Trivia:

The Book of Ezekiel

CHAPTER 30

I'll set a fire in Egypt
30:1-19

1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

The word of God came to me again, saying,

2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Howl ye, Woe worth the day!

3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

Son of man, prophesy and say,

Howl and woe the day!

Because the day of the Lord is near.

It'll be the time of the heathen.

4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.

The sword will kill many people in Egypt,

5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.

6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.

7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.

Ethiopia, Libya, Lydia, and Chub.

8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.

9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.

And when I set a fire in Egypt,

they'll know that I'm God.

10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

I'll send Nebuchadrezzar to kill Egyptians.

11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.

He'll fill the land with their dead bodies.

12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD have spoken it.

I'll make the rivers dry [1] and the land desolate.

I, God, have said so.

13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.

I'll destroy their idols, kill the prince, and frighten everyone.

14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No.

I'll destroy Pathros, set a fire in Zoan, and kill the people of No.

15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.

I'll pour out my fury on Sin

16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily.

I'll set a fire in Egypt.

Noph will have trouble every day.

17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.

The young men of Aven and Pibeseth will be killed with the sword,

and the rest of the people will be enslaved.

18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.

It'll be dark in Tehaphnehes,

I'll cover Egypt with a cloud,

and enslave the women.

19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

And they'll know that I'm God.

I'll break Pharaoh's arms
30:20-26

20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

On the seventh day of the first month of the eleventh year, the word of God came to me and said,

21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.

Son of man, I've broken Pharaoh's arm, and it'll never heal.

22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.

So this is what I say,

I'm against the Pharaoh.

I'll break his arms, including the one I already broke.

23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.

I'll scatter the Egyptians.

24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.

I'll put my sword in the hand of the king of Babylon.

And I'll break the Pharaoh's arms,

and he'll groan with pain.

25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt.

And everone will know that I'm God,

when I put my sword in the hand of the king of Babylon.

26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

And they will know that I'm God.