THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 19 ©
The prophet foretells the Egyptians that the Lord would plague them many ways, v. 1. With internal dissension, 2. So that they would find neither counsel nor comfort by their idols, 3. That severe lords would reign over them, 4. He threatens them with dead trading, 7. And that He would bring their counsels to nought, 11. Their terror before the Lord, 16. A prophecy that the Egyptians would be called to the fellowship of the christian church, 18, etc.
THE1 burden of Egypt. Behold, 2the LORD rideth upon a 3swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt 4shall be moved 5at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
And 6I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight 7every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and 8kingdom against kingdom.
And the 9spirit of Egypt 10shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will 11destroy the 12counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand 13of a cruel lord; and 14a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
15And the 16waters shall fail 17from the sea, and 18the river shall be wasted and dried up.
And they shall turn 19the rivers far away; and 20the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flagsa shall wither.
21The 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.
The fishers also 22shall mourn, and all they that cast angleb into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets 23upon the waters shall languish.
Moreover they that work 24in fine flax, and they that weave 25networks, shall be 26confounded.
And 27they shall be broken 28in the purposes thereof, all that make 29sluices and ponds for fish.
¶Surely the princes of 30Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: 31how say ye unto Pharaoh, 32I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
33Where are they? where are 34thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
35The princes of Zoan are become 36fools, the princes of 37Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are 38the stay of the tribes thereof.
The LORD 39hath mingled 40a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man 41staggereth in his vomit.
Neither shall 42there be any work for Egypt, which thec head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
In that day shall Egypt be 43like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear 44because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh 45over it.
And 46the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.
¶In that day shall 47five cities in the land of Egypt 48speak the language of Canaan, and 49sweard to the LORD of hosts; 50one shall be called, The city of destruction.
In that day 51shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and 52a pillar 53at the border thereof to the LORD.
And 54it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto 55the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for 56they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them 57a saviour, and 58a great one, and he shall deliver them.
And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shalle do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
And the LORD shall 59smite Egypt: he shall smite 60and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and 61he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
¶In that day 62shall there be 63a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall 64serve with the Assyrians.
In that day 65shall Israel be 66the third with 67Egypt and with 68Assyria, even 69a blessing in the midst of the land:
70Whom the LORD of hosts 71shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria 72the work of my hands, and Israel 73mine inheritance.