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Chapter 19

1 The burden of Egypt.

Behold, Jehovah/God rides upon a swift cloud,
and shall come into Egypt.

And the idols of Egypt shall be moved at His presence,
and the heart/'right lobe' of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

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 kingdom.

3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof;
and I will destroy the counsel thereof.

And they shall seek to the idols,
and to the charmers,
and to those who have familiar spirits,
and to the wizards.

4 And the Egyptians
will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord
and a fierce king shall rule over them,"
said the Lord/'Adown . . .
Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts.

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea,
and the river shall be wasted and dried up.

6 And they shall turn the rivers far away
and the brooks of defense
shall be emptied and dried up.

The reeds and flags shall wither.

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.

8 The fishers also shall mourn,
and all those who cast angle into the brooks shall lament,
and those who spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

9 Moreover those who work in fine flax,
and those who weave networks,
shall be confounded.

10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof,
all who make sluices and ponds for fish.

11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools,
the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh
has become brutish.

How say you unto Pharaoh,
I am the son of the wise,
the son of ancient kings?

12 Where are they?

Where are your wise men?

And let them tell you now,
and let them know
what Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts
has purposed upon Egypt.

13 The princes of Zoan are become fools,
the princes of Noph are deceived.

They have also seduced Egypt,
even those who are the stay of the tribes thereof.

14 Jehovah/God has mingled a perverse spirit
in the midst thereof.

And they have caused Egypt to err
in every work thereof,
as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt,
which the head or tail,
branch or rush, may do.

16 In that day
shall Egypt be like unto women
and it shall be afraid and fear
because of the shaking of the hand
of Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts,
which He shakes over it.

17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt,
every one who makes mention thereof
shall be afraid in himself,
because of the counsel
of Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts,
which He has determined against it.

18 In that day
shall five cities in the land of Egypt
speak the language of Canaan,
and swear to Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts.

One shall be called, 'The City of Destruction'.

19 In that day
shall there be an altar to Jehovah/God
in the midst of the land of Egypt,
and a pillar at the border thereof to Jehovah/God.

20 And it shall be for a sign
and for a witness unto Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts
in the land of Egypt
for they shall cry unto Jehovah/God
because of the oppressors,
and He shall send them a Deliverer/Savior,
and a great one, and He shall deliver them.

21 And Jehovah/God shall be known to Egypt,
and the Egyptians shall know Jehovah/God
in that day,
and shall do sacrifice and oblation.

Yes, they shall vow a vow unto Jehovah/God,
and perform it.

22 And Jehovah/God shall smite Egypt.

He shall smite and heal it.

And they shall return even to Jehovah/God,
and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them.

23 In that day
shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria,
and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt,
and the Egyptian into Assyria,
and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

24 In that day
shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria,
even a blessing in the midst of the land.

25 Whom Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts
shall bless, saying,
"Blessed be Egypt My people,
and Assyria the work of My hands,
and Israel My inheritance."