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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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,

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Commentary for Ezekiel 30

A prophecy against Egypt. (1-19) Another. (20-26)1-19 The prophecy of the destruction of Egypt is very full. Those who take their lot with God's enemies, shall be with them in punishment. The king of Babylon and his army shall be instruments of this destruction. God often makes one wicked man a scourge to another. No place in the land of Egypt shall escape the fury of the Chaldeans. The Lord is known by the judgments he executes. Yet these are only present effects of the Divine displeasure, not worthy of our fear, compared with the wrath to come, from which Jesus delivers his people.

20-26 Egypt shall grow weaker and weaker. If lesser judgments do not prevail to humble and reform sinners, God will send greater. God justly breaks that power which is abused, either to put wrongs upon people, or to put cheats upon them. Babylon shall grow stronger. In vain do men endeavour to bind up the arm the Lord is pleased to break, and to strengthen those whom he will bring down. Those who disregard the discoveries of his truth and mercy, shall know his power and justice, in the punishment for their sins.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Ezekiel 30

  • Mishael on Ezekiel 30
    I read some of it. I don't know where you live or what you face on a daily basis. I do know God cares about what offends us; because Jesus said offenses would come.

    We choose, on daily basis, what we are willing to live for; and die for. Romans 1:20 clearly says that people are without EXCUSE. There is no way to justify doing things contrary to what the Bible says. It's not written in confusion and contrariness.

    People always try to have Dominion over other men; women; no matter race, color, religion. God DID NOT give man / woman, dominion over people. And yet, since the beginning, that is what has happened throughout the history of time! It is sinful. We are without excuse. In sin, we turn away and do our own pleasure.

    It's going to end badly. Look at United States: if we get rid of police enforcement; we are wide open for a form of martial laws.

    Non-Christian people do not see this coming! Hot-headed and clueless. Wicked people in the shadows are orchestrating the progression of what is happening. Now is a time to pray for SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT; of the Wicked spirits that are the engine driving people to the end of this age. It's time to grab onto Jesus and not let go.

    The Lord showed me Matthew 24: 2, 4, 11-13. I had only asked Him, how is USA with all its pride going to be made to BOW it's knee. Time to switch gears because we are running out of time!

    The harvest is ripe and we are called to be His Workers. Load the Ark. How hard is that? Switch gears. We have go with the Gospel that is inside of us; written in our hearts!

    Does Jesus love all those hothead people? Yep. If we preach...they will repent and pray the prayer. We can't sit this out in a foxhole ?!?!?

    How the heck do we get Christians to change gears? Pray to the Lord of the Harvest! Don't you feel any urgency?

    Work the Prayer Request room.

    Forget Noah-ides. Irrelevant.
  • Mishael on Jews Returning to Israel on Ezekiel 30
    You should go on Google and read 'Israel has a Jewish problem. Self determination ancestry.'

    Many people have moved there and have been turned down for Israeli Citizenship; even tho they can prove ancestry that was rejected because of Holocaust disruption.

    Some of these returning Jews are believers in Jesus as Messiah. Being persecuted.

    Pray for that destruction to be lifted.

    The sooner the immigrate back home; the sooner we'll be raptured off this rock.

    :D
  • ROSETTA CARTER on Ezekiel 30
    I have read in the bible that God will bless them that bless Israel and curse them who curse Israel.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ezekiel 30
    Jesus speaks in the bible book Revelation 2:9 - I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    So is Jesus cursed for saying this? I do not believe so. Some claim Jesus is antisemitic.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ezekiel 30
    The Godhead is not anti-Semitic. They are the Alpha and Omega. They live outside of and inside of our time (as human). THEY see events in past time, real time and future time.

    Jesus knew what the Pharisees and others were going to do. Night before the day he was arrested, he went to a dinner with them. That's when Mary Magdalene rushed past the guards to anoint Jesus's feet and wash them with tears. She received salvation that day! Jesus told her to hang on to the expensive ointment for His Burial.

    I'm sure that really angered those Pharisees. They held back because he was going to be arrested after the Last Supper.

    Passover. They didn't know Jesus was the Lamb of God. His sacrifice would pay for the sins of all mankind. All mankind had to do was repent; confess I'm a sinner and receive salvation.

    If we could see the Omega of all things, maybe we would see a different ending? We don't really know. Can't you just leave it alone for now?

    Look at that Prayer Request Room!! Overflowing with people that need answers, explanations, hope, prayer. They want answers to things that hinder them from being saved.

    The heart of the Lord is MERCY. He didn't rail on the woman at the well. He did point out sin to her, in a way that captured her heart. "Come See A Man" !!! She ran and told her friends.

    People in here need that Jesus. I need that Jesus.

    Jesus did not sit His disciples down and say hit the books till you're approved. They had to learn it daily, by example. Look at this Harvest Field on this website. Pray to the LORD of the HARVEST.

    You know I'm an old street preacher. I find this heart pounding, exciting. I even make mistakes on account of eyesight from needing Large Print now. :/

    Just think about it. Tell admin, people love this site.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ezekiel 30
    Mishael I agree Jesus was not antisemitic. However there is a group that teaches something you should consider.

    Google this: noahide yeshu

    This should come up

    Who Was Jesus? The Bible gave a warning about a dangerous, false prophet who would arise to test our faith in G-d.

    Please take 3 minutes and read.
  • Obbie Beal on Ezekiel 30
    When sin is sown by [any] nation /person.. At GOD's appointed time the hour come when GOD shall excercise HIS RIGHT'S to pass the sentence on that nation / person.. thank GOD for HIS MERCY and Forgivness / The CLEANSING POWER OF THE BLOOD...
  • Eaglesrock on Ezekiel 30
    We got it wrong. Israel does not need us, we need Israel. We need to make Israel's enemies our enemies. We need to make a stand with Israel. Israel will always be the apple of Gods eyes. If we don't, we will become come like Egypt and every other nation that went against Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • Nathaniel on Ezekiel 30:4
    God is dealing with them according to their hatred towards Israel.
  • Kimberly on Ezekiel 30
    Our LORD takes back what he let go. There is no
    permanent human victory,only hmanic games.


 

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