18 In that day(A) five cities(B) in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance(C) to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.[a](D)

19 In that day(E) there will be an altar(F) to the Lord in the heart of Egypt,(G) and a monument(H) to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness(I) to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior(J) and defender, and he will rescue(K) them. 21 So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge(L) the Lord. They will worship(M) with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them.(N) 22 The Lord will strike(O) Egypt with a plague;(P) he will strike them and heal them. They will turn(Q) to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal(R) them.

23 In that day(S) there will be a highway(T) from Egypt to Assyria.(U) The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship(V) together. 24 In that day(W) Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria,(X) a blessing[b](Y) on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless(Z) them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people,(AA) Assyria my handiwork,(AB) and Israel my inheritance.(AC)

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  1. Isaiah 19:18 Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Symmachus and Vulgate; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text City of Destruction
  2. Isaiah 19:24 Or Assyria, whose names will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or Assyria, who will be seen by others as blessed

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