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11 Surely the princes of (A)Zoan are fools;
Pharaoh’s wise counselors give foolish counsel.
(B)How do you say to Pharaoh, “I am the son of the wise,
The son of ancient kings?”
12 (C)Where are they?
Where are your wise men?
Let them tell you now,
And let them know what the Lord of hosts has (D)purposed against Egypt.
13 The princes of Zoan have become fools;
(E)The princes of [a]Noph are deceived;
They have also [b]deluded Egypt,
Those who are the [c]mainstay of its tribes.

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  1. Isaiah 19:13 Ancient Memphis
  2. Isaiah 19:13 Lit. caused to stagger
  3. Isaiah 19:13 cornerstone