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And dthe idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence,
And ethe heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
2 And I will †set the Egyptians against the Egyptians:
And they shall fight every one against his brother, and fevery one against his neighbour;
City against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
3 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 ha fierce king shall rule over them,
Saith ithe Lord, the Lord of hosts.
And nthe brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up:
And every thing sown by the brooks,
8 qThe fishers also shall mourn,
And all they that cast rangle into the brooks shall lament,
And they that spread nets upon the waters sshall languish.
9 Moreover they that work in tfine flax,
And they that weave ||networks, shall be confounded.
10 And they shall be broken in the †purposes thereof,
All that make sluices and ponds †for fish.
11 Surely the princes of uZoan are fools,
The counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh vis become brutish:
How say ye unto Pharaoh, vvI am the son of the wise,
wThe son of ancient kings?
12 xWhere are they? where are thy wise men?
And let them tell thee now,
And let them know what the Lord of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
13 The princes of uZoan are become fools,
14 The Lord hath mingled †a perverse spirit in the midst thereof:
And they have zcaused Egypt to err in every work thereof,
And it shall be afraid and fear
Because of ethe shaking of the hand of the Lord of hosts,
eWhich he shaketh over it.
Every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself,
Because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts,
Which he hath determined against it.
And swear to the Lord of hosts;
And ka pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.
20 And it shall be for a sign and mfor a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt:
For nthey shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors,
And shall do sacrifice and poblation;
Yea, qthey shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it.
22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt: rhe shall smite and heal it:
And they shall return even to the Lord, and she shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
And the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria,
And the Egyptians shall serve uwith the Assyrians.
24 cIn that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria,
Even a blessing in the midst of the land:
Blessed be Egypt xmy people,
And Assyria ythe work of my hands,
And Israel zmine inheritance.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.