Ezekiel 29:6
New International Version
Then all who live in Egypt will know that I am the LORD. "'You have been a staff of reed for the people of Israel.

New Living Translation
All the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, for to Israel you were just a staff made of reeds.

English Standard Version
Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD. “Because you have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel,

Berean Study Bible
Then all the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD. For you were only a staff of reeds to the house of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
"Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.

King James Bible
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
"'Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, for they have been a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Then everyone in Egypt will know that I am the LORD. You and your nation refused to help the people of Israel and were nothing more than a broken stick.

Good News Translation
Then all the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD." The LORD says, "The Israelites relied on you Egyptians for support, but you were no better than a weak stick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yahweh, for they have been a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.

International Standard Version
Then everyone living in Egypt will know that I am the LORD, because they have been an unreliable ally to the house of Israel.

NET Bible
Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the LORD because they were a reed staff for the house of Israel;

New Heart English Bible
All the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the LORD. Egypt, you have become like a [broken] walking stick to the nation of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know That I am the LORD, Because they have been a staff of reed To the house of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of rod to the house of Israel.

American King James Version
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

American Standard Version
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am Jehovah, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the dwellers in Egypt shall know that I am the Lord, because thou hast been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord: because thou hast been a staff of a reed to the house of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I [am] Jehovah, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

English Revised Version
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

World English Bible
All the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yahweh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And known have all inhabitants of Egypt That I am Jehovah, Because of their being a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
Study Bible
The Judgment Against Pharaoh
5I will leave you in the desert, you and all the fish of your streams. You will fall on the open field and will not be taken away or gathered for burial. I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the air. 6Then all the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD. For you were only a staff of reeds to the house of Israel. 7When Israel grasped you with their hands, you splintered and tore open their shoulders; when they leaned on you, you broke and their backs were wrenched.’…
Cross References
2 Kings 18:21
Look now, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff that will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

Isaiah 20:5
Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed.

Isaiah 36:6
Look now, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff that will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

Lamentations 4:17
All the while our eyes were failing as we looked in vain for help. We watched from our towers for a nation that could not save us.

Ezekiel 17:17
Pharaoh with his mighty army and vast horde will not help him in battle, when ramps are built and siege walls constructed to destroy many lives.

Ezekiel 29:16
Egypt will never again be an object of trust for the house of Israel, but will remind them of their iniquity in turning to the Egyptians. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"

Ezekiel 30:8
Then they will know that I am the LORD when I set fire to Egypt and all her helpers are shattered.'

Treasury of Scripture

And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

know

Ezekiel 28:22-24,26
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her…

Exodus 9:14
For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.

Exodus 14:18
And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

a staff

2 Kings 18:21
Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

Isaiah 20:5,6
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory…

Isaiah 30:2-7
That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! …







Lexicon
Then all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
יֹשְׁבֵ֣י (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of Egypt
מִצְרַ֔יִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

will know
וְיָֽדְעוּ֙ (wə·yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am the LORD.
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

For
יַ֧עַן (ya·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3282: Heed, purpose, to indicate the reason, cause

you were only
הֱיוֹתָ֛ם (hĕ·yō·w·ṯām)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a staff
מִשְׁעֶ֥נֶת (miš·‘e·neṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4938: Support, sustenance, a walking-stick

of reeds
קָנֶ֖ה (qā·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7070: A reed, a, rod, shaft, tube, stem, the radius, beam

to the house
לְבֵ֥ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(6) A staff of reed.--In Isaiah 36:6 the dependence of Judah upon Egypt is described as trust "in the staff of this broken reed;" but notwithstanding all warnings, they still trusted, especially at the time of this prophecy, and proved in their experience the truth of the Divine word. The figure is taken from the reeds, which grew abundantly on the banks of the Nile, and the statement is historically amplified in the following verse, where the reference is to be understood not of any single fact so much as of a continual, often repeated result. There should be a period in the middle of Ezekiel 29:6, the first half forming the conclusion of the previous denunciation, and the second half being closely connected with Ezekiel 29:7-9. Ezekiel 29:7 is parenthetical.

Verse 6. - A staff of reed unto the house of Israel. Ezekiel reproduces the familiar image of 2 Kings 18:21; Isaiah 36:6. The proverb had not ceased to be true, though the rulers were different. Here, again, the imagery is strictly local. The reeds were as characteristic of the Nile as the crocodiles (Exodus 1:3; Job 40:21). The image of the reed is continued in Ver. 7, and the effect of trusting to its support is described in detail. 29:1-16 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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