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Ezekiel 29:10

therefore watch out! I'm coming to get you! I'm going to attack your waterways, and then I'm going to make the land of Egypt a total wasteland from the Aswan fortress to the border of Ethiopia!

Genesis 10:6

Ham's descendants included Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

Job 28:19

It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold."

Isaiah 45:14

This is what the LORD says: "The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, those Sabeans, men of great heights. They'll come over to you and will be yours; They'll trudge behind you coming over in chains, they'll bow down to you. They'll plead with you, "Surely God is in you; and there is no other God at all.'"

Isaiah 43:3

"I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer And I've given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and the people of Seba in exchange for you.

Ezekiel 30:4-9

War will come to Egypt, and Ethiopia will be in anguish when the slain fall in Egypt, when her wealth is carried off, and her foundations are demolished. "Ethiopia, Libya, descendants of Lud, all those who have mixed themselves, and Libya along with everyone in the land of Israel who is in league with them will die violently."'" "This is what the LORD says: "Those who are supporting Egypt will fall; her majestic strength that she brought from the Aswan fortress will collapse by the sword that invades her,' declares the Lord GOD.read more.
They'll remain desolate among desolate lands, their cities will be named among those that are ruined. They will know that I am the LORD when I kindle my fire in Egypt and all who help her are crushed. "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!'"

2 Chronicles 14:9-15

Sometime later, Zerah the Ethiopian went to war against him at Mareshah with an army of one million troops and 300 chariots. Asa went out to engage him in battle, and they drew up their battle lines at Mareshah in the Zephathah Valley. Asa cried out to the LORD his God, telling him, "LORD, there is no one except for you to help between the powerful and the weak. So help us, LORD God, because we're depending on you and have come against this vast group in your name. LORD, you are our God. Let no mere mortal man defeat you!"read more.
So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians right in front of Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians ran away. Asa and his army pursued the Ethiopians as far as Gerar. So many Ethiopians died that their army could not recover, because it had been shattered in the LORD's presence and in the presence of his army. The Israelis carried off a lot of plunder, too. They attacked all the cities that surrounded Gerar, because fear of the LORD had overwhelmed them. The Israelis spoiled all the cities, because there was a lot to plunder in them. They also attacked the tents of those who owned livestock and carried off lots of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Daniel 11:43

He'll capture treasures of gold, silver, and all the treasures of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites at his feet.

Isaiah 20:1-6

In the year that the supreme commander, sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod, attacked it, and captured it at that time the LORD spoke through Amoz's son Isaiah: "Go loosen the sackcloth that's around your waist, and take your sandals off your feet." So that's what he did: he went around naked and barefoot. Then the LORD said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has walked around naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a warning for Egypt and Ethiopia, read more.
so the king of Assyria will lead away the Egyptian captives and exiles from Cush, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot with even their buttocks uncovered to the shame of Egypt. Then they will be dismayed and put to shame because of Cush, their hope, and Egypt, their jewel. At that time, the inhabitants of this coastland will say, "See, this is what has happened to those on whom we counted and relied for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How, then, can we escape?'"

Psalm 68:31

Envoys will come from Egypt. Let the Ethiopians stretch out their hands to God.

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Ethiopia » Desolation of

Habakkuk 3:7

I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, and the tent curtains of the land of Midian in anguish.

Isaiah 20:2-6

at that time the LORD spoke through Amoz's son Isaiah: "Go loosen the sackcloth that's around your waist, and take your sandals off your feet." So that's what he did: he went around naked and barefoot. Then the LORD said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has walked around naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a warning for Egypt and Ethiopia, so the king of Assyria will lead away the Egyptian captives and exiles from Cush, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot with even their buttocks uncovered to the shame of Egypt. read more.
Then they will be dismayed and put to shame because of Cush, their hope, and Egypt, their jewel. At that time, the inhabitants of this coastland will say, "See, this is what has happened to those on whom we counted and relied for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How, then, can we escape?'"

Isaiah 18:1-6

Woe to the land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush, which sends envoys by the sea, in papyrus boats over the water! Go, swift messengers, to a tall, smooth-skinned nation, to a people feared far and wide, a nation that metes out punishment and oppresses, whose land the rivers divide. All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you'll see it. When a trumpet sounds, you'll hear it! read more.
For this is what the LORD told me: "I will remain quiet and watch in my dwelling place like dazzling heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest." For before the harvest, when the season of budding is over, and sour grapes ripen into mature grapes, he cuts off the shoots with pruning knives, clearing away the spreading branches as he lops them off. And they will all be left for birds of prey that live on the mountains and for wild animals. Birds of prey will pass the summer feeding on them, and all the wild animals will pass the winter feeding on them.

Isaiah 43:3

"I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer And I've given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and the people of Seba in exchange for you.

Ezekiel 30:4-9

War will come to Egypt, and Ethiopia will be in anguish when the slain fall in Egypt, when her wealth is carried off, and her foundations are demolished. "Ethiopia, Libya, descendants of Lud, all those who have mixed themselves, and Libya along with everyone in the land of Israel who is in league with them will die violently."'" "This is what the LORD says: "Those who are supporting Egypt will fall; her majestic strength that she brought from the Aswan fortress will collapse by the sword that invades her,' declares the Lord GOD. read more.
They'll remain desolate among desolate lands, their cities will be named among those that are ruined. They will know that I am the LORD when I kindle my fire in Egypt and all who help her are crushed. "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!'"

