19:1 The burden of Egypt. Look, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt: and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in the midst of it.
19:2 And I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they will fight a man against his brother, and a man against his fellow man; city against city, [and] kingdom against kingdom.
19:3 And the spirit of Egypt will fail in the midst of it; and I will destroy its counsel: and they will seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to the spiritists, and to the wizards.
19:4 And I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king will rule over them, says the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.
19:5 And the waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry.
19:6 And the rivers will become foul; the streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up; the reeds and flags will wither away.
19:7 The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
19:8 And the fishers will lament, and all those who cast angle into the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish.
19:9 Moreover those who work in combed flax will be confounded, and the weavers will grow pale.
19:10 And the weavers will be broken in pieces; all those who work for wages [will be] grieved in soul.
19:11 The princes of Zoan are completely foolish; the counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish: how do you+ say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
19:12 Where then are your wise men? And let them tell you now if they know what Yahweh of hosts has purposed concerning Egypt.
19:13 The princes of Zoan have become fools, the princes of Memphis are deceived; they have caused Egypt to go astray, who are the cornerstone of her tribes.
19:14 Yahweh has mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in every work of her, as a drunk man staggers in his vomit.
19:15 Neither will there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.
19:16 In that day the Egyptians will be like women; and they will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Yahweh of hosts, which he shakes over them.
19:17 And the land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt; everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid, because of the purpose of Yahweh of hosts, which he purposes against it.
19:18 In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of hosts; one will be called The City of the Sun.
19:19 In that day there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at its border to Yahweh.
19:20 And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yahweh of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yahweh because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior, and a defender, and he will deliver them.
19:21 And Yahweh will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yahweh in that day; yes, they will worship with sacrifice and oblation, and will vow a vow to Yahweh, and will perform it.
19:22 And Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing; and they will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated of them, and will heal them.
19:23 In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.
19:24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;
19:25 for Yahweh of hosts has blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.
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