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Isaiah 19:1-2 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Lord Will Judge Egypt

19 This is an oracle[a] about Egypt:
Look, the Lord rides on a swift-moving cloud
and approaches Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him;
the Egyptians lose their courage.[b]
“I will provoke civil strife in Egypt:[c]
brothers will fight with one another,
as will neighbors,
cities, and kingdoms.[d]


  1. Isaiah 19:1 tn See note at Isa 13:1.
  2. Isaiah 19:1 tn Heb “and the heart of Egypt melts within it.”
  3. Isaiah 19:2 tn Heb I will provoke Egypt against Egypt” (NAB similar).
  4. Isaiah 19:2 tn Heb “and they will fight, a man against his brother, and a man against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.” Civil strife will extend all the way from the domestic level to the provincial arena.
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Isaiah 19:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

A Prophecy Against Egypt

19 A prophecy against Egypt:

See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud
    and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
    and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.

“I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian—
    brother will fight against brother,
    neighbor against neighbor,
    city against city,
    kingdom against kingdom.

New International Version (NIV)

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