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Ezekiel 29
17In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month on the first day, the word of the Lord came to me: 18“Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon drove his army in a hard campaign against Tyre; every head was rubbed bare and every shoulder made raw. Yet he and his army got no reward from the campaign he led against Tyre. 19Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will loot and plunder the land as pay for his army. 20I have given him Egypt as a reward for his efforts because he and his army did it for me, declares the Sovereign Lord.

21“On that day I will make a horn grow for the Israelites, and I will open your mouth among them. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

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  • I am confused as to the question. Nubuchadnezzar already died, therefore, the prophecy has to have been fulfilled.
    – aefrrs
    Dec 10 '20 at 2:25
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Ezekiel 29:21 Berean Study Bible

In that day I will cause a horn to sprout for the house of Israel, and I will open your mouth to speak among them. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

to sprout
אַצְמִ֤יחַ (’aṣ·mî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6779: To sprout, spring up

This Hiphil causative verb is in its imperfect form to indicate a future happening. The “horn” is often used as a symbol of power.

According to Pulpit Commentary, it could be a prophecy for the coming Zerubbabel.

That horn had been cut off, but it should begin to sprout again, and the prophet himself should resume his work as the teacher of his people, which had apparently been suspended for many years after the closing vision of the restoration of the temple and of Israel. The words justify the conclusion that Ezekiel resumed his labors after B.C. 572. Was he watching the growth of Saiathiel or Zerubbabel?

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