11 The princes of [a](A)Zoan are mere fools;
The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become [b]stupid.
How can you men say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the (B)wise, a son of ancient kings”?
12 Well then, where are your wise men?
Please let them tell you,
And let them [c]understand what the Lord of hosts
Has (C)purposed against Egypt.
13 The princes of [d]Zoan have acted foolishly,
The princes of (D)Memphis are deluded;
Those who are the (E)cornerstone of her tribes
Have [e]led Egypt astray.

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  1. Isaiah 19:11 Or Tanis
  2. Isaiah 19:11 Or brutish
  3. Isaiah 19:12 Or know
  4. Isaiah 19:13 Or Tanis
  5. Isaiah 19:13 Or have caused Egypt to stagger