Ezekiel's prophecy in Ezekiel 29 predicts 40 years of utter desolation and an Egyptian exile. By all accounts there is no historical or archaeological evidence that this actually happened. Did Ezekiel get it wrong?
Ezekiel 29:1 - 21
ESV - 1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.
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The Judgment on Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar; though about to Be Restored after Forty Years, It Was Still to Be in a State of Degradation. Worldly, carnal minds pride themselves in their property, forgetting that whatever we have, we received it from God, and should use it for God. Why, then, do we boast? Self is the great idol which all the world worships, in contempt of God and his sovereignty. God can force men out of that in which they are most secure and easy. Such a one, and all that cleave to him, shall perish together. Thus end men's pride, presumption, and carnal security. The Lord is against those who do harm to his people, and still more against those who lead them into sin. Egypt shall be a kingdom again, but it shall be the basest of the kingdoms; it shall have little wealth and power. History shows the complete fulfilment of this prophecy. God, not only in justice, but in wisdom and goodness to us, breaks the creature-stays on which we lean, that they may be no more our confidence.
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