More verses: Zephaniah 2:12

Ethiopia » Prophecies concerning the conversion of

Psalm 87:4

I will mention Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me including Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia "This one was born there," they say.

Isaiah 45:14

This is what the LORD says: "The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, those Sabeans, men of great heights. They'll come over to you and will be yours; They'll trudge behind you coming over in chains, they'll bow down to you. They'll plead with you, "Surely God is in you; and there is no other God at all.'"

Psalm 68:31

Envoys will come from Egypt. Let the Ethiopians stretch out their hands to God.

Daniel 11:43

He'll capture treasures of gold, silver, and all the treasures of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites at his feet.

Ethiopia » Warriors of

Jeremiah 46:9

Horses, get up! Chariots, drive furiously! Let the warriors go forward, Ethiopia and Put, who carry shields, and the Lydians who handle and bend the bow.

2 Chronicles 12:3

with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 cavalry. The Lubim, Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians who invaded from Egypt with Shishak were innumerable.

Ezekiel 38:5

Persia, Cush, and Libya will be accompanying them, all of them equipped with shields and helmets.

Ethiopia » Was called the land of cush, mentioned in

Isaiah 11:11

At that time, the LORD will reach out his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people, from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Genesis 10:6

Ham's descendants included Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

1 Chronicles 1:9

Cush's descendants were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabteca. Raamah's descendants were Sheba and Dedan.

Ethiopia » Treats jeremiah kindly

Jeremiah 38:7-13

Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch in the king's house, heard that Jeremiah had been put in the cistern. The king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate, so Ebed-melech went out of the palace and spoke to the king: "Your majesty, these men have acted wickedly in all they have done to the prophet Jeremiah by throwing him into the cistern. He will die where he is because of the famine since there is no more bread in the city." read more.
Then the king ordered Ebed-melech the Ethiopian: "Thirty men are at your disposal. Take them with you and bring up Jeremiah the prophet from the cistern before he dies." So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to the palace, underneath the storeroom. He took worn out rags and worn out clothes from there, and using ropes he lowered them down to Jeremiah in the cistern. Ebed-melech the Ethiopian told Jeremiah, "Put the worn out rags and clothes under your armpits under the ropes," and Jeremiah did as he said. They pulled Jeremiah with the ropes and brought him up from the cistern, but Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

Jeremiah 39:15-18

This message from the LORD came to Jeremiah while he was confined in the courtyard of the guard: "Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Look, I'm going to fulfill my promise against this city for disaster rather than for good, and on that day it will happen before your eyes. But I'll deliver you on that day," declares the LORD. "You won't be given into the hands of the men you fear. read more.
For I'll surely deliver you, and you won't fall by the sword. Your life will be spared because you trusted me," declares the LORD.'"

Ethiopia » Defeated by asa

2 Chronicles 16:8

Weren't the Ethiopians and the Libyans a vast army with many chariots and cavalry? Yet because you relied on the LORD, he gave them into your control!

2 Chronicles 14:9-15

Sometime later, Zerah the Ethiopian went to war against him at Mareshah with an army of one million troops and 300 chariots. Asa went out to engage him in battle, and they drew up their battle lines at Mareshah in the Zephathah Valley. Asa cried out to the LORD his God, telling him, "LORD, there is no one except for you to help between the powerful and the weak. So help us, LORD God, because we're depending on you and have come against this vast group in your name. LORD, you are our God. Let no mere mortal man defeat you!" read more.
So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians right in front of Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians ran away. Asa and his army pursued the Ethiopians as far as Gerar. So many Ethiopians died that their army could not recover, because it had been shattered in the LORD's presence and in the presence of his army. The Israelis carried off a lot of plunder, too. They attacked all the cities that surrounded Gerar, because fear of the LORD had overwhelmed them. The Israelis spoiled all the cities, because there was a lot to plunder in them. They also attacked the tents of those who owned livestock and carried off lots of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Ethiopia » Rivers of

Genesis 10:6

Ham's descendants included Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

Isaiah 18:1

Woe to the land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush,

Ethiopia » Bordered egypt on the south

Ezekiel 29:10

therefore watch out! I'm coming to get you! I'm going to attack your waterways, and then I'm going to make the land of Egypt a total wasteland from the Aswan fortress to the border of Ethiopia!

Ethiopia » The inhabitants of, black

Ethiopia » Merchandise of

Isaiah 45:14

This is what the LORD says: "The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, those Sabeans, men of great heights. They'll come over to you and will be yours; They'll trudge behind you coming over in chains, they'll bow down to you. They'll plead with you, "Surely God is in you; and there is no other God at all.'"

Ethiopia » Invaded syria

2 Kings 19:9

When he heard that it was being said about King Tirhakah of Ethiopia, "Look! He has come out to attack you!" he again sent messengers to Hezekiah.

Ethiopia » Moses marries a woman of

Ethiopia » Candace, queen of

Acts 8:27

So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, who was a member of the court of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He was in charge of all her treasures and had come up to Jerusalem to worship.

Ethiopia » Within the babylonian empire

Esther 1:1

This is a record of what happened during the reign of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who ruled over 127 provinces from India to Cush.

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