1And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month , in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,2Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?3Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.4The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.5Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.6All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.7Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.8The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.9I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.10Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;11I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.12And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.13Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:14To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.15Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.16I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.17They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.18To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
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Pharaoh to Be Slain
1In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: (Eze 20:1)2“Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his multitude: “Whom are you like in your greatness? (Eze 2:1; Eze 29:19; Eze 30:4; Eze 31:18; Eze 32:12; Eze 32:16; Eze 32:19; Eze 32:20; Eze 32:31)3Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches and forest shade, and of towering height, its top among the clouds. (Jud 9:15; Isa 10:33; Isa 10:34; Eze 17:23; Eze 31:15; Da 4:10; Da 4:20)4The waters nourished it; the deep made it grow tall, making its rivers flow around the place of its planting, sending forth its streams to all the trees of the field. (Eze 17:7)5So it towered high above all the trees of the field; its boughs grew large and its branches long from abundant water in its shoots. (Ps 1:3; Eze 17:5; Da 4:11)6All the birds of the heavens made their nests in its boughs; under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth to their young, and under its shadow lived all great nations. (Eze 17:23; Da 4:12; Da 4:21)7It was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its roots went down to abundant waters. (Eze 31:2; Eze 31:5)8The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor the fir trees equal its boughs; neither were the plane trees like its branches; no tree in the garden of God was its equal in beauty. (Eze 28:13; Eze 31:16; Eze 31:18; Am 2:9)9I made it beautiful in the mass of its branches, and all the trees of Eden envied it, that were in the garden of God. (Isa 51:3)10“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because it towered high and set its top among the clouds, and its heart was proud of its height, (Isa 10:12; Eze 31:3; Da 5:20)11I will give it into the hand of a mighty one of the nations. He shall surely deal with it as its wickedness deserves. I have cast it out.12Foreigners, the most ruthless of nations, have cut it down and left it. On the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land, and all the peoples of the earth have gone away from its shadow and left it. (Eze 6:3; Eze 28:7; Eze 32:5; Da 4:14)13On its fallen trunk dwell all the birds of the heavens, and on its branches are all the beasts of the field. (Eze 32:4)14All this is in order that no trees by the waters may grow to towering height or set their tops among the clouds, and that no trees that drink water may reach up to them in height. For they are all given over to death, to the world below, among the children of man, with those who go down to the pit. (Ps 63:9; Eze 26:20; Eze 31:5; Eze 31:16; Eze 31:18; Eze 32:18; Eze 32:24)15“Thus says the Lord God: On the day the cedar went down to Sheol I caused mourning; I closed the deep over it, and restrained its rivers, and many waters were stopped. I clothed Lebanon in gloom for it, and all the trees of the field fainted because of it. (Isa 14:9; Eze 32:18; Eze 32:21)16I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall, when I cast it down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit. And all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the world below. (Isa 14:8; Eze 26:15; Eze 31:9; Eze 31:15; Eze 32:31)17They also went down to Sheol with it, to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were its arm, who lived under its shadow among the nations. (Eze 30:5; Eze 30:8; Eze 31:6; Eze 32:20; Eze 35:8)18“Whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? You shall be brought down with the trees of Eden to the world below. You shall lie among the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. “This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord God.” (Eze 28:10; Eze 31:2; Eze 31:16; Eze 31:17; Eze 32:19; Eze 32:21; Eze 32:24; Eze 32:28; Mt 11:23; Lu 10:15)