Modern English Version
4 But I will put hooks in your jaws,
and will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales,
and will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers,
and all the fish of your rivers shall stick to your scales.
5 I will abandon you to the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your rivers;
you shall fall upon the open field;
you shall not be brought together or gathered.
I have given you for food
to the beasts of the field and to the fowl of the heavens.
6 All the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.Read full chapter
New International Version
4 But I will put hooks(A) in your jaws
and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales.
I will pull you out from among your streams,
with all the fish sticking to your scales.(B)
5 I will leave you in the desert,
you and all the fish of your streams.
You will fall on the open field
and not be gathered(C) or picked up.
I will give you as food
to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the sky.(D)
6 Then all who live in Egypt will know that I am the Lord.
“‘You have been a staff of reed(E) for the people of Israel.Read full chapter