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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 19

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The “Egypt” Pronouncement.

1Mounted on a swift cloud, The LORD will come to Egypt; Egypt's idols shall tremble before Him, And the heart of the Egyptians shall sink within them.

2“I will incite Egyptian against Egyptian: They shall war with each other, Every man with his fellow, City with city And kingdom with kingdom. c I.e., the various districts of Egypt, which in Isaiah's time were governed by hereditary princes. 3Egypt shall be drained of spirit, And I will confound its plans; So they will consult the idols and the shades And the ghosts and the familiar spirits. 4And I will place the Egyptians At the mercy of a harsh master, And a ruthless king shall rule them” —declares the Sovereign, the LORD of Hosts.

5Water shall fail from the seas, Rivers dry up and be parched, 6Channels turn foul as they ebb, And Egypt's canals run dry. Reed and rush shall decay, 7 a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. And the Nile papyrus by the Nile‐side ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. And everything sown by the Nile Shall wither, blow away, and vanish. 8The fishermen shall lament; All who cast lines in the Nile shall mourn, And those who spread nets on the water shall languish. 9The flax workers, too, shall be dismayed, Both carders and weavers chagrined. b Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 10 c Meaning of verse uncertain; emendation yields “Her drinkers shall be dejected, / And all her brewers despondent.” Her foundations shall be crushed, And all who make dams shall be despondent. 11Utter fools are the nobles of Tanis; The sagest of Pharaoh's advisers [Have made] absurd predictions. How can you say to Pharaoh, “I am a scion of sages, A scion of Kedemite kings”? d Or “advisers.” The wisdom of the Kedemites was proverbial; cf. 1 Kings 5.10 . 12Where, indeed, are your sages? Let them tell you, let them discover What the LORD of Hosts has planned against Egypt. 13The nobles of Tanis have been fools, The nobles of Memphis deluded; Egypt has been led astray By the chiefs of her tribes. 14The LORD has mixed within her A spirit of distortion, Which shall lead Egypt astray in all her undertakings As a vomiting drunkard goes astray; 15Nothing shall be achieved in Egypt By either head or tail, Palm branch or reed. e I.e., a man of either high or low station; cf. 9.13, 14 .

16In that day, the Egyptians shall be like women, trembling and terrified because the LORD of Hosts will raise His hand against them. 17 And the land of Judah shall also be the dread of the Egyptians; they shall quake whenever anybody mentions it to them, because of what the LORD ofHosts is planning against them. 18 In that day, there shall be several a Lit. “five.” towns in the land of Egypt speaking the language of Canaan and swearing loyalty to the LORD of Hosts; one b Or “each one.” shall be called Town of Heres. c Meaning uncertain. Many Heb. mss. read πeres, “sun,” which may refer to Heliopolis, i.e., Sun City, in Egypt. Targum's “Beth Shemesh” (cf. Jer. 43.13 ) has the same meaning.

19In that day, there shall be an altar to the LORD inside the land of Egypt and a pillar to the LORD at its border. d As a symbol of the Lord's sovereignty over Egypt. 20 They shall serve as a symbol and reminder of the LORD of Hosts in the land of Egypt, so that when [the Egyptians] cry out to the LORD against oppressors, He will send them a savior and champion to deliver them. 21 For the LORD will make Himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians shall acknowledge the LORD in that day, and they shall serve [Him] with sacrifice and oblation and shall make vows to the LORD and fulfill them. 22 The LORD will first afflict and then heal the Egyptians; when they turn back to the LORD, He will respond to their entreaties and heal them.

23In that day, there shall be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians shall join with the Egyptians and Egyptians with the Assyrians, and then the Egyptians together with the Assyrians shall serve [the LORD].

24In that day, Israel shall be a third partner with Egypt and Assyria as a blessing e I.e., a standard by which blessing is invoked; cf. Gen. 12.2 with note. on earth; 25 for the LORD of Hosts will bless them, saying, “Blessed be My people Egypt, My handiwork Assyria, and My very own Israel.”

Notes:

c I.e., the various districts of Egypt, which in Isaiah's time were governed by hereditary princes.

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

c Meaning of verse uncertain; emendation yields “Her drinkers shall be dejected, / And all her brewers despondent.”

d Or “advisers.” The wisdom of the Kedemites was proverbial; cf. 1 Kings 5.10 .

e I.e., a man of either high or low station; cf. 9.13, 14 .

a Lit. “five.”

b Or “each one.”

c Meaning uncertain. Many Heb. mss. read πeres, “sun,” which may refer to Heliopolis, i.e., Sun City, in Egypt. Targum's “Beth Shemesh” (cf. Jer. 43.13 ) has the same meaning.

d As a symbol of the Lord's sovereignty over Egypt.

e I.e., a standard by which blessing is invoked; cf. Gen. 12.2 with note.

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