Isaiah 19

An Oracle Concerning Egypt

1 The a burden 1 against Egypt.
Behold, the LORD b rides on a swift cloud,
And will come into Egypt;
c The idols of Egypt will 2 totter at His presence,
And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.
2 "I will d set Egyptians against Egyptians;
Everyone will fight against his brother,
And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst;
I will destroy their counsel,
And they will e consult the idols and the charmers,
The mediums and the sorcerers.
4 And the Egyptians I will give
f Into the hand of a cruel master,
And a fierce king will rule over them,"
Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

5 g The waters will fail from the sea,
And the river will be wasted and dried up.
6 The rivers will turn foul;
The brooks h of defense will be emptied and dried up;
The reeds and rushes will wither.
7 The papyrus reeds by 3 the River, by the mouth of the River,
And everything sown by the River, 4
Will wither, be driven away, and be no more.
8 The fishermen also will mourn;
All those will lament who cast hooks into the River,
And they will languish who spread nets on the waters.
9 Moreover those who work in i fine flax
And those who weave fine fabric will be ashamed;
10 And its foundations will be broken.
All who make wages will be troubled of soul.

11 Surely the princes of j Zoan are fools;
Pharaoh's wise counselors give foolish counsel.
k How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise,
The son of ancient kings?"
12 l Where are they?
Where are your wise men?
Let them tell you now,
And let them know what the LORD of hosts has m purposed against Egypt.
13 The princes of Zoan have become fools;
n The princes of 5 Noph 6 are deceived;
They have also 7 deluded Egypt,
Those who are the 8 mainstay of its tribes.
14 The LORD has mingled o a perverse spirit in her midst;
And they have caused Egypt to err in all her work,
As a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
15 Neither will there be any work for Egypt,
Which p the head or tail,
Palm branch or bulrush, may do. 9

Egypt, Assyria, Israel Blessed

16 In that day Egypt will q be like women, and will be afraid and fear because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, r which He waves over it. 17 And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt; everyone who makes mention of it will be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts which He has s determined against it.

18 In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will t speak the language of Canaan and u swear by the LORD of hosts; one will be called the City of 10 Destruction.

19 In that day v there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the w LORD at its border. 20 And x it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a y Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. 21 Then the LORD will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will z know the LORD in that day, and a will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the LORD and perform it. 22 And the LORD will strike Egypt, He will strike and b heal it; they will return to the LORD, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.

23 In that day c there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will d serve with the Assyrians.

24 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria - a blessing in the midst of the land, 25 whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria e the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance."

