The waters of the river will dry up,1 and the riverbed will be parched and dry.26
The canals will stink;3 the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.4 The reeds5 and rushes will wither,67
also the plants7 along the Nile, at the mouth of the river. Every sown field8 along the Nile will become parched, will blow away and be no more.98
The fishermen10 will groan and lament, all who cast hooks11 into the Nile; those who throw nets on the water will pine away.
Those who work with combed flax12 will despair, the weavers of fine linen13 will lose hope.
The workers in cloth will be dejected, and all the wage earners will be sick at heart.