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Ezekiel 29:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

The Message Against Egypt

29 On the twelfth day of the tenth month of the tenth year of exile,[a] the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Son of man,[b] look toward Pharaoh, king of Egypt. Speak for me against him and Egypt. Say, ‘This is what the Lord God says:

“‘I am against you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
    You are the great monster[c] lying beside the Nile River.
You say, “This is my river!
    I made this river!”

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 29:1 tenth year of exile This was the winter of 587 B.C.
  2. Ezekiel 29:2 Son of man This was usually just a way of saying “a person” or “a human being.” Here, it is a way of addressing Ezekiel. Also in verse 18.
  3. Ezekiel 29:3 great monster There were ancient stories about a sea monster that fought against God. The prophets called Egypt that sea monster many times. But here, this might mean the crocodiles that rest on the banks of the Nile River.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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