20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 21 "Son of man, I have w broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and see, x it has not been bandaged for healing, nor a 1 splint put on to bind it, to make it strong enough to hold a sword. 22 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Surely I am y against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will z break his arms, both the strong one and the one that was broken; and I will make the sword fall out of his hand. 23 a 'I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them throughout the countries. 24 'I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand; but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he will groan before him with the groanings of a mortally wounded man. 25 'Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; b they shall 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. 26 c 'I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.' "New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.