The burden of Mitzrayim. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Mitzrayim: and the idols of Mitzrayim shall tremble at his presence; and the heart of Mitzrayim shall melt in the midst of it.
I will stir up the Mitzrim against the Mitzrim: and they shall fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, [and] kingdom against kingdom.
The spirit of Mitzrayim shall fail in the midst of it; and I will destroy the counsel of it: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to those who have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
I will give over the Mitzrim into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, says the Lord, the LORD of Hosts.
The waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and become dry.
The rivers shall become foul; the streams of Mitzrayim shall be diminished and dried up; the reeds and flags shall wither away.
The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, shall become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
The fishermen shall lament, and all those who cast angle into the Nile shall mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters shall languish.
Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth, shall be confounded.
The pillars [of Mitzrayim] shall be broken in pieces; all those who work for hire [shall be] grieved in soul.
The princes of Tzo`an are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counselors of Par`oh is become brutish: how do you say to Par`oh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Where then are your wise men? and let them tell you now; and let them know what the LORD of Hosts has purposed concerning Mitzrayim.
The princes of Tzo`an are become fools, the princes of Mof are deceived; they have caused Mitzrayim to go astray, who are the corner-stone of her tribes.
The LORD has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Mitzrayim to go astray in every work of it, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
Neither shall there be for Mitzrayim any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.
In that day shall the Mitzrim be like women; and they shall tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of Hosts, which he shakes over them.
The land of Yehudah shall become a terror to Mitzrayim; everyone to whom mention is made of it shall be afraid, because of the purpose of the LORD of Hosts, which he purposes against it.
In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Mitzrayim that speak the language of Kana`an, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called The city of destruction.
In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Mitzrayim, and a pillar at the border of it to the LORD.
It shall be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of Hosts in the land of Mitzrayim; for they shall cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior, and a defender, and he will deliver them.
The LORD shall be known to Mitzrayim, and the Mitzrim shall know the LORD in that day; yes, they shall worship with sacrifice and offering, and shall vow a vow to the LORD, and shall perform it.
The LORD will strike Mitzrayim, smiting and healing; and they shall return to the LORD, and he will be entreated of them, and will heal them.
In that day shall there be a highway out of Mitzrayim to Ashshur, and the Ashshur shall come into Mitzrayim, and the Mitzrian into Ashshur; and the Mitzrim shall worship with the Ashshur.
In that day shall Yisra'el be the third with Mitzrayim and with Ashshur, a blessing in the midst of the eretz;
because the LORD of Hosts has blessed them, saying, Blessed be Mitzrayim my people, and Ashshur the work of my hands, and Yisra'el my inheritance.