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18 “Son of man, wail[a] over the horde of Egypt. Bring it down;[b] bring[c] her[d] and the daughters of powerful nations down to the lower parts of the earth, along with those who descend to the Pit.

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  1. Ezekiel 32:18 tn The Hebrew verb is used as a response to death (Jer 9:17-19; Amos 5:16).
  2. Ezekiel 32:18 sn Through this prophetic lament given by God himself, the prophet activates the judgment described therein. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:217, and L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:136-37.
  3. Ezekiel 32:18 tn Heb “Bring him down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the earth below.” The verb “bring down” appears in the Hebrew text only once. Because the verb takes several objects here, the repetition of the verb in the translation improves the English style.
  4. Ezekiel 32:18 tn This apparently refers to personified Egypt.

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