¶ In the twelfth year, the first day of the twelfth Month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: thou son of man, take up a lamentation upon Pharao the king of Egypt, and say unto him: Thou art reputed as a Lion of the Heathen, and as a whalefish in the sea. Thou castest thy waters about thee, thou troublest the waters with thy feet, and stampest in their floods. Thus sayeth the Lord GOD: I will spread my net over thee, namely, a great multitude of people: these shall drive thee into my yarn, for I will cast thee upon the land, I let thee lie upon the field, that all the fowls of the air may sit upon thee: I will give all the beasts of the field enough of thee. Thy flesh will I cast upon the hills, and fill the valleys with thy highness. I will water the land with the abundance of thy blood even to the mountains, and the valleys shall be full of thee. When thou art put out, I will cover the heaven, and make his stars dim. I will spread a cloud over the Sun, and the moon shall not give her light. All the lights of heaven will I put out over thee, and bring darkness upon thy land, sayeth the Lord GOD. I will trouble the hearts of many people, when I bring thy destruction among the Heathen and countries, whom thou knowest not. Yea I will make many people with their kings so afraid thorow thee, that their hair shall stond up, when I shake my sword at their faces. Suddenly shall they be astonied, every man in himself, at the day of thy fall. For thus sayeth the Lord GOD: the king of Babylon's sword shall come upon thee, with the swords of the worthies will I smite down thy people. All they that be mighty among the Gentiles, shall waste the proud pomp of Egypt, and bring down all her people. All the cattle also of Egypt will I destroy, that they shall come no more upon the waters: so that neither man's foot nor beasts claw, shall steer them any more. Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their floods to run like oil, sayeth the Lord GOD: when I make the land of Egypt desolate, and when the country with all that is therein, shall be laid waste: and when I smite all them which dwell in it, that they may know, that I am the LORD. This is the mourning that the daughters of the Heathen shall make: Yea and sorrow and lamentation shall they take up, upon Egypt, and all her people, sayeth the Lord GOD.
¶ In the twelfth year, the fifteenth day of the Month, came the word of the LORD unto me, saying: Thou son of man. Take up a lamentation upon the people of Egypt, and cast them down, yea and the mighty people of the Heathen also, even with them that dwell beneath: and with them that go down into the grave. Down (how fair soever thou be) and lay thee with the uncircumcised. Among those that be slain with the sword, shall they lie. The sword is given already, he shall be drawn forth and all his people. The mighty worthies and his helpers, that be gone down and lie with the uncircumcised and with them that be slain with the sword: shall speak to him out of the hell. Asshur is there also with his company, and their graves round about, which were slain and fell all with the sword, whose graves lie beside him in the low pit. His commons are buried round about his grave: all together wounded and slain with the sword, which men afore time brought fear in to the land of the living. There is Elam also with all his people, and their graves round about: which all being wounded and slain with the sword, are gone down uncircumcised under the earth, which nevertheless sometime brought fear into the land of the living: for the which they bear their shame, with the other that be gone down to the grave. Their burial is given them and all their people, among them that be slain. Their graves are round about all them, which be uncircumcised, and with them that be slain thorow the sword: for seeing that in times past they made the land of the living afraid, they must now bear their own shame, with them that go down to the pit, and lie among them, that be slain. There is Mesech also and Tubal, and their people, and their graves round about. These all are among the uncircumcised, and them that be slain with the sword, because afore time they made the land of the living afraid. Should not they then lie also among the worthies, and uncircumcised Giants? which with their weapons are gone down to hell: whose swords are laid under their heads, whose wickedness is upon their bones: because that as worthies, they have brought fear in to the land of the living: Yea among the uncircumcised shalt thou be destroyed, and sleep with them, that perish thorow the sword. There is the land of Edom with her kings and princes also, which with their strength are laid by them that were slain with the sword; Yea among the uncircumcised, and them which are gone down in to the pit. Moreover, there be all the princes of the north, with all of the Sidonians, which are gone down to the slain. With their fear and strength they are come to confusion, and lie there uncircumcised, among those that be slain with the sword: and bear their own shame, with them that be gone down to the pit. Now when Pharaoh seeth this, he shall be comforted over all his people, that is slain with the sword: both Pharo and all his host, sayeth the Lord GOD. For I have given my fear in the land of the living. But Pharo and all his people shall lie among the uncircumcised, and among them that be slain with the sword, sayeth the Lord GOD.