19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift
cloud, and will come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall
be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in
the midst of it.
19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and
they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one
against his neighbor; city against city, [and] kingdom against
19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of her, and
I will destroy her counsel: and they shall seek to the idols,
and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits,
and to the wizards.
19:4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel
lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord,
the LORD of hosts.
19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the rivers
shall be wasted and dried up.
19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; [and] the brooks
of defense shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags
19:7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks,
and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven
away, and be no [more].
19:8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle
into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon
the waters shall languish.
19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave
net-works shall be confounded.
19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that
make sluices [and] ponds for fish.
19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the
wise counselors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye to
Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
19:12 Where [are] they? where [are] thy wise [men]? and let them
tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath
purposed upon Egypt.
19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph
are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, [even they that
are] the support of its tribes.
19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst of
it: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work of it, as a
drunken [man] staggereth in his vomit.
19:15 Neither shall there be [any] work for Egypt, which the
head or tail, branch or rush, may perform.
19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like women: and it shall be
afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD
of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror to Egypt, every
one that maketh mention of it shall be afraid in himself,
because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath
determined against it.
19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak
the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one
shall be called, The city of destruction.
19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the
midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at its border to the
19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD
of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry to the LORD
because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior, and
a great one, and he shall deliver them.
19:21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians
shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and
oblation; yes, they shall vow a vow to the LORD, and perform
19:22 And the LORD will smite Egypt: he will smite and heal
[it]: and they shall return [even] to the LORD, and he will be
entreated by them, and will heal them.
19:23 In that day shall there be a highway from Egypt to
Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the
Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the
19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with
Assyria, [even] a blessing in the midst of the land:
19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts will bless, saying, Blessed [be]
Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel