An Oracle Concerning Egypt
1#Ex 12:12; Jos 2:11The oracle of Egypt.
See, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud
and shall come into Egypt;
and the idols of Egypt shall tremble at His presence,
and the heart of Egypt shall melt in its midst.
2#Jdg 7:22; 1Sa 14:20 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#Isa 8:19; Da 2:2; 1Ch 10:13 The spirit of Egypt shall be discouraged in their midst,
and I will destroy their counsel;
then they shall seek for the idols and for the charmers
and for the mediums and the sorcerers.
4#Isa 20:4; Jer 46:26 The Egyptians I will give over
into the hand of a cruel lord,
and a fierce king shall rule over them,
says the Lord, the Lord of Hosts.
5#Jer 51:36; Eze 30:12 The waters from the sea shall dry up,
and the river shall be parched and dry.
6#Isa 37:25; Ex 2:3 The canals shall emit a stench;
the streams of Egypt shall diminish and dry up;
the reeds and rushes shall wither.
7The papyrus reeds by the brooks,
by the mouth of the brooks,
and everything sown by the brooks,
shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
8#Eze 47:10; Hab 1:15 The fishermen also shall mourn,
and all those who cast a line into the brooks shall lament,
and those who spread nets on the waters
9#Eze 27:7; Pr 7:16 Moreover those who work with fine flax
and those who weave white cloth shall be humiliated;
10and the pillars of Egypt shall be crushed.
All the hired workers shall be grieved in soul.
11#Nu 13:22; 1Ki 4:30 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools;
the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise,
a son of ancient kings?”
12#1Co 1:20 Where are they? Where are your wise men?
Let them tell you now, and let them understand
what the Lord of Hosts
has purposed against Egypt.
13#Jer 2:16; Eze 30:13 The princes of Zoan have become fools;
the princes of Memphis are deceived;
they have also seduced Egypt,
even those who are the cornerstone of her tribes.
14#Job 12:25; Jer 25:27 The Lord has mingled
a perverse spirit in her;
so they have caused Egypt to err in her every work,
as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
15#Isa 9:14–15 Nor shall there be any work for Egypt,
which its head or tail, its branch or bulrush, may do.
16#Isa 11:15; Jer 51:30In that day Egypt shall become like women. And it shall be afraid and be in dread because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of Hosts which He is about to shake over it. 17#Isa 14:24; Da 4:35The land of Judah shall become a terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom it is mentioned shall be in dread of it, because of the counsel of the Lord of Hosts which He has determined against it.
18#Zep 3:9; Isa 19:21In that day five cities in the land of Egypt shall speak the language of Canaan and swear to the Lord of Hosts. One shall be called the City of Destruction.
19#Ge 28:18; Jos 22:10In that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border. 20It shall be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt. For they shall cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He shall send them a Savior and a Champion. And He shall deliver them. 21#Isa 11:9; Mal 1:11The Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall worship with sacrifice and offering, they shall make a vow to the Lord and perform it. 22#Dt 32:39; Hos 14:1The Lord shall strike Egypt. He shall strike and heal it. Then they shall return to the Lord, and He shall be entreated by them and shall heal them.
23#Isa 11:16In that day there shall be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrians. 24#Isa 65:8; Ge 12:2In that day Israel shall be the third group with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25#Isa 29:23; Ps 100:3whom the Lord of Hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”