After excoriating Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, Tyre and Sidon, it is Egypt's turn to come under the withering glare of the prophet.
Chapter 29 contains Ezekiel's rebuke to Pharaoh and the warning that Babylon's forces are coming against his and will prevail. Then the prophet criticizes Egypt for its betrayal of Judah: "Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord because you were a staff of reed to the house of Israel; when they grasped you with the hand, you broke, and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke, and made all their legs unsteady" (vs. 6 and 7).
The problem was that Judah had been relying on Egypt for protection from Nebuchadnezzar's armies. In their hour of need, the Jews turned to the Egyptians rather than God - and Egypt abandoned them.
Don't let anyone else serve as a "broken reed" to you. Put your full reliance and trust in the Lord. He is mighty to save, strong to deliver!