You are like a young lion of the nations, and you are as a whale in the seas; and you camest forth with your rivers, and troubledst the waters with your feet, and fouledst their rivers.’
3 Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: ‘I will therefore spread out My net over you with a company of many people; and they shall bring you up in My net.
4 Then will I leave you upon the land, I will cast you forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the sky to remain upon you, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with you.
5 And I will lay your flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height.
6 I will also water with your blood the land wherein you swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of you.
7 And when I shall put you 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.
8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and set darkness upon your land,’ saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.
9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known.
10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, 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 your fall.’
11 For thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: ‘The sword of the king of Babylon (Bavel) shall come upon you.
12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them; and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt (Mitsrayim), and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.
13 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.
14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil,’ saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.
15 When I shall make the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim) 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 יהוה.
16 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 (Mitsrayim), and for all her multitude, saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.”
17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of יהוה came unto me, saying:
18 “Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt (Mitsrayim), 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:
19 Whom dost you pass in beauty? Go down, and be you laid with the uncircumcised.’
20 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.
21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of sheol with them that help him: ‘They are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’
22 Assyria (Asshur) is there and all her company; his graves are about him; all of them slain, fallen by the sword;
23 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 living.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone down to hell (sheol) 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.
28 Yea, you shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.
29 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.
30 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.
31 Pharaoh (Paroh) shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh (Paroh) and all his army slain by the sword,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.
32 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 (Paroh) and all his multitude,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.