Prophecy Against Sidon
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"Son of man, x set your face y toward Sidon, and prophesy against her,
"and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
z "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon;
I will be glorified in your midst;
And a they shall know that I am the LORD,
When I execute judgments in her and am b hallowed in her.
c For I will send pestilence upon her,
And blood in her streets;
The wounded shall be judged in her midst
By the sword against her on every side;
Then they shall know that I am the LORD.
"And there shall no longer be a pricking brier or d a painful thorn for the house of Israel from among all who are around them, who e despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord GOD."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them.
Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them.
Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt.
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Then I will harden Pharaoh's heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen.
Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain renown for it on the day that I am glorified," says the Lord GOD.
The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah
Thus says the Lord GOD: "When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
Know for certain that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. But they shall be snares and traps to you, and scourges on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land which the LORD your God has given you.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
Before your wickedness was uncovered. It was like the time of the reproach of the daughters of Syria and all those around her, and of the daughters of the Philistines, who despise you everywhere.
For thus says the Lord GOD: "Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced in heart with all your disdain for the land of Israel.
"indeed, therefore, I will stretch out My hand against you, and give you as plunder to the nations; I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish from the countries; I will destroy you, and you shall know that I am the LORD."