Isaiah 19:4

Overview - Isaiah 19
The confusion of Egypt.
11 The foolishness of their princes.
18 The calling of Egypt into the church.
23 The covenant of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel.
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Isaiah 19:4  (King James Version)
And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

give over
or, shut up.
1 Samuel 23:7 ; Psalms 31:8

a cruel lord
Rather, "cruel lords," agreeable to the LXX., Syriac, Vulgate, and the original {adonim kasheh.} Nebuchadnezzar, who first conquered and ravaged Egypt, B
C. 573, and the following year; and then, not only his successors, but Cambyses, (who invaded Egypt, B
C. 526,) the son of Cyrus, and the whole succession of Persian kings till the time of Alexander, who were in general hard masters, and grievously oppressed the country.
2 ; 20:4 Jeremiah 46:26 ; Ezekiel 29:19