Isaiah 19

MLV(i) 1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, Jehovah rides upon 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. 2 And I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians and they will fight each one against his brother and each one against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 And the spirit of Egypt will fail in the midst of it and I will destroy the counsel of it. And they will seek for the idols and for the charmers and for those who have familiar spirits and for the wizards.
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, Jehovah of hosts.
5 And the waters will fail from the sea and the river will be wasted and become dry. 6 And the rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away. 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.
8 And the fishermen will lament and all those who cast a hook into the Nile will mourn and those who spread nets upon the waters will languish. 9 Moreover those who work in combed flax and those who weave white cloth, will be confounded. 10 And the pillars of Egypt will be broken in pieces. All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul.
11 The rulers of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How will you* say to Pharaoh, I am the son of wise men, the son of long-ago kings? 12 Where then are your wise men? And let them tell you now and let them know what Jehovah of hosts has purposed concerning Egypt. 13 The rulers of Zoan have become fools. The rulers of Memphis are deceived. They have caused Egypt to go-astray, the chief of her tribes.
14 Jehovah has mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her and they have made Egypt go-astray in every work of it, as a drunken man wanders around in his vomit. 15 Neither will there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.
16 In that day the Egyptians will be like women and they will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Jehovah of hosts, which he shakes over them.
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 Jehovah of hosts, which he purposes against it.
18 In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear to Jehovah of hosts. One will be called The city of destruction.
19 In that day will there be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt and a pillar to Jehovah at the border of it. 20 And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Jehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt. For they will cry to Jehovah because of oppressors and he will send them a savior and a defender and he will deliver them.
21 And Jehovah will be known to Egypt and the Egyptians will know Jehovah in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and oblation and will vow a vow to Jehovah and will perform it. 22 And Jehovah will kill* Egypt, slaying and healing and they will return to Jehovah. And he will be entreated by them and will heal them.
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. 24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 in that Jehovah of hosts has blessed them, saying, Egypt my people is blessed and Assyria the work of my hands and Israel my inheritance.