Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Ezekiel 30:25

Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. Then they will know that I am the Lord , when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Judgments;   Pharaoh;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Egypt;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ethiopia;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Egypt;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Repentance;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Egypt;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ant;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon,.... Which is repeated for the sake of confirmation:

and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down: as when a man's arms are broken; and he shall not be able to lift them up and defend himself:

and they shall know that I am the Lord; namely, the Egyptians, as in Ezekiel 30:19,

when I shall have put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out on the land of Egypt; that is, when he shall have a commission to carry the war into Egypt; and he shall spread desolation over all the land, cutting off the inhabitants of it everywhere, as before described in this chapter.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezekiel-30.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

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.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/ezekiel-30.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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, 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.

Will strengthen — As judges on the bench like Pilate, so generals in the field, like Nebuchadrezzar, have no power but what is given them from above.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ezekiel-30.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezekiel 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, 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.

Ver. 25. But I will strengthen.] See Ezekiel 30:25.

And they shall know.] See on Ezekiel 30:8.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezekiel-30.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

These two foregoing verses are a repetition of God’s threats against Pharaoh, and of his promises to assist Nebuchadnezzar in the war, and every thing plain in them.

Will strengthen; give the first strength, and continue it with new supplies, so that with strength from God he shall proceed.

Put my sword in his hand; is strength shall have a weapon suited and proportioned to it; and what will be hard, where God’s sword and his strength are engaged to effect it?

He, Hophra,

shall groan; not only as the stoutest must when nature breaks, but cry out and sigh, or howl, not becoming a brave man.

Before him, king of Babylon,

with the groanings of a deadly wounded man; who hath given him his deadly wound, under which he roars while he hath any strength, and groans when his voice fails him. It speaks sore griefs, and deep sense of them, as Exodus 2:24 Jude 2:18 Job 24:12.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". 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

they shall know, &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ezekiel-30.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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, 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.
they shall know
19,26; 29:16,21; 32:15; 38:16,23; 39:21,22; Psalms 9:16
Reciprocal: Psalm 18:39 - girded;  Psalm 89:21 - mine;  Ezekiel 30:10 - by the;  Ezekiel 30:24 - I will;  Habakkuk 1:12 - thou hast ordained;  Revelation 6:4 - and there

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 30:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-30.html.