Ezekiel 29:20
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New International Version
I have given him Egypt as a reward for his efforts because he and his army did it for me, declares the Sovereign LORD.

New Living Translation
Yes, I have given him the land of Egypt as a reward for his work, says the Sovereign LORD, because he was working for me when he destroyed Tyre.

English Standard Version
I have given him the land of Egypt as his payment for which he labored, because they worked for me, declares the Lord GOD.

New American Standard Bible
"I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor which he performed, because they acted for Me," declares the Lord GOD.

King James Bible
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord GOD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have given him the land of Egypt as the pay he labored for, since they worked for Me." This is the declaration of the Lord GOD."

International Standard Version
I've given him the land of Egypt as a reward for attacking Tyre for me,' declares the Lord GOD.

NET Bible
I have given him the land of Egypt as his compensation for attacking Tyre, because they did it for me, declares the sovereign LORD.

New Heart English Bible
I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he served, because they worked for me,' says the Lord GOD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have given him Egypt as pay for what he has done. Nebuchadnezzar and his army worked for me, declares the Almighty LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have given him the land of Egypt as his hire for which he served, because they wrought for Me, saith the Lord GOD.

New American Standard 1977
“I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor which he performed, because they acted for Me,” declares the Lord GOD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour with which he served against her because they wrought for me, said the Lord GOD.

King James 2000 Bible
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor for which he served against it, because they wrought for me, says the Lord GOD.

American King James Version
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor with which he served against it, because they worked for me, said the Lord GOD.

American Standard Version
I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he served, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And for the service that he hath done me against it: I have given him the land of Egypt, because he hath laboured for me, saith the Lord God.

Darby Bible Translation
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

English Revised Version
I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompence for which he served, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord GOD.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor with which he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord GOD.

World English Bible
I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he served, because they worked for me, says the Lord Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
His wage for which he laboured I have given to him, The land of Egypt -- in that they wrought for Me, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Study Bible
Egypt the Reward of Nebuchadnezzar
19Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her wealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder; and it will be wages for his army. 20"I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor which he performed, because they acted for Me," declares the Lord GOD. 21"On that day I will make a horn sprout for the house of Israel, and I will open your mouth in their midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD."…
Cross References
Isaiah 10:6
I send it against a godless nation And commission it against the people of My fury To capture booty and to seize plunder, And to trample them down like mud in the streets.

Isaiah 10:7
Yet it does not so intend, Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy And to cut off many nations.

Isaiah 45:1
Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:

Jeremiah 25:9
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' declares the LORD, 'and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 43:11
"He will also come and strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and those for the sword to the sword.
Treasury of Scripture

I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor with which he served against it, because they worked for me, said the Lord GOD.

labour. or, hire
served

2 Kings 10:30 And the LORD said to Jehu, Because you have done well in executing …

Isaiah 10:6,7 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I …

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, said …

I have given him the land of Egypt for labour wherewith he served against it, That is, against Tyre; meaning not Nebuchadnezzar merely or only, but his army also, who did the main of the service and labour, and had the plunder of the country for it; though the kingdom itself was given to their king, and annexed to his monarchy:

because they wrought for me, saith the Lord God; not intentionally, but eventually; they did not design to do any service for God; they only sought to serve themselves with the riches and wealth of those they subdued; and yet while they besieged Tyre, and when they took it, and while they were ravaging, plundering, and subduing Egypt, they were doing the Lord's will and work, and executing his righteous judgments on these enemies of his for their sins; wherefore he rewarded them sufficiently: none ever are employed by him but he gives them their wages; even though they are wicked and ungodly men, verily they have their reward. 20. because they wrought for me—the Chaldeans, fulfilling My will as to Tyre (compare Jer 25:9).29:17-21 The besiegers of Tyre obtained little plunder. But when God employs ambitious or covetous men, he will recompense them according to the desires of their hearts; for every man shall have his reward. God had mercy in store for the house of Israel soon after. The history of nations best explains ancient prophecies. All events fulfil the Scriptures. Thus, in the deepest scenes of adversity, the Lord sows the seed of our future prosperity. Happy are those who desire his favour, grace, and image; they will delight in his service, and not covet any earthly recompence; and the blessings they have chosen shall be sure to them for ever.
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