The canals will stink;(A)
    the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.(B)
The reeds(C) and rushes will wither,(D)
    also the plants(E) along the Nile,
    at the mouth of the river.
Every sown field(F) along the Nile
    will become parched, will blow away and be no more.(G)
The fishermen(H) will groan and lament,
    all who cast hooks(I) into the Nile;
those who throw nets on the water
    will pine away.
Those who work with combed flax(J) will despair,
    the weavers of fine linen(K) will lose hope.

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