"So I will inciteEgyptians against Egyptians ; And they will 1eachfight against his brother and each against his neighbor, City against city and kingdom against kingdom.
"Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralizedwithin them; And I will confound their strategy, So that 2they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead And to amediums and spiritists.
"Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a 3cruelmaster, And a bmightyking will rule over them," declares the LordcGOD of hosts.
54The waters from the sea will dry up, And the river will be parched and dry.
The d5canals will emit a stench, The e6streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; 7The reeds and rushes will rotaway.
The bulrushes by the 8Nile, by the fedge of the Nile And all the sownfields by the Nile Will becomedry, be drivenaway, and be nomore.
And the 9fishermen will lament, And all those who cast a gline into the Nile will mourn, And those who spreadnets on the waters will hpineaway.
Moreover, the manufacturers of linen made from combedflax And the weavers of white10cloth will be iutterlydejected.
And jthe 11pillars of Egypt will be crushed ; All the hiredlaborers will be grieved in soul.
The princes of k12Zoan are merefools ; The advice of Pharaoh'swisestadvisers has becomelstupid. How can you men say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the 13wise, a son of ancientkings "?
12Wellthen, where are your wisemen ? Please let them tell you, And let them munderstandwhat the LORD of hosts Has 14purposedagainstEgypt.