Isa 19:18

19:18 five cities. Not just one but five cities will turn to the Lord.

language of Canaan. This shows how great a change is in view, because anything Canaanite was an abomination to the Egyptians (Gen. 43:32; 46:34).

swear allegiance to the Lord. That is, submit completely to God.

City of Destruction. This probably refers to Heliopolis (“City of the Sun,” see text note). Jewish scribes parodied the name by changing the Hebrew word for “sun” to the almost identical Hebrew word for “destruction.”