The confusion of Egypt.
Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt: Behold, the LORD rideth vpon a swift cloude, and shall come into Egypt, and the idoles of Egypt shalbe moued at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight euery one against his brother, and euery one against his neighbour; citie against citie, [and] kingdome against kingdome. Isaiah 19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall faile in the midst thereof, and I will destroy the counsell thereof: and they shall seeke to the idoles, and to the charmers, and to them that haue familiar spirits, and to the wizards. Isaiah 19:4 And the Egyptians will I giue ouer into the hand of a cruell Lord; and a fierce king shall rule ouer them, saith the Lorde, the LORD of hostes. Isaiah 19:5 And the waters shall faile from the sea, and the riuer shalbe wasted, and dried vp. Isaiah 19:6 And they shall turne the riuers farre away, and the brookes of defence shall be emptied and dried vp: the reeds and flagges shall wither. Isaiah 19:7 The paper reeds by the brookes, by the mouth of the brookes, and euery thing sowen by the brooks shal wither, be driuen away, and be no [more]. Isaiah 19:8 The fishers also shall mourne, and all they that cast angle into the brookes shall lament, and they that spread nets vpon the waters shall languish. Isaiah 19:9 Moreouer they that worke in fine flaxe, and they that weaue net-works shall be confounded. Isaiah 19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluces and ponds for fish.
The foolishness of their princes.
Isaiah 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fooles, the counsell of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: How say ye vnto Pharaoh, I [am] the sonne of the wise, the sonne of ancient kings? Isaiah 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 vpon Egypt. Isaiah 19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fooles, the princes of Noph are deceiued, they haue also seduced Egypt, [euen] they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. Isaiah 19:14 The LORD hath mingled a peruerse spirit in the midst thereof: and they haue caused Egypt to erre in euery worke thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. Isaiah 19:15 Neither shall there be any worke for Egypt, which the head or taile, branch or rush may doe. Isaiah 19:16 In that day shall Egypt bee like vnto women: and it shall be afraid and feare, because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh ouer it. Isaiah 19:17 And the land of Iudah shall bee a terrour vnto Egypt, euery one that maketh mention thereof, shal be afraid in himselfe, because of the counsell of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.
The calling of Egypt to the Church.
Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall fiue cities in the land of Egypt speake the language of Canaan, and sweare to the LORD of hostes: one shalbe called the citie of destruction. Isaiah 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. Isaiah 19:20 And it shall be for a signe, and for a witnesse vnto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall crie vnto the LORD, because of the oppressours, and he shal send them a Sauiour and a great One, and he shall deliuer them. Isaiah 19:21 And the LORD shalbe knowen to Egypt, and the Egyptians shal know the LORD in that day, and shal do sacrifice and oblation, yea they shall vow a vowe vnto the LORD, and performe [it]. Isaiah 19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt, he shall smite and heale [it], and they shall returne euen to the LORD, and he shalbe intreated of them, and shall heale them.
The covenant of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel.
Isaiah 19:23 In that day shall there be a hie way out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serue with the Assyrians. Isaiah 19:24 In that day shall Israel bee the third with Egypt, and with Assyria, [euen] a blessing in the midst of the land: Isaiah 19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shal blesse, saying, Blessed [be] Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.