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Ezekiel 30:10

‘Thus says the Lord God , "I will also make the hordes of Egypt cease By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Babylon;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Repentance;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Poetry;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Egypt;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

"Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease, by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought in to destroy the land; and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain. And I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I, Jehovah, have spoken it."

THE WEALTH OF EGYPT TO BE CARRIED AWAY

"And I will make the rivers dry ..." (Ezekiel 30:12). We have no historical record of such a drought falling upon the Nile; but that cannot mean that it never happened. The forty years of desolation that has been mentioned again and again with reference to God's judgment upon Egypt would indeed have followed such a disaster as the drying up of the Nile. There is also the possibility that the language here may be allegorical or figurative.

However, there is one overwhelmingly good reason for believing that all of the disasters here prophesied came to pass exactly as God's prophet said they would. Here is that reason: Egypt was steeped and settled into the most arrogant paganism. They worshipped dogs, cats, snakes, their king, the Nile river, etc. Why did they quit? Why did they renounce paganism? That they did so cannot be denied. Why? The only imaginable events that could have caused such a change are the very disasters mentioned in these prophecies. Why did they stop worshipping the Nile? It dried up for forty years!

Alexander has given us an excellent summary of what is promised here against Egypt:

"Egypt's Day of the Lord is a day of doom (Ezekiel 30:9), a day of clouds (Ezekiel 30:3), a dark day in her history. The masses would fear as Egypt's proud strength ceases before the sword of Nebuchadnezzar. Many would be slain (Ezekiel 30:6,10,11,13, and 18). Not even a prince (leader) would be left in the country (Ezekiel 30:13). Many idolatrous statues of the Egyptian gods would be destroyed or carried away in the Babylonian quest for victory and wealth. All of Egypt's allies would fall to the sword: Ethiopia and Lydia in western Anatolia (modern Turkey), Arabia in the east, Lydia in the west (Ezekiel 30:5-7), Put and Lud in the west; and even those `people of the covenant land,' the Jews who fled to Egypt following the murder of Gedaliah would suffer the ravages of the Babylonian invasion. The judgment of God would be comprehensive; it would be awful; but the purpose of God would be accomplished."[9]

Egypt would learn that Jehovah is God! Did they really learn it? of course, they did! None of the silly old pagan gods has been worshipped in Egypt for millenniums of time.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/ezekiel-30.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thus saith the Lord God, I will make the multitude of Egypt to cease,.... The vast numbers of people that inhabited Egypt; some of its cities were very populous, especially the city No, after mentioned; but now the numbers should be greatly lessened, and the whole land sadly depopulated: or the "noise"F18את המון "strepitum", Vatablus, Cocceius. , "tumult", and hurry of it; which is very great where there are large numbers of people, and which ceases when they are cut off. The Syriac version renders it, the riches of Egypt. Now the instrument God would make use of to do all this is mentioned by name, as follows,

by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; the then greatest monarch in the world.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezekiel-30.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

the multitude — the large population.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/ezekiel-30.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezekiel 30:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

Ver. 10. I will also make the multitude.] Or, The great noise and hurry. They shall have no more cause to complain that they are too many of them, so that they cannot one live by another.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezekiel-30.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The multitude; the numerous families and tribes. To cease; to dwindle and decrease.

By the hand; by the army, power, and conduct of Nebuchadrezzar.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ezekiel-30.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Nebuchadreszar. See notes on Ezekiel 26:7, and Ezekiel 29:18.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ezekiel-30.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Thus saith the Lord GOD I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease - I will diminish the large population.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ezekiel-30.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
I will
29:4,5,19; 32:11-16
by the
24,25
Reciprocal: Isaiah 28:2 - the Lord;  Jeremiah 4:7 - destroyer;  Jeremiah 25:9 - against;  Ezekiel 26:7 - I will;  Ezekiel 29:8 - I will;  Ezekiel 29:11 - foot of man;  Ezekiel 30:4 - and they;  Ezekiel 31:2 - to his

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-30.html.