2 O mortal, intone a dirge over Pharaoh king of Egypt. Say to him: O great beast among the nations, you are doomed! You are like the dragon in the seas, Thrusting through their streams, Stirring up the water with your feet And muddying their streams!
ben a-DAM SA kee-NAH al par-OH me-lekh mitz-RA-yim v’-a-mar-TA ay-LAV k’-FEER go-YIM nid-MAY-ta v’-a-TAH ka-ta-NEEM ba-ya-MEEM va-TA-gakh b’-na-ha-ro-TE-kha va-tid-lakh MA-yim b’-rag-LE-kha va-tir-POS na-ha-ro-TAM
32:2 You are like the dragon in the seas
With the exile and destruction of Israel and Yehuda complete, Yechezkel turns his attention to the other nations. Though Egypt views itself as a fierce lion among the nations, able to roam freely and terrorize its neighbors, Yechezkel taunts them, saying that they are nothing more than a wretched beast in a swamp who will be thrashed like a crocodile away from the water. Though Israel has suffered at the hands of many enemies, they have no reason to fear. Ultimately, all the enemy nations will fall and Israel will return triumphantly to the Promised Land.