Behold, the Lord is criding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt;
The didols of Egypt will tremble at His presence,
And the eheart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
And they will aeach fight against his brother and each against his neighbor,
City against city and kingdom against kingdom.
And I will confound their strategy,
So that athey will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead
And to 1mediums and spiritists.
4 “Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a acruel master,
5 aThe waters from the sea will dry up,
And the river will be parched and dry.
cThe reeds and rushes will rot away.
And all the sown fields by the Nile
Will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
8 And the afishermen will lament,
And all those who cast a 1line into the Nile will mourn,
And those who spread nets on the waters will 2pine away.
All the hired laborers will be grieved in soul.
The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become 2stupid.
How can you men say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the bwise, a son of ancient kings”?
Please let them tell you,
And let them 1understand what the Lord of hosts
Has apurposed against Egypt.
13 The princes of 1Zoan have acted foolishly,
The princes of aMemphis are deluded;
Those who are the bcornerstone of her tribes
Have 2led Egypt astray.
14 The Lord has mixed within her a spirit of adistortion;
aWhich its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.
20 It will become a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a aSavior and a 1bChampion, and He will deliver them.
21 Thus the Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day. They will even worship with asacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the Lord and perform it.
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