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Isaiah 19:17-19 The Passion Translation (TPT)

17 The land of Judah will become the dread of the Egyptians. They will quake whenever anybody even mentions it to them, because of what the Lord Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies, has in store for them!

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18 In that day, there will be five[a] Egyptian cities that speak the language of Canaan[b] and swear their allegiance to the Lord Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies, and one[c] will be called the City of the Sun.[d]

19 In that day, there will be an altar to the Lord Yahweh in the middle of Egypt and a sacred monument to honor him on its border.[e]


  1. Isaiah 19:18 Possibly a figurative number (i.e., the five senses).
  2. Isaiah 19:18 That is, they will speak the language (Heb. “lip”) of the people of God—a language of hope, not despair; of love, not hatred; a spiritual language of all that is sacred and holy. See Isa. 50:4; Zeph. 3:9. The Hebrew word for Canaan means “to be humbled” or “to bend the knee.” The language of Canaan would be the language of humility.
  3. Isaiah 19:18 Or “each one.”
  4. Isaiah 19:18 Most Hebrew manuscripts have “the City of Destruction,” but the Dead Sea scroll 1QIsaa and a few medieval Hebrew manuscripts, along with the Targum and Vulgate, have “the City of the Sun (Hierapolis).” The other four Egyptian cities could be Leontopolis, Daphne, Migdol, and Memphis.
  5. Isaiah 19:19 There has been conjecture that this pillar (memorial) may be the great pyramid in Egypt and might have been built by Job (Egyptian name Cheops). Job was a grandson of Jacob and a nephew of Joseph, who went into Egypt with the Israelites. He is mentioned in Gen. 46:13 and 1 Chron. 7:1 as Jashub or, in the Masoretic text, Job. Others view this as a future monument built to glorify God.
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