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A Rebuke to Egypt’s Leaders

11 Zoan’s princes are nothing but fools;
    the wisest advisors of Pharaoh give stupid advice.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
    “I’m a descendant of wise men,
        a descendant of ancient kings”?
12 Where are your wise men now?
    Let them tell you,
let them make known
    what the Lord[a] has planned against Egypt.
13 The princes of Zoan have become fools,
    and the princes of Memphis deluded;
the leaders[b] of its tribes
    have led Egypt astray.

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  1. Isaiah 19:12 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsaa corrector MT LXX read Lord of the Heavenly Armies
  2. Isaiah 19:13 Or cornerstones

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