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Isaiah 19 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Message to Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The [fn]oracle concerning Egypt.
Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt;
The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence,
And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:2 - “So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians;
And they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor,
City against city and kingdom against kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:3 - “Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them;
And I will confound their strategy,
So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead
And to [fn]mediums and spiritists.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:4 - “Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel master,
And a [fn]mighty king will rule over them,” declares the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:5 - The waters from the sea will dry up,
And the river will be parched and dry.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:6 - The [fn]canals will emit a stench,
The [fn]streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up;
The reeds and rushes will rot away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:7 - The bulrushes by the Nile, by the [fn]edge of the Nile
And all the sown fields by the Nile
Will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:8 - And the fishermen will lament,
And all those who cast a [fn]line into the Nile will mourn,
And those who spread nets on the waters will [fn]pine away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:9 - Moreover, the manufacturers of linen made from combed flax
And the weavers of white cloth will be [fn]utterly dejected.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:10 - And [fn]the pillars of Egypt will be crushed;
All the hired laborers will be grieved in soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:11 - The princes of [fn]Zoan are mere fools;
The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become [fn]stupid.
How can you men say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:12 - Well then, where are your wise men?
Please let them tell you,
And let them [fn]understand what the LORD of hosts
Has purposed against Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:13 - The princes of [fn]Zoan have acted foolishly,
The princes of Memphis are deluded;
Those who are the cornerstone of her tribes
Have [fn]led Egypt astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:14 - The LORD has mixed within her a spirit of distortion;
They have led Egypt astray in all [fn]that it does,
As a drunken man [fn]staggers in his vomit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:15 - There will be no work for Egypt
Which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:16 - In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble and be in dread because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He is going to wave over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:17 - The land of Judah will become a [fn]terror to Egypt; everyone [fn]to whom it is mentioned will be in dread of it, because of the purpose of the LORD of hosts which He is purposing against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:18 - In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will be speaking the language of Canaan and swearing allegiance to the LORD of hosts; one will be called the City of [fn]Destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:19 - In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD near its border.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:20 - It will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a [fn]Champion, and He will deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:21 - Thus the LORD will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day. They will even worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the LORD and perform it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:22 - The LORD will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the LORD, and He will respond to them and will heal them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:23 - In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:24 - In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:25 - whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, burden of
Or, ghosts and spirits
Or, fierce
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Literally: rivers
Or, Nile branches; i.e. the delta
Or, mouth
Literally: hook
Or, languish
Literally: ashamed
Literally: her pillars or, her weavers
Or, Tanis
Or, brutish
Or, know
Or, Tanis
Or, have caused Egypt to stagger
Literally: its work
Or, goes astray
Or, cause of shame
Literally: who mentions it will be in dread to it
Some ancient mss and versions read the Sun
Literally: Mighty One

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