Prophecy About Egypt
19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth
upon a swift cloud, and shall 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 neighbour; city against city, and
kingdom against kingdom.
19:3 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 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 river
shall be wasted and dried up.
19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the
brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds
and flags shall wither.
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 networks, 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 counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say
ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of
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 stay of the tribes thereof.
19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst
thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work
thereof, 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 do.
19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it
shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand
of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
19:17 And the 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.
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 the border
thereof to the LORD.
19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the
LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto
the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a
saviour, 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; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the
LORD, and perform it.
19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and
heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he
shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
19:23 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
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 shall bless, saying, Blessed
be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and
Israel mine inheritance.