30:5a Cush, 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.
(a) By Phut and Lud are meant Africa and Libya.
30:6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall
fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the
tower of b Syene shall they fall in it by the sword,
saith the Lord GOD.
(b) Which was a strong city of Egypt, (Eze 29:10).
30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day c shall be darkened, when I
shall break there the d 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.
(c) Meaning that there will be great sorrow and
(d) That is, the strength and force.
30:20 And it came to pass in the e eleventh year, in the first
[month], in the seventh [day] of the month, [that] the
word of the LORD came to me, saying,
(e) Of the captivity of Jeconiah, or of Zedekiah's reign.
30:21 Son of man, f I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of
Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to
put a bandage to bind it, to make it strong to hold the
(f) For Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Pharaoh Nebo at
Carchemish, (Jer 46:26).
30:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break g his arms, the
strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the
sword to fall out of his hand.
(g) His force and power.
30:25 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, h 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.
(h) By which we see that tyrants have no power of
themselves, neither can do any more harm than God
appoints and when he wills they must cease.