The burden of Egypt. Behold, _the_LORD_Jehovah
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.
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.
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.
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_Jehovah
And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
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.
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.
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.
Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.
And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and
ponds for fish.
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 ancient kings?
they? where are
thy wise men?
and let them tell thee now, and let them know what _the_LORD_Jehovah
of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
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.
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.
Neither shall there be any
work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
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_Jehovah
of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
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_Jehovah
of hosts, which he hath determined against it.
In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to _the_LORD_Jehovah
of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
In that day shall there be an altar to _the_LORD_Jehovah
in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to _the_LORD_Jehovah
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto _the_LORD_Jehovah
of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto _the_LORD_Jehovah
because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know _the_LORD_Jehovah
in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto _the_LORD_Jehovah
, and perform it.
shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it:
and they shall return even
, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
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.
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even
a blessing in the midst of the land:
of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be
Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.