Ezekiel 30:9
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New International Version
"'On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten Cush out of her complacency. Anguish will take hold of them on the day of Egypt's doom, for it is sure to come.

New Living Translation
At that time I will send swift messengers in ships to terrify the complacent Ethiopians. Great panic will come upon them on that day of Egypt's certain destruction. Watch for it! It is sure to come!

English Standard Version
“On that day messengers shall go out from me in ships to terrify the unsuspecting people of Cush, and anguish shall come upon them on the day of Egypt’s doom; for, behold, it comes!

New American Standard Bible
"On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!"

King James Bible
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day, messengers will go out from Me in ships to terrify confident Cush. Anguish will come over them on the day of Egypt's doom. For indeed it is coming."

International Standard Version
When that happens, couriers will go out in ships to terrify Ethiopia in its complacency. Anguish will visit them as it will visit Egypt. Watch out! It's coming!'"

NET Bible
On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten overly confident Ethiopia; panic will overtake them on the day of Egypt's doom; for beware--it is coming!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day I will send messengers in ships to terrify those who live in safety in Sudan. The people of Sudan will be in anguish when Egypt is in trouble. That day is coming!

Jubilee Bible 2000
In that time messengers shall go forth from me in ships to make the confident Ethiopians afraid, and great fear shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, behold, it comes.

King James 2000 Bible
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the secure Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it comes.

American King James Version
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come on them, as in the day of Egypt: for, see, it comes.

American Standard Version
In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish upon them, as in the day of Egypt; for, lo, it cometh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In that day shall messengers go forth from my face in ships to destroy the confidence of Ethiopia, and there shall be dread among them in the day of Egypt: because it shall certainly come.

Darby Bible Translation
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships, to make careless Ethiopia afraid; and anguish shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for behold, it cometh!

English Revised Version
In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish upon them, as in the day of Egypt; for, lo, it cometh.

Webster's Bible Translation
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Cushites afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for lo, it cometh.

World English Bible
In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes.

Young's Literal Translation
In that day go forth do messengers from before Me in ships, To trouble confident Cush, And there hath been great pain among them, As the day of Egypt, for lo, it hath come.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:1-19 The prophecy of the destruction of Egypt is very full. Those who take their lot with God's enemies, shall be with them in punishment. The king of Babylon and his army shall be instruments of this destruction. God often makes one wicked man a scourge to another. No place in the land of Egypt shall escape the fury of the Chaldeans. The Lord is known by the judgments he executes. Yet these are only present effects of the Divine displeasure, not worthy of our fear, compared with the wrath to come, from which Jesus delivers his people.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - In that day shall messengers, etc. The whole passage seems an echo of Isaiah 18:2. The ships are those that bear the tidings of the conquest of Lower Egypt to the upper valley of the Nile. The careless Ethiopians are so named as confiding in their remoteness from the scene of action. They thought themselves safe, and were lulled into a false security (comp. Isaiah 32:9-11 and Zephaniah 2:15, for a like rendering of the verb). As in the day of Egypt. As Isaiah (Isaiah 9:4) refers to "the day of Midian," so Ezekiel points to the memorable time when like tidings of the judgments that fell on Egypt carried dismay into the hearts of the surrounding nations (Exodus 15:14, 15).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships,.... Either by the river Nile, or by the Red sea, to Arabia Felix, which some think is meant by Ethiopia. Cush or Ethiopia was encompassed about with water, so that there was no coming to it but by ships; see Genesis 2:13, compare with this Isaiah 18:1, the messengers here were either such who under a divine impulse, or however by the providence of God, were directed to go to Ethiopia, and tell them the news of the destruction of Egypt; or these were messengers sent by the king of Babylon, to demand a surrender of their country to him; or it may design him himself, and his army, who marched thither to subdue that country also, after the conquest of Egypt. So the Targum,

"at that time messengers shall go forth from before me with legions;''

and because all this was by the appointment and providence of God, they are represented as messengers sent by him:

to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; with the news of the fall of Egypt their confederate, and of a mighty army coming against them; who had dwelt securely and confidently, at ease and unconcerned, without any sense of danger, or fear of any enemy:

and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt; either as of old, when the plagues were on Egypt, and especially when they were drowning in the Red sea; or as of late, when the sword was in Egypt, and ravaging there:

for, lo, it cometh; the same day was coming on them as came on Egypt, the day of the Lord, a cloudy one, and the time of the Heathen; it was certain, just at hand, and there was no escaping it; see Ezekiel 30:3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. messengers … in ships to … Ethiopians—(Isa 18:1, 2). The cataracts interposing between them and Egypt should not save them. Egyptians "fleeing from before Me" in My execution of judgment, as "messengers" in "skiffs" ("vessels of bulrushes," Isa 18:2) shall go up the Nile as far as navigable, to announce the advance of the Chaldeans.

as in the day of Egypt—The day of Ethiopia's "pain" shall come shortly, as Egypt's day came.

Ezekiel 30:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Lament for Egypt
8"And they will know that I am the LORD, When I set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are broken. 9"On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!" 10'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also make the hordes of Egypt cease By the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.…
Cross References
Isaiah 18:1
Woe to the land of whirring wings along the rivers of Cush,

Isaiah 18:2
which sends envoys by sea in papyrus boats over the water. Go, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers.

Isaiah 19:17
And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the LORD Almighty is planning against them.

Isaiah 23:5
When word comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report from Tyre.

Isaiah 47:8
"Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure, lounging in your security and saying to yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me. I will never be a widow or suffer the loss of children.'

Ezekiel 32:9
I will trouble the hearts of many peoples when I bring about your destruction among the nations, among lands you have not known.

Ezekiel 32:10
I will cause many peoples to be appalled at you, and their kings will shudder with horror because of you when I brandish my sword before them. On the day of your downfall each of them will tremble every moment for his life.

Ezekiel 38:11
You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people--all of them living without walls and without gates and bars.

Ezekiel 39:6
I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come on them, as in the day of Egypt: for, see, it comes.

messengers

Ezekiel 30:5,6 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, …

Isaiah 18:1,2 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia…

Isaiah 20:3,5 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and …

Zephaniah 2:12 You Ethiopians also, you shall be slain by my sword.

careless

Ezekiel 38:11 And you shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; …

Ezekiel 39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly …

Judges 18:7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people …

Isaiah 32:9-11 Rise up, you women that are at ease; hear my voice, you careless …

Isaiah 47:8 Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell …

Jeremiah 49:31 Arise, get you up to the wealthy nation, that dwells without care, …

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelled carelessly, that said in …

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as …

great

Ezekiel 30:4 And the sword shall come on Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, …

Ezekiel 26:16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, …

Ezekiel 27:35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at you, and …

Ezekiel 32:9,10 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring your …

Isaiah 19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror to Egypt, every one that …

Isaiah 23:5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained …

Jeremiah 49:21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise …

Zechariah 11:2,3 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: …

lo

Ezekiel 33:33 And when this comes to pass, (see, it will come,) then shall they …

Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD has sworn by his holiness, that, see, the days shall …

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