  1. Cross References
    Jeremiah 9:25
    Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that I will punish all who are circumcised with the uncircumcised -
    Jeremiah 9:26
    "Egypt, Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, and all who are in the farthest corners, who dwell in the wilderness. For all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart."
    Ezekiel 29:1
    In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying.
    Ezekiel 30:19
    Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt, Then they shall know that I am the LORD." '
    Joel 3:19
    Egypt shall be a desolation, And Edom a desolate wilderness, Because of violence against the people of Judah, For they have shed innocent blood in their land.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 18:10
    And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind.
    Psalms 104:3
    He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind.
    Matthew 26:64
    Jesus said to him, " It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.
    Revelation 1:7
    Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 12:12
    For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
    Jeremiah 43:12
    I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them and carry them away captive. And he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd puts on his garment, and he shall go out from there in peace.
  4. Cross References
    Judges 7:22
    When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the L...
    1 Samuel 14:16
    Now the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin ...
    1 Samuel 14:20
    Then Saul and all the people who were with him ...
    2 Chronicles 20:23
    For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up again...
    Matthew 10:21
    Now brother will deliver up brother to death, a...
    Matthew 10:36
    "and 'a man's enemies will be those of his own ...
  5. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 10:13
    So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the LORD, because he did not keep the word of the LORD, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance.
    Isaiah 8:19
    And when they say to you, "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter," should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?
    Isaiah 47:12
    Stand now with your enchantments And the multitude of your sorceries, In which you have labored from your youth - Perhaps you will be able to profit, Perhaps you will prevail.
    Daniel 2:2
    Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 20:4
    So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
    Jeremiah 46:26
    And I will deliver them into the hand of those who seek their lives, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of his servants. Afterward it shall be inhabited as in the days of old," says the LORD.
    Ezekiel 29:19
    Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Surely I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he shall take away her wealth, carry off her spoil, and remove her pillage; and that will be the wages for his army.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 50:2
    Why, when I came, was there no man? Why, when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Indeed with My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; Their fish stink because there is no water, And die of thirst.
    Jeremiah 51:36
    Therefore thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will plead your case and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.
    Ezekiel 30:12
    I will make the rivers dry, And sell the land into the hand of the wicked; I will make the land waste, and all that is in it, By the hand of aliens. I, the LORD, have spoken.
  8. Cross References
    2 Kings 19:24
    I have dug and drunk strange water, And with the soles of my feet I have dried up All the brooks of defense.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 10:28
    Also Solomon had horses imported from Egypt and Ke-veh'; the king's merchants bought them in Ke-veh' at the current price.
    Proverbs 7:16
    I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen.
    Ezekiel 27:7
    Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was what you spread for your sail; Blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah was what covered you.
  10. Cross References
    Numbers 13:22
    And they went up through the South and came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
    Psalms 78:12
    Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
    Psalms 78:43
    When He worked His signs in Egypt, And His wonders in the field of Zoan.
    Isaiah 30:4
    For his princes were at Zoan, And his ambassadors came to Hanes.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 41:38
    And Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?
    Genesis 41:39
    Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.
    1 Kings 4:29
    And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.
    1 Kings 4:30
    Thus Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.
    Acts 7:22
    And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.
  12. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:20
    Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 33:11
    The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.
  14. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:16
    Also the people of Noph and Tahpanhes Have broken the crown of your head.
    Ezekiel 30:13
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "I will also destroy the idols, And cause the images to cease from Noph; There shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt; I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
  15. Cross References
    1 Kings 22:22
    "The LORD said to him, 'In what way?' So he said, 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And the LORD said, 'You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.'
    Isaiah 29:10
    For the LORD has poured out on you The spirit of deep sleep, And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 9:14 - 16
    Therefore the LORD will cut off head and tail from Israel, Palm branch and bulrush in one day.
  17. Cross References
    Jeremiah 51:30
    The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting, They have remained in their strongholds; Their might has failed, They became like women; They have burned her dwelling places, The bars of her gate are broken.
    Nahum 3:13
    Surely, your people in your midst are women! The gates of your land are wide open for your enemies; Fire shall devour the bars of your gates.
  18. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:15
    The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dry-shod.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 14:24
    The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand:
    Daniel 4:35
    All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?
  20. Cross References
    Zephaniah 3:9
    For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one accord.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 45:23
    I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
  22. Cross References
    Genesis 28:18
    Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took ...
    Exodus 24:4
    And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD. And ...
    Joshua 22:10
    And when they came to the region of the Jordan ...
    Joshua 22:26
    Therefore we said, 'Let us now prepare to build...
    Joshua 22:27
    'but that it may be a witness between you and u...
    Isaiah 56:7
    Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And...
    Isaiah 60:7
    All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered toget...
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 68:31
    Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
  24. Cross References
    Joshua 4:20
    And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal.
    Joshua 22:27
    'but that it may be a witness between you and us and our generations after us, that we may perform the service of the LORD before Him with our burnt offerings, with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your descendants may not say to our descendants in time to come, "You have no part in the LORD."'
  25. Cross References
    Isaiah 43:11
    I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior.
  26. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:3
    Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    Isaiah 2:4
    He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.
    Isaiah 11:9
    They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.
  27. Cross References
    Isaiah 56:7
    Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.
    Isaiah 60:7
    All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, And I will glorify the house of My glory.
    Zechariah 14:16 - 18
    And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
    Malachi 1:11
    For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations," Says the LORD of hosts.
  28. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:39
    Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
    Isaiah 30:26
    Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, As the light of seven days, In the day that the LORD binds up the bruise of His people And heals the stroke of their wound.
    Isaiah 57:18
    I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners.
    Hebrews 12:11
    Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
  29. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:16
    There will be a highway for the remnant of His people Who will be left from Assyria, As it was for Israel In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.
    Isaiah 35:8
    A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray.
    Isaiah 49:11
    I will make each of My mountains a road, And My highways shall be elevated.
    Isaiah 62:10
    Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!
  30. Cross References
    Isaiah 27:13
    So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet will be blown; They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, And shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
  31. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 14:2
    For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
    Psalms 100:3
    Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
    Isaiah 29:23
    But when he sees his children, The work of My hands, in his midst, They will hallow My name, And hallow the Holy One of Jacob, And fear the God of Israel.
    Hosea 2:23
    Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!'
    Ephesians 2:10
    For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
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